VIDA 13.0 Prize – Deadline: 7th November 2010

At a time when the notion of life is once again located in an uncertain domain, a wide range of artistic initiatives come together to illustrate and investigate this phenomenon; they examine the impact on the collective conscience and the way it is manifested in cultural, technological and social thought.

Over the last decade, in the same formal space, VIDA has been bringing together inter-disciplinary projects that respond to this situation. By means of formal strategies that defy the boundaries between existing practices, these projects offer new ways of reflecting on what we understand by life and artificial life.

Fundación Telefónica announces the VIDA 13.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition, which for the last twelve years has awarded prizes for artistic projects using technological mediums offering innovative approaches to research into artificial life.

The projects may be based on systems which emulate, imitate or speculate on the notion of life through current research and technology. These systems may involve attributes of agency and autonomy which display specific behaviour, are dynamic, react to their surroundings and evolve, and which question the frontiers between what is alive and what is not, between synthetic and organic life.

As in previous years there are two categories to the competition:


In this category VIDA 13.0 will award prizes to artistic ALife projects developed after 2008. The sum of 40,000 Euros will be shared between the projects selected by the jury: First Prize: 18,000 Euros, Second Prize: 14,000 Euros, and Third Prize: 8,000 Euros. In addition seven honourable mentions will be awarded.


In this category VIDA 13.0 helps to fund artistic ALife projects that have not yet been produced. This is aimed at citizens or residents of countries comprising Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The sum of 40,000 Euros will be shared between the selected projects.

The winning projects will be subsequently exhibited at the VIDA Gallery, and may be presented in exhibitions related to art and new technologies organised by Fundación Telefónica or in which it takes part.


Period for submission of projects: from 19th July to 7th November 2010.


The works submitted will be examined by an international panel composed of José-Carlos Mariátegui (Peru), Mónica Bello Bugallo (Spain), Nell Tenhaaf (Canada) Rodrigo Alonso (Argentina), Simon Penny (USA/Australia), Zhang Ga (USA/China) and Francisco Serrano (General Director of Fundación Telefónica).


Queries may be addressed to the FAQs section of the website, by e-mail to or by calling (0034) 91 584 23 00.


Nueva categoria: Curiosidades. Primer Posting: Lanzan una feria de arte por internet

Hemos tenido que inventarnos una nueva categoria, Curiosidades, para que nos encaje este Posting: ¡Lanzan una feria de arte por internet!

Con la colaboración de imporantes galerías internacionales -White Cube de Londres o Gagosian Gallery de Nueva York se cuentan entre la docena de entidades “fundadoras”, en las que, por ahora, no se incluye ninguna española-, acaba de anunciarse la celebración de VIP Art Fair, la primera feria de arte por internet, con una duración de 9 días, del 22 al 30 de enero próximos, durante los cuales los coleccionistas de arte contemporáneo tendrán “acceso a obras de artistas aclamados por la crítica con la posibilidad de conectarse de forma personal con marchantes de arte reconocidos internacionalmente, desde cualquier parte del mundo y sin salir de casa”, según reza la nota hecha pública por sus creadores, entre los que figuran los galeristas de James Cohan Gallery, con sedes en Nueva York y Shanghai.

Según la nota hecha pública, “el revolucionario diseño de VIP Art Fair ofrece a los coleccionistas la oportunidad de apreciar obras de arte en línea de una manera nunca vista. La novedosa tecnología de VIP Art Fair presenta las obras en relación a otras obras de arte y a escala relativa al cuerpo humana. Los visitantes interesados podrán ampliar las imágenes para examinar en detalle la superficie de una pintura, obtener vistas múltiples de una obra tridimensional y ver vídeos de obras multimedias. Las galerías proporcionarán todos los datos sobre las obras y los artistas, entre ellos, las biografías, artículos de catálogos, películas y entrevistas de artistas e información detallada para coleccionistas”. Y recuerda que “entre las muchas características distintivas de la Feria, destaca la interacción entre el marchante y el coleccionista. Los marchantes tendrán la posibilidad de mantener conversaciones con los coleccionistas a través de un servicio de mensajería instantánea, por Skype o por teléfono para hablar sobre las obras en venta en el stand virtual. Además, también podrán permitir el acceso a su inventario privado y compartir obras con clientes en tiempo real en las salas privadas virtuales creadas especialmente con este propósito”.

“En los recorridos virtuales, que son el elemento principal de la experiencia de VIP Art Fair -añade la nota- los visitantes pueden elegir entre una amplia selección de ellos, ya sea de obras destacadas o recorridos creados por coleccionistas, críticos y conservadores de los museos participantes. También podrán diseñar sus propios recorridos personalizados con sus obras preferidas, que podrán compartir con sus amigos o publicar en la sala VIP”. Además, “la sala VIP es el lugar donde los visitantes podrán ver vídeos de colecciones privadas y estudios de artistas especialmente elaborados para la ocasión, además de realizar los recorridos de la Feria creados por otros visitantes, acceder a actualizaciones de noticias sobre el mercado del arte y enterarse de nuevas obras expuestas en la Feria”. ARTEINFORMADO

Capture Brooklyn Contest: Deadline August 29th

Capture Brooklyn, a new initiative by the New York Photo Festival, is a juried exhibition of contemporary photography that seeks to capture the spirit and essence of Brooklyn, and to showcase the vitality of photography happening in the hottest part of New York right now!

Drawn from submissions received online through August 29, 2010, 80 photographs will be selected and exhibited at The powerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The show’s official opening will take place during this year’s Dumbo Arts Festival (September 24–26), an event that draws over 150,000 visitors over 3 days – and will remain open until October 15, 2010. In addition, all submissions received by August 29 will be showcased in a slideshow presentation at the powerHouse Arena during the show’s opening weekend.

It is our hope that Capture Brooklyn will not only serve to acknowledge and celebrate the fantastic photography happening in this borough, but also encourage and nurture the growth of Brooklyn’s artistic renaissance.

Submission Deadline: August 29, 2010


The Jury:

Michael Foley – Founder, Foley Gallery
Susanne Konig – Director, The powerHouse Arena
Teresa Rad – Director of Art Production, TBWA\Chiat\Day – New York
Doug Rickard – Founder & Editor-in-Chief,

* (click here to read more about our jury)

The Prizes:

1st Place – Best in Show:

2nd Place:

3rd Place:

In addition, all artists selected for the exhibition Capture Brooklyn will receive:

The Rules:

  • All work submitted for consideration must have been produced after January 1, 2009.
  • Finalists will be notified by September 6 and will need to drop-off their work at The powerHouse Arena no later than September 20, 2010.
  • All work must be dropped-off suitably mounted or framed and ready for hanging, or they will not be included in the show.
  • All work must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name and contact info.
  • All selected photographs must remain on show at The powerHouse Arena for the duration of the exhibition. Substitutions will not be accepted.
  • Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from The powerHouse Arena.
  • Artists are responsible for insuring their work. All work will be handled by experienced personnel and the utmost care will be taken to guarantee the safety of the work. However, the New York Photo Festival and The PowerHouse Arena will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the work while on display or in transit.

Entry Fees:

  • Each participating artist may submit 1-3 single images for a fee of $25 or 4-6 single images for a fee of $50.


Lens Culture International Exposure Awards: Closed


Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting images from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, street photography, nature, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

An international jury of photography experts will review and judge every photo submitted.

This year, in addition to cash awards and other prizes, we’re delighted to announce that all winning photographs will be featured in well-publicized International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions at galleries in Paris, New York and San Francisco in 2011. (Additional international gallery venues may be announced soon.) The winning photographs will also get prominent, exclusive photo features in Lens Culture, giving them access and broad exposure to an enthusiastic, influential worldwide audience.

Six photographers will win top honors (3 Portfolio Awards, and 3 Single Image Awards). Additionally, 25 photographers (from either category) will win Honorable Mention Awards.

Last year, we received over 6,000 images from photographers in 48 countries on six continents! Many of the 29 winners from 2009 continue to achieve great success with their careers — winning other awards (including two World Press Photo Awards), signing publishing contracts, getting editorial assignments, group and solo exhibitions, artists residencies, and having their work collected by institutions and private collectors around the world.

Award Categories and Prizes

All levels of emerging and professional photographers are invited to apply for these awards. Two categories of photographs will be judged:

Portfolio Awards

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that are linked — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs. Entry fee: $75.

Portfolio Category Prizes:

Grand Prize $2,500 cash
2nd Prize $1,000 cash
3rd Prize $500 cash


Each winning portfolio will be presented in a prominent feature article in Lens Culture (along with the photographers’ names and links to their web pages), PLUS publication in our deluxe 2010 Winner’s Catalog, AND inclusion in the International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions — all powerful ways to get the attention of hundreds of thousands of photography lovers!

Single Image Photo Awards

Often, a single powerful photograph captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. Photographs of all genres and all categories are welcome. The jury will choose three cash prize winners in this category. Entry fees: $35 per image, or $60 to submit two to five images.

Prizes for Single Image Photo Awards:

Grand prize: $1,500 cash
2nd prize: $500 cash
3rd prize: $250 cash


All Single Image Winners will be presented in a prominent feature article in Lens Culture (along with the photographers’ names and links to their web pages), PLUS publication in our deluxe 2010 International Exposure Awards Winners Catalog, AND inclusion in the International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions.

25 Honorable Mention Awards:

25 Honorable Mention photographs (chosen by the judges from either category — Portfolio or Single Image) will win prominent placement of a single photo on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website. PLUS publication in our deluxe 2010 International Exposure Awards Winners Catalog, AND inclusion in the International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions.

ALL winners will also be announced in the Lens Culture blog, along with a special mention in the Lens Culture email newsletter that is sent to thousands of subscribers. Prints of some of the winning images may also be eligible for sale via Lens Culture Editions, subject to an optional agreement between the winner and Lens Culture.

Submit your photos by September 18, 2010

Applicants must submit their photos to us online at: After you have uploaded your images and information, you will be asked to pay your submission fee of $75 for the Portfolio category, or $35 (to submit one photo) or $60 (to submit two to five photos) for the Single Image category. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be less than 2 MB each, and sized around 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72 ppi. Our online portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For complete submission guidelines and rules, please see our FAQs and rules.

Winners will be announced on October 15, 2010

Prizes will be awarded, and all winning photographs will be exhibited online, prominently, to coincide with Lens Culture’s extra-special Paris Photo Edition in November 2010.

About Lens Culture

Lens Culture is one of the most popular and influential online magazines about contemporary photography today. The site attracts between 7,000 and 10,000+ unique visitors every day, from more than 50 countries (over 2.7 million visits each year). Our audience includes photography collectors, photo editors, book publishers, museum curators, art gallery owners, agents, critics, journalists, festival directors, and other passionate lovers of photography. Several artists whose photographs have gained attention as a result of their feature in Lens Culture have won book publishing contracts, solo and group art gallery shows, museum exhibitions, participation in international photography festivals, and commissions from around the world. Select artists are offered the opportunity to sell limited editions of their work through Lens Culture Editions, earning them thousands of dollars from sales to international art collectors.

Good luck!

Jan van Eyck Academie Call: Closed Oc. 1, 2010

Application deadline
1 October 2010

Jan van Eyck Academie
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht
The Netherlands

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production where artists, designers and theoreticians work alongside each other.

The JVE has positions available in the Fine Art and Design Departments for the next academic year, starting on 1 January 2011. Artists are invited to submit proposals for individual research projects; designers can apply for one of the projects formulated by the department.

The Fine Art department offers a unique space for experimentation, production, reflection and debate. Researchers conduct their artistic research in an environment that encourages questioning of the assumptions, forms, meanings and contexts that are tied to the practice of making art today. The Fine Art department welcome artists, individuals and groups, without stipulating conditions regarding form, content and media.

Artistic practice is supported by a programme of events and sustained conversations organised by the (advising) researchers. The academy offers expertise in all media and production areas, in-house or in cooperation with partner organisations, and encourages publishing through the Jan van Eyck publication series.

The Fine Art Department is headed by advising researchers Hans-Christian Dany, Imogen Stidworthy and Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi.

Candidate researchers for the Design Department can apply for one of the following projects:

Strijp-S is an urban development plan that tries to turn the 66-acres of the former Philips factory in Eindhoven from a ‘Forbidden City’ into a ‘ Creative City with an unequalled character’. The project is a visual research into new divisions of labour that emerge as soon as heavy industries and mass-production are replaced by what is coined as cognitive, immaterial or affective labour.

The project calls for designers, urbanists, video- and filmmakers.
Advising researcher: Florian Schneider

Exploring the practice, methods and messages of type-design, *Latent stare* proposes a gathering and study of selected typefaces and stories, from the 1900s onwards – when technology had accelerated, and begun to affect, the production and distribution of new types. The selected material is affiliated to a political, social or spiritual set of beliefs which feed back into the typefaces creation, design and/or use.

Advising researcher: David Bennewith

NEUTRALITY_Polity and Space in the Post-Eurocentric City
Researches the modalities and substances that contemporary practices of neutrality give rise to and contribute in sustaining. The project will aim at outlining innovative paths towards design agency and creativity and analyses forms of transformation and control of contemporary space.

Advising researcher: John Palmesino

HTML5 is supposed to open a new chapter in web design and web-based publishing. Open Video will research into past and present open-source video implementations to develop an independent platform that explores the specific potentials of self-authored and self-managed, open-source video publishing initiatives against the backdrop of the overwhelming dominance of mass-media like content providers.

The project calls for code developers, web designers and digital content producers.
Advising researcher: Florian Schneider

REMOTE SENSING_Biopolitical Imagery
Investigates how new remote-sensing technologies are shaping and carving contemporary spaces of operation and sovereignty, and focuses on the agency that these new technologies elicit and entail. The project singles out a series of contemporary situations and traces the complex links and exchanges between the production of new images through remote sensing and the outline of new legal and governmental issues.

The project calls for data visualisation designers, interaction designers, urbanists, architects, photographers, video and filmmakers.
Advising researchers: John Palmesino and Florian Schneider

More information on each project on

The Design Department is currently headed by advising researchers John Palmesino, Florian Schneider and Daniel van der Velden.

Please visit our website at for more information on facilities, applications, and the Jan van Eyck Academie in general.

Lehrveranstaltung im WS 2010 am Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft der Universität Wien

170133 UE Staged photography. Das Theatralische in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie
2 Stunde(n), 5,0 ECTS credits
Beschränkte Teilnehmerzahl, max. 70

Fr 8. Oktober 9-13 Uhr Einführung + Referatsvergabe
Fr 21. Jänner 2011 9-13 Block
Sa 22. und So 23. Jänner 2011 jeweils von 10-18 Uhr im Block

Die Inszenierung ist seit jeher Bestandteil des dem fotografischen Mediums. In der Frühzeit der Fotografie war es einerseits die technische Notwendigkeit der Langzeitbelichtung, die ein statisches Verharren und Posieren notwendig machte. Andererseits wollten die Abgebildeten bestimmten Repräsenationsmodellen entsprechen, die vom Studiofotografen geschickt in Szene gesetzt wurden. Requisiten und Bühnenbilder gehören etwa in Afrika und Teilen Asiens heute noch zur Standardausstattung jedes Fotostudios. Auch die Nachbehandlung in der Dunkelkammer wurde und wird (heutzutage insbesondere in der digitalen Fotografie) zur Erzeugung eines szenischen Bildaufbaus genutzt.
Mit der Erfindung der kompakten Kleinbildkamera rückte das dokumentarische Moment in den Vordergrund. Jedoch sind auch bei diesen „Schnappschüssen“ die Komposition und narrative Inszenierung ausschlaggebend für die Qualität der Arbeit. Das Theatralische ist besonders in der zeitgenössichen Fotografie seit den neunziger Jahren zu finden. Cindy Shermans Arbeiten etwa sind das Ergebnis einer Selbstdarstellung in verschiedenen Rollen, Jeff Walls Fotografien basieren auf einer penibelsten Inszenierung und Gregory Crewdsons Grossformate werden auf Filmsets aufgenommen. Auch die zeitgenössische chinesische und lateinamerikanische Fotografie arbeitet vorzugsweise mit dem theatralischen Element und dem Prinzip des Tableau vivant.
Die Lehrveranstaltung widmet sich der Definition und Analyse der Staged Photography und versucht, den Begriff des Theatralischen in der Sprache der zeitgenössischen Fotografie zu fassen.

Die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten in der Auseinandersetzung mit dem Theatralischen in der Fotografie werden an ausgewählten Beispielen erarbeitet.
Die Vermittlung des Inhalts erfolgt in einem theoretischen Block in Vortragsform, in Gruppenarbeiten und studentischen Referaten. Behandelt werden insbesondere die Künstler Jeff Wall, Roger Ballen, Cindy Sherman, Gregory Crewdson, Wang Qingsong, Nelson Garrido und Marcos López.

Jones, A., “Beneath this Mask, Another Mask”, Self Image. Technology, Representation and the Contemporary Suject , Londres y Nueva York, 2006.
Chevrier, Jean-François, Spiel, Drama, Rätsel, in: Jeff Wall, Space and Vision, Hrsg. v. Helmut Friedel, mit Texten von Jean-François Chevrier, München, 1998.
Coleman, A. D., Inszenierende Fotografie. Annäherung an eine Definition (1976), in: Theorie der Fotografie III 1945-1980, Hrsg. v. Wolfgang Kemp, München, 1999.
Walter, Christine, Bilder erzählen ! Positionen inszenierter Fotografie: Eileen Cowin, Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, Anna Gaskell, Sharon Lockhart, Tracey Moffatt, Sam Taylor-Wood (Diss.), Weimar, 2002.
Honnef, Klaus, Simulierte Wirklichkeit – Inszenierte Fotografie, Bemerkungen zur Paradoxie der Fotografischen Bilder in der Modernen Konsumgesellschaft, in: Kunstforum International, Bd. 83 Mai 86, S. 89.

OPEN CALL: FESTIVAL BAC 11.0: Closed 7th of September 2010



Any artist or collective of artists from all over the World are welcome to participate · Works must be developed after the 1st of January, 2007 with a maximum length of 6 minutes · Each participant can present a maximum of 6 works · The organization can use still frames and/or fragments of the work for its divulgation in the media, always under the Festival framework · Works authorities is responsibility of the participants · The organization is not responsible from the artworks’ content · Shipping expenses will be covered by the participant · The organization does not cover insurances from the artworks exhibition copies presented · The documentation and files submitted will not be returned but destroyed per request · When the participant is a collective, it should have one person designated as responsible for c ommunications with the organization ·


The call for participations opens on Thursday 1st of July 2010 and closes on Tuesday 7th of September 2010.


The highly determinant factors would be:

– Artistic quality of the proposal and its presentation
– Plastic abilities and research with digital and analogical mediums
– Reference of the proposal to the suggested theme
– If not finished yet, viability of the proposal


Organization and chief curator will make the first selection of the proposals received. The curator responsible of each section from the Festival would make the final selection. Jury selection would be final.


Final results will be published in BAC! website:, as well as a nnounced through a VideoArtWorld Bulletin, at the end of September 2010. Once published the organization will contact each artist to inform about the following steps to follow.


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One form must be completed for each artwork presented

E-MAIL:     &ensp ;

YEAR OF PRODUCTION (2007-2010) :
DURATION (máx. 6 minutes):
4:3 16:9
NTSC PAL (preferred format)

TECHNIQUES: (please select up to 2)
CAMERA CAPTURING, please select:
HD DV 35mm 16mm Super 8 Other:

Video art (conceptually reflecting about TIME) Analogue Textures
Animation 2D & 3D Stopmotion & Pixilation Micro-short films
Music Clips Motion Graphics & Bootlegs Veejeing & Sound Veejeing
Kinetic Instalations Performance

BRIEF SYPNOSIS OF THE WORK: Conceptual description of the piece (not technical), this text will appear in the catalogue and should have between 300 and 700 characters, including spaces.


– Video File in exhibition quality: Minimum size: 720 x 420 pixels
Formats: .mov, .avi, mpg, .mp4, .wmv , .vob.
– From one to three images in printing resolution (300dpi)


– Digital upload:

Please mention details of the artist / work / section and send form to

– Post mail:
La Santa
Apartado de Correos 64007
08080 Barcelona / España

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