“oggetti anomali” alla biblioteca cantonale di lugano (fino al 3 novembre)

https://goo.gl/rNeHHB

Non è facile individuare un movimento artistico che nel corso del XX secolo non si sia rivolto al libro con interesse, vedendolo spesso non solo come strumento di diffusione di idee e intenti ma anche come vero e proprio luogo di ricerca. Le prime sperimentazioni consapevoli su questo supporto, denominate poi come libro d’artista, risalgono, ai primi anni Sessanta. La Biblioteca cantonale di Lugano, congiuntamente a quella di Bellinzona, ha appena acquisto l’importante raccolta di libri d’artista di Marco Carminati. Si tratta di una collezione di oltre 2000 volumi che copre soprattutto il panorama italiano dagli anni Sessanta a oggi. In occasione dell’arrivo presso l’istituto di questi preziosi materiali è stata realizzata una mostra – a cura di Luca Saltini e Marco Carminati – che si propone di offrire una panoramica sui filoni principali della raccolta, a partire dalle prime sperimentazioni degli anni Sessanta, fino ad opere di artisti contemporanei. Un percorso curioso, tra libri scultura, lavori concettuali e volumi più tradizionali, un assaggio della grande ricchezza di questa collezione.

https://www4.ti.ch/decs/dcsu/osservatorio/agenda/home/risultati/dettaglio/?idEvento=74757&data=25.09.2018

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helen levitt @ albertina

The ALBERTINA is featuring the American photographer Helen Levitt (1913–2009) in a retrospective that brings together around 130 of her iconic works. These range from her early, surrealism-influenced photographs to her 1941 photos from Mexico, the clandestinely shot portraits of New York subway passengers and her revolutionary early color photographs. Helen Levitt numbers among the foremost exponents of street photography. It was in the 1930s that this passionate observer and chronicler of New York street life first began taking pictures of the inhabitants of poorer neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side, the Bronx, and Harlem. Levitt’s unsentimental pictorial language gives rise to a humorous and theatrical pageant situated beyond any moral or social documentary clichés. In 1974, Levitt became the first color photographer to be given an exhibition by New York’s Museum of Modern Art. 12.10.2018 – 27.10.2019.

poetry for animals, machines and aliens: eduardo kac at furtherfield gallery

Poetry for Animals, Machines and Aliens:
The Art of Eduardo Kac

at Furtherfield Gallery


Saturday 7 April – Monday 28 May 2018
Sat-Sun, 11am – 5pm or by appointment
and Bank Holiday Mondays 7 and 28 May
Private View: Friday 6 April 6 – 8pm (Register)


In his first solo show in the UK, pioneering media artist Eduardo Kac puts poetry into space in entirely new ways.

One of the highlights of this forthcoming exhibition is Kac’s Lagoogleglyph, a work made for viewing from space. Covering a field in Finsbury Park, it is optimised by Kac for viewing through satellite imagery and visible in Google Earth.

Poetry for Animals, Machines and Aliens will also feature the first London showing of Kac’s space poem, Inner Telescope, performed in 2017 on the International Space Station by the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

Since the 1980s Eduardo Kac has explored a range of technologies to create new poetic experiences, experimenting with fax, photocopiers, LED screens, the French videotext service Minitel, holography, conductive ink, and a variety of other digital and network technologies.

Poetry for Animals, Machines and Aliens has been realised in collaboration with the Digital Transformations strategic theme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and curated by Professor Andrew Prescott of the University of Glasgow, Theme Leader Fellow for the ‘Digital Transformations’ theme.

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six images from éric suchère’s exhibit “exposure”

Éric Suchère @ cipM (Marseilles), Feb. 2nd – Mar. 31st

https://slowforward.net/2018/01/28/eric-suchere-cipm-marseilles-feb-2nd-mar-31st/

thanks to the author for the images:

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