Conference and Exhibition
in the framework of RIXC Art Science Festival 2016
Riga, September 29 – October 1, 2016
Venue: The National Library of Latvia
Open Fields is the title of this year’s international conference and exhibition taking place in the framework of the annual RIXC Art Science Festival in Riga, from September 29 until October 1, 2016, focusing on new aesthetics, contemporary conditions, digital practices and the post-media situation. Since the first festival took place twenty years ago, the festival has grown and developed into an annual gathering for international scholars and artists working at the intersection of arts, humanities and science. The Open Fields Festival edition aims to present the most innovative approaches in artistic research, and to discuss the changing role of the arts, their transformative potential, and relation to the sciences.
Conference Public Keynote Speakers:
* Prof. Christiane PAUL / New School / Whitney Museum / US
* Dr. Jussi PARIKKA / Winchester School of Art / University of Southampton / UK
* Monica BELLO / Arts At ERN / CH
We received more then 120 compelling abstracts from around the world, out of which the conference reviewers board selected 80 proposals. Overall, this year we expect that together with the invited keynote speakers, featured session participants, and exhibition artists, more then 100 participants from 30 countries will participate in the festival, representing more then 60 universities, art centres, museums, institutions and companies, as well as independent artists, scientists and scholars from different fields, who are engaged in exploring the transformative potential of the arts.
WEDNESDAY, September 28, 2016
12.00 – Press Conference
14.00 – Changing Weathers European Project Partner Meeting
18.00 – Opening of the Exhibition: Turnton, Small City on the Sea by Time's Up (AU/AT).
RIXC Gallery, Address: 11. Novembra Krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas iela
THURSDAY, September 29, 2016
14.00 – Conference Registration
15.00 – Plenary Session: THE CONTEMPORARY CONDITION – SOME KEY CONCEPTS
Geoff COX / Verina GFADER / Jacob LUND / Anne KØLBÆK IVERSEN (Aarhus University's Contemporaneity Research Group / DK)
16.30 PUBLIC KEYNOTE LECTURES:
16.30 Situated Data: On Art Methods, Cultural Institutions and Infrastructure. Keynote talk by Jussi PARIKKA (Winchester School of Art / University of Southampton / UK)
17.30 Digital Art Now: Challenges of the Post-Digital Age. Keynote talk by Christiane PAUL (New School / Whitney Museum / US).
19.00 – The Opening of Open Fields Exhibition and RIXC Festival / Reception
The National Library of Latvia, Address: Mukusalas iela 3
FRIDAY, September 30, 2016
09.30 – 17.00 Conference Day 1: CONTEMPORANEITY / ART AS RESEARCH
Featured session by Liepaja university's Art Research Lab / Thematic keynotes / Parallel sessions
17.00-18.30 – Open Fields Book Review 1 (Featured session): book presentations by Armin MEDOSCH and Christiane PAUL, and discussion.
SATURDAY, October 1, 2016
10.00 – 16.00 Conference Day 2: ECO-AESTHETICS / ART AND SCIENCE
Featured session by Changing Weathers project partners / Thematic keynotes / Parallel sessions
16.00-17.00 Public Keynote Lecture by Monica BELLO (Arts At CERN / CH)
17.00 – 18.00 Open Fields Book Review 2 (20”x20 / Pecha Kucha format) presentations: by authors – Open Fields participants // Festival Closing: Art-Science Coctails
The National Library of Latvia
* Organizer: RIXC Center for New Media Culture.
* Partners: Conference and Exhibition is organized by RIXC in collaboration with the Art Research Lab of Liepaja University, the Art Academy of Latvia and Changing Weathers – Creative Europe’s project partners (http://www.changingweathers.net/)
* Exhibition partner: the National Library of Latvia
* Contact: rixc (at) rixc.org,
Address: RIXC, Maskavas iela 4, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
Phone: +371 67228478 (office), +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)
* Support: EU Program Creative Europe, the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Goethe Institute Riga, Mondriaan Fund.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW
for the OPEN FIELDS conference:
+371 67228478 (office)
+371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)