October 6th , 2010
BIENNALE DE PARIS IN NICOSIA
OCTOBER 19-25, 2010
Pioneering Artistic Creation
And Academic Specialization
The ARTos Foundation, co-organizes the XVII Paris Biennale in Nicosia with the Biennale de Paris Organization. The Biennale is sponsored mainly by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and it will take place in Nicosia in October 2010.
The previous Biennale de Paris took place in 2006-08 and happened in parallel in 22 countries. The XVII Biennale will also follow this course over the next two years, as it travels to various cities in the world.
In the context of the XVII Biennale, will be included a Conference, Round Table Discussion and the presentation of 6 International Projects.
The Conference will take place on October 21st at the ARTos Foundation with the participation of top linguists, artists and art critics from Europe and Cyprus. The Conference is entitled «Reinventing the Terminology of Art» and it aims at broadening the definition of new terminologies in Contemporary Art on a theoretical, philosophical and practical level, taking into account the new tendencies that run through contemporary artistic creation.
The Program of the conference will include speeches on the topic of the Conference, moreover there will be short presentations of the artists who will present the actions during the 17th Biennale.
The Speeches are the following:
President of the French section of the international Association of Art Critics.
Former contributor of French daily newspaper “Le Monde”.
Title of Speech: Art by terminology
President founder of the French terminology Company.
Secretary-General of Realiter (pan Latin network in terminology),
University of Sorbonne-nouvelle-Paris III-CRETTAL-LILLA.
Title of Speech: Terminology and reality
Professor at the Fine Art School in La Reunion.
Has created two identities with which he is still performing today:
Ikhéa (1998, became Ikhéa©services in 2004) and Glitch, much more
Initiator of the Paris Biennale Friends Association (2006).
Title of Speech: Acting as if a different scale of values was already in place
Director of the Paris Biennale since 2000
Reflections associated with his practice: Art is a sufficient reason in itself
to do without it. The object of art is the modification of the idea art. Art is the art of art.
Title of Speech: The Paris Biennale: a strategy serving dissident practices in mainstream art.
Assistant officer at the Paris Biennale.
In charge of the project “Re/invent the terminology of art”.
Expert adviser, Expert with the Paris Court of justice.
Title of Speech: Art relieved of the idea of art would be quite an art
Founder and Artistic Director of the ARTos Foundation
Title of Speech: Data Cities / Meta-environments
The Conference is open to the public.
Working Languages: English / French
Hours: 17:00 – 21:00
Round Table Discussion
The Round Table Discussion will take place on October 22nd at the ARTos Foundation with the participation of the Conference participants, as well as a selected group of Cypriot artists and scientists.
The Discussion is NOT open to the public.
After the end of the Round Table Discussion, the participants of the 17th Paris Biennale will partake in the party organized at the new French Cultural Center (CCF), at Vasilissis Amaliaw 3 in Ayios Andreas, celebrating the opening of the new center. During the event, the French choir “Odyssées” and the accordion player Nenad Bogdanovic will be making an appearance. The CCF is one of the local partners of the 17th Paris Biennale in Nicosia.
In the context of the creation of immaterial art, four pioneering international artists have been invited to show their work during the biennale in Nicosia. These are:
|Name of Artist||Date||Title||Space|
|Jean Baptiste Farkas||20 October||IKH(S).No. 6*||ARTos Foundation|
|Paul Robert||23 October||The Runner||Irene Hall, Ledras Street|
|Ricardo Mbarkho||20-24 October||National Lebanese Tabooleh Day||ARTos Foundation|
|Patrizio Travagli||20-25 October||Talking Bulbheads||Irene Hall, Ledras Street|
|Cyprus Project||23 October||Imbalanced Echoing: Accidental private feedback||Irene Hall, Ledras Street|
Parallel events (off Biennale) will take place in Nicosia during the months of October and November, with the involvement of Cypriot artists, scientists, curators, etc. The purpose is the promotion of Cypriot creation and to create a dynamic in Cyprus.
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The 17th Biennale De Paris in Nicosia, is supported by many local and international partners:
- Ministry of Education and Culture (Cyprus),
- Nicosia Municipality
- Paris Municipality
- Cyprus University of Technology
- Cyprus Airways
- Ministry of Education and Culture of France (Division of the French Language and Languages)
- French Cultural Institute (Cyprus)
- International Francophonie
- International Art Critics Association
And other organizations