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Opening in Trieste of BOTH WAYS exhibition

Trieste, 21. August 2020 (MOREL)- BOTH WAYS is a contemporary art exhibition that contributes, within the Science in the City Festival, to the edition of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2020) in Trieste. It is a physically polycentric exhibition, held in five European locations with headquarters in Trieste, as well as a replicated and extended online exhibition, virtually available worldwide to anyone who enters it with their avatar.
The exhibition will open 29 August at 7 pm at Magazzino 27 in the Porto Vecchio of Trieste: from 29 August to 6 September this will be the “centre” collecting the experiences of the entire BOTH WAYS project which is the outcome of a European co-production project that Trieste Contemporanea initiated in March 2019 in partnership with the Central European Initiative (CEI) and with the Trieste International Foundation for Progress and Freedom of Sciences (FIT). It was proposed to a group of art and science institutions in Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Serbia, with the aim of bringing into dialogue the positions and specific ways of producing knowledge of art and science.
Both ways, both directions; objective: to relate two fields much more similar than it seems and always “directing towards” as vectors.
BOTH WAYS is a co-production of University of Rijeka–Center for Innovative Media (CIM) at the Academy of Applied Arts (APURI) and Department of Mathematics (Croatia); Trieste Contemporanea (Italy); Scientifica, Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Center for the Promotion of Science (CPN), Belgrade (Serbia); Ludwig Museum–Museum of Contemporary Art and Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport, Budapest (Hungary).
The artists featuring in Trieste are the following: Floriama Cândea (RO), George Crîngașu (RO), Bojan Crnković (HR), Horia Damian (RO), Ingeborg Fülepp (HR), Vladan Joler (SR), Filip Kostić (SR/USA), Imre Lepsényi (H), Vedrana Mikulić Crnković (HR), Marko Mrvoš (HR), Sorin Neamțu (RO), Roberto Paci Dalò (I), Matteo Pasquinelli (I), Mihai Plătică (RO), Dijana Protić (HR), László L. Révész (H), Laurențiu Ruță (RO), Catrinel Săbăciag (RO), Kristóf Szabó (H), Róbert Szabó (H), Kálmán Tarr (H), Kristina Tica (SR), Zoltán Vadászi (H), Gyula Várnai (H), Victoria Vesna (SR/USA), Ioana Vreme Moser (RO), Tamás Waliczky (H).
BOTH WAYS is supported by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the Trieste International Foundation (FIT).
Furthermore, the project is co-financed by KKT: Campus Creative Team, Rijeka 2020, European Capital of Culture, 27 Neighborhoods; UNIRI Projects (Rijeka): Interdisciplinary Research and Application of New Media Technologies in Virtual Reality Art; Department of Mathematics-University of Rijeka and The Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund (Croatia) | the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities (Hungary) | The Administration of the National Cultural Fund (Romania) | the European ARTificial Intelligence – AI Lab project (EU Creative Europe programme) and the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia (Serbia).
The project has been conceived and constantly addressed in its various parts with a dual perspective. A feature of BOTH WAYS is having pairs of curators for each country, coming from both the world of contemporary art and the world of science. Miruna Amza (RO), Anna Bálványos (H), Miruna Batin (RO), Georgiana Buț (RO), Giuliana Carbi Jesurun (I), Maja Ćirić (SR), Dobrivoje Lale Eric (SR), Julia Fabényi (H), Ingeborg Fülepp (HR), Vedrana Mikulić Crnković (HR) have selected artists and works for Trieste.
Another feature is that in some cases the works themselves were created by a joint team, as for the Croatian educational proposal for students of the Art Academy and Department of Mathematics of the University of Rijeka. Or they have been studied from the outset in a “double” team, as it happened with the Italian project by Paci Dalò, initiated with the scientific collaboration of researchers from the JRC Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
A significant characteristic of BOTH WAYS project is the interpenetration of real space and virtual space in quasi-continuity. Here, however, reality has surpassed the imagination of curators and artists. Only a few famous catastrophic films were dealing with pandemics when, more than a year ago, in order to unite several European cities and peoples simultaneously under the aegis of art and science, this unusual and still experimental “extension” combining live streaming and virtual reality was conceived together with Antonio Giacomin. And now the acceleration of progress in this type of communication, forced by an unprecedented planetary situation, offers us the wonderful opportunity of visiting BOTH WAYS also from Australia… (ends)




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