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4th Istanbul Design Biennial 2018

4th Istanbul Design Biennial 2018

22 September - 04 November 2018
Istanbul Design Biennial (Estambul, Turkey)
As a space for critical reflection on design established in a historically rich context, the Istanbul Design Biennial offers the opportunity to question the very production and replication of design and its education. In 2018, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial builds on the legacy of previous editions, in order to reinvent itself and become a productive process-orientated platform for education and design to research, experiment and learn in and from the city and beyond. Titled A School of Schools, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial will stretch both the space and time of the traditional design event, manifesting as a flexible year-long programme within which to respond to global acceleration, generating alternative methodologies, outputs and forms of design and education. A School of Schools manifests as a set of dynamic learning formats encouraging creative production, sustainable collaboration, and social connection. Exploring eight themes, the learning environment is a context of empowerment, reflection, sharing and engagement, providing reflexive responses to specific situations. The Spanish artists Martín Nadal & César Escudero Andaluz have been invited to present in the Biennal the project "Bitcoin" with the support of AC/E. "Bitcoin" was originally conceived as an electronic decentralized system for financial struggle in which computing power is the most important variable for earning Bitcoins. Each node (user) in the peer-to-peer network has the same opportunities to get a reward when validating a transaction. In recent years this system has triggered a strong competition, which involves the use of powerful equipment, and server farms spending physical and environmental resources. A struggle that only benefits the owner of the most powerful and efficient technology. »BitterCoin«, an old calculator machine hacked for use as a miner to validate the pending Bitcoin transactions in the blockchain, takes up this discourse in a rhetorical way: it works like the most basic computer, increasing the time needed to produce Bitcoins almost to infinity. Martin Nadal is an artist/creative coder based in Linz and studying the Interface Cultures program at KunstUni. In the past years he has collaborated in a variety of projects and taught some workshops related to art and technology. He is also interested in illustration and cinematography. His works have been shown at Visualizar 11 (Medialab Prado), Ars Electronica, AMRO Festival y Settimana della Scienza (Genova). César Escudero Andaluz is an artist and researcher focused of Human-Computer Interaction, interface criticism, digital culture and its social and political effects. His work spans image-making, sculpture, videogame, installation, networked culture, IoT, robotics, interfaces appropriations, media archaeology. Since 2011 he is researching at the Kunstuniversität Linz in Interface Culture LAB.
Jazz al Parque 2018

Jazz al Parque 2018

22 September - 23 September 2018
Parque El Country Bogotá (Bogotá, Colombia)
The female voices are the protagonists of the Festival Jazz al Parque 2018, a music festival that brings together some of the best artists of this genre in the Parque el Country de Bogotá, on September 22 and 23. The guest list is headed by Rene Marie of the United States, Daymé Arocena, one of the most charismatic representatives of current Cuban music, the famous saxophonist Jean Bunnet & Maqueque, among others. AC/E supports the participation of the Spaniards Josemi Carmona and Javier Colina with their latest album "De cerca". The Jazz al Parque Festival explores different jazz trends to give visibility to one of the most representative genres in the Bogota music scene. In its version number XXIII, the curatorship of the festival has opted for the presentation of artists who, although they have training and jazz influences, mix fusions with Brazilian, Cuban, Colombian rhythms, flamenco, pop, soul and African polyrhythm in their repertoire.
Unfinished Architecture

Unfinished Architecture

21 September 2018 - 08 February 2019
The City College of New York (Nueva York, United States)
The exhibition ‘Unfinished’ was a project curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns for the Spanish pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale 2016. It takes a a look at unfinished architecture in order to discover virtues that can be turned into design strategies.  During the past period of economic growth in Spain construction became the main driving force behind the economy. Today we find the built presence and unfinished remains of the largest constructional undertaking in history, which left behind an awkward layout and large partially built and unconsolidated volumes. ‘Unfinished’ sets out to explore creative speculations on converting a past condition into a positive contemporary action.  
International Music Festival TACEC 2018

International Music Festival TACEC 2018

21 September - 23 September 2018
Teatro Argentino de La Plata (La Plata, Argentina)
The TACEC festival seeks to found a radical and committed scene with the music. An intervention space for music in South America that is celebrated in the second largest opera theater in Argentina. The main objectives of the festival are the production of concerts, seminars for composers and performers, and the creation of a collaboration network between national and Latin American music production centers. AC/E supports with the PICE  grants the participation of the young Spanish percussionist Roberto Maqueda accompanying the Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen. Together they will hold the opening and closing concerts of the first edition of the Music Festival at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata on September 21 and 23.
Terni Festival 2018. Festival Internazionale della Creazione Contemporanea

Terni Festival 2018. Festival Internazionale della Creazione Contemporanea

21 September - 23 September 2018
CAOS | Centro Arti Opificio Siri (Terni, Italy)
The international performing arts festival was born within a strategic development of the area of south Umbria at an international level and the city of Terni linking it to the theme of contemporaneity and innovation in culture and arts. The festival is a crucial place of exchange and dissemination for Italian and international contemporary performing arts and it contributes to support young emerging international artists and their mobility and to reduce isolation of Italian artistic field. The 12th edition is dedicated to intimacy and spectacle and it includes a focus on Catalan artists and the guests are Quim Bigas, Xesca Salva, Cristina Blanco, Sara Serrano, and Javier Cuevas. They will take part in the staging of the following pieces: LA LISTA by Quim Bigas 'The list' is a contextual and scenic work where a list of small and big things is recited. A list as a way to generate a small common ground full of powers. Projecte CASES The project is made up of three interactive ways involving the audience built based on research on the representation of intimacy taking as a basis children’s games (dollhouses, construction sets...) and sound as creator of in3mate and imaginary environments.  
Nit de l'Art 2018

Nit de l'Art 2018

20 September - 23 September 2018
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
“Nit de l'Art” [Night of Art] is an international event that has been held for the last 22 years in Palma de Mallorca, organised by the Palma Art Galleries Association. This event spans three days of activities with a round table event on Thursday for professionals with curators and directors of European arts spaces with AC/E supporting the participation of: Ulrich Look, Miguel Von Haffe Jonathan Watkins Michael Asbury Jean Francois Chougnet Jerome Pantalacci       Moreover, guide tours for professionals have been organised for Friday, and Saturday will see the opening festival for the general public from 19:00 to 23:30.  
AC/E and Gasworks Residency  2019

AC/E and Gasworks Residency 2019

20 September - 20 November 2018
Call for Entry
This Residency is an opportunity that will enable an aspiring artist based in Spain to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks in London from 1 April to 17 June 2019. Gasworks’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation. OPEN CALL   Application Deadline: Tuesday 20 November 2018 Previous applicants who were not selected for a residency are encouraged to reapply.      The Residency Comprises: - 24-hour access to a fully accessible studio at Gasworks, alongside other visiting artists and Gasworks’ permanent studio holders. - An Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks - Single room accommodation within Gasworks Residencies House (a 3-story house, shared with 3 other artists-in-residence) - Basic living expenses in London (£150 p/week) - Economy return flights from the artist’s home city to London - Travel card (zones 1+2) for unlimited travel within central London for the duration of the residency - Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks (during office hours)  Selection and Eligibility:  The residency is open to contemporary visual artists working in all disciplines, though one must note Gasworks’ restricted facilities. Aspiring artists producing high-quality work who have not had the opportunity to work in London before will be prioritised. Applicants should have at least a moderate level of spoken English and should feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English. It is important that all applicants research Gasworks thoroughly before submitting their application so as to be fully aware of the context which they would, if successful, be entering.  The selected artist should be able to engage discursively and speculatively with Gasworks' environment and London's wider artistic and cultural context. With this in mind, applicants should submit a project proposal within their application, outlining their specific research interests and intentions for the residency. Those who fail to submit a considered proposal that is specific to this residency and the London context will be disqualified. Selection Process The artist will be selected on the basis of their application. Gasworks will establish a selection panel to ensure a wide perspective on and in-depth knowledge of the contemporary art scene in the UK and Spain. It will include representatives from Gasworks as well as external advisors. The successful artist only will be notified by Friday 7 December 2018.     Application Procedure We accept digital applications only. Please use the online application form at the bottom of the relevant opportunity page on Gasworks’ website, here.  Your application should include the following in ONE PDF file only: 1. An artist's statement describing your practice and areas of interest (up to 250 words) 2. A minimum of 10 images of recent work, with captions and a short description if necessary. 3. A CV/Resume 4. A simple statement outlining your plans, if you were to be offered the residency, which could include a short description of a research project specific to the context of London or your residency at Gasworks (up to 250 words). This proposal does not have to be definitive and can change during the course of the residency.  5. Any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about work, exhibitions, publications, etc) 6. A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail, and telephone numbers if available, plus confirmation that you will be available from 1 April to 17 June 2019, if selected.   Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.   Please note that there is a 10MB limit on pdf submissions. If your file is not in pdf format or is over 10MB you will not be able to submit it. 
Romani Lives. Lungo Drom

Romani Lives. Lungo Drom

18 September - 30 September 2018
The exhibition hall "Constantin Brancusi". Palace of Parliament Bucharest (Bucarest, Romania)
Romani Lives. Lungo drom is an exhibition dealing with the least well-known gypsy reality of today, providing a modern perspective of this people and its way of life in a show that combines historical and contemporary photography, videos, interactive elements, documents, objects and cutting-edge technology. Gypsies (or Roms, as they call themselves in their language, the Romani Calo) are the most important minority in Europe but also one of the least well-known by the majority of society. Their old nomadic way of life, which they have retained over the centuries, has forced them to focus on their own community, sometimes in a rather hermetic manner; an attitude that has contributed to the rejection they have habitually suffered in the different societies where they have lived. These factors have resulted in a great lack of knowledge of their reality, which has led to a profound cultural rift with a people that has been present on our continent for more than five hundred years. Mutual knowledge will lead to a better coexistence in the future with the only existing pan-European minority. On the occasion of this exhibition, seminars and conferences will be organised as well as complementary theatre, film and music activities.  The exhibition Romani Lives. Lungo drom has been selected for the European Union’s Culture Programme 2007-2013 and, after its presentation in Granada, it will visit Hungary, Portugal and Austria. “Vidas Gitanas. Lungo drom”has been selected by the Culture Programme  2007-2013 of the European Union.  
FIPR 2018. Rosario International Poetry Festival

FIPR 2018. Rosario International Poetry Festival

17 September - 24 September 2018
Festival Internacional de Poesía de Rosario (Rosario, Argentina)
This is the twenty-sixth edition of FIPR which, in addition to highlighting the linguistic, geographical and aesthetic plurality as one of its constant themes, it will be searching for new trends in poetry by poets born in the 1980’s and 1990's. AC/E is supporting participation by the poet Camino Román Álvarez. FIPR is one of the most significant events, within this speciality, to be held in Argentina, and is one of the oldest and most highly-rated in Latin America. Around 40 local and international poets from around the world are invited each year. The programme includes public readings in halls, schools, libraries, bars, culture centres, detention centres and outdoors, debates, conferences, poetry fair, free workshops, radio interviews and a hall of residence for young poets, etc.