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.move forward – New Mexican and European Media Art

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The artistic projects realised by the Mexican and European stipend awardees from the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange EMARE MEXICO 2012 will be shown during the Werkleitz Festival at the exhibition .move forward – New Mexican and European Media Art in Halle (Saale) from October 5 – 21, 2012.

Impakt is closely connected to .move forward with three participants in the exhibition: Rubén Gutierrez, Rosa Menkman and Petra Heck.

Mexican based media artist Rubén Gutierrez has been invited to a two months residency at IMPAKT in August en September 2012. He will show his project ‘The Most Effective Way To Cover Up A Lie Is a Larger Lie’ at .move forward, that he developed during his residency at Impakt.
Petra Heck, involved in the Impakt Panorama selection viewings in the past, works as a curator and head of exhibitions for the Netherlands Media Art Institute since 2006. She is the author of the catalog text on Ruben Gutierrez’s work and his respondent and interviewer at the Werkleitz .move forward exhibition and festival.

Former Impakt resident artist Rosa Menkman has been invited at the same time to a two months residency at Centro Multimedia in Mexico City and Centro de Arte y Nuevas Technologías (CANTE) in San Luis Potosí with support from the Dutch Embassy. She will participate in the exhibition with the work Xilitla that she develops in San Luis Potosí.

Mexico has attracted the attention and imagination of generations of Europeans. At the same time, Europe has long been an important point of departure for cultural developments in art and design, inspiring great Mexicans.

The main aim of the exchange is to enable cooperation between European and Mexican artists with overseas partner organisations on projects, establishing closer bonds between European and Mexican artists, media institutions and artistic communities.

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