The presentation of the artist Jesús Pastor

The presentation of the artist and full professor Jesús Pastor took place in the Research Master on Artistic and Vistual Practices. At the end of his presentation, Pastor explained all students about the artistic donation to the MIDE collection, that he has just completed with differents artworks that represent his artistic career.

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The Cuenca’s CAAC open an exhibition tribute to Copy Artist Fernando Canales

The tribute was attended by the widow of Canales, Esther Graciá; his daughter, Marina Canales and a large number of friends and colleagues of the artist and professor at the School of Art of Cuenca. The event was presented by José Ramón Alcalá, friend and artistic partner of Canales; by Ruben Tortosa, friend and curator of the exhibition; by Maria Angeles Zurilla, Vice Chancellor of Culture and University Extension; by the Dean of the Faculty, Francisco Javier Díez de Baldeón and Patxi Andión, director of the Art Department.

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Museum IM/POSIBLE

This class focuses on the complex relationship between the institutions of the art world and the artistic practices linked to new media, from the transgressive proposals of net art to the progressive though unfinished integration of works of digital art in the collections of some museums. Examining both the problems involved in the conservation and dissemination of unstable art and the pre-eminence of temporary exhibitions in front of permanent collections, we will see how in their interaction with new technologies both artistic practices and museums themselves are transformed.

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Cuenca’s CAAC publishes a catalog 2016

This work represents the end of MINECO and ERDF projects which during the last two years have been developed in the Collections and Archives of Contemporary Art of the School of Fine Arts of Cuenca, at the University of Castilla-La Mancha

The catalog of the Collections and Archives of Contemporary Art (CAAC) of Cuenca, edited by José Ramón Alcalá and Vicente Jarque, assisted in the coordination by Beatriz Escribano, and designed by Héctor Morejón, has been finally published, after two years of intense work around the projects MINECO Ref. HAR2013-48604-C2-1-P and Castilla-La Mancha with European funds, ERDF Ref. P011-2014-002-P. Both projects, ending in December, will have their continuity with the MINECO project “Spanish Archive of Media Art” which will be directed by Ana Navarrete (UCLM) and Miguel Ángel Marzal (UC3M).

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MIDE and Cuenca’s CAAC present in LabMeeting 2015 of Medialab-Prado

José Ramón Alcalá, acting director of the International Museum of Electrography (MIDE) and coordinator of the Collections and Archives of Contemporary Art (CAAC) of Cuenca, participated, accompanied by his team, with a conference on the opening day of LabMeeting Madrid 2015, organized by Medialab-Prado which takes place from today until next Thursday in Madrid (Spain).

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Publications About Mide’s Recent Activities

As the result of the 2015 exhibitions and of the subject “Cultural Interfaces and New Media” of the Master in Research in Artistic and Visual Practices coordinated by J.R.Alcalá and also taught by Sylvia Molina and Guillermo Navarro, it has been published the book entitled “Processes: The Artist and the Machine. Reflections on the historical Media Art. “, coordinated by Beatriz Escribano and designed by Héctor Morejón de Girón. Texts by José Ramón Alcalá, Beatriz Escribano, Rubén Tortosa, Ana Soler and Lieve Prins.

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Italian artist Pierluigi Vannozzi donates an important batch of artworks to the MIDE

The International Museum of Electrography (MIDE) has recently received a very special donation: one from the Italian artist Pierluigi Vannozzi, one of the most important authors of the artistic movement Copy Art, which revolves around the use of the copying machine with an artistic purpose and whose main importance is not so much in the result, as in the process.

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