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April 30, 2007

A-WAL, Edition Q2


Art for Technovernacular and Non-Traditional Environments

A-WAL Public Art Project: | Edition: Quarter 2, 2007 | Vers des lendemains qui chantent. | Curated by Tirdad Zolghadr | Artists featured in this edition: Cassius Al Madhloum, Fia Backström, Cabaret Voltaire (featuring a dotmaster piece), the Parking Gallery - a project by Amirali Ghassemi, and Richard Rhys.

The A-WAL Public Art Project is an experimental initiative that situates art in the vernacular through the commissioning of curators and artists for special projects in technovernacular and non-traditional environments. This project is at once central and extracurricular to A-WAL email, the email where cyber expression is commandeered through use of art and personal images as backgrounds. A-WAL has been featured as extension of exhibition at Satellite Project Shanghai Biennial, Observatori Contemporary (Valencia, Spain), Spring / Wooster graffiti project (New York), and will be present at the Venice Biennale in various unorthodox locales including a cave. A-WAL challenges traditional and technical modes of communications channels, redefines the relationship of public/private, and attacks the bourgeoisie notion and privileged role associated with collecting.

Posted by jo at April 30, 2007 10:27 AM