Bucharest Biennial Location TBA
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art

A Parallel Event

Apprehension. Global Society and Contemporary Art on the Twitter Generation

The Apprehension.Global Society and Contemporary Art on the Twitter Generation. Symposium, curated by Camilla Boemio, forms part of the parallel program , and provides critical input for the global topic, It’s a curatorial research project conducted over the period of 6th Bucharest Biennale.

Today, large swaths of the population are plugged into the Net, and it encompasses every sphere of human activity in all of its component parts: trite and tiring work; entertainment, business, and money making; informal and formal education; love, romance, and pornography; wily protest and civic endeavors; crime, intrigue, and conflict. Despite these transformations, and barring small moments of breakdown or annoyance, most of its users, at least those with decent access, still experience the Internet as smooth and frictionless. They are blissfully unaware of its knotted and turbulent underworlds, or the worlds from which it grew.

Social network are therefore essential components of what Deleuze called control and modulation societies – and they push them further forward . But let us not forget that Deleuze sometimes speculated about an art of the control, and that his primary concern was not to do away with control, but to do something with it – If not to take control of it. The fact that social networks make disindividuation worse, not so much through police control, but through the behavioral control exercised by marketing, represents a possible disindividuation which could be countered, but only if one is able to reverse the pharmacologic direction of social networks.

It is foremost about inventing the future of social networks, in social networks, and with social networks. This is only possible if we are able to arrive at an understanding of these networks which are at the same time technological and social, and to attain such an understanding as to make these networks capable of becoming agents of reflexivity – and re -discover our seemingly present state of industrial decadence (agents of the reflexive modernity in the risk society – Ulrich Beck ) .

The social media monopolies is a system of apprehension and alteration of reality (?)The new Voyeur is the social media (?)

The Web means the end of forgetting (?)

An unpublished talk, of two days, in which: artists, curator, intellectuals, philosophers and filmmakers will give.

different key to understanding ( also by Skype).

Curated by Camilla Boemio

Esecutive Curator: Fabrizio Orsini

Partecipants and discussions:

David A. Ross (Writer, curator. Formerly, director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art )

Enrico Ghezzi ( cinematic writer and critic )

Ravi Agarwal ( artist, environmental activist, writer, New Delhi )

Camilla Boemio (writer- curator and Deputy Curator of Maldives Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale, Roma)

Ethan Bach ( Artist, Consultant at Bach Multimedia (, Creative Director at Vortex Immersion Media ( Santa Fe, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California)

Max Presneill ( artist & curator at Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles and Curatorial Director of Artra Curatorial )

Francesco Jodice ( artist, founding member of the Italian Multiplicity group, professor of Urban Visual Anthropology at the Master in Art and Curatorial studies and professor of Photography at the Cinema and New Media Department at NABA, Milan )

Riccardo De Cal ( filmmaker)

Emiliano Montanari ( filmosopher )

Nico Vascellari ( artist, Vittorio Veneto)

Fabio Lattanzi Antinori ( artist, London)

Mike Calvert ( artist, Los Angeles – New York and Japan )

Achilleas Kentonis ( artist and professional education program on Innovation at MIT, Boston)

John Thackara ( founder and Director of The Doors of perception, organises festival in Europe and India in which grassroots innovators work with designers to imagine sustainable futures)

Organisation: AAC platform in collaborations with UNIVP / Politecnica University of Marche


10th and 11th July

First day: 12.00 – 14.00 a.m.

Second day 12.00 – 14.00 / 16.00 – 17.30 p.m.

At Bucharest time

location with the street address and the city

University of Fine Arts Bucharest

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A Parallel Event at 6th Bucharest Biennale