14 > 23 February 2012 STUK arts centre Leuven The theme of this eleventh edition of Artefact is The Social Contract. That term has been used in political and philosophical theories since the 17th century, but still emerges regularly today, in interviews with politicians, political party programs and debates. Even the early adopters of the social contract theory, such as John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, used and interpreted the concept in different ways. The classic interpretation concerns the relation between the individual as a citizen and a political entity, in which the individual sacrifices part of his freedom and power in order for the state to offer safety and social and economic security to the citizen. But what is the position of the social contract in our current times of crisis in a globalized world?

[gallery=42] THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF IRATIONAL.ORG: Tools, Techniques and Events 1996-2006 Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina Dunavska 37, Novi Sad, Serbia Curators: Inke Arns (Dortmund) and Jacob Lillemose (Kopenhagen) Dates: 28. October - 27. November 2008. from 9-17h, during weekends from 9-14h; Museum is closed on Mondays. Production: New Media Center_kuda.org, Novi Sad, http://www.kuda.org Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, http://www.hmkv.de Co-producers of the show: Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, http://www.msuv.org Institute for Flexible Culture and Technologies - Napon, Novi Sad, http://www.napon.org

Izložba čuvenih pionira net.arta

kustosi:Inke Arns, Jakob Lilemoze (Jacob Lillemose)

Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad

Dunavska 37, Novi Sad

28. Oktobar - 27. Novembar 2008.

Otvaranje izložbe: Utorak 28. Oktobar, u 20:00 časova

Producent izložbe:

Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, Novi Sad

Koproducenti izložbe :

Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund

Centar za nove medije_kuda.org, Novi Sad

Institut za fleksibilne kulture i tehnologije – Napon, Novi Sad

Irational je neformalna grupa šest internacionalnih net i medijskih umetnika koji su se svojevremeno okupili oko servera irational.org, kojeg je osnovao britanski net umetnik Heath Bunting 1996. Članovi Irational.org su: Daniel G. Andujar (Valensija/Španija), Rachel Baker (London/Velika Britanija), Kayle Brandon (Bristol/Velika Britanija), Heath Bunting (Bristol/Velika Britanija), Minerva Cuevas (Mexico City/Meksiko), Marcus Valentine (Bristol/Velika Britanija)

soma_Page_082.jpg (1 June 2008, 00:00) The "Hartware Guide to Irational" designed by laborb was awarded for the 'successful interplay of paper, typography, binding and conceptional structure' as the best art catalogue. The award ceremony took place in the framework of the European Design Conference in mid-May 2008 in Stockholm. See www.ed-awards.com and www.derwesten.de The Hartware Guide to Irational.org (eng-deu download pdf)

by Inke Arns Hardly a day goes by without some news item about the discovery of a carefully concealed crop of genetically modified maize, about liquid explosives in airplanes and bombs inside suitcases on trains, about calls for blanket video surveillance, about the global spread of avian ’flu. We wonder when the virus will reach our own part of the world, have long begun to feel the pinch of economic cutbacks in Germany, to notice the effects of climate change, and cannot help but think: Life’s harder than it used to be.


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