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RE-OPENING: YOU OWN ME NOW UNTIL YOU FORGET ABOUT ME.
SYMPOSIUM: (NEW) MEDIA ART IN MUSEUMS

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YOU OWN ME NOW UNTIL YOU FORGET ABOUT ME.

OPENING RECEPTION: 16 October 2008, 7 pm
EXHIBITION DURATION: 17 October - 10 November 2008
HOSTING INSTITUTION: Galerija Miklova hisa, http://www.miklovahisa.si
LOCATION: Skrabcev trg 21, 1310 Ribnica, Slovenia
WEBSITE: http://www.youownmenow.net
CURATORS: Birgit Rinagl, Franz Thalmair/CONT3XT.NET

Speech and the ability for meta-reflection on one's own language are
inherent characteristics of human beings. Since the beginning of the
twentieth century, language - whether written, spoken, or performed -
has become more and more a part of the visual arts in various artistic
practices and theoretical approaches, ultimately becoming a
constitutive element and the "source" code of digital art. All the
projects presented in the exhibition YOU OWN ME NOW UNTIL YOU FORGET
ABOUT ME were originally Internet-based artworks. But the main thing
they have in common is that they take as their starting point an
exploration of language, with its arbitrary structures and rules, its
various functions within society, its absurdities and constraints on
the individual. Open processes are inherent to digital artworks, both
in their production and in the mnemonic activities that emerge in
their reception. Rather than focusing on the isolated -
literary/literal - artwork, the exhibition highlights general artistic
tendencies toward a discursive process that originates on the Internet
and finds its way back to the "virtualities of real life".

WITH WORKS BY: Mary-Anne Breeze (mez) / Codemanipulator(R)/ Christina
Goestl, clitoressa.net / Karl Heinz Jeron, Valie Djordjevic /carlos
katastrofsky / Joerg Piringer / Marek Walczak, Martin Wattenberg

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(NEW) MEDIA ART IN MUSEUMS: PRODUCTION - KEEPING - PRESENTATION
Symposium at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka
http://www.mmsu.hr
15 - 17 October 2008

CUREDITING - CONTEXTUALISING (NEW) MEDIA ART
Lecture by Birgit Rinagl, Franz Thalmair/CONT3XT.NET
15 October 2008, 10 am

Cultural production on the Internet and the meta-discursive activities
use the online medium as exhibition space, distribution platform and
social aggregator. Accordingly its practitioners are characterised as
context producers and community enablers, specifying the various tasks
of online curators. Since the first wave of Internet-based Art many of
the early enthusiastic ideas developed to draw multifaceted images of
possible digital worlds are still utopia, many of them are outdated,
but, some have successfully flourished, and a driving force of present
web-culture is the idea of social networking. This is central to the
debate around cultural activities in general and re-enforced the idea
of curating on the Internet, a context, where "acts, ideas and
products are authorised and made credible through processes of
mediation and communicative exchange". As a consequence the curator is
more than an expert of display, modeling the reception and
interpretation of art; the curator may be a "global collaborator in
art's social relations" who is not only responsible for the linkage of
the protagonists of the art field but - especially within the context
of (New) Media and Internet-based Art - for the conjunction of
different cultural, artistic disciplines and contexts.


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