Graffiti Research Lab, Berlin 2011, photo by Semiramis Ceylan
The Goethe Satellite: Orbiting Art throughout Vancouver
The Goethe-Institut is pleased to announce four new art projects lined up for the Goethe Satellite Vancouver series 2012-2013:
Goethe Satellite @ Western Front
September 7- October 17, 2012 - IRL (online slang for "in real life") focuses on networked/online work that manifests itself in the physical gallery space. Curated by Sarah Todd, this exhibition brings together seven artists from Berlin, Stuttgart, Toronto and Vancouver to investigate the spatial and phenomenological possibilities of contemporary Internet-oriented art practice.
Goethe Satellite @ Graffiti Research Lab
PWN THE WALL / Vancouver, Berlin, Seoul
October 12 – 14, 2012 - Street artists in three cities team up with curators Jesse Scott and Mirae Rosner and the Graffiti Research Labs in Canada, Germany and Korea to develop a telematic system that allows real-time digital graffiti. Artists collaborate, share and discuss issues surrounding open source software, digital arts and urban intervention. PWN The Wall includes partnerships with W2 Community Media Arts and the Berlin/Seoul-based PLATOON.
Goethe Satellite @ Concourse Gallery Vancouver
RAW DATA: Artistic Transformation
November 1 – 3, 2012 - RAW DATA is a major collaborative interdisciplinary project between international artists and physicists. Organized by Dr. Margit Schild, Ingrid Koenig, and Elvira Hufschmid in association with Emily Carr University, artists will work with TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, to produce research and artwork that will be exhibited in Vancouver.
Goethe Satellite @ Vancouver
The Unlearning Weekenders
Spring 2013 – Infusing the public space of Vancouver, a series of four 48-hour Weekenders will invite the public to co-create contemporary rituals: performative social situations that aim to embody a radical re-imagination for a creative connected society. The project by Zoë Kreye and Catherine Grau is based on international action research conducted in Berlin, Udalpur, and Varanasi, India during 2012.
The Goethe Satellite Vancouver is a two-year initiative of the Goethe-Institut with partner Revised Projects. The Goethe Satellite's goal is to facilitate unique projects for artists, organizations and collectives by creating the opportunity to collaborate, perform, and show work that goes beyond current artistic practices.
The initial five projects of the Goethe Satellite 2011-12 season were extremely well received. The diverse and exciting range of projects, formats, and themes included:
After a second call for proposals brought in entries from established as well as emerging artists and curators throughout Germany, Canada and Asia, we are pleased to present the second selection of works at sites around the city of Vancouver.
Goethe Satellite Vancouver blog: www.goethe.de/satellite
Program & Media Contact:
Tel. +1 416 593 5257x205
For 50 years, the Goethe-Institut has been promoting dialogue and exchange between Canadian and German artists.