ALPAHABET – is representing the screening platform of – The New Museum of Networked Art. In April 2021 on, ALPHABET will start a new era of cultural activities online, and later in an exchange between physical and virtual space by presenting an unique and exclusive program of audio-visual art, not only video, but also sonic art @ the new soundspace – and interactive art.
ALPHABET screenings +
July – September 2021
ALPHABET Art Center – initiated in 2020 as a temporary art space during the Corona pandemic, will be re-opened as the new exhibition platform for digital art (video art, sonic art, interactive art) @ The New Museum of Networked Art – on 1 April 2021 by launching at ALPHABET Cinema –
Video Art – Summer 2021
01 July – 01 October 2021
2021The Italian video performance artist –
Francesca Lolli – is the central figure of the Summer 2021 – honoured with a SOLO presentation including 12 videos created during the past 10 years.
01 -31 July 2021
2020– Corona! Shutdown? – Film Collection – selection 4
Maria Korporal -Pierre Ajavon -Claude Heiland-Allen -Gérard Chauvin -Lisi Prada -Mauricio Sanhueza (Peru) –Enoh Lienemann -Muriel Paraboni -Fran Orallo -Marco Coraggio -Andres Tenusaar, Andrus Laansalu -Maciej Piatek – Ebba Jahn
01-31 July 2021
Contaminated Progress –
Robert Dohrmann -Marcantonio Lunardi -Anna Garner -Brit Bunkley -Paul Turano -Ben Fox -Manuel Ferrer and Alena Mesarosova -Diego de Los Campos-Luis Patino -Francois Knoetze-Kristina Frank-Xavier Velasquez Cabrero -Cinzia Sarto -Claudia Borgna -Carolin Koss -Liu Wei
01-31 July 2021
Forever! – The Ball – Jacques Faton & Alpha Sadou Gano – Hubert Sielecki -Alvaro Collar -Kevin Ryan -Anders Weberg -Haike Rausch & Torsten Grosch -Yuriy Kruchak & Yulia Kostereva -Joanot Cortès -Cristian Chironi-Marta Azparren-Heike Liss & Patrice Scanlon -Eric Esser -Eva Olsson -Max Hattler-Henry Gwiazda -Paula Noya -Sander Veenhof -Scott Stark -David Anthony Sant -Ann Tracy -Goran Dimic -Lili White – CiNEMA F
01-31 July 2021
The WOW Project @ TAM-Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles
The curated video programs
by Antonio Alvarado (Spain)
Erick Tapia (Mexico)
Georgi Krastev (Bulgaria)
Francesca Lolli – born in Perugia, moved to Milano in 1998 after her brief philosophy studies in Perugia. She graduated the school of acting ‘Teatro Arsenale’ as an actress and shortly thereafter attended the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera’, graduating magna cum laude as a scenographer.
While she was attending school, she worked on stage as an actress with Teatro Arsenale’s company and participated in countless shows (‘Jeux de massacre’ by E. Ionesco, ‘il berretto a sonagli’ by L. Pirandello, ‘Pulp’ by C. Bukowsky, ‘L’eglise’ by L. F. Celine etc..). For her dissertation she decided to shoot a documentary about a famous nyc photographer : Andres Serrano. Since that moment she decided to completely change her life and dedicate herself completely to video art. Her research is aimed on gender- and socio-political issues.
The solo feature -representing a kind of retrospective, is including a selection of 12 video performance works originating from the years 2013-2020 – unique in their kind, transporting an engaged feminist point of view.
The Corona crisis is demanding from people around the globe to reduce their social contacts in order to avoid a rapid spread of the virus.
The Wake-Up! Memorial was inviting audio-visual artists to submit one work – video and/or soundart – dealing with this – hopefully temporarily limited shut down .
The new show case is representing an act of solidarity for the victims of the pandemic and a warning alike addressed to the human population on Earth to rethink the current values of the individual and the society as a whole.
Maria Korporal (NL)- Pierre Ajavon (France) – Claude Heiland-Allen (UK) – Gérard Chauvin (France)- Lisi Prada (Spain) – Mauricio Sanhueza (Peru) –
Enoh Lienemann (Germany)- Muriel Paraboni (Brazil) – Fran Orallo (Spain) – Marco Coraggio (Italy) – Andres Tenusaar, Andrus Laansalu (Estonia)-
Maciej Piatek (UK)- Ebba Jahn (Germany)-
Towards a plastic free environment
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
The private and industrial use of plastic is contaminating meanwhile the living environment on Earth so profoundly, that microplastic can be proven in nearly all living resources for animals, plants and not to forget the human individual. It is no question of an idiological view any more, but a survival necessity to ban plastic in any form from the cycle of life. Who will win the race? Ecology or economy?
In September 2019, The New Museum of Networked Art – was supporting the initiative for a plastic free Kolkata (India) by launching the video art screening program “Contaminated Progress” – which became part of “The 1 Minute Before 12 Memorial @ The Wake Up! Memorial,
Robert Dohrmann (USA) – Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – Anna Garner (USA) – Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Paul Turano (USA) –
Ben Fox (UK) – Manuel Ferrer and Alena Mesarosova (Spain/Slovakia) – Diego de Los Campos (Uruguay) – Luis Patino (Spain) –
Francois Knoetze (South Africa) – Kristina Frank (Sweden) – Javier Velasquez Cabrero (Spain) – Cinzia Sarto (Italy) –
Claudia Borgna (Italy) – Carolin Koss (Finland) – Francois Knoetze (South Africa) – Liu Wei (China) –
Forever – The Ball! – Football as a topic in Contemporary Art curated by Agricola de Cologne
is a videoart compilation deadling with sport as a topic in contemporary art. While sport and especially football (soccer) has an extraordinary relevance and popularity in the society influencing the individual life of quantitatively many people, but there is exist a certain kind of stereotype of the representation of sport in art.
The compilation selected and curated by Agricola de Cologne is viewing the phenomenon of football from different positions. Most of them transport the enthusiasm which is marking the engagement for football as a central component, concerning those who actively practise this sport and those who are just “fans”, enthusiastic amateurs, and in this way the videos transport positive message, but not solely, since also the dark of this phenomen, connected especially with football, like hooligans, the misuse of drugs and alcohol are spotlighted.
Jacques Faton & Alpha Sadou Gano (Belgium/Senegal) -Hubert Sielecki (Austria) Alvaro Collar (Spain) – Kevin Ryan (Ireland)
Anders Weberg (Swe) – Haike Rausch & Torsten Grosch (D) – Yuriy Kruchak & Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) – Joanot Cortès (Spain) – Cristian Chironi (Italy) –
Marta Azparren (Spain) – Heike Liss & Patrice Scanlon (USA) – Eric Esser (Germany) – Eva Olsson (Swe) – Max Hattler (Germany) –
Henry Gwiazda (USA) – Paula Noya (Spain) – Sander Veenhof (NL) – Scott Stark (USA) – David Anthony Sant (Australia) – Ann Tracy (USA) – Goran Dimic (Croatia) –
Lili White (USA) –
TAM2018 @ ALPHA darkrooms / curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
featuring the curated selections by Erick Tapia – Georgi Krastev – Antonio Alvarado
The term “darkroom” refers to the screening spaces museums often establish for the presentation of audio-visual works, which usually are difficult to be handled in conventional museum exhibitions due to the audio aspect.
The ALPHABET DarkRooms are dedicated to cooperating institutions and the presented curated programs forming the unity of an artistic contexts. Some cooperations like CeC – Carnival of e-Creativity were lasting 10 years generating a more comprehensive context than Tenri in 2015, for instance, which however is unique this way, that the curated video programs were created for this special purpose, but this is generally good for most DarkRoom video programs.