Revista ARTA #38-39

Launch of ARTA Magazine #38-39

We are delighted to invite you on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to the BRD Scena9 Residence for the launch of the number 38-39 of the ARTA Magazine dedicated to the theme of Art and Digitality.

The editorial invitation started from an observation made by the protagonist of Seth Price’s novel [Fuck Seth Price} that “This near-future art would no doubt take full advantage of technology, since technology was our age’s only site of new concepts”. Technology may be artist’s nesting ground for new concepts and aesthetic possibilities but whether one wishes to exploit this circumstance in the role of a sellout or that of a rioter represents the critical point of this proposal. This statement leaves us with the problem how a field of practice such as art can transcend the conventions of its own construction enough to re-orientate itself towards new sensibilities, if one could still call them that, or new matrices of affect, cognition and visual regimes now that machines have clearly and irreversibly entered the picture. In times when myriad forms of algorithmic control rely on abstract and conceptual processes and that manages to co-opt multiple radical and tactical strategies of former decades’ countercultures, we asked how art responds to the complex structures of the present? To this question/invitation we were left with a dozen inciting and exciting answers.

We would like to thank all our collaborators for this issue: Georgiana Barcan, Anca Bucur, Josephine Bosma, Magda Tyzlik-Carver, Ioan Cernei, Georgiana Cojocaru, George Crângașu, Silvia Costin, Ward Jenssen, Adrian Ganea, Bogdan Ghiu, Rareș Grozea, Valentina Iancu, Daria Khokhlova, Dmitry Kuvshinov, Thea Lazăr, Edith Lazar, Geert Lovink, Gabriela Mateescu, Cosmina Moroșan, Adela Muntean, Raluca Nestor Oancea, Marina Oprea, Denise Parizek, Josh Plough, Ingrid Pimsner, RYBN.ORG, Natalya Serkova, Anticorp Solar, Simion Teodor Ștefan, Lukas Truniger, Mădălina Zaharia.

Looking forward to see you!