CPS – ¿The Rest is History?

Research, planning tool and masterplan for Manifesta 8, Murcia and Cartagena, 2010

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Review by Sabeth Buchmann for Artforum on Manifesta 8, 2011

 

Ariel Reichman at San Anton Prison. Short video from Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. Produced by GUTS.

 

Michael Takeo Magruder at MURAM. Short video from Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. Produced by GUTS.

 

Khaled Hafez on Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. Short video produced by GUTS.

 

MURAM. Short video from Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. Produced by GUTS.

 

Erlea Maneros Zabala at MURAM. Short video from Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. Produced by GUTS.

 

Anders Eiebakke at San Anton Prison). Short video from Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. Produced by GUTS.

 

Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel at San Anton Prison. Short video from Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. Produced by GUTS.

 

Casino de Cartagena. Short video from Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. Produced by GUTS.

 

Prision de San Anton (San Anton Prison). Short video from Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. 1st in a series of 11 produced by GUTS.

 

Art Assembly. Short video from Chamber of Public Secrets venues at Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010. Produced by GUTS.

 

 

 

 

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February 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm

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AGM Conversations – Cartagena

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AGM CONVERSATIONS Cartagena, Spain, 2010

MURAM Museo Regional de Arte Moderno, Cartagena,
“On Ethics” 2 October 2010

AGM Conversation series brings together, in different configurations and venues, artists, curators, thinkers and contributors variously involved in processes of “knowledge production” via art, media, research or other forms of critical dialogue. Adopting AGM’s itinerant format, these sessions seek not only to assess the “state-of-play” at various moments in the lead up to the exhibition or research process in which they are involved at that time, but to continue discussions around thematics that are central to their approach and productions. Previous conversations have dealt with the overall Manifesta 8 project in 2010, artists engagements and research with the Region of Murcia, the issues related to specific artist productions and the wider preoccupations of contemporary art production.

A significant feature of the conversation series, is that they have taken place in semi formal settings, requiring no audience but the camera and the amassed group of participants. They sit somewhere between the formal setting of the commonly used artists talk /seminar format and the informal nature of social/networked conversations between arts practitioners and producers. The sessions provide an open forum for sharing and exchange with no underlying pretext but to consider the current state of affairs.

“On Ethics” saw the participation of Erlea Maneros Zabala, Yesomi Umolu, Hannah Conroy, Khaled Ramadan, Martin Rosengaard, Khaled Hafez, Celine Condorelli, Henna, Hyvarinen, David Berg

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December 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm

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:: Overview ::

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Follow this link for a short video by rtve.es . This Video give a clear overview of all three curatorial strategies presented by Chamber of Public Secrets (CPS), Transit.org and Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum (ACAF).

http://www.rtve.es/television/20101108/368771.shtml

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November 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm

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Chamber of Public Secrets and Manifesta 8

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CPS production directed by Khaled Ramadan. Artist Khaled Hafez explores the curatorial strategy of  Chamber of Public Secrets’ in a 10min mini-documentary about the co-curators of Manifesta 8, Murcia 2010.

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San Anton Prison: Alfredo Cramerotti and Khaled Ramadan and Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel Penetration Space.

MURAM Cartagena: Erlea Maneros Zabala and Michael Takeo Magruder.

Cartagena Casino: Stefanos Tsivopoulos

 

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November 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm

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:: Update – Manifesta 8 ::

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There has been a plethora of press discussing Manifesta 8 including Exibitart,  and Kunstbeeld : Bericht uit Murcia en Cartagena: Manifesta 8., The Wall Street Journal ,Art in America Magazine and Wooloo have been featured on Artforum online.

New CPS commissions can be seen on the No-typical TV website. Featured films include – Abed Anouti Immigration forecast: Part 1 and 2, an interview with Stefanos Tsivolpoulos about his new work Amnesialand, encounters with Khaled Hafez, The ARTS ASSEMBLY and many more.

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The ARTS ASSEMBLY created an critical platform through a series of discussions and critical sessions, which are available to view on utube

Featuring – Khaled Hafez

Featuring Michael Takeo Magruder

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Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel has colonised media platforms with his insightful interviews with people living in the region  of Murcia. Colonel seeks out  North Africans living in Southern Spain and uses uses the statement In Dialogue with North Africa as a starting point for his interviews.

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November 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm

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¿The rest is history?

In the vision of CPS, Manifesta 8 is a series of ‘transmissions’ that critically use artistic, relational and media(ted) strategies to explore the specific geographic and socio-political structures that define reality, and its history. CPS searches out and promotes dialogues that simultaneously occupy and interrupt the very boundary conditions that define Manifesta 8′s framework, placing them in the public realm through the practices of media production, documentary, artistic research and aesthetic journalism.

In past editions, Manifesta has often focused on the axis between the West and the former East bloc. The aim of Manifesta 8 will be to engage with the north-south divide, specifically with Europe’s present-day boundaries with northern Africa and its interrelations with the Maghreb region.

One of the innovations arising from Manifesta 8 is based on the concept of collective curating, and the introduction of an artistic team made up of three groups of curators, composed of Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum(Egypt), Chamber of Public Secrets (Scandinavian countries, Italy, The U.K and Libanon) and tranzit.org (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia ), responsible for both the thematic approach and the selection of artists. As a dynamic exhibition, Manifesta 8 can be seen to exist at an intersection, a place where the three curatorial collectives will respond to the challenges posed by notions of trans-regional and trans-continental dialogue, using different formats. These range from a series of televised debates (including two episodes of a popular talk-show on the Arabic Al Jazeera network), the publication of a 420-page Reader to plot the links between conditions, imaginaries and narratives in both post-colonial and post-Communist countries, and setting up an “incubator” to research the potential of producing a roaming, pan-African biennial.

For more information please go to the Manifesta 8 website – www.manifesta8.com

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August 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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