Ricardo Mbarkho
Visual artist and Lecturer

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Ricardo Mbarkho

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Contact info:
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> Represented by Mark Hachem Gallery

 


 
Lectures and Workshops

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March 17, 2016 December 18, 2015 Septembre 24, 2015 December 5, 2014 November 29, 2014 November 28, 2014 November 2, 2012 October 30, 2012 October 27, 2012 October 26 and 31, 2012 February 27, 2012 June 10, 2011 November 9, 2010 Ocober 21, 2010 Septembrer 29, 2009 Septembre 28, 2009 April 25, 2008 November 19-25, 2007 October 5-15, 2007 May 12, 2007 June 2-3, 2005 February, 2005 4-5 September, 2004 October, 2003 October 2003

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Cultural business incubators, incubators for Democracy?
Lecture by Ricardo Mbarkho

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The use of social and political space as a medium for artistic practice (L’utilisation de l’espace social et politique comme support d’une pratique artistique)
Lecture by Ricardo Mbarkho
The Lebanese National Tabbouleh Day
Lecture by Ricardo Mbarkho
Digital Art: History and New Aesthetic (Enjeux de l'art numérique : Histoire et nouvelle esthétique)
Lecture by Ricardo Mbarkho

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Strategies and Territories (Enjeux et territoires)
Round table with the Presidents of the Administration Boards of the Art Schools of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and Monaco.
Discussion about the euro-mediterranean cooperation, in the presence of the Dean of the Fine Arts Faculty of Alexandria, and of Ricardo Mbarkho, Adjunct-Director of the Visual Arts School of the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut, Lebanon.

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The use of social and political space as a medium for practicing (L’utilisation de l’espace social et politique comme support d’une pratique)
Interview (Master Class) with Ricardo Mbarkho by Alexandre Gurita

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Digital Art and Cinema
Lecture by Ricardo Mbarkho and Claire Duport

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Artists and the digital revolution (Les artistes et la révolution numérique)
Round Table moderated by Claudine Dussolier

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Professional Encounter at the MEDiaLab

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Political Art, art and politic (Art politique, art et politique)
Seminar by Ricardo Mbarkho and Claire Duport

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A view on the new forms of artistic expression by the young Arabs
Round Table co-moderated by Ricardo Mbarkho and Tereza Wagner (UNESCO)
CONFERENCES ON THE HISTORY AND THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET

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A PANORAMIC POSSIBLE VIEW relations between art and sciences in the Mediterranean region.

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Arts and the Lebanese National Tabbouleh Day

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International Networking in the Creation Field

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Enjeux de la création numérique
Lecture by Ricardo MBARKHO and Marika DERMINEUR

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Beirut and Media Art today

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RAMI: International Encounters on Arts and Multimedia

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RAMI: International Encounters on Arts and Multimedia
RAMI: International Encounters on Arts and Multimedia
eCulture, Creative Content and DigiArts Art and New Media in Lebanon Creation of Art, Design and Technology Master Classes

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How to make art with Internet Place of the new technologies in the conception process of the art piece
CONTEXT -> Incubinc/AMI & Roberto Cimetta Fund. Joint Conference. Marseille (France). Institute des hautes études en arts plastiques (IHEAP) - Paris @ Jeu de Paume - Paris (France).

Institute des hautes études en arts plastiques (IHEAP) - New York @ Ashok Jain Gallery - 58 Hester Street, New York, NY 10002

 

The international colloquium "Penser le numérique" (think the digital) - Beirut (Lebanon).

@ Institut d’études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques - Saint-Joseph University

 

Journée des écoles Supérieures d'Art de Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur et Monaco

@ Villa Méditerranée, Marseille (France)

Session 2014-2016. « L’INVISUEL»

@ The Institute des hautes études en arts plastiques (IHEAP) - Paris (France).

RAMI 3.0 (International Encounters on Arts and Multimedia) – Beirut (Lebanon).

@ Notre Dame University

RAMI 3.0 (International Encounters on Arts and Multimedia) – Beirut (Lebanon).
@ SHAMS, Tayyouneh
RAMI 3.0 (International Encounters on Arts and Multimedia) – Beirut (Lebanon).
@ AltCity, Hamra
RAMI 3.0 (International Encounters on Arts and Multimedia) – Beirut (Lebanon).
@ the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts - University of Balamand and at Saint Joseph University
Ceremony of the 10th edition of the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for the Arab culture. UNESCO - Paris WJ-SPOTS, in the frame of the festival Mal au Pixel. La Gaïté Lyrique - Paris Art and Sciences in the Mediterranean Rim. Which inter-cultural situation? IMéRA, Marseille - France ARTos Foundation + BIENNALE DE PARIS - Nicosia - Cyprus. CREA NUMERICA 09 - BEIRUT CREA NUMERICA 09 - BEIRUT European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrueck, Germany. Alexandria, Egypt. In the frame of the 24th Biennale of Arts of Alexandria. Dawar el Shams (The Sunflower), Beirut, Lebanon. Dawar el Shams (The Sunflower), Beirut, Lebanon. World Summit Contributory Conference on ICT & Creativity, Vienna, Austria. Transmediale.05, Berlin, Germany. ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria. Workshop initiated by UNESCO. Superior Institut of Fine Arts, Sousse, Tunisia. In the frame of the "Journées Méditerranéennes des Arts Plastiques", 4th session. Sousse, Tunisia.
TYPE -> LECTURE LECTURE (MASTER CLASS) LECTURE (MASTER CLASS) LECTURE ROUND TABLE INTERVIEW (MASTER CLASS) LECTURE ROUND TABLE PROFESSIONAL ENCOUNTER SEMINAR ROUND TABLE LECTURE VIA VIDEO PRESENTATION VIA VIDEO PRESENTATION VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE LECTURE LECTURE SEMINAR SEMINAR OPEN MEETING WORKSHOP LECTURE WORKSHOP LECTURE CONFERENCE

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Ricardo Mbarkho and Claire Duport
Photo © RAMI

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Photo © RAMI


Photo © UNESCO/C. Bailleul

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Ricardo Mbarkho and Marika Dermineur

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Ricardo Mbarkho talking about art and the digital tools at the Atelier of Alexandria, on November 24, 2007.

 


Ricardo Mbarkho talking about art and new media at the University of Alexandria, Fine Arts School, on November 25, 2007.
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Ricardo Mbarkho. October 9, 2007

October 9, 2007

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De gauche à droite :
Tereza Wagner - Responsable du projet DigiArts, UNESCO
Ricardo Mbarkho - Artiste nouveaux médias et Professeur à l'Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beyrouth, Liban
Carlos Cabral Nunes - Artiste/Réalisateur, "Colectivo Multimédia Perve", Portugal
Mark Amerika - Professeur d'Art Digital, Université de Colorado, Etats-Unis
Mark Federman - "The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology", Université de Toronto, Canada
Gerfried Stocker - Directeur de Ars Electronica, Autriche

 

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From right to left: Mohamed Zine El Abdine, Ricardo Mbarkho, Hafedh Jdidi.

 


From right to left: Eliane Chiron, Ammar Allalouche, Ricardo Mbarkho, Mouhamed Ben Hamouda.

From right to left: Ammar Allalouche, Ricardo Mbarkho, Mouhamed Ben Hamouda, Nacer Ben Cheikh.

 


Mohammed El Aabed closing the conference.

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Art process:

My artistic practice is fully integrated in its social context because it is the reflection of a war-ridden country called Lebanon. The war in Lebanon has taken its toll on our lifestyle, therefore, I wanted to raise awareness to the importance of life manifested and focused years ago through my project: The Lebanese National Tabbouleh Day. It is a Holiday that I have created to gather all the Lebanese people (and friends) around a traditional dish, which is: Tabbouleh; in order to show and strengthen our attachment to life. It is an opportunity for all of us, citizens of the world. This day comes yearly, on the 1st Saturday of July. How do we celebrate this day? The idea is not necessarily to be around the biggest dish of Tabbouleh and eat it, but to be together at this specific day at the same time anywhere on earth (in Lebanon or abroad) to celebrate life. We encourage all the Lebanese (and friends) to consider the 1st day of July a holiday where all family and friends meet to honor our survival which became a valuable quality through many years of struggling. Keep in mind that the purpose of this event is to raise awareness around the value of life as is, regardless of our origins, family, personal or social conditions.

Ricardo Mbarkho

Art process:

My artistic practice is fully integrated in its social context because it is the reflection of a war-ridden country called Lebanon. The war in Lebanon has taken its toll on our lifestyle, therefore, I wanted to raise awareness to the importance of life manifested and focused years ago through my project: The Lebanese National Tabbouleh Day. It is a Holiday that I have created to gather all the Lebanese people (and friends) around a traditional dish, which is: Tabbouleh; in order to show and strengthen our attachment to life. It is an opportunity for all of us, citizens of the world. This day comes yearly, on the 1st Saturday of July. How do we celebrate this day? The idea is not necessarily to be around the biggest dish of Tabbouleh and eat it, but to be together at this specific day at the same time anywhere on earth (in Lebanon or abroad) to celebrate life. We encourage all the Lebanese (and friends) to consider the 1st day of July a holiday where all family and friends meet to honor our survival which became a valuable quality through many years of struggling. Keep in mind that the purpose of this event is to raise awareness around the value of life as is, regardless of our origins, family, personal or social conditions.

Ricardo Mbarkho

[French]

Avec cette conférence, Ricardo Mbarkho, artiste d’art numérique engagé, recense les enjeux de l’art numérique tout en retraçant les étapes de l’histoire de l’art qui ont préparé le terrain théorique aux artistes avant l’air de la numérisation depuis les débuts des années 1990. Ricardo Mbarkho explique l’impact des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication sur l’art actuel, et pense les nouvelles esthétiques nées de cette nouvelle vision du monde de l’art ; monde virtuel où artistes, développeurs informatiques, ingénieurs électroniques et scientifiques collaborent ensemble, aboutissant à des œuvres participatives, collaboratives, en ligne, ici et à distance, virtuelles et réelles à la fois. Le but est d’avoir un aperçu sur l'histoire des nouveaux médias et l’art, pour analyser des travaux artistiques et comprendre les critères du jugement pour cette nouvelle esthétique.

 

Art process:

My artistic practice is fully integrated in its social context because it is the reflection of a war-ridden country called Lebanon. The war in Lebanon has taken its toll on our lifestyle, therefore, I wanted to raise awareness to the importance of life manifested and focused years ago through my project: The Lebanese National Tabbouleh Day. It is a Holiday that I have created to gather all the Lebanese people (and friends) around a traditional dish, which is: Tabbouleh; in order to show and strengthen our attachment to life. It is an opportunity for all of us, citizens of the world. This day comes yearly, on the 1st Saturday of July. How do we celebrate this day? The idea is not necessarily to be around the biggest dish of Tabbouleh and eat it, but to be together at this specific day at the same time anywhere on earth (in Lebanon or abroad) to celebrate life. We encourage all the Lebanese (and friends) to consider the 1st day of July a holiday where all family and friends meet to honor our survival which became a valuable quality through many years of struggling. Keep in mind that the purpose of this event is to raise awareness around the value of life as is, regardless of our origins, family, personal or social conditions.

Ricardo Mbarkho

          WJ-SPOTS is a project imagined and conceived by the media curator Anne Roquigny; it consists of a series of conferences where artists, critics, thinkers, inventors, researchers, curators, organizers and producers of cultural events are invited to comment on the history and the future of the Internet.

In the frame of the program ASIL by the IMéRA, and the research residency of the Egyptian artist Mohamed Hassan YOUSSEF, in coproduction with ZINC, and in the frame of the franco egyptian year for science, the IMéRA and ZINC propose a workshop to reflect on the theme:

Art and Sciences in the Mediterranean Rim. Which inter-cultural situation? 
Testimonies and strategies.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
At the MMSH in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Workshop open for artists, scientists, researchers and students. Free entrance upon registration - around 70 people.

Ricardo Mbarkho (Representing the YASMIN network in Lebanon) and Claudine Dussolier (RAMI/ZINC) will cover the subject: A PANORAMIC POSSIBLE VIEW relations between art and sciences in the Mediterranean region. The participation of Ricardo Mbarkho will be from Lebanon, via video.

IMéRA / L’Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées
2 place Le Verrier
13004 Marseille
France

  Speakers: Alexandre CASTONGUAY (ARTENGINE Network) Ricardo MBARKHO (YASMIN Network) Achillekà KONGUEM and GENOVA (BLENDER Community), Horia COSMIN SAMO�LA (GHOST LAB), Marika DERMINEUR (UPGRADE! Network) Abdo NAWAR and Claudine DUSSOLLIER (RAMI Network), Jean-Marie DALLET and Frédéric CURIEN (SLIDERS LAB) 

From RAMI Website:
"This conference was organized in the framework of Créa Numérica and took the form of a round table on the theme of international communities and networks in the creation field. The speakers chose to take on this subject by highlighting the main questions networks are confronted to. The speakers started by presenting themselves and their respective national context, in order to underline similarities in their experiences and present dilemmas."

 

From RAMI Website:
" Qu’est-ce que le numérique a amené à la scène artistique ? Comment la forme émerge-t-elle à travers l’utilisation ? Comment le numérique a-t-il influencé les comportements et les pratiques ? Ces quelques pistes de réflexion ont été abordées au cours d’une conférence animée par Ricardo Mbarkho (artiste libanais, leader du réseau libanais deYASMIN) et Marika Dermineur (responsable de la branche parisienne du réseau Upgrade ! ) dans le cadre de Créa Numérica".
 

From 19 to 25 November 2007 in Atelier of Alexandria

In the frame of the 24th Biennale of Arts of Alexandria,

RAMI project makes a stop in Alexandria

Atelier of Alexandria: 6, Victor Bassili St,Shallalt 

During one week, art works will be shown, works in progress will be presented, open discussions about relationships between arts and new technologies and the actual needs for artists and cultural actors and institutions. 

Encounters "Arts and multimedia relationships"

Saturday, November 24th from 2 to 9 pm at the ATELIER.

During this week, from 5 to 10 pm the ATELIER of Alexandria is organizing in its place a "Cultural multimedia space" open to all the artists who have participated in RAMI 3 steps, Beirut, Alexandria and Marseilles. Seminars and short workshops will be held in relation with: production, communication, free soft wares for arts and editing, editing video and artistic web sites…

Exhibition of the Table of Sharif El Sayed and Mohamed Youssef

From Monday, November 19th to Sunday, November 25th from 5 to 10 pm.

A seminar with Ricardo Mbarkho, artist from Lebanon, researcher and teacher, member of YASMIN network, is organized at Alexandria University,

Sunday, November 25th from 12 to 3 pm

Intermedia, experimental music concert of Nahla Mattar, Marwan Fawzy,

Mohamed Adel and Amr Okba from Cairo

Performance with Jean Marc Nahas (Visual artists) and Charbel Haber (Musician), artists from Lebanon.

on Sunday, November 25th at 8 pm at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Contacts: Moatez El Safty and Assia Meliani

Atelier of Alexandria: <info@atelieralex.com>; Phone: 03 48 60 26 or 016 36 36 818

RAMI project: ramiproject@lafriche.org

Info: RAMI web site: http://rami.lafriche.org/

 

RAMI is supported by Anna Lindh Foundation, El Mawred El Thakafy, Mission Culturelle Française à Beyrouth, la Region PACA, le Ministère des affaires étrangères français, Ford Foundation, YASMIN Network

With for this step the help of the Archeological Study Center, the Arts Centre of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, French Cultural Center, the Goethe Institute, the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Alexandria.

The RAMI project is a platform for experimentation and communication that organize international exchanges related to the contemporary creation, the digital tools and the multimedia, between September 2006 and December 2007.

RAMI presents to the artists, to professionals and to the public workshops and the appropriate places for exchange and reflection.

After Beirut, Alexandria and Marseilles, the fifth phase of this project is occurring again in Beirut from October 5 to 15, 2007.

As for the website RAMI, it enlightens, step by step, the activities of the RAMI platform: http://rami.lafriche.org

Seminars / Carte Blanches

1 - Ricardo Mbarkho invites the artists and students to widen their knowledge, experiences and research in Art using the new Medias.
Ricardo Mbarkho is an artist, researcher, teacher and coordinator of the network YASMIN Lebanon
Tuesday 9, Thursday 10 and Friday the 11 of October from 11h - 14h at The Sunflower.

2 - Marc Mercier will share his poetic approach of the Video- poetry electronic, collage and editing. He will start up the dialogue based on a selection of works presented in the context of “the festival of the instant Videos 2007” (www.instantsvideo.com <http://www.instantsvideo.com> ).
Marc Mercier is a film-maker and director of «Instants Vidéo» (France)
Saturday the 13th of October from 11h - 14h. At Le tournesol Dawarshams

3 - Paolo Rosa will present the sensitive environments as Works of art and the interactive museums as frescos based on his method and the presentation of several productions of the Studio Azzurro. (http://www.studioazzurro.com <http://www.studioazzurro.com> )
Paolo Rosa is an artist and co-fonder of the Studio Azzuro (Italy)-
Saturday the 13th of October from 15h - 18h. at Le tournesol Dawarshams


Evening performances on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 of October, starting 19h at The Sunflower.

Installations of «The Table in the Quest of Lost Time» by Mohamed Youssef and Sharif El Sayed (Egypt), Jean Marc Nahas, Joelle Khoury and Rajwa Tohmé (Lebanon).

Performances on Friday the 12th of October at 21h
Public presentation of the workshops:
Body, movement and multimedia II and Transmission of Interactive Audiovisual Object on the Internet II.

Performances on Saturday the 13th of October at 21h
Radio vision by Renaud Vercey and Yann Norry
Piece by Charbel Haber, followed by a concert by Tarek Ataoui


A public forum
Organized on Sunday the 14th of October from 19h to 21h at The Sunflower, the forum allows both the participants and the interveners in the RAMI Project to elaborate a review of the situation and to consider future collaborations among artists and cultural operators from different Mediterranean countries.

Three workshops are taking place at the Sunflower from the 5th to the 12th of October.

1 - Body, Movement and Multimedia II
With Nancy Naous, Anne le Batard, Delphine Rochette and Marine Quiniou

Participants:
Egypt: Adel Abd El Wahab, , Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed Saleh, Hadil Nazmy
Lebanon: Ahlam Derani, Chafic Kolailat, Corinne Skaff, Hanane El Dirani, Lynn Kodeih, Mona Merhi, Roaa Bzeih, Romy Assouad, Stéphanie Dadour
Macedonia: Irina Janevska,
Tunisia: Hasna Mannai

2 – Transmission of Interactive Audiovisual Object on the Internet II
With Jean-Pierre Noun and Renaud Vercey
Participants:
Egypt: Ahmed Essamra, Lamia Moghzy, Mohamed Taman, Soha Yahia Abu Hussein, Abdallah Dawestashy, Rabbab Nawar
Lebanon: Manale Kharrat, Nadia Oufrid, Pascale El Kareh, Patricia Tohme

3 – Interactive Installations II /managed by Tarek Ataoui
Participants from Lebanon: Charbel Haber, Jean Marc Nahas, Joelle Khoury Rajwa Tohmé


Forty Years of Video Arts in Germany – Exposition
October 29 - November 1, 2007 from 18h till 20:30 – Goethe Institute

Site Web: http://rami.lafriche.org/ <http://rami.lafriche.org/>
Contact at SHAMS, Abdo Nawar: assshams@cyberia.net.lb
961-1-381290 / 961-3-949197

The RAMI Project was conceived, proposed and produced by: SHAMS – Beirut, ZINC/ECM – Marseille, with the L’ATELIER d’Alexandrie and the studio Azzuro/ASTAR – Milan, in partnership with the Network Arts-Sciences in Mediterranean Yasmin.

Rami is financed by: Anna Lindh Foundation, Al Mawred Al Sakafi Al Arabi, Dramastica Institute, Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation, French Cultural Centre in Beirut, Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Ministère des affaires étrangères français. Rami is endorsed by the Goethe Institut, la Bibliothéca Alexandrina, the Yasmin network, and the CCF d’Alexandrie...

RAMI organized an open, informal and professional encounter around the theme Arts and multimedia relationship. The encounter took place at Dawar el Shams in Beirut on the 12 of May; from 6 to 8 pm. Ricardo Mbarkho was invited to present the YASMIN Group:

YASMIN is a network of artists, scientists, engineers, theoreticians and institutions promoting communication and collaboration in art, science and technology around the Mediterranean Rim.
YASMIN welcomes information on events, artists' works, organizations' programmes, projects, initiatives as well as discussions and critical analysis in the field of art, science and technology around the Mediterranean Rim.

YASMIN aims to identify the players and to facilitate cooperation within the Mediterranean Rim.

http://www.media.uoa.gr/yasmin/

Ce colloque est fait pour :

- " prendre un regard critique sur ce qui se passe dans le monde depuis le début de la Révolution Numérique. Cette analyse sera suivie par des accords sur les mesures à prendre pour donner forme au prochain développement de la Société de l'Information. "

- " produire une vraie déclaration optimiste, la Déclaration de Vienne. Ce document sera présenté par le Président du Colloque au " Plenary Session " pendant la seconde partie du " World Summit on the Information Society " en Tunisie 2005. "

La participation de Ricardo Mbarkho est le 3 juin, Atelier Session 6 : "eCulture, Creative Content and DigiArts". Son intervention avait comme titre "Art et noueveaux médias. Stratégies pour un eMulticulturalisme"


Lien vers le site Internet du colloque :
http://www.wsa-conference.org

Lien vers le programme :
http://www.wsa-conference.org/data/cd_prog.htm

Cliquer ici pour télécharger l'extrait de la conférence de Ricardo Mbarkho (Version en anglais. Format de fichier : PDF)

Presentation of the lecture:

 

Ricardo Mbarkho spoke about the emerging artists’ approaches and positions in today’s Lebanese multi-cultural society, where religion, politics, war and post-war environments are always affecting the identity and belonging crisis. The aim of the lecture is presenting a panorama on the Lebanese current art scene dealing with new media.

Mbarkho conciders that art in Lebanon is strongly related to socio-politics. So to see how art is reflecting society, he started the lecture by presenting an historical background of Lebanon since its independance day till today's situatio. This is to give an idea about what are the historical icons our generation share today as part of their common geographical and historical context. While of course not all of them have the same translation or understanding of this and that event they or others caused.

R. Mbarkho then rose the issue of how the art and cultural institutions are initiating projects and giving subventions, and how some individual efforts are investigated to organize new media events, with an overview on the public, critics and press roles. He focused on how the new technology of information and communication is cultured, specifically via his new media work as well as the works of colleagues with whom he is in direct contact.

Link to the site of transmediale:
http://www.transmediale.de

Direct link to the intervention:
http://www.transmediale.de/page/listings/listing.0.programme.lectures.2.html

    Click here to download the lecture's abstract of Ricardo Mbarkho (French version only. File format: PDF)
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Saturday, November 24th at the Atelier of Alexandria

 

Step 1

From 2 to 3:30 pm

The Relationship between the arts and the digital tools?

Web arts, performing arts and Multimedia: historic approaches and examples of artistic procedures and works.

Roundtable with Ricardo Mbarkho (artist, researcher, teacher, member of YASMIN network), Renaud Vercey (Artist), Claudine Dussollier (ZINC/ECM)

Open discussion.

Conclusion by Reem Hassan (artist and teacher in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Alexandria University, the Atelier of Alexandria and Dwayer)

Step 2

From 4 to 6 pm

The artistic needs and the production contexts?

The experiences of workshops (RAMI, children and international workshops at the Atelier of Alexandria...) and the personal artistic experiences…

Roundtable with Moataz El Safty, Sharif El Sayed and Reem Hassan (Dwayer group), Assia Meliani (Atelier of Alexandria), Mohamed Youssef, (Artist: the Table production and his work in progress The Particles), Nahla MATTAR (Composer, educator and professor at the Helwan University in Cairo)

Open discussion with the participation of several artists: Hadil Azmy, Pascale El-Kareh, Ahmed Essamra, Charbel Haber, Manale Kharrat, Jean Marc Nahas, Renaud Vercey, Ahmed Saleh…

Conclusion by Abdo Nawar (Shams and ICARE in Beirut) and Brigitte Remer (CCF Alexandria)

Step 3

From 7 to 9:30 pm:

Nowadays challenges and opportunities in artistic procedures integrated to new technologies spaces and tools?

Opening contribution with Christine Coulanges and Nchan Manoyan, (7 Portes group in Marseilles. Presentation of their artistic works and works in progress -1 hour)

Open discussion

Conclusion by Abdo Nawar (Shams and ICARE in Beirut), Doctor Mohamed Rafik Khalil (President of the Atelier of Alexandria) and Claudine Dussollier (ZINC/ECM)

 

With this seminar given by Ricardo Mbarkho at RAMI, participants widen their knowledge, experiments and research in art using new media. They study and think the New Technologies of Information and Communication (Internet/Cyberspace, mobiles, satellites, digital networks, interactive games, etc.) with their impact on the artist’s social and political environment, and how this impact is or could be shaped in their projects. So what are the new possibilities to experiment with? How to collaborate with electronic engineers and scientists for this purpose? What are the new esthetics that were never possible before the invention of the virtual/cyberspace, of the interactivity, and of the digital network with the Internet?

This seminar is theory and aesthetic oriented; a research laboratory in new media art is thus implemented in class. The aim is to cover a quick overview on the history of new media art in order to analyze art works and understand the judgment criterion for this new esthetic. The participants are constantly oriented to define and locate their positioning as artists operating in the new media field, within the global today’s art practices.

RAMI
Rencontres Arts et Multimédia Internationales
International Encounters on Arts and Multimedia

The RAMI project, initiated in September 2006 until December 2007, is a platform for experimentation and communication that will organize international meetings based on contemporary creation, digital tools and multimedia.

The RAMI project is the result of a cooperation that began in 2001 between the following major partners: SHAMS-Beirut, ZINC/ECM-Marseilles, l’ATELIER of Alexandria and ASTAR-Milan. And is financed by Anna Lindh Foundation – Dramastica Institute - Ford Foundation - French Cultural Centre in Beirut – Open Society Institute – Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur – Ministère des affaires étrangères français.

RAMI is divided up into 7 phases:
1 - ARBOMED: Marseilles – Aix, October, 2006
2 - Beirut, 11 to 20 May, 2007
3 - Alexandria, 6 to 15 June, 2007
4 - Marseilles, 20, 21, 23 September, 2007
5 - Beirut, 2 to 13 October, 2007
6 - Alexandria Biennale - Alexandria, 2 to 8 November, 2007
7 - BJCEM: Alexandria – 25 November to 4 December, 2007