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[facebook.com] ATLANTIS ’11 – [KSA:K] Center at the Venice Biennial

May 28, 2011

 

Exhibition: 1 – 5 June 2011, 10 am – 6 pm
Panel discussions: 2 – 3 June 2011, 7 pm
Opening: 1 June 2011, 7 pm
Adress: Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael, Palazzo Zenobio, Dorsoduro 2596, Venezia

The ATLANTIS network connects seven European cities from Berlin to Yerevan through cultural exchange and cooperation between seven institutions working in the field of contemporary art.
During the preview days of the 54th Venice Biennial the ATLANTIS network will be presented through the exhibition ATLANTIS ’11 and a series of panel discussions all focusing on the theme of “Power and contemporary art”.
The ATLANTIS ’11 event is organized as part of the HEICO project – Heritage, Identity and Communication in European Contemporary Art Practices, which aims to promote the cultural reflection of the identity in the countries involved in the partnership. The further development of the of the Atlantis project is planed as series of workshops and conferences hosted by the participating countries as well as through artists exchange residency programs in Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Yerevan (Armenia), Tbilisi (Georgia), Bratislava (Slovak Republic) and Chisinau (Moldova).

From 1 to 5 June, the exhibition organized by ATLANTIS ‚11 network in the frame of HEICO project at the Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael, Palazzo Zenobio, will work as a platform for presentation and discussion of projects originating in these countries. As partners in the ATLANTIS network, KSAK Center will present:

• “Missing Link” project (by SOLD OUT-Adel Idris and Denis Bartenev) The artist group “SOLD OUT! ”( specially breed for this mission) will conduct a research on the subject questioning the model of representation by documenting a number of study cases: National Pavilions of Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Germany and Slovakia at the 54th edition of the Venice Biennial

• A series of posters by Igor Scerbina and T-shirt project by Tatiana Fiodorova created to support visually a public campaign organized by independent sector in response to the nontransparent and incomprehensible process of selection of the participants for Moldova Pavilion. Follow the campaign on the KSAK Center web site: www.art.md

• “MALLdova”- a documentary film (Denis Bartenev, Tatiana Fiodorova, Vadim Tiganas, Vladimir Us) produced in the frame of RO-MD/Moldova in Two Scenarios in 2008,

The presentation of KSAK Center section is curated by Stefan Rusu.

KSAK Center invites you to join the panel discussion “Geographies of Imagination” on 3 June with the Defne Ayas, curator, PERFORMA, New York/Shanghai, co-director Arthub Asia, Shanghai, China who will talk about “Curatorial premise and process of Blind Dates” and Davide Quadrio, Italy, founder and co director of Arthub Asia, Shanghai/Bangkok who will introduce ” The making of the new silk roads” Consideration of contemporary cultural colonization from Europe to Asia.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This press release reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Hbs Brandenburg is the coordinator of the HEICO-project.

Center for Contemporary Art – [KSA:K] (www.art.md)
[KSA:K] Center is a non-profit, independent institution established in 2000. The new strategy of the Center is the development of cultural forms and art practices that reflect the dynamic of the social, political and economic transformations of the society. The Center supports advocacy activities in promoting cultural policies suitable for defining and strengthening the position of artists and contemporary art practices in society.

Press contact:

Stefan Rusu
Projects&Program Manager-Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau
str. Banulescu Bodoni 5, Ap-2,
Postcode 2012, Chisinau,
Republic of Moldova
www.art.md
tel/fax. + 373 22 237272

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