Archive: Issue No. 72, August 2003

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18.08.03 Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004
18.08.03 Position available with Flash Art
18.08.03 Artworks Curator position available in Gauteng
18.08.03 The One-Minute Film Festival: Call for Submissions
18.08.03 Perspectives '03 competition and showcase
18.08.03 Call for photographic contributions
18.08.03 Invitation to submit a tile to art project

01.05.03 International masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems
01.03.03 Documentation of artwork
15.11.02 New Post-graduate Courses in Media Art & Design in Spain

01.08.03 invites submissions
01.07.03 Iziko Museums Public Art Commission 2003 - 4

01.12.02 Atlantic Center For the Arts Residency Programme
17.06.02 Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme
31.07.01 Artists' residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Norway
05.06.01 Surreal Estates residence in Sacramento, California

16.07.03 Desperately seeking Moses Tladi
16.07.03 The Dedalus Foundation seeks information on works by Robert Motherwell
01.07.03 Artists for Human Rights seeks volunteer worker
01.12.02 Partners sought in AfricanAperture
15.11.02 Opportunities for artists to teach in Colombia
12.06.01 Space for hire at João Ferreira Fine Art
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop

The International Festival of New Technologies, Art and Communication: Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004

The International Festival of New Technologies, Art and Communication: Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004 has opened its registration period for the Call for Presentation. Those interested can present their work to the various sections of the festival: Net-Art, Off-Line Multimedia Projects, International Conference, Computer-generated Animation, 'Minimisation' and Interactive Installations.

Under the theme 'Challenges for a Ubiquitous Identity', the festival will take place in Bilbao from April 23 - 30, 2004. The 2004 festival is organised by the Town Hall of Bilbao through the following entities: Fundaci�n Bilbao Arte, Lan Ekintza and Bilbao Iniciativas Tur�sticas.

Those interested can find the Call for Participation on the festival at The deadline for presenting papers for the congress is the November 30, 2003 and the deadline for the artwork is December 15.

Since the festival's beginning in 1995, its main goal has been to approach the essential elements of artistic production through digital media and to contemplate the changes produced in society as a consequence of the presence of resources, processes and mediation of technology. Ciber@RT has become a world showcase for the art of new media and contemporary research.

Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004
Avd. Reino de Valencia, 58 - 8
46005 Valencia - Spain
Tel: 00 34 96 373 0181
Fax: 00 34 96 373 0545

Position available with Flash Art

Would you like to work in Italy for Flash Art? Is your mother tongue English? Are you experienced in writing, proofreading, and copy-editing your texts and others in English? Are you into contemporary art? Are you familiar with Mac programmes like Quark X-Press, Word, Photoshop, and Internet? You are invited to join us in Milan for a year or two (or even more if you like) to work for Flash Art International. You will work with the magazine and news pages editors, and you'll have the possibility to express your dynamism, initiative and creativity. It will be a very important experience because you will work in an editorial desk (such as Flash Art is) at which the most acclaimed critics and curators of today started out. It is a job that will offer experience in contemporary art that no other job or university can provide. We can offer a monthly wage and a flat next to the office. Working hours are from 9am - 6pm.

If you are really interested, motivated, and in possession of the required prerequisites, send your CV.

Giancarlo Politi

Artworks Curator position available in Gauteng

A major South African corporate seeks an experienced and knowledgeable Artworks Curator to manage their art portfolio on a part-time consultancy basis. With your established track record in curatorship and management of a fine art portfolio, you will provide a strategic and operational management service on all aspects of the firm's collection of valuable artwork.

You will use your knowledge and appreciation of art to provide the following services:

1. Consultancy advice and Group Art Policy formulation;
2. General management of the art portfolio including valuations, acquisitions and disposals;
3. Securing art assets by cataloguing, controlling inventories, insurance, security and risk management;
4. Maintenance: managing storage, repairs, maintenance and transport;
5. Marketing: displaying and rotating artworks both internally and externally
6. Limited travel to major regional centres is required;

Reporting directly to the Art Committee, the successful Curator will be experienced, suitably qualified and have an established track record within the fine art community. You must possess the following skills or experience:

1. Ability to manage a large art portfolio in an organised manner;
2. Experience in valuation, inventory control and risk management relating to art;
3. Knowledge of art maintenance and preservation;
4. Ability to successfully market and raise awareness of the existing art portfolio both externally and internally.

Qualified and interested candidates should send their CV and motivating covering letter by Wednesday August 20 to Claire Apps.

Tel: 083 565-6986

The One-Minute Film Festival: Call for Submissions

The One-Minute Film Festival is looking for films and videos about neighbours.

Interpret the word 'neighbour' as you will. There will be no restrictions. Don't think too hard about it. Use your imagination. Don't censor yourself. Just get out there and do it.

Submissions must be no longer than 60 seconds, and should be finished in VHS, DVD, or mini DV (though other submission formats will be considered).

Please include your contact info, a short bio, and a $10 handling fee (cheque made out to Meredith Dault) with your submission (this fee will help cover the cost of running the screening).

All submissions (assuming we don't get thousands) will be screened in Toronto in October 2003.

Entries must be postmarked September 30, 2003

Send submissions to:

The One-Minute Film Festival
c/o Meredith Dault
72 Hepbourne St.
Toronto, Ontario
M6H 1K3

For further information, please contact

Perspectives '03 competition and showcase - call for submissions

JavaMuseum organises this event online and offline in cooperation with Computer Space Festival Sofia/ Bulgaria and Goethe Institute - Internationes Sofia/ Bulgaria.

'Perspectives'03' will focus on the net-based art production from 2002/ 2003. The competition is thematically open and encompasses all technological aspects allowed by net-based art.

All artists who are producing net-based work are invited to submit up to three works completed after January 1, 2002. Only URLs may be submitted to the competition, and finalists will be invited to send their works also as digital files for an eventual offline display.

Please use this format for your submission:

1. First name/ name of artist, email, URL;
2. A brief bio/ CV (not more than 300 words);
3. Title and URL of the max 3 projects/works;
4. A short work description for each work (not more than 300 words);
5. A screen shot for each submitted work (max 800x600 pixels, .jpg)

Send all this information to:

Deadline: September 1, 2003

Call for photographic contributions

Have you ever dressed up in the 'costumes' of another culture? Did you have your photo taken? Can I get a copy?

I'm putting together a collection from around the world of the sorts of photographs described above. The collection will be made entirely from donated photographs and go on display in an exhibition called 'Strangers to Ourselves', to be held in Canterbury Museum and Gallery this October.

Your photographs can be sent as digital files or else the originals or a good colour photocopy. They will be scanned and returned to you.

Deadline for submission September 30.

Erika Tan
Studio 10, The Old Fire Station
30 Gillender Street, London E14 6RH
United Kingdom

Invitation to submit a tile to art project

Mary Sherman is an artist and the founder of a non-for-profit, artists run organization, Trans Cultural Exchange. TCE has put on shows at the Trans Hudson Gallery in New York, in Korea and at the London Biennale. These shows were made up of artists from around the world's works. TCE were exploring the idea of the globalisation of images, etc.

Last year TCE also staged a huge project, called the Coaster Project ( 100 artists around the world made 100 coaster sized art works. Each artist then sent their works, which were re-combined to make 100 sets of coaster sized art works by 100 artists. These were sent back to the 100 artists who showed them in their country and then gave them away freely as coasters at bars, restaurants, etc. The North East chapter of the International Art Critics Association awarded the project, "Best show in an alternative space outside of New York" and TCE received extensive press.

For next year TCE are doing a somewhat similar project with tiles ( 100 artists will make 20 tiles and send them to TCE's 20 sites, where they will be installed as composite piece (mosaics, fountains, parts of sculptures, etc.). In addition, 20 universities around the world will make/swap and install tiles at their universities (MIT's glass lab, for instance, is also participating). Both the Soros Foundation and the US Art in Embassies Program are assisting with this project.

Artists, universities or schools interested in participating in the project should visit TCE's website,, where invitations for artists, univerisities, schools are listed in the section titled Invite to Participate. You can also email Mary Sherman at



International masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems

Applications are open for the 2004 edition of the International Masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems, organised by MECAD/ Media Centre of Art and Design of the Superior School of Design ESDi. The masterclass will train designers, creators and producers in digital interactive systems within the fields of culture, interactive art, corporate and institutional production, education and other related fields.

The masterclass takes place with professors of international prestige and with the collaboration of two other prestigious centres: ZKM - Centre for Art and Media, Germany, and KHM - Media Art Academy in Cologne, Germany. The masterclass takes place from February 16 to July 9, 2004.

The masterclass will be held at Passeig de Gr�cia, 114, pral., Barcelona, Spain.

For more information:
MECAD\Media Centre d_Art i Disseny de ESDi
Passeig de Gràcia, 114, pral.
08008 Barcelona (Spain)

Tel.: (+34) 93 416 00 00
Fax: (+34) 93 237 74 74

Professional documentation

If you need any professional art documentation done for reproduction or electronic purposes, please contact me for artist friendly quotes.

I work from a studio I hire in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It�s very secure and there is a lock-up space if works needs to stay for documentation. I am also available to do location documentation for large/ permanent installations. I work on transparency, mostly medium format, but also 35mm upon request. High-resolution drum scanning can also be arranged. References are available if you're not familiar with my work.

Hannelie Coetzee
Tel: (011) 447-1529 or 082 810 1835

New Post-graduate Courses in Media Art & Design in Spain

MECAD, or the Media Centre of Art and Design, is accepting applications for its new Master, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificates courses in the areas of curatorial and critical practices, organization of cultural events and art management. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the focus on these courses is on media art (electronic art, multimedia, Internet, etc.). MECAD offers four academic programmes:
Master on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media This course offers a complete and solid training in the above-mentioned areas. It is aimed to superior graduates and professionals looking for highly specialized knowledge. The course runs from March to September 2003, with the possibility of taking the course in 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media This course offers extensive training in curatorial practices and art management focused on art and new media. Course runs April to July 2003 (part time).
Postgraduate Certificate in Electronic Arts Communication and Criticism This course offers intensive training in journalism and criticism focused on electronic arts. It is not necessary to have a degree to apply. Course runs March to May 2003.
Postgraduate Certificate in Electronic Arts History and Aesthetics Offering specialised training in the areas of electronic art history, theory and aesthetics, the course runs from April to June 2003.

For more information:
Tel.: (+34) 93 745 70 40 Fax: (+34) 93 726 81 83

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION invites submissions

On August 31, celebrates its 2nd birthday, with a design exhibition and fashion show. The celebration will showcase young creative South Africans in the fields of graphic and fashion design, photography, web/ multimedia design as well as graffiti. is an online design company that networks South African designers in a range of creative fields and markets them to both foreign and local clients. The company is based in Cape Town, and currently has representatives operating from London and Amsterdam. The theme of this year's event is 'Icons'. Any creative South Africans interested in taking part are asked to contact The event will take place in Studio One, 186 Bree street, Cape Town.

The application deadline is Friday August 15. If selected to take part in the show, work must be submitted by Wednesday August 27.

For more information, contact:

Anthony Scholte
PO Box 23262, Claremont, Cape Town, RSA, 7735 Tel: (021) 686-9887

Iziko Museums Public Art Commission 2003 - 4

Iziko has received funding from the National Lottery Board for a Public Art Commission. The primary objective is to enhance the area in front of the Iziko: South African National Gallery. This will be achieved through a three-stage national competition that will be conducted during the period June 2003 to March 2004 and will culminate in a work of art. Thus, the possibility exists that more than one work will be commissioned and/ or that successful entrants may be asked to work together. Integral to the process is the sharing and transfer of skills.

South Africa lacks examples of significant and groundbreaking public art, and as a result of our history there are few artists capable of executing such work. The competition addresses these realities by emphasising the collaborative nature of the work and the responsibility of the winner of the commission to share knowledge and build capacity. This project offers participants the unique opportunity of creating a public work of art at South Africa's premier art museum and to break boundaries with regard to what public art can be and mean in South Africa.

Brochures and entry forms are available in the first instance from Iziko: South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Cape Town. They will be distributed nationally during the next few days and can be posted or faxed to individuals on request.

For enquiries please contact Sharon Ballard or Marilyn Martin at (021) 467-4660.


Atlantic Center For the Arts Residency Programme

Since 1982, Atlantic Center's residency programme has provided artists from all artistic disciplines with spaces to live, work, and collaborate during three-week residencies. Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, the pine and palmetto wooded environment contains six award-winning studios that include a resource library, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, black box theatre, writer's studio, and digital computer lab. Each residency session includes three master artists from different disciplines. The master artists each personally select a group of associates - talented, emerging, mid-career artists - through a formal application process administered by ACA. During the residency, artists participate in formal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently. The relaxed atmosphere and unstructured programme provide considerable time for artistic regeneration and creation. Room and board is free to accepted artists.

For more information on how to apply, please telephone (386) 427-6975 or (800) 393-6975 or visit

The following artists will be in residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2003:

January 20 - February 9, 2003
Lewis Hyde, writer
Zoe Leonard, visual artist
Lewis Spratlan, composer
Application deadline: December 2, 2002

March 3 - 23, 2003
Dave Hickey, arts writer
David Parsons, choreographer
Steven Pippin, visual artist
Application deadline: January 10, 2003

May 19 - June 8, 2003
Mark Adamo, composer
Gillian Wearing, visual artist
John Yau, poet
Application deadline: March 3, 2003

September 8 - 28, 2003
Katsutaka Murooka, aerial kite photographer
Marc Ricketts, kite maker / kite theatre
Tal Streeter, kite maker
Application deadline: June 2, 2003

October 6 - 26, 2003
Eric Bogosian, playwright
Vik Muniz, visual artist
Olly Wilson, composer
Application deadline: August 1, 2003

Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme

2003 Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme application forms will be available from end of June at

You can also access our new woodblock printmaking online shop. This has been established by ARTQUEST Co, Ltd, (the organizers of the Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme). The online shop, which currently includes carving toools, burins and brushes, will be expanded in the future. See

Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project Committee Tokyo Office / ARTQUEST Co, Ltd
4F Ichinose Bldg, 3-5 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083
Tel: 03-5216-7908
Fax: 03-5216-7906

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) was established in 1993. The name means "artists' workshops in Lademoen" (Lademoen is the name of a part of Trondheim). LKV contains 34 artists' studios, 6 workshops and 2 guest studios. The studios and workshops are located in an old school building dating from the turn of the century. The five-storey building has a total floor area of 2 264m2. In addition to 34 private studios the facility also includes two project rooms at 90 and 55m2 respectively. Over the last 6 years we have built up a printmaking workshop, photographic dark room, metal and welding workshop, carpentry, a computer room and digital video editing suite. LKV is run as a foundation.

LKV offers two guest studios (50m2, headroom 3,8m). The studios contain some basic tools (hammer, screwdrivers, stapler etc). The studio flats (30m2, fully furnished accommodation includes bedroom/living room, kitchen and bathroom) are located in a connected building. Both the studios and the flats are provided free of charge to artists from all over the world for a duration of 1 to 3 months. Longer residency can be negotiated in special circumstances. The rent for the studios is paid by the local authorities.

Residents may be asked to give lectures about their work for other artists in Trondheim. LKV does not have a gallery, any exhibition must take place in the studio, in one of our project rooms or outside LKV's premises. Guest artists may use the workshops by paying a fee. The guest artists are selected once a year by a committee of 3 professional artists on the basis of applications with slides or other documentation of work.

Trondheim is situated in the centre of Norway and lies on a fjord two hours from the open sea. The city is surrounded by a fine landscape of agricultural land, forests, hills and highlands with more mountainous regions to the south and east. Trondheim is the 3rd largest city in Norway. The city has throughout history been a cultural, spiritual, commercial and an educational centre including the University (NTNU) with institutes for film and drama, philosophy, anthropology, architecture, industrial design, construction technology and technical research. Trondheim has a rich cultural life with an art academy, music conservatory, symphony orchestra, concert hall, theatres, cinemas, clubs, bars and cafes.

For more information and application forms, contact Kjetil Krøvel (manager, LVK) at

Tel: +47 73 51 3515 (Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am - 4pm)
Fax: +47 73 51 3372

Surreal Estates Live/Work Community for visual artists, designers, mixed media artists and others

Surreal Estates, Ink, Sacramento, California, USA, invites visual artists, stage designers, mixed media artists and other artists interested to join their Live/Work Community in the Dixieanne neighborhood of Uptown Sacramento. Surreal Estates is a unique artist-owned project and invites visual artists to apply for ownership of a residence (500-700 square feet) and detached studio (800-1200 square feet).

The Uptown Art District, Surreal Estates' neighborhood, is the fresh, fertile and fascinating art scene in Sacramento. Opportunities abound for artists. Come be a part of Sacramento, and Surreal Estates!

For more information visit:


Desperately seeking Moses Tladi

Angela Lloyd is an author with a mission and she is hoping that the public may be able to help. After extensive research into the life of artist, Moses Tladi (1903-59), Lloyd is now nearing completion of a biography on the artist she describes as the first black painter to exhibit formerly in South Africa and at the SA National Gallery.

Although 40 of Tladi's works have come to light over the past decade, certain works are still missing, many of which have never been shown. Tladi was an accomplished realist landscape painter who made a valuable contribution to South African art. However, despite flourishing in the 1930's, gaining public attention and prizes, his life ended tragically and his work and reputation vanished. Lloyd now aims to redress this omission in our country's art history.

Since Lloyd wishes to include all the works of Tladi in her book (there is also an upcoming exhibition), she asks to be contacted by anyone who might know the whereabouts of his missing paintings, particularly the 1933 painting of protesting worshippers entitled "Donkey Church".

Lloyd can be contacted at Tel: (021) 686 9141 or (083) 308 6351, or Fax: (021) 686 344. She lives in Rosebank, Cape Town.

The Dedalus Foundation seeks information on works by Robert Motherwell

The Dedalus Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established by Robert Motherwell, is pleased to announce the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonn� of Paintings and Collages by Robert Motherwell.

The Foundation would be grateful to receive information about any paintings, collages, and works on paper (other than prints) by Robert Motherwell that are owned by collectors, museums, galleries, or other institutions.

Any information, including photographs and documentation, should be addressed to:

Joachim Pissarro, Director; or Donny Meyer, Research Associate
Catalogue Raisonné Project
The Dedalus Foundation
555 West 57th Street, Suite 1222
New York, NY 10019

Tel: 212 220-0014
Fax: 212 220-4225

Artists for Human Rights seeks volunteer worker

Artists for Human Rights(AHR) is looking for a dedicated and motivated individual to volunteer one day per week for our organisation.

The job:
- Dealing with AHR artists in South Africa and internationally; management of AHR's artist and endorser contact database
- Fundraising assistance

You should:
- have a background or strong interest in the visual arts and human rights/ social responsibility
- be committed and able to work for free (your costs will be covered)
- be computer/ internet literate

The benefits:
- be part of a team involved in human rights advocacy through art on an international basis
- broaden your professional experience and contribute towards the advancement of human rights and the professional empowerment of artists.

Artists for Human Rights
c/o Fine Art
Durban Institute of Technology
City Campus
Box 953
Durban 4000
South Africa

Tel: +27 (31) 203 6694
Fax: +27 (31) 203 6644

AfricanAperture seeks partners

"I'm a London-based photographer though I was born and lived in Kenya until adulthood and harbour a long interest in Africa and photography. I'm married to Christine, my most sure critic and site partner, with one daughter Carina. Besides publishing a couple of articles in the Czech magazine Koktejl, I spent the last few years in Prague working in IT to keep afloat while raising our daughter. I learnt about the web and since moving to London have now revived my photographic interest with this site. I'm a photographer for hire as well as a web designer but I am looking to expand the AfricanAperture idea as far as it can go. Anyone interested in forming a partnership or funding the idea behind this site please contact me. I would like AfricanAperture to represent quality photographers and to become a support centre, perhaps even providing funding for particular projects related to the themes of the site. I would also like very much to bring out some local photographers living and working on the continent. Enjoy the multiple talents presented on the site!"

Philip Cartland, designer and founder of AfricanAperture.

AfricanAperture: Founded August 2002.

To provide exposure and bring together the very best photographers who focus on Africa (we also have a small section devoted to notable photographers of the world). To grow into a support organisation that may provide funding for the commission and publication of specific projects related to the site's themes.

Photography relating to environment, travel, culture and cultural diversity and humanity.

AfricanAperture provide easy access to the world of photography without excessive numbers of links. We do not want to waste your time so we choose the links very carefully making special effort to have no broken links and to provide only the best web sites. We have also collected a number of galleries presenting work by photographers we feel excel in their imagery and vision.


Opportunities for artists to teach in Colombia

The Centro Colombo Americano is a non-profit binational cultural centre, founded in 1947 by a group of interested North Americans and Colombians who wished to strengthen the relationships between their countries. The institution is dedicated to promoting human development through academic and cultural programmes with a multicultural perspective, fostering extensive exchange with the United States and the world. In the case of applicants who have a background in the arts, they will actively participate in our ABC programme, which is an initiative to bring the arts into the language-teaching classroom both for adults and for children. Practicing visual artists will also have the possibility to be considered for an exhibition in the centre gallery. For more information on our visual arts exhibition programme, visit our website at, and click on English version, then Gallery.
Medell�n is a pleasant city in the heart of the Andes Mountains, with a year-round temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit. With more than two million inhabitants, it is known for its vigorous industrial development and its beautiful flowers. The people, called 'Paisas', are known for their friendliness and clearly spoken Spanish. You can read more about Medell�n and Colombia in, or
Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us and we will arrange to call you to speak personally. We are sure that you will find working with us professionally challenging and fulfilling. Please feel free to check our website for further information on the Center.
If you are interested, send your CV and a recent photo to:
The Academic Director
Centro Colombo Americano
Carrera 45 No. 53-24
Medell�n, Colombia, South America
Tel: (574) 513-4444 Ext.237, Fax: (574) 513-2666

Space for hire at João Ferreira Fine Art gallery

João Ferreira Fine Art presents the ultimate venue for hire for functions, photo and film shoots, parties and launches. We offer NY loft-style architecture, spacious interior, live music, safe parking, catering and other facilities within the gallery space.

80 Hout Street, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 423 5403 or 082 490 2977
Fax: (021) 423 2136

The new Michaelis Art Shop

The Michaelis Art Shop has moved and reopened in a space adjacent to the school's gallery. The shop supplies a wide range of fine art materials and offers student discounts on presentation of a valid student card. The shop is competitively priced and now officially open to the public.

The Gallery, Michaelis Art School, Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Gardens
Tel: (021) 426 1948
Hours: 9am to 5pm on weekdays