ChromaFlora, an upcoming digital-physical (hybrid) exhibition in Lisbon organised by Muti and Artsies Collectives in Estufa Fria
There’s an upcoming exhibition (with a most extensive program) called ChromaFlora in Lisbon, that we wanted to share with you since it is not only co-organised by our dear friends over at muti collective but also focuses on the same topic as our last issue: digitalisation.
Muti works with how web3 technologies can aid artistic and creative practice, supporting artists with their (irl) work through stipends as well as with onboarding into the NFT world. They also experiment a lot with how digital technologies can aid collaboration which, of course, it can.
For the show, muti partnered with Artsies, a sister-led collective that showcases emerging digital artists. Also, our editor-in-chief, Maria, will be doing a talk! So come join! There will also be a preview of the digitalisation issue available ;)
Muti is always collaborating with nature herself, and for the occasion, the two collectives have partnered with Estufa Fria – the huge greenhouse in the centre of Lisbon – to create a hybrid exhibition featuring both “physical” and digital art. You know, paintings, installations, crafts pieces and screens amidst the lush greenery of the 300+ unique plants of the space.
While muti is showcasing their stipend artists and collaborators –Arta Raituma, Carlotta Premazzi, Celinda Vogensen, Daphne, Eparpillé, Evgenia Emets, Katherine Shapiro, Luís Luzia, Madalena Marques, Marzia and The Spaceshipproject, Randal – Artsies did a global open call in collaboration with The Hug for digital artists exploring art and technology in their work.
The program is also most exciting, featuring artists and facilitators of various projects that have nature and technology as their focus. TDF, which we featured some time ago in a newsletter by Dylan, is spoken for by its founder Sam who sees the OASA project of regenerative villages being driven by a natur-backed economy. Raíz, the vertical farm over at Arroz Estudios, is represented by its co-founder Lucía, who speaks about climate resilience through decentralised vertical farming. Culturala artist Evgenia Emets – who we also featured recently in a newsletter – brings her Eternal Forest tour Religar with an art trail made specifically for Estufa last summer. We actually also featured muti collective in a newsletter on what web3 can bring art communties and a filmed conversation with founders Nuno and Tabea.
In the culturala talk (Saturday 16th of December at 12.45), Maria will bring an open conversation about what digitalisation actually means in the world of art and culture. Is it something we should fear? How can digital technologies function within art? And what happens to our culture, both high-brow and every-day, when we’re living in this hybrid world that’s both techy and analogue? Weaving together the various contributions in the second issue of culturala on the theme of digitalisation, the conversation will dive further into the fears, anxieties and possibilities that new technologies bring.
Alright, so, to the nitty gritty…
For those of you who are in Lisbon and would like to come, here are the dates to note down:
Monday 11th of December 6.30-9pm – exhibition opening (private, so pls RSVP)
Tuesday to Sunday 12th-17th of December – exhibition open – Estufa Fria opening times 9am-5pm (note the Estufa admission fee of €3,25 with usual discounts)
Friday 15th and Saturday 17th – public program days, one RSVP per day – all details available here.
Saturday afterparty at NAV in Campo Pequeno ;) they say it’s an all nite long thing… but the beginning (9/10pm) features Mr Bubble for a great live set.
Hope to catch you all on Saturday the 16th just after midday!
Take care of yourselves, and each other,
With love, as always,
Maria & culturala