The highlight of
The W:OW Project will be
2020 – the anniversary year –
celebrating 15 years “artvideoKOELN”, 15 years “CologneOFF International Festival Network”, 20 years “The New Museum of Networked Art”, 20 years “JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art”, 20 years “A Virtual Memorial Foundation”, 20 years “Agricola de Cologne” – and many other relevant anniversaries – among them 75 years End of World War II (1945).
WOW Jubilee – thats the manifestation context for 2020.
WOW Jubilee is consisting of two components the physical manifestations in collaboration with network partner all over the world, presenting a selection from the media art content collected @ The New Museum of Networked Art, and as a second component – WOW retro – a retrospective on 20 year networked art in virtual space – http://retro.newmediafest.org
WOW Jubilee will start as a symbolical act already in December 2019 in Africa, where already the human species was starting to conquer the world, so that the Jubilee year can start on 1 January 2020.
During 2020 manifestations will take place at numerous venues, including, among others, Ethiopia, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Greece, Germany, France, Peru, Brasil, USA – the complete list will be available at the end of 2019.
WOW Jubilee / Ethiopia
@ Addis Video Art Festival – Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
featuring the video selection by 5 international curators
December 2019/Januarty 2020
Simone Dompeyre (France, director & curator of Traverse Video Festival Toulouse)
Madhuja Mukherjee (India – Department of Film Studies Jadavpur University/Kolkata)
Eirini Olympiou (Greece, curator @ ADAF – Athens Digital Arts Festival Athens/Greece)
Tahir Un (Turkey – curator & artist from Izmir/Turkey)
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany – director & curator of artvideoKOELN, Cologne)