FIRST LIGHTS

8 July 2020, 6.00 pm _ ZOOM Access, please send an email to desk@firstlights.net Or watch the live stream on facebook Art in Public Space after the Corona Crash: Summary of the first public meet-up on 10 June 2020 of art-in-public-space projects and festivals of light discussing the impact and the responses to the Corona pandemic. When the Corona pandemic started, within a few days art-in-public-space projects and festivals of light came to a full stop. Public events were cancelled, public gatherings were limited, and along with the uncertainty that still accompanies this global health emergency, it is unclear when the public domain will once again be able to host projects and activities. In these days, artists, curators, technicians, and […]

Bettina Pelz: NARRACJE Gdansk.pl 2009 – 2019

narracje.eu _ “NARRACJE was a new experience in Poland”, said Robert Sochacki when looking back on the NARRACJE experience over the last 10 years. He is an artist, curator and academic based in Gdansk. “As an artist and as a citizen, I was very excited to see that people came from all over the Tri-City and even further. It was an extraordinaire phenomenon to see all these people walking around at night – looking for art.”

Bettina Pelz: SEGOU YELEN Ségou.ml 2019

From Tunis To Ségou _ Working With Light As Artistic Material _ SEGOU’ART is an international gathering of artists and curators, critics and collectors, art initiatives and gallerists to improve exchange, debate and dissemination of contemporary fine art across the African continent. Exhibition projects and concerts, workshops and lectures, roundtables and debates are choreographed to be a dense program. In February 2019, it took place for the second time, for the first time it includes a decentral exhibition project dedicated to light and media art. Aymen Gharbi and I were the curators.

Bettina Pelz: NE TEMNO Yekaterinburg.ru 2018

_ “We choose the longest night of the year as the perfect time for our light art project”, said founder Evgenia Nikitina when talking about NE TEMNO, the international light art project that takes place in Yekaterinburg.ru. Designed to be a night-time event, all artworks on display use natural and artificial light as material, tool or medium to draw or to paint, to form and to build, to reflect or to project.

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