3rd Biennale Kvadrilaterale (Quadrilateral Biennial), co-curator with Christiane Paul, Darko Fritz, Elena Rossi and Peter Tomaz Dobrila
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
For the third time the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art presents one of the most important regional art events – the Quadrilateral Biennale. The history the Quadrilateral Biennale began in 2005 with a cultural exchange between four neighbouring countries, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Italy, with an emphasis on presenting contemporary art practice, its recent developments, exciting statements, new forms, and media. Unlike its thematic predecessors, Relativism (2005) and Culture Hero (2007), this year’s Quadrilateral Biennale is for the first time concerned with new media art – the art that uses digital technologies, which have deeply affected contemporary society, as its medium. The Quadrilateral Biennale will examine different angles and intersections emerging from new media in their relation to the specific political, economic, and cultural context of the participating countries.
The curatorial team – Christiane Paul (USA/GER), Nina Czegledy (HU), Peter TomaÏ Dobrila (SL), Darko Fritz (HR), and Elena Giulia Rossi (IT) will present 16 works of media and digital art, one of the most innovative fields of art in its aesthetic and technological constellations. On display in the MMSU and at several other Rijeka venues, the exhibition will be integrated into the urban space of Rijeka, which, during the time of the Biennale, will turn the city into the regional centre of new media art.
The exhibition provides insight into characteristics of media art, such as its connectivity, interactivity, and adaptability, thus reflecting on the current state of information society, while transcending national borders and generating a much wider regional effect.
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