Art Meets Technology

Creating pathways among people and cultures through media and art

August 22nd, 2019
Gloria Algarotti, News from Berlin
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The Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin opens its door to the Rencontres Internationales, an international event dedicated to new cinema and media art practices. The German capital is hosting 6 days of screenings, performances, discussions, forum and more all about the contemporary culture of image.

The exhibition is named “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. Contemporary moving images” and it takes place from August 20th until August 25th in the heart of Berlin. Anyone is welcome to join and it is free of charge. The Rencontres Internationales is a project launched in 1997 and takes place every year alternately between Paris and Berlin, which aims to reflect upon the recent practice of media art and filmmaking as well as to foster connections between different artistic forms, artists and audiences. The program for the event includes screenings, exhibitions, performances and discussions of works by internationally recognized artists, curators, researches and art-experts.

The exhibition is organized by the institution of the hosting location in collaboration with many embassies and cultural institutions in Berlin, including representatives of the French, Canadian, Portuguese, Flemish, Swiss, Italian, Spanish, Danish countries and cultures.

The event offers a platform in Europe where artists and all those interested from all around the world can come together, exchange opinions and critically discuss and reflect upon the role of art in our contemporary society, its relation to new medias and technologies and its function within the interconnected, globalized world of today. 

The Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin is the prefect hub for an international exhibition of this kind.

The location is a permanent and presents artistic creations from around the world, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies. In a time when local and national issues are inextricably linked to international developments, the Haus enables individuals to express themselves through art in all their uniqueness and diversity. It gives them a productive place in the inner-societal dialogue and enables them to have an impact on the society.

The Rencontres Internationales aims to reach out to a broader audience with a program that is accessible to everyone and by doing so, to develop deeper reflections on the shared cultural between peoples and ethnicities all around the world.


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