Wednesday-Thursday 30/11-1/12/2016 – “Visual Arts in Post-Truth Age” – 2day talks by Turkish Art Critic and Curator Mrs Beral Madra

Confrontation through Art concludes the series of talks on Contemporary Art for adult Turkish Cypriot artists and art-lovers, with the revered Art Critic and Curator Mrs Beral Madra, who will be delivering her lectures on 30th of November and 1st of December at EMAA Captial Art Center (18:00-21:00 UTC+03:00).
Both talks will be in Turkish

beral_madra“Visual Arts in Post-Truth Age”

In the age of perpetual crisis predicted when humanity entered into the age of globalisation and visual information and culture one of the most effective tools of communication, collaboration and participation are provided with contemporary art works and contemporary art making, which is the major component of global culture industry.
The relational aesthetics of this production empowers the theoretical and practical communication and collaboration between all sciences, humanities and academic divisions as well as between all the realities of human life in this planet.
Effective reading of art works, which includes making predictions based on prior knowledge, checking understanding, asking questions is first of all an essential parameter for an intellectual achievement. But also an ability to overcome the confusions created by political and economic manipulated information, visual pollution and excess of tragedy.
Art-making, artworks and constructed images, which have socio-political content and intention have this particular character and form of counter-criticism. They reflect an ambiguous whole of opposite/offensive and complementary/substitute position. They are contrary and offensive, yet also complementary and substitutive for the representation and metaphors of real life, for the realities and global events. History and art history is quite crammed full with “critical images” that have created political, social and cultural catastrophe.
The seminar will present purposes of image reading, evaluation of art works, follow up important concepts, ideas, statements, interpret and get involved in the debates of contemporary art subjects and the role of the curator, disseminating these art works.

Pls. read the following:
https://www.academia.edu/…/ISTANBUL_FROSTY_SPOT_OF_CONTEMPO…
https://www.academia.edu/2901121/FASCINANS_AND_TREMENDUM
https://www.academia.edu/…/Catalogue_Text_for_Andrej_Derkov…

APPLY NOW! – Open Call Deadline: 6th November 2016
Click here for Concept / Application / Guidelines

OPEN CALL title: “Dig Where You Stand”
… reference to Sven Lindqvist’s book of 1978, which explores the idea of researching the history of one’s own workplace

Berlin curator Naomi Hennig

Berlin curator Naomi Hennig

The European Mediterranean Art Association (EMAA) and the Rooftop Theatre Group are announcing their last Open Call for 4 Young Cypriot Artists to participate in a 10-day Residency/workshop/exhibition, which will take place in Berlin during December 2016, within the framework of the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, 2014-2017.

The Residency will be curated by independent curator Ms Naomi Hennig (Berlin, see CV), who will lead a group of 8 artists, 4 Cypriot artists to be selected by the curator through this Open Call, and another 4 European artists to be invited. Cypriot artists have until the the 6th of November 2016,  to apply and will be notified of the selection by the 10th November 2016. The group will meet in Berlin, live and work together on the concept proposed between 1 – 10th December 2016, and produce an exhibition.

EMAA and Rooftop present the artistic outcome of this first residency in the ‘Stimulating Synapse’ exhibition, with the works of the participating artists Carl Michael von Hausswolff (Sweden), Ana Elizabet (Croatia), Paul Devens (Netherlands), Erhan Oze (Cypriot) and Eleni Phyla (Cypriot), who have all also agreed to donate these works of art to EMAA,  giving a further chance to this exhibition to be hosted in other cities of the island..

As the Croatian curator Branko Franceschi says:
“The group of European and Cypriot artists at the end created an ambience, consisting of long term projects, project proposals, web platform, interactive, participatory art works and sound installations that reflect present division and hopes with vigor, vision and humor.”

Venue: EMAA Capital Art Center, Nicosia
Photo: artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff

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OPEN CALL –  Deadline – 1st March  2015

Application Guideline Form (.pdf)

Project Description (.pdf)

Basak_photo Young Artist Development Programme

February 2015, Nicosia – The European Mediterranean Art Association (EMAA) and the Rooftop Theatre Group are announcing their second Open Call for visual-arts, a 10-day Residency / workshop / exhibition, which will take place in mid-March 2015, within the framework of the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, 2014-2017.

The Residency will be curated by the young curators Basak Senova (CV) & Alenka Gregorič (CV), under their proposed concept title ‘Stepping Over the Borders – What makes a division rigid? What makes a violation reflexive?’. Four European artists are invited to participate in this Nicosia Residency, and will soon be announced.

The four Cypriot artists will be selected by the curators through this open call. Cypriot Artists have until the end of the month, the 1st March 2015,  to apply and will be notified by the beginning of  March 2015.

The team of 8 artists (4 European and 4 Cypriot) lead by the curators and supported by the project coordinators will be hosted in the old city of Nicosia. They will live and work together on the concept proposed from Wednesday the 11th till Friday the 20th and produce an exhibition of their artistic endeavour. The exhibition will open at EMAA Capital Art Centre with the end of the residency on the 20th, and will also be moved to the CVAR Centre for Visual Arts and Research in the old city of Nicosia later on.

Participating Artists to-date: Timo Tuhkanen cv (Finland), Benji Boyadgian cv, Nika Autor cv (Slovenia) & Ovidiu Anton (Austria/Romania)

Ozgul Ezgin
Argyro Toumazou

project co-coordination