[artinfo] BIENNIAL OF THE YEAR 3000 Sao Paulo
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Wed Oct 4 13:01:53 CEST 2006
BIENNIAL OF THE YEAR 3000
BIENNIAL ON THE INTERNET AND IN THE MAC USP
FROM 5 OCTOBER TO 15 DECEMBER 2006, FRED FOREST INVITES ALL
ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BIENNIAL OF THE YEAR 3000, A
BIENNIAL IN WHICH ARTISTS AND CITIZENS TAKE POWER AND
EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS TO THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THE
FREEDOM OF IMAGE
YOUR PRESENCE, EITHER THROUGH IMAGES, WORDS OR BOTH, WILL BE
ACTIVELY PASS ALONG THIS PROPOSITION THROUGH ALL YOUR
THE SUCCESS OF THIS INITIATIVE WILL ALSO BE YOUR SUCCESS AND
WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CAPACITIES OF ARTISTS TO SELF-ORGANIZE
AGAINST DIFFERENT CULTURAL POWERS AND THE EXISTING INDUSTRY,
USING THE TOOLS OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION AND THE INTERNET.
CONTRIBUTIONS WILL BE DISPLAYED IN A LOOP ON THE MAC IN
IBIRAPUERA PARK AND UPDATED PERIODICALLY
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION
BIENNIAL OF THE YEAR 3000
A BIENNIAL IN WHICH ARTISTS AND CITIZENS TAKE POWER AND
EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND IMAGE
The French artist, Fred Forest, Docteur d'Etat from the
Sorbonne, who organized the controversial Biennial, the
"Biennial of the year 2000", in 1975, under the military
regime, with the support of Walter Zanini, then director of
MAC--has done it again in 2006! Thirty years later, he is
organizing a "Biennial of the year 3000", with the
participation of Brazilian and foreign artists.
In 1973, representative artists such as, Amelia Toledo,
Anesia Pacheco Chaves, Armando Canuto, Cesar Loureiro,
Conrado Silva, Euclides Sandoval, Fabio Magalhães, Gilberto
Moirimitto, Luiz Augusto de Aruda, Luiz Carlos Homem da
Costa, Regina Celia Canel, Sergio Fuiza, participated in his Biennial.
This year Fred Forest is organizing the Biennial of the year
3000 in São Paulo from 7 October to 13 December 2006. A
Biennial that breaks free from the official Biennial,
because it is a digital, planetary, participatory biennial,
a biennial without selection and consequently, truly democratic.
Fred Forest has always played an important role as a
pioneer. In 1973, he was already involved in the creation
and performance of street art, participatory art, protest
art, and social art. Over thirty years later, these art
forms constitute an important part of today's artistic
practices given the slowness of cultural institutions to
assimilate innovation. This "Biennial of the year 3000" will
happen in the same places as the "Biennial of the year
2000": in the Mac USP, Ibirapuera Park.
It will affirm with strength and independence that art does
not stay tied to past concepts.
It will demonstrate that in an age where the Internet is
helping to abolish the concepts of time and space, and where
the aesthetics of communication invades all symbolic and
social dimensions, art does that remain stagnant.
The making of art is first done with our senses, and our
senses are not created from obsolete concepts when the world
transforms itself in real-time under our very eyes.
Annick Bureaud (annick at nunc.com)
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