55th Venice Biennial

55th Venice Biennial

Maldives Pavilion | Portable Nation | Disappearance as work in progress – approaches to Ecological Romanticism. The history of the artistic aesthetics of the Maldives is not widely documented as the island nation is not known for its visual arts activities but rather for the supreme beauty of its ocean, ecology...
Manifesta 8

Manifesta 8

Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is a roving, contemporary art event, showcasing the most innovative work by artists and curators from Europe and beyond. In the early 1990s, Manifesta was launched as a unique, roving art event, a project devised by a Dutch initiative that took shape as...
3rd Guangzhou Triennial

3rd Guangzhou Triennial

‘The Middle East Channel’ at ‘Farewell to Colonialism’ focuses on how the region views and documents itself, primarily at the hands of its own cultural activists and video makers. The wider theme of the program is to be found in the notion of exploration, the search for characteristic independence and memory/history in...
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The Omanman Project

The Omanman Project

Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to a Bohemian State of Art in the Arabian Gulf Chamber of Public Secrets is launching a multidisciplinary / multidimensional project in the Arabian Gulf under the title The Omanman Project. The socio-aesthetic research project is designed to reformulate the exhibition and art structure in Oman by presenting knowledge-based aesthetic experiences and...
Transvisuality

Transvisuality

Transvisuality: The Cultural Dimension of Visuality: Volume 2: Visual Organizations  Edited by Tore Kristensen, Anders Michelsen & Frauke Wiegand Volume 2 on Visual Organizations is now available with a contribution from among others Khaled Ramadan. His essay entitled Our History and Their Archive, explores “the substantive visual aesthetics of Al Jazeera and its impact on the...
The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

The Royal College of Art presents The Elephant in the Room, a two day event of talks, screenings and performances held at the RCA (London) and Open School East on 10 and 11 December 2015. The event will address the issue of social inequality in the art world curated by Mike Watson, co-curated by Dorian...
Projects

Projects

Our consultants have adviced the following institutions among others Tate Modern, Venice Biennale, Manifesta Biennale, Cairo Biennale, Guangzhou Triennial, Videobrazil, Al-Jazeera, Discovery Channel, Royal Danish Academy of Art, Helsinki Academy of Art, Danish Arts Council, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art.   PROJECT EXAMPLES Maldives Pavilion, Venice, Italy 2012-13 Consultants: Khaled Ramadan, Alfredo Cramerotti, Aida Eltoire,...
Appointments

Appointments

Khaled Ramadan and Dorian Batycka appointed as director and curator of Bait Muzna for Art Film in Muscat, Oman. Under the direction of Khaled Ramadan, Bait Muzna will be transformed into Bait Muzna for Art Film (BMAF), a site specific platform where innovative visual content and conceptual ideas, collaborative projects and educational endeavors are realized. As a new research /...
Art Consultancy Unit

Art Consultancy Unit

The Art Consultancy Unit was established in 2011 as an independent forum for art and media. Today, we are a complete advisory team, offering the expertise of professionals that are uniquely qualified to bring academic and curatorial experience as well as an extensive field of knowledge to the management of art projects. For over two decades,...
Curatorial video

Curatorial video

CPS’s curatorial contribution to Manifesta 8 goes beyond traditional exhibition formats to use and investigate forms of (mass) media communication. What is the media’s relationship to the formation of reality, how does it relate to ideas of truth, fact and history, and what are its possibilities for communication and representation? With art’s quest to expand audiences and...
CPS Manifesta 8 Blog

CPS Manifesta 8 Blog

More than a presentation, CPS’s Manifesta 8 Blog is a sort of a live masterplan – a research, planning and organisational tool for our curatorial program. The blog is constantly updated and refined and will continue beyond the M8 opening (also as a critical evaluation mechanism).  
CPS venue videos

CPS venue videos

CPS’s focus on media production and distribution of information is carried out through the use of television, radio, press and internet as exhibition spaces; in addition to this, we also want the audience being able to engage with a more physical dimension. Thus we work with artists whose practices, projects and interests resides in a ‘diagonal’ take...
Texts

Texts

The history, and its rest, of the title, convey many earlier and present-day stories, some of them known, others not – their absence possibly due to forms of colonial and neo-colonial power, either political, financial or cultural. The issue is centred on how that history is archived and transferred (taught), while at the same time,...
Photostream

Photostream

 
Press coverage

Press coverage

“Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is monstrous in size, stunning in its scope and uncompromisingly experimental in its approach. It opened Oct. 9 in the two southern Spanish cities of Murcia and Cartagena, which are about 50 kilometers apart. The art, most of it commissioned for Manifesta 8, fills 15 exhibition venues...