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NET FREEDOM ART EXHIBITION

A collective international multidisciplinary contemporary art show

ABOUT THE SHOW

In collaboration with Internet Freedom Festival, the 2016 Net Freedom Art Show is an itinerary collective international multidisciplinary contemporary art show that will be exhibited in New York, London, Valencia, Santiago de Chile, and Kaunas.

This exhibition has been curated by Jorge Cortell-Albert (Saint Charles Royal Academy of Fine Arts advisor, Libera Accademia Belle Arti Visiting Professor, Independent Art Curator, and free culture activist):

With this provocative, irreverent, and atypical exhibition I'm trying to spark a debate around some of the key points in the fight for internet freedom, such as: Advocacy, Community, Gender, Diversity, Media, Design, Best Practices, and Technology.
In that sense, all the pieces displayed embody multiple messages, even the heterogeneous collective of selected artists represent the diverse essence of the internet.

[Read a full interview here]

SELECTED ARTISTS

Artist, Author of "Fakebook Friends" and Trouble Maker from Red Bank, NJ (USA). His work has been covered by Time Magazine, The Telegraph, Penthouse, Variety, E! News, Gawker, The Huffington Post, CBC, The New York Post...

Sculptor and performance artist working in video, installation and action art. Born on May 12, 1967 in Warsaw (Poland) where he lives and works. His work has been exhibited at Art Basel, London's Hayward Gallery, and New York's The New Museum.

Born in 1978 in Colombia, Motta’s work has been presented in venues such as Tate Modern, The New Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center. He lives and works in New York (USA).

Japanese manga artist, film producer, and activist. Born in Osaka (Japan) in 1928, he's the creator of Astro Boy, and Kimba the White Lion, amongst others. Known as "the god of manga", the city of Takarazuka opened a museum in his memory in 1989.

Lithuanian born multidisciplinary artist (MFA from Lithuania Art Academy), she moved to Germany to continue her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. She has participated in residencies and collaborative projects in Germany, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania and Greece, and has been shown in various exhibitions and video festivals.

Born in Modena (Italy) in 1952, after his BA from Rome's Art School he worked with Federico Fellini in the Marco Aurelio Newspaper. He has worked as Art Director for large advertising agencies in Brazil and Spain. His art has been featured in exhibitions from Monte Carlo (Face-to-face) to the Valencia Institute of Modern Art IVAM (Without Time).

Born in Paris (France) in 1966, she received an Master's Degree in Multimedia Production, and an MFA from the Art School of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), where she is currently pursuing her PhD in Art. She has stayed away from the commercial art circuit to concentrate on her research, but has kept an active political profile, specially in regards to technology activism. She recently became an elected official (Local Council).

Young Bulgarian illustrator who received her BA (Hons.) Art Design and Media from The American International University in London, studying also at Sotheby's Institute of Art. Her work has been featured in the Art Alive Emerging Artists Exhibition in Soho and the Parallax Art fair in Chelsea. She lives and works in London (UK).

EXHIBITION VENUES AROUND THE WORLD:

March 1-6, 2016
LAS NAVES - VALENCIA (SPAIN)

Las Naves is a space dedicated to culture and promotion of arts. They support the growth and development of young artists, and generate synergies between them to encourage collective and multidisciplinary creations. It is also an international community for entrepreneurship, which supports business owners, entrepreneurs and startups, and encourages collective and collaborative culture.

November 4 - December 2, 2016
GALLERY MENO PARKAS - KAUNAS (LITHUANIA)

Gallery Meno Parkas is a Lithuanian artists association art gallery in Kaunas (Lithuania). Exhibition page [English / Lithuanian]

Covered by: Echo Gone Wrong (English), Evensi (Lithuanian)

Winter (Date TBA), 2017
GALLERY TBA - LONDON (UK)

A gallery in the City of London is being secured and dates being selected for this show.

Spring (Date TBA), 2017
GALLERY TBA - NEW YORK (NY)

A gallery in New York City is being secured and dates being selected for this show.

Summer (Date TBA), 2017
GALLERY TBA - Santiago (Chile)

A gallery in Santiago de Chile is being secured and dates being selected for this show.

CRITICAL RECEPTION

  • “So much talent, so much message... this show is too much!”

    ABANOUB S.
    Art Critic
  • “We can not recall a previous curator putting together an opera prima of this caliber.”

    ELLEN A.
    Journalist
  • “If there is one show you can not miss this year, it's this one. ***** ”

    JUAN C.
    Collector
  • “Where does this guy come from? Out of the blue, here comes a total stranger putting together one of the most awesome art shows this city has seen in years!”

    JOHN S.
    Gallerist
  • “From established to newcomers, from traditional to groundbreaking, form young to not so young... this is one fine ensemble of artists”

    MARIA C.
    Artist
  • “This show has captured the spirit of the net: diverse, odd, all over the place, interesting, and a new way to see somehting that has always been there.”

    RICHARD M.
    Hacker

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