Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Films4Peace screening 28th December 2012 Freedom Park Lagos

Video Art Network, Lagos in the spirit of the Season invites you to
 28 December 2012
 7pm – 10pm 
 The Amphitheatre, Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Nigeria

films4peace, curated by Mark Coetzee, is an annual film commission by PUMA.Peace, featuring 21 of today’s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace.

 films4peace is organized by Video Art Network, Lagos in collaboration with Uzora Projects and The Life House, Lagos films4peace features the following:
 Janet Biggs (USA)
 Ergin Cavuşoğlu (Bulgaria)
 Magali Charrier (France) 
Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA and UK) 
Yang Fudong (China) 
Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons (UK) 
Max Hattler (Germany)
Isaac Julien (UK) 
Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya) 
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (Ireland) 
Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland) 
Michael Nyman (UK) 
Noriko Okaku (Japan) 
Jacco Olivier (Netherlands) 
Bill Porter (UK) 
Levi van Veluw (Netherlands) 
Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance (USA),,, 

 For more information please call +234 7055680104 


Friday, 2 March 2012

Future Generation Art Prize

The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize will be a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

After the great success of the first edition, which culminated with an internationally acclaimed exhibition in Venice during the 2011 Venice Biennale, we are pleased to launch the second edition of the prize, which will conclude with an exhibition in Kiev at the end of 2012.

The Future Generation Art Prize 2010 received over 6,000 applications from over 135 countries, and this past summer its 21 shortlisted artists participated in a special exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale. The winner was Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle, who was awarded with a $100,000 prize. The exhibition included 21 finalists, among whom were Fikret Atay (Turkey), Cao Fei (China), Keren Cytter (Israel), Nicholas Hlobo (South Africa), and Hector Zamora (Mexico).

Since it was founded, the Future Generation Art Prize has successfully established an exciting platform for global contemporary art. Artists around the world under the age of 35 may enter the competition The 2012 application will be open for three months online: 6 February – 6 May 2012.

After the application period, the Selection Committee will shortlist twenty artists for an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, which will be judged by an International Jury. The Jury will then award one main prize of $100,000.

For more information and to apply:

VAN,Lagos and CCA,Lagos are Platform Partners for the Future Generation Art Prize

Monday, 20 February 2012

Johannesburg calling.

A MAZE. calling.

We are seeking for curious, playful and adventurous artists and indie game developers from the sub Saharan region to participate in A MAZE. Interact 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A MAZE. Interact is an experimental and visionary media art festival, which will take place from 29th of August to the 2nd of September in several locations in Braamfontein, Downtown Johannesburg.

Since 2008 A MAZE. is celebrating the convergence of games, art and society. It is a series of events as well as a conceptual format that offers a regularly emerging platform for interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange. Creatives are encouraged to break down the conventional computer game and surpass established digital or analog concepts of play.

The goal of the A MAZE. Interact Festival in Johannesburg in South Africa in 2012 is to create an annual platform for African and European media artists and game developers. A MAZE. Interact targets the collaboration between artists and the exchange on an artistic, academic and cultural level.

Besides a general interest in the broader field of Gaming and Playing, contributions by the selected artists towards one or several of the allocated modules are very welcome.

The exhibition will show artistic computer games, interactive and playful installations, video documentations of public intervention and games.
The conference focuses on the topics "Mobility, Public Space, Games and Play".
The workshops teach practises of engineering by using open source tools for artistic approaches.
*Public Gaming/ Interventions:
Playful game concepts with amazing and wired rule sets which engages interaction in the public and focuses on social and economical issues.
Performative interventions, music or dance performances, using electronics and micro-controllers in public/ stage, mixing music with realtime visuals, circuit bending.

A MAZE. provides the playground. You are welcome to play with this enviroment and make this festival to a powerful game/ platform for social/media critical discourse with international participants and publicity. Please check us out at and contact me

The call is open from February 16, 2012 till June 1, 2012.

Our partners are Goethe Institute Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University, University of Johannesburg, Praekelt Foundation, VANSA, Trinity Session, Transmediale, CIANT, Coded Culture.

The A MAZE. team and I am looking forward getting in contact with you and your artistic outcome.

All the best,

Thorsten S. Wiedemann, A MAZE. festival director