[artinfo] (fwd)FROM CUBA: DIGITAL ART CELEBRATION
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Mon Jun 21 08:43:01 CEST 2004
> From: centro pablo <vcasaus at infomed.sld.cu>
> Date: June 16, 2004 1:51:35 AM CDT
> To: vcasaus at colombus.cu
> Subject: FROM CUBA: DIGITAL ART CELEBRATION
> La hoja de memoria es un suplemento r·pido del BoletÌn electrÛnico
> Memoria, publicado por el Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau
> Memory sheet is a quick supplement of the Memoria electronic newsletter
> published by the Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center
> FROM CUBA: DIGITAL ART CELEBRATION
> This 6th International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium, an event
> that through boldness and perseverance has contributed to place these
> new forms of artistic creation in the scene of Cuban art and has
> become one of the most meaningful events of this type in the region,
> will begin with the handing of awards to the winners.
> The Exhibit, that has the purpose of promoting artistic and cultural
> values through new technologies and to contribute to debate and
> reflection, is organized by the Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente
> Brau, under the auspices of the Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana
> (the City Historian), HIVOS, ENET / ETECSA CubasÌ Portal, and the
> collaboration of the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinema (ICAIC), the
> Union of Cuban Artists and Writers (UNEAC) and the Museo Nacional de
> Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum).
> The National Art Exhibit offers six awards (three printed and three
> audiovisual works). With the participation of 143 artists, it will
> focus on audiovisual works as an expression of art linked to technology.
> As part of the Exhibition, a Video Sample will be screened at the
> National Fine Arts Museum and the Film Cultural Center in ICAIC from
> June 22-27, in six different programs with 102 works of 96 creators
> from 27 countries, among them, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica,
> Cuba, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru Romania, Russia, Spain,
> the United States and Sweden. They will also be shown in three centers
> having to do with visual arts: the International School of Film and TV
> in San Antonio de los Banos, the Foundation of the New Latin American
> Cinema and the University of Computer Sciences.
> The event covers two areas; the National Art Exhibit, of a
> competitive nature, with the participation of Cuban artists, and the
> non-competitive On-Line International Art Exhibit, where works by
> artists from thirty countries will be shown.
> The International On-Line Exhibit may be visited in the new website
> for the 6th Exhibit at www.artedigital6.cubasi.cu. The site will
> include works accepted by the admission jury among the 243 proposals
> received in the On-Line and Video categories, as well as information
> and programs on the awards, the exhibits and the International Digital
> Art Colloquium that will be held from June 22 to 24.
> Works from 176 artists in 33 countries were received at the
> international On-Line exhibit and 176 artists from 30 countries were
> chosen. Interactive, audiovisual, two-dimensional and net-art works
> are included in them.
> During the days of the exhibition, At the International Press Center
> in Havana there will be an international retrospective of the
> Exhibitions held by the Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau
> since 1999.
> The International Colloquium Digital Art: Languages and Poetics will
> begin on Tuesday 22 in the Salon de los Vitrales at the Seat of the
> Municipal Government in the corner of Oficios and Muralla, La Habana
> Vieja. Just as in the exhibition, video will be its main focus.
> Institutions and artists from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Italy,
> Romania, the United States and Venezuela, among others, have confirmed
> their attendance.
> On June 23 an exhibition entitled Compartiendo sueÒos / Sharing
> dreams, a collaboration by ten US and Cuban graphic designers will
> open at the ICAIC Film Cultural Center. The artists have used personal
> drawings, photographs and other expressive resources to create ten
> large posters on the topic of dreams and their relationship with
> artistic and human creation.
> These works will be exhibited together with comments by the designers
> and will also be shown after next June 21st in the 6th International
> Digital Art website (www.artedigital6.cubasi.cu.) and the American
> Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).
> The coordinators of the project have been Toni OíBryan, VÌctor Casaus
> and HÈctor Villaverde. The participating artists from the United
> States and Cuba are: Audrey Bennett, Andrea Dezso, Oscar Fern·ndez,
> Maria Rogal, Kristin Rogers, Pedro Juan Abreu, JosÈ GÛmez Fresquet
> (FrÈmez), Eduardo MoltÛ, Fabi·n MuÒoz DÌaz and HÈctor Villaverde.
> The 6th International Colloquium and Exhibit will again be a
> celebration of digital art that will allow an enjoyment and reflection
> of the wonders that creativity and talent may achieve from the new
> technologies put at the service of imagination and beauty.
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