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  • 02.04.2008. - 27.04.2008.

    Kiberdžezva


    It is difficult to say what came first, the blog or the exhibition, partly because they have the same title: kibedžezva. However, http://kiberdzezva.blogspot.hr was first uploaded in July 2007 and become an official exhibition project four months later. It involves students of art history, animation and new media from Zagreb and represents the next exhibition's intro as well as an attempt to inform the Croatian public about the latest problems, tendencies and phenomena in the area of new media. Our goal is, by reblogging, to mark discursive positions for easier and more efficient interpretation of constant technological and cultural changes. For these reasons, the blog will have been updated by the end of this year.

    The exhibition entitled Kiberdžezva is mostly result of collaboration among Vjekica Buljan, Morana Matković, Petra Šešljaga and the third-year and fourth-year students at the Zagreb Fine Art Academy's Department for animation and new media. They selected artworks that referred to current problems of communicational culture of the Internet. As suggested by the artists, the most intriguing aspect of "social software" is web servers for socializing and networking cultural and art producers and distribution of their products. Although they are not the subject, Facebook, My Space or You Tube are still useful frames for understanding one part of the contemporary art production. This time, Antona Begušić, Petra Hudić, Luka Hrgović, Mirna Martini, Dina Rončević and Matea Šabić will have the honour to show their works. In order to make things more virtual, Dina Rončević's blog What do you care what "bobina" is http://cetverotaktni.blogspot.com serves as an introduction into the exhibition.

    Links:
    (1)http://kiberdzezva.blogspot.hr
    (2)http://cetverotaktni.blogspot.com
    (3)http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=luka+hrgovic&search_type=

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  • 01.02.2008. - 01.02.2008.

    Art, Technology, Media

    The Galženica Gallery dedicates the 2008 exhibition programme to the latest tendency that finds its artistic and social legitimization in exploring different forms of relationship between technology and art, known under many names such as new media or digital art. However, the focus of our interest is only on the production and presentation of those works that in the context of current transformation of the Internet from communication into a mass medium highlight new ways of networking (Web 2.0, P2P etc.) on one side and the immanent characteristic of the Internet to depend on the different databases on the other. This is especially true of World Wide Web...

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  • 10.11.2007. - 10.11.2007.

    KiberDzezva, blog


    Behind a somewhat enigmatic title Kiber Dzezva (Cyber Coffee - Pot), there is an exhibition planned for the next year but also an attempt to inform the Croatian public about the latest problems, tendencies and phenomena in the area of so-called new media. Kiber Dzezva is a collaborative blog of the art history, animation and new media students. Cyber refers rather to the current transformation of the World Wide Web into another mass medium than to the former concept of cyberspace. Dzezva stands for a traditional Balkan coffee pot – a metaphor for companionship, conversation or mere chatting about the current issues.

    The Kiber Dzezva blog will enable visitors to see the process of organising a group student exhibition. They are the third-year and fourth-year students at the Zagreb Fine Art Academy's Animation and New Media Department, working in collaboration with Vjekica Buljan, Morana Matković, Petra Šešljaga and Klaudio Štefančić. The exhibition is due to be opened in April 2008 at the Galženica Gallery. The exhibition is a part of the 2008 gallery programme dedicated to the art tendencies working with new technologies and new media.

    We intend to use the blog form for re-blogging i.e. informing the croatian art world about phenomena, events and tendencies on the Internet today. The Web 2.0 is a widely known innovation in the virtual world, made possible because of the standardization of the internet broadband, cheaper hardware and the presence of the software such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and Ajax (Asynchronous Java Script and XML). Transfer of the user and art operativeness from PC to the World Wide Web seems quite important so we will dedicate the Kiber Dzezva blog to the Web 2.0 servicing and applications ( Facebook, Flickr, My Space etc.)

    During the process of working on the exhibition and blog, another intention has come up - to present some of the local phenomena such as the application of the latest software innovation on the informatics enterprise (Blog.hr, Trosjed.net.hr, Pticica.com) and adjustment to the Anglo - Saxon culture of so-called social software. Equally interesting is the mobile phone use. From parking place or fare payment, to the music video of the local band TBF, the mobile has become probably the most important part of the Croatian post socialist everyday life.

    So many things have been listed as the goals of this project. There is nothing left to do but work and hope that at least some of the phenomena will be successfully articulated and opened to discussion, and their research continued someday.

    Kiber Dzezva blog is mainly written in Croatian. Despite of that we hope that you will be able to get some general impressions about our activity.

    Link:

    (1) http://kiberdzezva.blogspot.com/

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