An activity of the international network Continental Breakfast
a 2009 CEI Feature Cultural Event
an Italian National Event in the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009
under the patronage of Jan Figel, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Education, Training, Culture and Youth
The Fourth CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators from Central Eastern Europe – Continental Breakfast. The Pass 2009
is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, from 9.30am to 1pm and from 2.30pm to 6pm, at the UNESCO Office in Venice-Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (BRESCE).
[About the Forum] The meeting will be the fifth edition of a biennial event which will be opened to Central Eastern European (CEE) experts and curators and to the commissioners of the Venice Biennale responsible for the national pavilions of the CEE countries. It will be organised under the patronage of Central European Initiative (CEI) which, after the experimental edition of 2001, adopted the Venice Forum as one of its Feature Cultural Events.
The Venice Forum is promoted by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee in collaboration with the UNESCO Office in Venice – UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (BRESCE) and is an activity of the international project Continental Breakfast, that fosters and supports the creation of partnership projects and multidimensional capacity building exchange programmes in the field of contemporary art in Central Eastern Europe and is composed at present by a network of institutions in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and United Kingdom. The 2009 edition is an Italian National Event in the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009.
Apart from the presentation of contributions by the representatives of most CEI countries, the programme will include case studies and comprehensive debates with the public.
The 2009 Venice Forum will include a Special Section for the first time dedicated to curators and critics from Central Asia, thanks to the kind suggestion of Ms. Beral Madra, commissioner of the Biennale’s Pavilion of Central Asia.
[Topics] In the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, the 2009 CEI Venice Forum wishes to offer a challenging critical standpoint to the issue, focusing on current debates in the art field.
In order to inquire how art curators would be able to forward new issues concerning the role assigned to art in the production of (visual) meaning with regard to the new use of images created for mediation and transmission, the Forum’s key questions will include: What are the criteria of evaluation and acknowledgement currently used by curators for defining and distinguishing the cultural innovation (and the responsibility) of contemporary visual arts? Which are today the appropriate and delegated places for receiving and promoting artistic creative innovation?
[Expected Speakers and Participants] for the complete list:
[About Trieste Contemporanea] ‘Trieste Contemporanea. Dialogues with the Art of Central Eastern Europe’ is a committee created in June 1995 with the objective of bringing out the role of Trieste as a hinge between Western Europe, the countries of Eastern Europe and the countries of the Mediterranean area for the creation in Trieste of an observatory on the contemporary situation of art and culture in Central-Eastern Europe. Its projects are developed – often in Venice – through collaborations, co-productions and exchanges on an international level.
Working language: English.
There is no fee for participation.
Online registration: http://www.continentalbreakfast.org
For further information please contact:
Trieste Contemporanea Committee
telephone: +39 040 639187
The event is conceived and organised by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, in collaboration with the UNESCO Office in Venice-UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (BRESCE), under the patronage of Jan Figel, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Education, Training, Culture and Youth and under the patronage of the Central European Initiative (CEI), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Regione del Veneto, the Provincia di Venezia, the Provincia di Trieste, the Comune di Venezia, the Comune di Trieste, with the support of the CEI, the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Provincia di Trieste and the BEBA Foundation of Venice and with the participation of the Casa dell’Arte of Trieste.