SOUVENIR CROSSING – Exchange your souvenir at the Martin Parr exhibition

May 22nd, 2012 10 Comments

From 30 May the CCCB will be presenting the exhibition “SOUVENIR. Martin Parr, Photography and Collecting”, an exhibition where Parr’s ironic view of tourism and his interest in the world of compulsive collecting give as a result a series of original photographs, with some rather bizarre touches.

The souvenir, a nostalgic reminder of a touristic experience and at the same time often a fetish object for collectors, assumes a key role in the work of Martin Parr.

Take part in SOUVENIR CROSSING at the CCCB. Bring a souvenir to enter free of charge.

You can take away any other souvenir from the collection built by visitors as a memento.

#MuseumNext Barcelona: A practical guide for following the conference

May 21st, 2012 1 Comment

On May 23, 24 and 25, Barcelona will host MuseumNext, one of the leading international conferences on future trends in the cultural sector.Jim Richardson (SUMO) came up with the idea for MuseumNext five years ago as a forum in which to share experiences and talk about how new developments in technology and participation are changing museums.

The CCCB has worked alongside Museu Picasso, MACBA and MNAC to prepare this year’s congress, and will also host some of the activities.

350 professionals from 34 countries of the world have registered for MuseumNext 2012, and the conference has sold out.

From the CCCB, we will bring you media coverage of MuseumNext including daily roundups and interviews with participants.

  • Follow conference updates with the hashtag #MuseumNext. The conference organisers have created a Twitter List with all of this year’s delegates. The official conference account is @MuseumNext.
  • The CCCB (@cececebe) and CCCB Lab (@cccblab) accounts will be tweeting practical information for participants as well as the key ideas over the three days of MuseumNext.
  • See the CCCB Lab blog for special coverage of the event http://www.cccb.org/lab/museumnextcoverage including video interviews and daily chronicles. We will announce blog updates on Twitter.
  • You can watch the four keynote presentations live via videostreaming on the CCCB website: Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May at 10 am and 2 pm.

What are the core themes of MuseumNext?

MuseumNext 2012 is organised around 4 keynotes, 30 presentations and 2 workshops that explore three core themes: participation, digital marketing and future challenges. The Picasso Museum will be the conference hub and reception venue for delegates on Wednesday May 23. On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 the presentations will be held at the CCCB and the MACBA Auditorium.

Keynotes

The four MuseumNext keynotes that you will be able to watch live by videostreaming are:

Workshops and presentations

MuseumNext also includes 2 workshops and 30 presentations of projects and ideas from international museums, ranging from how to make the best of social network analytics to initiatives for collaboration and co-creation with users, projects that use open-data or Wikipedia, and assessing the use of mobile apps. The speakers include leading experts from MOMA, the TATE gallery, the Van Gogh Museum, the Manchester Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy and the Museum of Toulouse, among others.

The participating Catalan institutions will also present some of their projects: MACBA will talk about Radio Web MACBA and the Itinerary feature on its new website, the Museu Picasso will present its social networks strategy, the Miró Foundation will talk about its Play Miró application and the CCCB will present its co-creation project Global Screen.

On the afternoon of May 23, MNAC has programmed The Digital Age: What are we doing at Catalan Museums? a preliminary open session in which seven local institutions will discuss their experience developing projects on the Internet or on social networks.

Global Screen exhibition nominated for the “Best of the Web” awards

March 28th, 2012 No Comments

The CCCB’s Global Screen project  is competing in the exhibition category of the Best of the Web awards , a prize awarded each year by the Museums and the Web congress , an event of international reference in the culture and new technologies sector.

Global screen's virtual platform, a window to public participation who can take part of the exhibition sending their own videos

The Best of the Web Awards are aimed at the websites, multimedia projects, mobile applications, interactive contents etc., of cultural institutions that stand out for their creativity, innovation or adaptation to new audiences. An international jury  evaluates these and other criteria and selects the best projects of the year in different categories.

The winners of the Best of the Web Awards will be announced during the Museums and the Web congress which this year will take place between 11 and 14 April in San Diego (California). Apart from the jury’s decision, members registered on the congress’s web platform can also vote for their favourite projects between 25 March and 7 April.

Over 85 candidates have been presented for the Best of the Web 2012 including cultural organisations from all around the world. Global Screen is participating in the exhibition category with 12 other projects. The Global Screen candidature is distinguished by the fact that it is an innovative exhibition project, structured through a web platform from which the real-life exhibition is gestated. Global Screen is also an experiment in co-creation with the public that has managed to exhibit over 200 audiovisual pieces contributed by users at a real-life exhibition. The exhibition also has a virtual version in 3D format  and a mobile application .

Global Screen’s virtual exhibition

User’s audiovisual works form part of the physical exhibition

  

In the year 2010, the CCCB was distinguished at the Best of the Web Awards in the exhibition category with its online project “The City of Horrors”, which received an honourable mention from the jury.

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January 17th, 2012 No Comments

GLOBAL SCREEN: Create, publish and exhibit your vision

October 14th, 2011 No Comments

“Even though the screen has over a century of history, during the 20th century it has constantly grown in terms of importance, prestige and power, moving from cinema to television and now from television to the web” Gilles Lipovetsky, co-curator of the Global Screen exhibition.

At work, on the underground, at home, at the doctor’s surgery, at the airport, at the shopping centre, in the street… We live surrounded by screens, images and cameras that record our activity. The audiovisual language has become one of our main forms of communication. The CCCB’s “Global Screen” exhibition is a reflection on how we see and how we understand the world through screens. The exhibition’s curators, Gilles Lipovetsky and Jean Serroy, understand that to create this exhibition it is essential to include the vision of screen users: anyone who is interested can participate by sending a video of their own creation which reflects upon the power of the screen.

How to participate

Global Screen is an exhibition that has existed on the Internet since 1 October 2011 through the virtual platform pantallaglobal.cccb.org, from where participation in the project is coordinated and the exhibition’s work in progress is explained.

If you are interested in forming part of the Global Screen project:

1. CREATE A VIDEO of less than 2 minutes’ duration that reflects on one of the seven screens/themes proposed by the curators:

  • HISTORY SCREEN: Is there any present possible without casting a glance at the past?
  • POLITICS SCREEN: Have you ever wondered about the relations that exist between media screens and the exercising of politics?
  • SPORTS SCREEN: What vision of sport are we creating through the numerous screens?
  • ADVERTISING SCREEN: Are you a fan of advertising, brands, fashion, and trends? Or does it all irritate and repel you?
  • EXCESS SCREEN: Are you into speed, excess, a life free of limits and want to express it?
  • SURVEILLANCE SCREEN: Are you scared of Big Brother, or to the contrary, do you like to spy, observe and keep watch?
  • GAME SCREEN: What kind of pleasure do you find in old and new screens?

2. PUBLISH THE VIDEO on the virtual platform of Global Screen.

3. EXHIBIT AT THE CCCB – All those videos published on the Global Screen virtual platform will be exhibited at the physical “Global Screen” exhibition in January 2012 at the CCCB.

If you are interested in collaborating directly with the project, you can personally contact the Global Screen team.

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