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A Television Interview with YLE (in finnish) can be read here.
INTERNATIONAL TELETEXT ART FESTIVAL ITAF Yle
WELCOME TO THE OPENING of ITAF Yle:
>>>> exhibition by Kathrin Günter and
>>>> the founding event of MUTA (MUSEUM OF Teletext Art).
The artist is present in the opening.
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Thursday 20.3.2014 8pm at FISH Helsinki, Alppikatu 17 lh2 Helsinki
INTERNATIONAL TELETEXT ART FESTIVAL ITAF Yle
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke
in Yle Teletext and FISH Helsinki
The FixC cooperative organises together with Yleisradio, Finnish Broadcasting Company, a festival of teletext-art ITAF Yle. The artworks are broadcasted 20.3. – 22.4.2014. on Finnish teletext (pages 525 – 541).
The festival program includes an exhibition of works by Kathrin Günter, the winner of Teletext Art Prize2013 and a video compillation of ITAF Yle teletext-art works with a soundtrack by Uli Mayr including “Das Atom im Videotextreich” by Dragan Espenschied’s Eurodance band, Bodenständig 2000. The exhibiton takes place in the brand new FixC coopertive showroom: FISH Helsinki.
The ITAF Yle opening event also celebrates the founding of the world’s first and propably last teletext art museum MUTA (MUseum of Teletext Art). The museum will show artworks on a regular basis on a permamnet teletext page in Yle Teletext. In addition the museum will archive the teletext artworks in digital form for the media-archeologists of the future as part of the collection of Finnish electronic art VILKE.
The teletext art works in ITAF Yle have been previously shown in ITAF2013 in ARD text, ORF TELETEXT and SWISS TELETEXT. In one month over a million people viewed the artworks and following the success ITAF2013 was selected in to the program of Ars Electronica Festival , Linz, Austria, 5.9.-9.9.2013
The participating artists in ITAF Yle are :
LIA, Manuel Knapp, UBERMORGEN, Daniel Egg, Marc Lee, Raquel Meyers, Kathrin Günter, Max Capacity, Dragan Espenschied, Jarkko Räsänen, Goto80, Seppo Renvall , Dan Farrimond, Juha van Ingen, Cordula Ditz and John Lawrence.
The opening continues 10pm with a ITAF lo-tech teletext art videomix acompanied by chiptune music played by Jarkko Räsänen in Sandron kulma Kolmas linja 17
Centre Pompidou-Metz dedicates an unprecedented exhibition to the phenomenon and aesthetic of paparazzi photography through more than 600 works (photography, painting, video, sculpture, installation, etc.).
The exhibition is divided into three parts: Photographers, Stars and Artists.
RED CARPET (INTRODUCTION)
The visitor steps into the exhibition space to be immediately confronted with paparazzi flashes from an installation by Malachi Farrell, titled Interview (Paparazzi). Photographs showing a pack of paparazzi “hunting their prey” create a mise en abyme that plunges the visitor into a new role as a star, while giving them a taste of the pressure celebrities are under.
The profession of paparazzo is more complex than it seems. Paparazzi must be ingenious, mounting what are often delicate, high-risk operations. They each have their tricks of the trade and tales to tell which together form the grand story of “paparazzism”.
In a series of interviews with paparazzi, a presentation of their tools (including spy cameras, long lenses and disguises), photographs by Francis Apesteguy, Olivier Mirguet, Jessica Dimmock and Christophe Beauregard, and an excerpt from Raymond Depardon’s Reporters film, this section goes behind-the-scenes of the paparazzi.
The figure of the paparazzo was invented by Federico Fellini in 1960. The name is a contraction of “pappataci” (mosquitoes) and “ragazzi” (ruffians). The paparazzo is portrayed as a post-modern anti-hero. Since La Dolce Vita, he has become one of the mythical figures of popular culture.
Excerpts from films by Dario Argento, Federico Fellini, Brian De Palma, Louis Malle and Andrzej Zulawski, from the 1930s to the present, reveal the public’s perception of the paparazzo as a solitary figure, often down on his luck. Devoid of morals or scruples, and therefore hard to love, he is the double negative of the war correspondent.
The other side
Forms of appropriation
Through the paparazzo’s lens
Celebrity magazines satisfy the demand of a media industry which has its own rhetoric and its own, unmistakable page layout. Through works by Jonathan Horowitz, Armin Linke, Paul McCarthy and Andy Warhol, this last section raises the question of how paparazzi photos reach their audience.
From 26 February to 9 June 2014
In this original exhibition, Centre Pompidou-Metz examines the phenomenon and aesthetic of paparazzi photography through more than 600 works spanning multiple disciplines: photography, painting, video, sculpture, installation, etc.
Covering fifty years of celebrities caught in the lens, Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists considers the paparazzo at work by examining the complex and fascinating ties between photographer and photographed, going on to reveal the paparazzi influence on fashion photography. By associating some of the genre’s leading names, the likes of Tazio Secchiaroli, Ron Galella, Bruno Mouron and Pascal Rostain, with works by Richard Avedon, Raymond Depardon, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol, all of whom reflected on this modern-day myth, Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists sets out to define the paparazzi aesthetic.
The figure of the “paparazzi” was invented by Federico Fellini in his 1960 film La Dolce Vita as a contraction of “pappataci” (mosquitoes) and “ragazzi” (ruffians). Thus the practice of tracking celebrities in the hope of a candid shot has been around for more than half a century. Since then, this post-modern hero has become a legend of the popular press, akin to a war correspondent reporting from the frontline of fame. The profession of paparazzo is more complex than it seems. Paparazzi must be ingenious. They each have their tricks of the trade and tales to tell which together form the grand story of “paparazzism”.
Their targets are almost always women who epitomise their era’s feminine ideal: Brigitte Bardot, Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, Liz Taylor, Stephanie and Caroline of Monaco, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears… But celebrities are not just helpless victims. They defend themselves, prevent the photograph from being taken, even attack their assailant.
They can also be a willing accomplice, playing up to the camera and even setting up shots. Some go as far as to invent their own way of escaping the star system and its constraints. Since the 1960s and 70s, the attitudes adopted by these image-mongers have fascinated countless artists who, in one or other work, have stepped into the paparrazo’s shoes. Similarly, the paparazzi aesthetic (long lens, enlarged grain, flashes, etc.) has inspired works by many contemporary artists, including Viktoria Binschtok, Malachi Farrell, Kathrin Günter, Alison Jackson and Armin Linke.
A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Curator: Clément Chéroux, Curator, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Photography Department. Associate curators: Quentin Bajac, chief curator of photography at Museum of Modern Art, New York Sam Stourdzé, Director, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
… til you drop!
Magazines, Books and Posters. Have a look inside and enjoy!
Katier is very happy to have been invited by infamous occulto magazine to join their desk at MISS READ – The Berlin Art Book Fair from 19th – 22th of September! Two new editions of my freshly printed Star Shots Magazines and my self are looking forward to meeting you at the occulto magazine desk!
THANK YOU OCCULTO!!!
MISS READ will be hosted by abc – art berlin contemporary for the second year, after taking place at KW Institute for Contemporary Art for the previous three years.
abc art berlin contemporary
Luckenwalder Strasse 4-6
Thursday, 19.9.2013, 12-9pm
Friday, 20.9.2013, 12–7 pm
Saturday, 21.9.2013, 12–7 pm
Sunday, 22.9.2013, 12–7 pm
Katier is very happy to be awarded with the Teletext Art Award 2013 for the series “Lindsay Lohan’s Mugshot Cabinet!
More infos: International Teletext Art Festival