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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Peripheral Insider

Peripheral Insider

Peripheral Insider examines the conditions of expatriate artists from various angles: the historical and colonial roots of the issue, positions among theorists dealing with expatriate artists in the west, the role of established art institutions, and examples of recent developments in the field. It contains a veritable treasure trove of highly competent and inspiring articles,...
Immigrant Image Archive

Immigrant Image Archive

Immigrant Image Archive was established in Copenhagen 2007 as an independent, non-profit art project focusing on the visual aspects of immigration. The archive collects, preserves, and provides photographs, audio recordings and video films about immigrants in Scandinavia. The aim is to build a visual documentation centre for the immigration to the region in the period from...
Presentation

Presentation

Video presentation of Immigrant Image Archive
Becoming a Copenhagener

Becoming a Copenhagener

Opening of exhibition at Copenhagen City Museum about immigration from the countryside as well as from abroad and the impact immigrants have had on the capital. Immigrant Image Archive contributed to the exhibition with a lecture and images of Farouk Haffar who we follow in the video. Filming, concept and copyright belong to Immigrant Image Archive...
Farouk Haffar

Farouk Haffar

Traveling by car from Beirut to Copenhagen. Visiting European capitals along the way. Arriving with suitcases in hand. Visiting places. Nordic experiences Storytelling. Playing it cool. Lebanese club in Smallegade. Old friends.
Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing

Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing

Addressing a growing area of focus in contemporary art, Aesthetic Journalism investigates why contemporary art exhibitions often consist of interviews, documentaries, and reportage. Art theorist and critic Alfredo Cramerotti traces the shift in the production of truth from the domain of the news media to that of art and aestheticism—a change that questions the very foundations of...
Consultants

Consultants

Our consultants are highly educated and specialized in the fields of arts. They apply a multidisciplinary approach to analyzing new trends and contribute to their crystallization by entering into dialogue with artists and art communities around the globe, contextualize and clarify trends in articles and lectures, and engage art institutions and media in debates about...
MidEast Cut

MidEast Cut

MidEast Cut offers an investigation of the cognitive, cultural, social and political ‘space’ of alternative / experimental short film, documentary and video from and about the Middle East, Iran and Turkey. Background During 2005-2007 CPS launched a series of international film festivals such as Made in Video, Coding-Decoding, Not on Satellite, Sightseeing Lebanon, From the Middle East with Love, and...
Coding: Decoding

Coding: Decoding

Contemporary Practices

Contemporary Practices

When addressing the changing climate of visual culture in contemporary Arab society, one might best describe what the region is witnessing as cultural growth and expansion. A new generation of video makers and documentarists is on the rise, offering alternative sources of information and entertainment, and enjoying awareness of the new social media, from Morocco...
Brumaria 12

Brumaria 12

TV images can drag us into and out of anything. The power and influence of the global TV network has managed to attract millions of advertisers and investors, but the number of consumers will always be larger. Some individuals and groups found in TV a new means of power, a new arena for political manifestos....
Made in Video

Made in Video

The festival Made in Video arranged by CPS in 2006 focused on the way contemporary artists use video as a medium to approach political and social problems from new angles. Methods used in the videos include manipulated news clips, video as visual evidence and experimental interview forms. The festival featured independent media, not only as...