2.1.17

35 YEARS

Taking as reference the comemoration of the 35 years under the first exhibition of the artist José Vieira, the UAVM Virtual Museum, in partnership with the WAC - Web Art Center, present a retrospective exhibition of his work, taking in two parts: the first one, in the UAVM, centered in the firsts series of works produced before the digital era; they are digital copies of drawings, paintings and installations from 1982 to 2006.
The second part, presented in the WAC, will display the digital produtions from 1989 to 2015, fotographic produtions, video and installation.
At the same time, every week, on social media, will be presented weach work displayed in the exhibition, with other stuff (texts, reflexions and other works of the same period).



35 YEARS
January 1st to June 30, 2017
UAVM Virtual Museum

24.4.13

ART SUR-FACES

In the digital environment there are essentially two ways of looking on artistic creation: the first (widespread) resembles the photographic and videographic production, ie, sees digital as more a process than a product or purpose. For artists who are identified with this type of procedure, face the computer equipment as a tool, whose product is always an object: a printed photograph, a CD, DVD. So, do not view digital media as an end but as a means by which they produce their works. Thus, this type of artists are not fully digital. They move freely between two worlds, the digital and the objectual, the first depending on the other.
Examples of this are the first manifestations of electronic art, which, for example, in the case of Nam June Paik, deal with electronic procedures on their own equipment: ie Paik videos appeared not separated from the equipment in which they were presented. These were part of the work. In a sense one could say that the video gave consistency to the presentation of the device (in this case the television). Or was it the opposite?
Another type of artist is the one that moves entirely in the digital medium. These are the artists that produce exclusively their work on / by digital means.

The UAVM and FONLAD FESTIVAL resolved in its 4th collaboration to present an exhibition simultaneously virtual and physical: virtual, as all works will be presented in the digital space of the Virtual Museum; physic, because these same works are reinterpreted by the artists (in partnership with Curator’s Festival / Museum) and presented on physical media, giving it a new dimension; works that could be presented in television screens, computer monitors, digital photo frames, projected against walls, ceilings, floors, trunks, ladders, mirrored surfaces or printed on several media, from photo paper to stickers / vinyl, etc.




ART SUR-FACES
April 27 - july 31, 2013
www.uavm.net 

18.5.12

PERFORMING ACTS ON PHOTOGRAPHY

The Unknown Artist Virtual Museum, in partnership with the Fonlad Festival present the on line show "Performing Acts on Photography), a photographic show centered on the relation between new technologies, art and the body.
The multidisciplinary performing arts are continuously instigated by new technologies. If the body were originally the relationship with the public and the unexpected major components of performative action, with time became constant the embodiment in every work of art - including photography. However, the characteristic ambiguity of photography, this is not expressed in a single form of performance art. In this context, we can identify four types of events: the documental, the creation of a photographic subject as a result of a performative action, the performance in portrait photography and the application of the concept of everyday performative photography as an object.
(Sara Magno in Performance on Portrait Photography, Tela Habitada, January 2011)



PERFORMING ACTS ON PHOTOGRAPHY
May 19 - August 26. 2012

22.1.12

UNKNOWN ARTIST TRAVEL GUIDE

The Unknown Artist Virtual Museum presents the "Travel Guide" series, a project carried out under the UATA. The artist portrait it self in front of museums and contemporary art centers, around the world through nine images taken between 1992 and 2010. The idea of travel is released from a memory space. Personal memory, snatched from personal experience and collective memory in visiting places of worship, museums, heritage spaces, etc. In this memory space, objects that survive are kept meticulously, train or plane tickets, museum entrys, photographs, etc... Since these objects are a inexhaustible source of creation, it is also for the Unknown, an excuse to revive old memories more or less, through an alleged travel agency specialized in culture travels.
 


THE COLLECTION (part eight) - TRAVEL GUIDE
UAVM VIRTUAL MUSEUM
January 21 – April 29 2012
http://www.uavm.net/

15.10.11

UAVM HIGHLIGHTS #2

The Unknown Artist Virtual Museum presents at the Nonbiennale a special selection of the International Collection's Museum. Artists: Annie Abrahams (Netherlands), Aaron Nemec (USA), Alan Bigelow (USA), André Sier (Portugal), Ben Dunkle (USA), David Clark (Canada), Jesus Aguilar (Mexico), Jody Zellen (USA), Mathias Fitzz (Germany), Matthieu Cherubini (Switzerland), Michael Magruder (UK), Rui F. Antunes (Portugal), Charles Veasey / Craig Tompkins (USA).




UAVM HIGHLIGHTS AT THE NON BIENNALE
15 Oct. 2011 - 8 Jan. 2012
http://www.webartcenter.org/