New Materialisms (Station 1) @ Grey Area Gallery

time: 15.7.2015.
The exhibition presents audiovisual installation Voyager/ non-human agent by Slovenian artistic duet Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič. At the opening the artists will perform an informance (information performance).

The exhibition also presents the digitized archive of Praxis journal, which can be copied by the visitors to their USB sticks and external memory discs.

Two separate presentations will take place in English: on July 18 at 9 pm Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič will hold a presentation under the title Cosmosapiens and the TerRatope, while on July 23  Armin Medosch will take us for a walk in a form of peripatetic theoretical performance. The gathering spot is at the gallery between 9 and 10 pm.

Curator of the exhibition Darko Fritz.

New Materialisms (Station 1) is the first in the series of the three-year program carried out in cooperation of grey) (area – space for contemporary and media art from Korčula, HICA (Highlands Institute for Contemporary Art) from Scotland and Technopolitics, association for development of new discourses in art and science from Vienna.

Project New Materialisms explores the nature of auto-poietic (self-organized) neotworks, whereby  HICA's and grey) (area dialogues with partners' organizations, spaces and artists will be extending across Europe through 2016 and 2017.

New Materialisms reflects on the historically divergent art practices and related discourses of Concrete Art and Conceptual Art, especially as identified through the 1960s, as Modern and Postmodern, and as understood through the prism of today's post-media approaches in fine arts, and the post-digital condition of contemporary life (where the digital realm is interwoven through all aspects of society). Accordingly, New Materialisms also forms a dialogue between significant artists from this earlier period, who may be seen to be first exploring the territory, and current practitioners, now operating within a post-media context. Thus New Materialisms presents a mirroring of “organismic” states, ultimately proposing aesthetic experience as a significant mechanism in the processes of formation of the physical world.

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