April 20, 2010 — Media Forum of the Moscow International Film Festival was nominated to the All-Russian Contemporary Visual Art Competition for awarding the prize Innovation in contemporary visual art.
The contest was launched in 2005 by the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography and the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA). In 2009 Media Forum — the most uncommon program at the Moscow cinema festival — celebrates its tenth anniversary. The most avant-garde film experiments, video art and performative multimedia art - multiscreen installation of Yang Fudong, video works of Eve Sussman and Jasper Just, Interactive performance of Ryoichi Kurokawa - were shown at the Media Forum. Media Forum has its own contest of video works involving artists from more than twenty countries and its own lecture programm, during which world headliners hold their master classes, round tables and club events. Subject-matter of the festival 2009 is "New Imaginary: expanding the cinema bothers". Stressing the idea of syntesis of cinema and visual arts and new ways of creation of visual works, Media Forum always proves that cinematography is in fact much wider than is shown in audience halls. It may be interactive and multiscreen, it may develop a special space enviroment, which naturally includes a spectator, and movies themselves may last for days resembling classical paintings.
MIFF Media Forum 2009 Competition program: CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!
March 16, 2009 - the Conference "Creative technologies in the Science Museums" will be opened at Winzavod Centre.
Participants: Maya Halevy (Director of Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem/Hebrew University, Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel), Alexei Lebedev (Laboratory of Museum Projects, Research Institute of Culture, Moscow, Russia), Jan Willem Overdijk (Nemo Science Centre, Amsterdam, NL), Lucas Evers (WAAG Society, Amsterdam, NL), Alexander Dremailov (Head of information systems department of Kremlin Museums, Moscow, Russia), Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau (University of Art and Design, Linz, Austria), Nicolas Reeves (Hexagram research institute, Montreal, Canada) and others. Read more...
March 15, 2009 - ScienceArtFest starts in Moscow. The base for the festival will be the Science as Suspense exhibition, in which many outstanding contemporary artists who work in the Science Art genre are to take part, such as Stelarc (Australia), Ken Rinaldo (USA), Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommer (Austria), Nicolas Reeves (Canada), Mateusz Herczka (Sweden), Orlan (France), Carlos Corpa and Anna Maria Garcia-Serrano (Spain). Moscow ScienceArtFest in March 2009 as part of Science promotion program, in order to promote and develop both this program and the Science museum of the XXI century competition. The organizers expect this event, which will be unique for Russia, to draw attention and interest of the public at large. Beneficial for professionals of museum business, it is to become a significant step in promoting knowledge of contemporary science developments. The festival will feature broad use of interactive forms of contact with the viewer, as well as aesthetic methods and technologies borrowed from the sphere of contemporary art and culture.