Inter[in]venção / Inter[in]vention

Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal
Curator: Claudia Giannetti, Peter Weibel
Artists: Marina Abramovic/Ulay, Joachim Baur, Klaus vom Bruch, Robert Cahen, Peter Campus, Rejane Cantoni, Olafur Eliasson, Valie Export & Peter Weibel, Harun Farocki, Ken Feingold, Monika Fleischmann, Masaki Fujihata, Kiyoshi Furukawa, Paul Garrin, Julia Gerlach, Walter Giers, Ingo Günther, Jenny Holzer, Shigeko Kubota, Daniela Kutschat, Marc Lee, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Bernd Lintermann, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Franziska Megert, Bjørn Melhus, Olaf Metzel, Wolfgang Münch, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, Pipilotti Rist, Ulrike Rosenbach, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Paul Sermon, Jeffrey Shaw, Sommerer & Mignonneau, Wolfgang Strauss, Aldo Tambellini, Tmema, Steina Vasulka, Jan Verbeek, Bill Viola, Wolf Vostell, Tamás Waliczky, Peter Weibel, Robert Wilson, Jud Yalkut
29.11.2013 - 09.03.2014

Exhibited Artwork

TV Bot - World News as Soon as It Happens!

Network-based television program

The TV Bot is an Internet news channel which only broadcasts brand new stories. Never more than an hour old, they are scooped from the Internet’s news flux, reformatted for a browser and given a URL. The process is automated, with no editorial hand behind the content selection which is reproduced in apparently random order as live TV streams, live radio streams, webcam images and text-based headlines. more …

Blue book cover with white letters: Publication INTERINVENÇÃO

Inter[in]venção / Inter[in]vention

Fundaçâo Eugénio de Almeida, Coleção / Collection ZKM | Karlsruhe
Exhibition brochure, 125 pages
Englisch / Português
Peter Weibel, Claudia Giannetti, Bernhard Serexhe
ISBN: 978-972-8854-63-8
Organisation / Institution

29.11.2013 – 09.03.2014, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida

Fórum Eugénio de Almeida presents, for the first time in Iberian Peninsula, a wide selection of works from the Collection ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany - the world's most important center for art and technology.

The exhibition brings to Fórum Eugénio de Almeida some of the most relevant works by Nam June Paik, one of the pioneers of media art, and comprises 33 pieces by 39 internationally renowned artists such as Bruce Nauman, Marina Abramovic, Bill Viola, Christa Sommerer & Mignonneau Laurent, Paul Sermon, Tony Oursler, Peter Weibel, Masaki Fujihata, Valie Export, Pipilotti Rist, Paul Garrin, Robert Wilson, among others.

The selection includes works in formats such as video sculpture, video art, video performance, video installation, audiovisual installation, interactive installation, and interactive sound installation.
The exhibition’s central thematic focus falls on the two concepts present in its title: intervention and invention. We highlight the relation between the etymologies of both terms and the artistic genres shown: the prefix “inter” expresses an intermediate position, while “in” denotes an inward movement, an action with-in the work. Invention is the capacity to create and discover, but also the action of imagining “virtualities”, a characteristic common to many media art pieces. A widely used concept in the field of contemporary art, intervention usually stands for interference, manipulation and interaction between oeuvre and audience. With the show's emphasis on interactive art and through its inventions and interventions, the audience stops being a passive observer and becomes the main protagonist of the exhibition.

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