[-empyre-] GIA Grupo de Interferência Ambiental from Salvador ?

naxsmash naxsmash at mac.com
Thu May 8 04:30:33 EST 2008

hola todos

This just in from e-flux,

"In February 2008, five artists and artist groups from all over the  
world were nominated in Cologne by an international group of experts  
for the fourth International Nam June Paik Award donated by the  
Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation North-Rhine Westphalia),  
Düsseldorf. The works selected for the award will be exhibited in the  
permanent collection of traditional European fine art in the Wallraf- 
Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne from 26th of September  
until 16th of November 2008. On October 16, 2008, the prize will be  
awarded by the president of the Kunststiftung NRW, Dr. Fritz Schaumann.

In 2002, the late world artist Nam June Paik lent his name together  
with a drawing to this most important award for media art in Germany.  
The drawing, which reads: „Paik NRW okay“, commemorates Paik's 19-year  
activity in this German federal state – particularly in the two cities  
of Cologne and Düsseldorf – of which he spent more than 10 years as a  
professor at the Düsseldorf Academy of arts. 1963, the year the  
„Exhibition of Music“ was held in the Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal, is  
considered the year of birth of media art. With this award, the  
Kunststiftung NRW intends to revive the enormous creative energies  
which are active until this day within the works of this global  
artist, and to encourage a young generation of artists to break new  
innovative ground. The award includes an exhibition of the nominated,  
during which the first prize amounting to 25,000 euros will be awarded  
as well as a junior prize for an artist from North-Rhine Westphalia  
for finishing a pro ject amounting to 15,000 euros.

The nominating experts met on the spot in Cologne at the Wallraf- 
Richartz Museum & Fondation Corbout, with its extraordinary collection  
from medieval art to impressionism: Solange Farkas, Videobrasil and  
MAM-Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (Sao Paulo/Salvador de Bahia),  
Yukiko Shikata, NTT InterCommunication Center ICC (Tokio), Walid Raad,  
artist, (New York/Beirut), Miklos Peternak, C3 Center for Culture &  
Communication (Budapest) and Udo Kittelmann, Museum of Modern Art  

They selected the following artists and artist groups for the award:
The Speculative Archive / Julia Meltzer and David Thorne (Damaskus/Los  
Angeles); Biopresence / Shiho Fukuhara and Georg Tremmel (Tokyo/ 
London); Attila Csörgo (Budapest); Tatiana Blass (São Paulo) and GIA  
Grupo de Interferência Ambiental from Salvador de Bahía"

Does anyone know about GIA, or is one of our guest this month involved  
with/ friends with GIA?  Intrigued.

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