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SYNAPSE 2013 – DAY 2

25.04.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: "Robert Bakewell's 'Two Pounder' " by J. Digby-Curtis (1790). Credit: The Royal Agricultural College Collection

SYNAPSE 2013 Continued on Wednesday with a screening of Galapagos, which related to a project in which twelve artists were brought to the Galapagos Islands and asked to freely respond to the fragile environment around them. Following this screening co-curator…

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SYNAPSE 2013 – DAY 1

23.04.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Photo: Dante Busquets, 2013

The SYNAPSE 2013 conference got off to a start today. Present at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt were this year’s round of eleven curators – Nabil Ahmed, Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, Xiaoyu Weng, Natasha Ginwala, Alice Carey, Manuela Moscoso, Etienne…

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Interview with Natalie Jeremijenko

11.04.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Source: NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and engineer who directs the xdesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU. Previously she was on the Visual Arts faculty at UCSD, and Faculty of Engineering at Yale. Her work was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial of American…

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Roundup: recent Anthropocene-related articles and links

26.03.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: "GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction" (2010) by Mark Leckey. Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin

The recent The Anthropocene Project: An Opening (10.01.2013 – 13.1.2013) at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt cast overdue light on a theme that’s being increasingly discussed well beyond its original geological context: the Anthropocene and its ties to art and science….

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URBAN SYNESTHESIA 城市‧魅感

20.03.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Townhouse-Camp Charlie Block#1,Paju2009, Inkjet print, 155x196cm

The technical definition of synesthesia is a state in which one sensory or cognitive pathway crosses over into another. It has also been described as a kind of hidden sense as many synesthetes are unaware that their sensory perceptions are…

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notes to the Anthropocene

20.03.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: mandala earth stewart brand, ATS-III, 18 November 1967

Some notes on the Anthropocene Below are some brief notes ‘in progress’ about the idea of the Anthropocene, specifically in relation to the Whole Earth exhibition that will open at Haus der Kulturen der Welt on April 25, 2013 (one…

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SYNAPSE Curators’ Questionnaire – Pt. 3

04.02.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Barbara Kruger, "(Untitled) We Won't Play Nature to Your Culture" (1983)

To mark the end of 2012, SYNAPSE.info initiated a curators’ questionnaire, sent to the first round of SYNAPSE curators, who participated in 2011.  This is part 3 of 3. Anthropocene-related topics such as climate change, technological breakthroughs, and developments in…

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SYNAPSE Curators’ Questionnaire – Part 2

22.12.2012 | Blog | AUTHOR: Sold_Out_RAQS_NM_1

To mark the end of 2012, SYNAPSE.info initiated a curators’ questionnaire, sent to the first round of SYNAPSE curators, who participated in 2011. This is part 1 of 3. Question 2. What were your two or three favorite exhibitions of…

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SYNAPSE Curators’ Questionnaire – Part 1

19.12.2012 | Blog | AUTHOR: Martin Beck, "Untitled," 2012. Courtesy 47 Canal and the artist.

To mark the end of 2012, SYNAPSE.info initiated a curators’ questionnaire, sent to the first round of SYNAPSE curators, who participated in 2011. Responses ranged from the theoretical to the practical, reflecting the heterogeneity and breadth of curatorial voices. This…

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Interview with Jill Bennett, Part 2.

08.11.2012 | Blog | AUTHOR: Photo-ADP-009

SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network is pleased to present part 2 of our interview with Jill Bennett, who will deliver Synapse’s keynote speech on April 23, 2013. Jill Bennett is a professor of experimental arts, and writer and curator….

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