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quarta-feira, 27 de junho de 2018

Ouverture

Charlotte Moorman. Photo: Peter Moore, 1971.


The New Art Fest ’18
America Online
the media imperative & the net generation
Lisbon, November 2-25, 2018

More than seventy American-based authors
Twenty-two databases
Twelve labs
Sixteen social networks

It all started in Europe and America by the end of the 19th and beginning of 20th centuries and went on as almost parallel worlds since the end of the Great War (1914-1918). Asian influences entered Western visual culture, if not before, during Impressionism, and went deeper into American culture after the Second World War. This is a show about the fusion between art, life, and technology in the American continent, since the middle of the 1960’s. By and large, it is a database collage that can be explored as a ‘borgean’ labyrinth, or as the Mammoth Cave mapped by Patricia and William Crowther! Though a personal view, a manifold of possibilities is offered for study and interpretation. It is also an homage to the fundamental struggle of women artists for a fair place in the world of art and in the world of technology. I owe to Claire L. Evans a decisive bending in the investigation that supports the coherence of this curatorial work.

Antonio Cerveira Pinto