Public Gallery for Digital Arts
The project Public Gallery for
Digital Arts was initiated, in 2005, by the curators, mag. Breda
S╣krjanec and Silvestre Pestana with the invitation for the distance
participation of four international artists, Liina Sii (Estónia);
Luís Monford (Brazil); Patrícia Villalobos (USA
/ Nicarágua) and Dan:son (Slovenia), in the field of Large
Sized Digital Stamp during the XII International Biennal of Vila
Nova de Cerveira. The conception of this project was developed
through an training joint action in the area of the digital produtions.
It was collectively advanced by the University of Vigo / PonteVedra
and the University Braga.
This project was possible
due to the support and production of the 2005 Biennal of Vila
Nova de Cerveira Direction Board in the insertion of two urban
equipments, available in the streets, after the approval by the
municipal executive board of Vila Nova de Cerveira.
The theoretical land mark of the project Public Gallery for Digital
Arts is linked to the importance conveyed to the public space
as a diffusing means of the contemporary artistic expression,
resorting to communication techniques, usually associated to the
advertising promotion. Hence, the casual encounter between the
public and the ephemeral work of art (the time of the work) is
valued, since the latter, by being directed exposed, escapes the
classic museological legitimation. It is in this sense that the
re-contextualization of the exhibition spaces of the work of art
occur, with the creation, within this purpose, of urban displays.
The relevance of this project is focused in an artistic distance
participation, in which the physical distances are underestimated,
and the cultural differences encouraged. The distance participation
of artists from distinct cultural backgrounds accentuates and
derides the geographic situation of a peripheral region in a country
itself peripheral in the globalization context.
During the period between the 2005 Biennal of Vila Nova de Cerveira
and the current edition of the 2007 / XIV Biennal the artists
Steve Bruntlett, Celeste Cerqueira, Margarida Leão and
Silvestre Pestana were asked to exhibit their works, wich they
At the present edition of the 2007 Biennal de Cerveira, it were
the artists Mineo Aayamaguchi (Japan), Ana Soler Baena and Kako
Castro (Spain) who have been invited to present their works, at
the Public Gallery for Digital Arts.