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Transfigurations: Curatorial and Artistic Research in an Age of Migrations

19-26 June 2014, MACBA - Capella, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona

Within the framework of MeLa Research Field 04, the fieldwork developed by the Royal College of Art into curatorial and artistic research will culminate in the exhibition “Transfigurations: Curatorial and artistic research in an age of migrations”.

How are globalisation, digital media and changing patterns of migration affecting our understanding and experience of the contemporary work of art, and how are contemporary artists engaging with curators to think about the condition of the contemporary through their work, its display and collection? How are curators working with new forms of artistic production, particularly ‘immaterial’ works of art, that fall outside conventional forms of display, collection and archive?

 

This research exhibition brings together a rich group of international artists and curators:

• MACBA in Barcelona with curator Bartomeu Marí and artist Lawrence Abu-Hamdan
• Bétonsalon in Paris with curator Mélanie Bouteloup and artist Camille Henrot
• Whitechapel Gallery in London with curator Sofia Victorino and artist Kader Attia
• Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam with curators Jelle Bouwhuis / Kerstin Winking and artist Quinsy Gario
• Royal College of Art in London with Paul Goodwin and artist Leo Asemota

In particular, the research exhibition reflects on the challenges and opportunities of curatorial and artistic research in the 21st century, and the rise of new forms of practice such as performance, sound, and video which are both expanding the range of artists’ interests and challenging conventional ideas of the ‘art object’ in museums and galleries. Following what has been described as ‘the curatorial turn’ and ‘the educational turn’ the exhibition considers how complex the interface is between issues of representation, globalisation, collection and object, curating, programming, audiences, and technology.


The International Conference on Digital Information, Networking, and Wireless Communications (DINWC2)

24-26 June 2014, Ostrava, Czech Republic

The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.  The aim is to enable researchers to build connections between different digital applications.

 

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22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

23-26 June 2014, Hamburg, Germany

Join us in Hamburg for the 22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, the leading international platform for dialogue between research, industry, policy and business of biomass.

The EU BC&E combines one of the largest biomass science and technology conferences with a leading biomass industry and technology exhibition, attracting the entire professional biomass community from around the globe. This event is supported by European and international organizations such as the European Commission, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Natural Sciences Sector, WCRE - the World Council for Renewable Energy, EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association, UNICA - Sugarcane Industry Association, Brazil , BEC – Biomass Energy Committee, China and other organisations. The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre.

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7th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA7)

23-26 June 2014, Vienna, Austria

The 7th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA7) brings together scientists and engineers in the field of interfacial fluid dynamics and processes and provides a forum for discussion of current problems and recent advances in the field.

The 7th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA7) will take place at the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria between 23rd and 26th of June, 2014. The topics covered by the conference are: Marangoni effects Interfacial instabilities thermo- and solutocapillary flows boiling and evaporation heat pipes thin films droplet spreading contact-angle and contact-line dynamics binary mixtures and surfactants coating surface waves microfluids liquid bridges applications in materials processing applications in bio-fluid systems.

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MILESCURE-2050 Energy Day on “Transition towards low carbon energy society”

25 June 2014, Brussels

In the frame of the EU sustainable energy week (23-27 June 2014) the MILESECURE-2050 project presented its preliminary results to 60 EU decision-makers and stakeholders on 25 June 2014 at ENEA Brussels headquarter.

Both techno-economic and socio-cultural aspects of low carbon society and EU energy security of supply were addressed using quantitative and qualitative approaches. They dealt with trends and scenarios as well as with the human factor in energy transition.

For more information about MILESECURE-2050, please contact Patrizia Lombardi at Politecnico di Torino (Patrizia.Lombardi at polito.it) or Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero (Domenico.Rossetti-di-Valdalbero at ec.europa.eu).



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