23.05.2011 - UNESCO Venice Office

Dialogues on Public Art with Central Eastern Europe. UNESCO Venice Office is 2011 place of encounter for contemporary art curators

©Mirko Bratuša, "Heaters for Hot Feelings" (detail), 2011 -Glazed ceramics, electric heaters, installed heat pumps, electric wiring and water hoses

©Hajnal Németh: Crash - Passive Interview -Tihanyi-Bakos Photo Studio, Museum Kiscell – Municipal Picture Gallery, Budapest, 2010

The fifth CEI Venice Forum for contemporary art curators entitled “continental breakfast. place of encounter 2011” will be hosted by UNESCO at Palazzo Zorzi on 1 June 2011. The Forum is conceived and organised by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, in collaboration with the UNESCO Venice Office, under the patronage of the Central European Initiative (CEI), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Regione del Veneto, the Provincia di Venezia, the Provincia di Trieste, the Comune di Venezia Assessorato alle Attività Culturali, the Comune di Trieste and the University of Trieste. The event is supported by the CEI, the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Provincia di Trieste and the BEBA Foundation of Venice. The Forum is an activity of the international network Continental Breakfast that fosters the creation of partnership projects and multidimensional capacity building exchange programmes in the field of contemporary art in CEE. The meeting will be directed to commissioners of national pavilions of the Venice Biennale, curators and experts of contemporary art, as well as policy makers in the cultural field.

This CEI Feature Event will discuss this year the concept of Public Art. Engelbert Ruoss, Director of the UNESCO Venice Office, Amb. Gerhard Pfanzelter, Secretary General of the Central European Initiative, Trieste and, Giuliana Carbi, President of the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, will welcome the participants. Divided into 2 sessions, 24 speakers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland/Croatia, will in particular discuss the following issues: community involvement and collaboration in contemporary art; the concepts of Memory and Monument; intercommunication and mutual understanding principles in public art; use of public funds, spaces, and resources for culture; and, Art policy.

Website : http://www.triestecontemporanea.it/attivita.php?id_attivita=69&l=e&id_m=3&id_sm=

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