As Turkey places its cities under curfew to disperse the protests against the advance of the IS into Kobanê, the organisation of the upcoming Mardin Biennial issues a statement, postponing the event until further notice. As artists invited to participate in this biennial, we respect this decision, and express our support for the team:

"We now hear a cry that is greater than our voices and it comes from Kobanê. Kobanê that stands ever so firmly against the barbarism of its attackers has become the bleeding wound in the hearts of all those who live in this region. We would have liked to carry out the 3rd International Mardin Biennial as originally planned, but we know that in order for the voice of Kobanê to be heard, we need to go quiet and make all necessary efforts for its voice to be heard more. We are not afraid. On the contrary, we are hopeful that Kobanê’s voice will indeed be heard. That is why we have decided to postpone until further notice the 3rd International Mardin Biennial, which was supposed to take place between October 17 and November 17. It will take place in near future for the sufferings which take place right in front us to be seen and heard."

Mardin Cinema Association Döne Otyam, Ferhat Özgür, Fırat Arapoğlu, Mehmet Baran, Sait Tunç, Mesut Alp, Fikret Atay, Hakan Irmak, Ferhat Satıcı, Hülya Özdemir, Claudia Segura, Canan Budak, Can Bulgu

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De positie van de kunstenaar binnen de samenleving is steeds in flux: van kroniekschrijver tot romantisch genie, van verteller tot provocateur. Vandaag de dag is de kunstenaar steeds meer belast met het oplossen van de kwalen van de samenleving. Is de progressieve politiek van de kunstenaar verstrikt geraakt in de neoliberale val? Zo ja, hoe en met welke middelen? Wat voor soort kunst levert het op en welke vormen van verzet kunnen we ontdekken? - Publieke programma op 16 oktober 2014, om 20.00 in TENT Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat 50.

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Welcome to Belfast will be screening in Artium, Basque Museum-Center of Contemporary Art, in the show Invisible Violence curated by Zoran Erić, Blanca de la Torre and Seamus Kealy. The exhibition is coproduced by Artium, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art, Vitoria, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade. This collaboration involves two distinct but jointly curated exhibitions and the first one opened to the public last spring in Belgrade.

Opening: September 11, friday, 8 pm
September 11, 2014 - January 12, 2015

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September 4 – November 16 2014, TENT Rotterdam
Opening 4 September 17:00

The Value of Nothing onderzoekt de werking en consequenties van de logica van de markt als voornaamste waardesysteem in onze samenleving. De markt en geld zijn graadmeters voor het bepalen van waarde, maar wat wordt er dan precies gemeten, en wat wordt over het hoofd gezien? Wat zijn andere vormen van economische uitwisseling en wat betekent dat voor de voorwaarden en beleving van waarde die zich daarin manifesteert? En wat is eigenlijk de rol van kunst hierin?

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This summer, we'll be spending some time at Azala, a residency in the mountains of Álava, Basque Country. Apart from gazing at the wonderful view from our cabin, we'll resume our work on the trial as the stage and choreography of conflict, investigating the intersections between art and law. The residency is in three parts, which will allow us to continue working on this throughout 2015.

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This Wednesday 16th of July at 19h, at Centro Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Hamaca presents the videoprogram "This is the girl. Sobre decidir, si podemos decidir" that was assembled by Marti Manen and which includes "Welcome to Belfast" (2004).

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"Las obras remarcan la vida (política) del objeto como material valorable en la comunidad a través del trabajo acumulado para su realización. En un capitalismo feroz que nos arrastra a todos como en una riada, proyectos como este devienen asideros donde agarrarse, esperanzas desde los márgenes." - Una reseña de Avelino Sala sobre la exposición en Galería ADN, Barcelona. Publicado en A*DESK Highlights.
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Nire ama Roman hil da (My mother died in Rome) will be presented in the exhibition Manifesto. Art today, facing the doubts at Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, curated by David Armengol & Marti Manen. It consists of handmade facsimiles of the "exceptional" graffiti discovered in Iruña-Veleia, an archaeological site in Basque Country, and a video in which the inscriptions are deciphered by different experts in favour of, or opposing, the theory that they are forgeries.

31st May–6th July 2014. Opening Friday May 30 at 20:00

With Chto Delat, Ferran Garcia Sevilla, Rubén Grilo, Núria Güell & Levi Orta, Saskia Holmkvist, Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum, Mariona Moncunill, Wilfredo Prieto + Esther Ferrer + Martha Rosler + Guerrilla Girls

Curated by David Armengol & Marti Manen

Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
c/ Sant Adrià, 20. 08030 Barcelona

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We're happy to announce that our video Marea, or the ecological disaster as a cultural and political phenomenon will be shown in the group exhibition "Cómplices y Testigos” from 24 May to 31 July 2014, at ADN Galería in Barcelona.

Realized between 2002 and 2004, this work took as its subject the social mobilization triggered by the accident of the Prestige oil-tanker. Brought forth by one of the most intense social and political moments of the last decades in Spain, this mobilization could be said to have prefigured the rise of the 15M protests and the Occupy movement in 2011.

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Pablo Uribe, Iratxe Jaio y Klaas van Gorkum
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Uruguay

Del 10 al 18 de mayo, 2014  /  De 11 a 20 hs

Discursos encontrados confronta la obra Air discurso de Pablo Uribe y Últimas palabras de Iratxe Jaio y Klaas van Gorkum. Mientras que en Air discurso 5 actores de teatro interpretan sin palabras, sino mediante gestos y movimientos el discurso enunciado el 27 de noviembre de 1983 frente al Obelisco de los Constituyentes por Alberto Candeau -considerada como la proclama que dio inicio a la caída de la dictadura cívico-militar en Uruguay- , en Últimas palabras se toman fragmentos del alegato final de Astiz -condenado a cadena perpetua por crímenes de lesa humanidad por el Gobierno Argentino- los cuales son interpretados por un actor de teatro con las constantes correcciones de un instructor de oratoria.

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