Miami New Media Festival (MNMF)
2nd Edition 2007
Hardcore Art Contemporary Space (HACS)
Miami, Florida

Miami New Media Festival is a public art project, created by Arts Connection Foundation, which aims to promote video, film, and performance among the wide audience and urban spaces. MNMF was founded in Miami Florida in 2006, and it will happen every year during the month of October. With various art activities including screening, video mapping, audio-visual live performance, workshop, exhibition and lecture, MNMF weaves video arts into urban life and interacts with the audience, enabling a new possibility of public art.

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space (HACS) has a space of 6,250 square feet dedicated to contemporary projects and cutting-edge artists. The gallery took its name based on the new aesthetic ‘hardcore’ category in contemporary art that Jerome Sans, curator and former director of Palais de Tokio (2003) pointed out as: "art towards a new activism". ‘Hardcore Art’ questions our current times of violence. It explores critical issues on religion, politics, and society. ‘Hardcore Art’ applies to the way the artists infiltrate reality. The hardcore scene, in general, is both anti-establishment and specifically political. Hardcore Art Contemporary Space focuses on projects and proposals aligned into this category, where artists often adopt extreme positions, play on limits, and greatly increase art's polemical charge and its impact on society. We believe that Hardcore Contemporary Art builds a bridge between art and life, transcending art as an institution of power. HACS proposes shows of trans-objective positions, in which art is presented as a self-reflecting phenomenon, which uses its own means to examine social and cultural paradigms, in the context of our virtual and multimedia society.

Aisen Chacin
Andres Michelena
Asya Reznikov
Beatriz Caravaggio
Beth Moyses
Bjorn Melhus
Boaz Kaizman & Erick Sick
Carlos Garaicoa
Catherine Chalmers
Chus Garcia-Fraile
Clare Lagan
Cristobal Leon
David Palacios
DR Muu
Efren Candelaria
Els Opsomer
Flavio Cury
Frank George Kanelos
Gabriela Morawetz
Glenda Leon
Grimanesa Amoros
Hans Op de Beeck
Hyme Rim Lee
Ignacio Goitia
Iris Cegarra
Jane Hsu
Jason Mena
Jenny Marketou
Johanna Domke
Jordi Bernado
Juan-Si Gonzalez
Laura Erber
Manuela Covini
Maria Antelman
Matilde Marin
McCallum & Tarry
Milan Atanas
Monica Hernandez
Pascal Meccariello
Peter Eudenbach
Philipp Dontosov
Richard Garet
Richard Newton
Rodolfo Peraza
Sabrina Montiel Soto
Sandy White & Ivan Orkeny
Tia Vellani
Tim Folland
Victor Alimpiev
Wang Ya Hui
Yves Netzhammer


BLOG- Collective Exhibition On WebLog Narratives
Opening - June 21, 2007 from 7:00pm
Galeria Candela
Puerto Rico

BLOG is a collective exhibition where narrative is reinterpreted. Twenty artists take part in the creation of pieces that allude to the statement of a list of events like in a logbook.

On June 21 2007 from 7:00 pm Galeria Candela, Old San Juan, will be BLOG's stage. Local and international artists have decided to present videos, images, photography, installations and literary pieces where some of these depend on the direct interaction with the spectator.

BLOG is curated by REPUESTO and Kristine Servia. It’s one a series of eight exhibitions that will be appearing in Galeria Candela during the months of June to September. The electronic log is analyzed as an alternate way of communication where an author presents ideas, some of them miscellaneous, which accept commentaries of its recipients turning them into parallel protagonists or authors to the original one.

In this manifestation there are arguments on consumption and subversion, writing systems and narrative modalities. Likewise temporality, association and technology are reinterpreted. The works study and promote the critical analysis on environmental or social modals. This bears in mind notions from fundamental authors on semiotics such as Peirce and Greimas about the relation among known object and the subject that interprets it.

Kristine Servia, Nicole Rodriguez, Fernando Pintado, Rosemarie Perea, Jose Tomas, Jomi, Omar Obdulio Pena Forti, Javier Nicolau-Lopez, Jacob Morales, Jason Mena, Matt Hanner (Chicago) and W&N are some of the twenty artists who play with narrative in their works. These alter chronology’s order placing causality as basic figure.

Works like “Album”, by Nora Maite Nieves, play with reality’s relativity. Luis M. Rodriguez manipulates codification systems taking the Inca’s Kipu as an example, while Zoraida Lopez documents the processes in a bread factory. Jennifer Shmidt (Boston) reveals her posters with which she explores diverse dichotomies related to the identity.

Michelle Miner shows photos that possess conversations of different blogs. Miguel A. Torress dismantles perceptions creating objects with didactic traditional modals and Teresa Lopez exhibits a series of photographs that present a paradox between exotic bird colonies and humans. On his work Terence Hannum (Chicago) shows a work on the culture and experimental musical scene.

REPUESTO is a project, originated by W&N, for the development of investigation and artistic production which name suggests the substitution of spaces and a traditional media for new and different alternatives. It summons for the autonomic affirmation of every artist, liberating him or her of habitual situations by which could be limited.


Temporary Cities
International ArtExpo Collection
River’s Edge Film Festival
August 16-19, 2007
Maiden Alley Cinema, Market House Theatre & Yeiser Art Center
Paducah, Kentucky

The River’s Edge Film Festival is a four-day event built around the showing of quality independent film from around the world. Our focus is both on the film lover, providing multiple venues in which to experience the best the world of cinema has to offer, and on the filmmaker, offering opportunities for exhibition, education, and networking with contemporaries. There will be four screening venues, and International ArtExpo Collection will be screened twice during the festival. Festival staff will introduce each film or film series before the screening and a question and answer period will follow each film if the filmmaker is present.

The festival will be held in multiple venues, including Maiden Alley Cinema, Market House Theatre and Yeiser Art Center, which are all within walking distance of one another.

Pui Lee
Sarah Tremlett
Roberto Testori
Yousuf Saeed
Andrea Abbatangelo
Liu Chuanping
Nicola Evangelisti & Richard Journo
Giusy Lauriola
Stefano Fanara
Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Orum
Hubert Dobler
Ariane Maugery
Lisa Yachia
Jason Mena
Enrico Ferrari Ardicini
David Etxeberria
Ellen McAuslan
Luca Curci
Wendelin Buechler
Alessandra Eramo
Miguel Ribeiro
Trish Scott
Ye Leen Lee
Rui Mourao
Eva Angelo
Joclecio Azevedo
Xavier Gavin
Marta Alvim Marinho
Patricia Alex
Marcela Pavia
Richard del Rosso