DOTMOV Festival 2009

Dotmov2009Japanese online magazine SHIFT presents the DOTMOV Festival 2009, a digital film festival looking to discover talented creators, working in the audio / visual and design fields.

Selected films will be screened in international venues starting November 2009. Last year 289 films were submitted from 37 countries. The jury includes the German design studio Feed Deutschland, UK based Designers Republic, and Japanese multidisciplinary artist Yoshi Sodeoka among others.

Work should be sent in (VHS/S-VHS), mini DV (NTSC), or DVD (video format/NTSC or PAL) formats to:

Shift Magazine
3F Sasshin Bld., S6 W11 Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0806, Japan.

Application form and guidelines here.
Deadline: September 10th, 2009

Paris Memoir Class with John Baxter Taking Students

JohnScotty Author and biographer John Baxter has lived in Paris for twenty years. During that time, he's written several critically-acclaimed  biographies, including his memoirs A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict, We'll Always Have Paris, and Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas.

This Summer, John will hold a three-day course at his residence in the heart of classic Paris for aspiring writers and literary enthusiasts.


Baxter, an avid book collector, has an intense and deep understanding of the Left Bank, and knows the literary history of the area in a way that only a local can.

Highly recommended. Stay tuned for collaborative projects between John Baxter and VINGT coming later in 2009.

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NOWA SODA in Krakow

Nowasoda NOWA SODA is an artist-in-residency program that culminates in a three day art spectacle that transforms the Contemporary Art Center Solvay (CACS) into a building-wide art installation.

The project is conceived and curated by Halfslant, an international art group, which will select and work with two to four resident artists to use the physical space and historical significance of the CACS building as a means to enter into a dialogue with Krakow’s Podgórze community. Resident artists will be provided lodging, studio space and a 1000 euro stipend for their time at Solvay.

In addition, NOWA SODA is accepting submissions for art film and video pieces based on a theme about transforming a space. Selected works will be shown during the three day opening at the CACS building in conjunction with art performances.

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AIR Krems in Austria Calls for Artists

Studiobild1 In order to promote international cultural exchange, the federal state of Lower Austria has initiated an artist-in-residence program, for which it has set up five studio apartments and a large common room on the top floor of the former carpet factory within the Art Mile in Krems (Kunst meile Krems).

In order to ensure diversity and a vibrant atmosphere among the studios, the AIR Krems program will award its scholarships to artists from the fields of visual arts, literature, architecture, and music.

These studio apartments, which have housed artists from many different countries since 2000, serve as temporary living and working spaces and provide the opportunity for both international and interdisciplinary exchange.

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Les Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers d'Artistes de Belleville

May 15, 2009 through May 18, 2009

Rub7_hc2009_AAB_1__jpg 250 artists will be participating at this annual event, presenting work in over 130 sites and studios in and around Belleville in the 20th arrondissement.

The Ateliers d'Artistes de Belleville president, Nicolas Dupeyron states:

The success and appeal of the Belleville open studios is due, in my view, to its authenticity; authenticity in the work of the artists, in their engagement in public life, authenticity in their contact with the public.

The art that the artists propose is all but flashy or artificial. It is not made to evaporate in the curls and wreathes of our communication society. This is one reason why we consider it as real art, art in its solid state.

This year's theme revolves around "skin"; By crossing the artistic dimension with the political and ethical issues related to skin (skin grafts, scientific progress, biometrics, racism), artists have surprising ways of triggering reflection on these questions that are part of Belleville’s past and present.

Ateliers d'Artistes de Belleville
32 rue de la Mare
75020 Paris

Paris Project 2009

248989026_44be8fb5e8 Paris Project is a co-production and development platform of the Paris Cinema IFF. Paris Project  brings together around twelve selected international projects looking for French and European partners.

The ambition and success of Paris Project is to bring together key players in the French film industry - a few high quality international production projects that are not yet finalised.

What makes Paris Project so special is that it aims at encouraging French professionals to get involved in foreign projects and films in development in order to promote financial arrangements, co-productions and networking with potential French partners.

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Hearst 8 X 10 Photography Biennal Winners Announced

Soldier The eight winners and ten runners-ups’ work is on exhibition for free in the Hearst Tower in New York City now through September 30. The 89 photographs featured in this exhibit, which includes portraits, landscapes, fashion, photojournalism and still-life images, is open to the public by appointment at 212-649-2148.

Hearst Magazines' 8 x 10 Photography Biennial is an international competition that recognizes the professional work of emerging young photographers.

This year's winners are eight rising stars who a distinguished panel of judges --including Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Peter Lindbergh, Mary Ellen Mark, Steve McCurry, Esquire Editor-in-Chief David Granger and more --believe will play an important role in the future of magazines, media, the Web and the worlds of design and photography.

The competition received over 1,000 entries from photographers in 47 different countries. John Bennette, a curator, writer and lecturer on photography curated the exhibit.

For more information and to view the complete collection of winners and their work, visit www.hearst8x10.com

Photo: Louie Palu, U.S. Marine Joshua Wycka age 21, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Artween.com: Art between artists - right on target

Susan Adda writing for I V Y paris

Image 4-1 Navigating the art world can prove to be a confusing runaround, especially for those with specific criteria in mind. For players on the art scene, the on-line community, in it's incredible vastness, holds the promise of hope for international recognition, a following, or of attracting a larger audience.

For those with an interest in art or art promotion, the inclusion of on-line networking has been in recent years, one of the best ways to get the word out, although not specifically to members of the art community. Facebook and Myspace offer a different approach to providing a presence on the net, but cater to a general audience.


Finally the art world has found it's own on-line network. A free-access meeting place directed exclusively to the art community, artween.com is a self-described «portal devoted entirely to art».

As part of the «Artween Tribe», participants can publicize art events, promote art work and keep in touch. User-friendly, the site includes a specific database for each search category : Type of art researched, type of art represented or created, nationality, and an alphabetical listing accordingly- The art world at your fingertips.

All encompassing, Artween accomodates anyone with an interest in art, and provides a not only a spotlight for the players who promote the art scene, but also an access for it's audience: Information seekers, talent hunters and art lovers. The artween network includes artists, galleries, collectors, dealers, museums and foundations, a market place, art students, and art-job listings.

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Postgraduate Programme in Curating at Zurich University of the Arts

Senn_01 The Postgraduate Programme in Curating (MAS/CAS) is a discursive platform designed to impart specialist knowledge of contemporary curating practices through practice-oriented projects.

Coursework explores different areas of knowledge, and involves the development and production of projects through lectures and workshops delivered by an international selection of artists, curators, theorists, architects and designers.

The programme focuses less on the concept of the exhibition planner as an individual author, which has been a highly controversial topic since the 1990s, and more on cooperative, interdisciplinary working methods.

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Call for Entry Photo d’Hôtel, Photo d’Auteur 2009

GuillaumeAmat-Painted-Veil Since 2005, the Hôtels Paris Rive Gauche, a group of six hotels in Paris, have initiated the artistic project “Photo d’Hôtel, Photo d’Auteur”, aiming at supporting contemporary photography.

The concept of the project is simple: A different photographer comes every month to spend a night in one of the hotels. Each then takes a photograph and writes a text inspired by their stay.

The 12 photographers are then exposed in a historic space (such as the théâtre de Odéon) and compete for a prize of 3000€ and the coup de cœur Prix Virginie Clément.

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