Glowing Globe, Ethics and Aesthetics in Postdigital Art, Rijeka 12.-28. 10. 2022

12. – 28. 10. Exhibition in the Gallery Kortil, HKD Rijeka

13. 10. 2022 Symposium at the Akvarij, University of Rijeka; screenings and performance Astronomy Center Rijeka

14. 10. Artists talk, Academy of Applied Arts  Rijeka

Abstract

With the advent of the virus pandemic, many processes related to the development and use of digital technology have become visible and widely applicable in practice. In these circumstances, the question arises about the importance of ethics in digital technology, and the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in post-art. Is it something that is aesthetically and visually pleasingly made to respect certain ethical norms as well. Therefore, the exhibition of international and domestic artists, as well as a symposium with the participation of theorists from the humanities and arts will seek to explore what it means to ethically approach art, and how this is reflected in relation to aesthetics in postdigital art, and how such an approach to art. small but significant changes in the wider social context.

Glowing Globe is an event that will be held in cooperation with the Kortil Gallery in 2022 for the fourth time, and it is extremely important to continue the continuity of events in the city of Rijeka. The program is innovative and educational because it deals with research and understanding of the terms and phenomena of postdigital culture, which is especially relevant in contemporary art and society. Postdigital in artistic practice, it is an attitude that deals more with humanity than digital. Postdigital art deals with changing relationships with digital technologies and art forms. The linguistic paradigm of consensus is also examined. Does postdigital art have meaning in itself? Or meaning is created postdigitally in relation to works of art created according to certain specific creation techniques, which almost always involve the use of computers.

The emergence of NFT (irreplaceable digital tokens) also opens up new possibilities in the placement of art in the digital environment, while on the other hand important problems related to their placement on the Internet, copyright regulation, have not been resolved. The program is innovative and educational because it deals with research and understanding of the terms and phenomena of postdigital culture that is above all current in contemporary art and society.

Postdigital in artistic practice, it is an attitude that deals more with humanity than digital. Postdigital art deals with changing relationships with digital technologies and art forms. The linguistic paradigm of consensus is also examined. Does postdigital art have meaning in itself? Or meaning is created postdigitally in relation to works of art created according to certain specific creation techniques, which almost always involve the use of computers. The emergence of NFT (irreplaceable digital tokens) also opens up new possibilities in the placement of art in the digital environment, while on the other hand important problems related to their placement on the Internet, copyright regulation, have not been resolved. The target group of this program is the general public in Croatia, but we are primarily focused on the audience in Rijeka.

The program is intended for an audience that will be intrigued by the topic, and contemporary research that emerges at the intersection of ethics, aesthetics and postdigital art. It is an audience made up mainly of members of the younger and middle generation. Considering the academy, the symposium program will attract not only experts in the field of social sciences and humanities, but also a wider audience to which the program will be available via the Internet. We will achieve media communication with announcements via social networks, radio, newspapers and television, and we will start in August 2022.

We believe that the program of the Center for Innovative Media Glowing Globe, Ethics and Aesthetics in Postdigital art (Ethics and Aesthetics in Postdigitaldigital Art) is important for the city of Rijeka, because it deals with a topic of interest to the Croatian cultural public, both universities and other cultural organizations, as well as the general public of interested citizens. Through artistic-scientific discourse, the event opens questions, offers information and a critical perspective on contemporary issues and relations of ethics and aesthetics in postdigital art and the wider social context, and thus complements shortcomings in education and cultural policy. The program includes artists, scientists, educators who come from various fields of activity, and enrich Rijeka and Croatian culture with their presentations and meetings. At the local level, a partnership with the Kortil Gallery has been running since 2018, with which we are successfully cooperating and without whose support the entire project would not have been possible.