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What is anti-utopias?

anti-utopias / anti-utopias.com is a curated contemporary art project exploring new territories in the field of curatorial practices. The project is built around a comprehensive thematic and critical international art platform. We review submissions from contemporary artists, art galleries and institutions around the world and publish new works regularly. Projects are not limited to a specific medium of expression, but cover photography, installation art, video and digital art, painting, and many more. We also publish interviews, reviews and information on contemporary art manifestations.

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What is Xpose Art Collective?

Xpose Art Collective is a not-for-profit cultural organization registered in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Its registration number is 29604072. Xpose Art Collective manages the anti-utopias / anti-utopias.com project and was created to best serve a series of projects and cultural mechanisms designed to promote non-conventional and cross-combination means of expression. Xpose Art Collective is a valuable organization in the field of contemporary creativity and cultural avant-garde that researches the expanding borders of art, culture, society, technologies while engaging into critical and investigative uses of media. The activities of Xpose Art Collective are designed to initiate, develop and give a cultural and societal meaning to a new type of sustainable cultural economy, operating independently and autonomously yet in collaboration with selected institutional and private partners.

Why is this project relevant?

anti-utopias / anti-utopias.com is a pioneering project exploring new territories in the field of curatorial practices. It brings an alternative perspective and helps contemporary artists become more visible in a thematic network that supports innovative ideas and diverse approaches. The project brings together over 220 artists from over 40 countries (in December 2013) and facilitates contact and artistic exchange. In doing so, it examines the various connections between arts, culture and contemporary society that are less obvious in their affinities. The project is an instrument designed to exploit the potentialities of the online environment in order to create a critical and archive instrument to be used by art enthusiasts as well as professionals and a selected network of artists, designers, art galleries, publishers, institutions and specialized cultural agents and organizations.

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What can I learn from anti-utopias?

Most people navigate on anti-utopias.com to discover new works of art from emerging and world-renowned contemporary artists. The project also brings you extensive conversations with artists, curators and art critics, exclusive reviews and critical essays related to the current context of contemporary art, design and society in a unique thematic perspective. In exploring photography, installation art, video art, digital art, new media, painting and other types of art featured on anti-utopias / anti-utopias.com, you will uncover a space for artistic diversity and convergence. anti-utopias / anti-utopias.com gives special importance to the creation of an international circuit of professionals and enthusiasts including a selected network of artists, designers, art galleries, publishers, museums and institutions the activities of which involve research, development, production and dissemination of creativity in all its forms and mediums of expression. You will gain access to a wide spectrum of activities, cultural and artistic events, and elements that facilitate and expand your knowledge in the field of art and criticism.

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Who are the artists featured on anti-utopias?

In December 2013, anti-utopias already had featured the works of more than 220 artists from over 40 countries around the world. The project features both emerging and world-renowned artists, and its map of artists spreads from Europe to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America and the United States.

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What topics does anti-utopias cover?

Projects are published regularly on anti-utopias.com in the form of works, interviews, reviews, essays and news from around the world. Our Editorial Content covers: exclusive and comprehensive conversations with artists, curators, theoreticians and guests; exclusive reviews of exhibitions, catalogues and books; articles published by artists, guest curators and theoreticians.

The topics covered in the anti-utopias art archives are the body, identity, narratives, and spirituality as investigations on the various forms of inner and self construction; , politics, globalization, technology, and new natures as investigations on the various forms of exterior manifestations and the influence of the mechanisms we use to imagine our reality; and structures, objects and representations as investigations on the way we use these to construct ourselves, reality and our surroundings.

Who is the curator of anti-utopias?

Sabin Bors is an independent editor and contemporary art, architecture and design curator. He is the founder, curator and editor of the anti-utopias contemporary art platform and President of Xpose Art Collective. In February 2013 he curated the Accumulations exhibition at Galerie Sherin Najjar in Berlin. In April 2013 he was selected in the curatorial advisory committee of Moving Image video art fair, which took place in October 2013 in London.

Interested in contemporary art and philosophy, architecture and design, digital media and photography, Sabin Bors previously worked as associate editor for Igloo and Arhitext magazines. He collaborates with several online design publications, edited several issues of Arhitext magazine focused on key topics such as The Siege of ArchitecturePSYchitectures, or Spheres and Voids, and has published more than 80 project presentations and articles in critical theory. As lecturer, he presented papers at various events, discussing topics such as Ambients and AffectsMulti-pli-cityTactical LandscapesNegotiated ArchitecturesThresholdsCorporeal Models, or Traces & Screenings.

Can I use materials featured on anti-utopias?

No, you cannot make use of any material, organization or design unless you fully comply with our Terms and Conditions. If you continue to browse and use this website, you agree to comply with and be bound by our Terms and Conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern the relationship between Xpose Art Collective, anti-utopias and you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of the terms and conditions stated here and below, please do not use this website. You are fully responsible for the use of this website and its entire content, organization and design which are protected under applicable international copyright and other proprietary laws, including but not limited to intellectual property laws.

All content, organization, graphics, design, and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable international copyright and other proprietary laws, including but not limited to intellectual property laws. Any reproduction, use, copying, modification, publication or re-publication of any part of the anti-utopias Site is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of the artists, authors, copyright holders and Xpose Art Collective representatives. If you are given permission to use material published on anti-utopias.com, a set of specific policies apply additionally. Please make sure to read them here.

All intellectual property rights in all aspects of this Site, including but not limited to design, logos, images, video, text, graphics, applications, software, underlying source code and all other aspects, belong to Xpose Art Collective and/or Xpose Art Collective’s content providers and/or authors, including but not restricted to artists, designers, photographers, visualizers, programmers, and authors.

No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, digital, recording or otherwise, without express prior written permission of Xpose Art Collective as, or on behalf of, the copyright owner(s).

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I've been given express written permission to use materials published on anti-utopias. How do I attribute a work featured here?

If you are given express prior written permission of Xpose Art Collective as, or on behalf of, the copyright owner(s), to use material published on anti-utopias.com, these following policies apply additionally:

(1) anti-utopias and anti-utopias.com are cited as the source. You will have to use prominent credit(s) and link(s) to the relevant page(s) on this Site. The use of bold or italics is strongly recommended, and examples of quotation include but are not limited to “(via anti-utopias)” or “seen on anti-utopias”. You must at all times include a link to the anti-utopias.com homepage and/or to the page you have been given permission to publish. (If you have a custom way of crediting content, please consult with us and make sure you cite anti-utopias and anti-utopias.com as the source and provide all required links.)

(2) You oblige yourself to respect all copyright notices, with full credits and links to author(s), artist(s) and photographer(s) included next to the relevant text and/or image you have been given permission to use. This includes the permission of the copyright holder sought in advance.

(3) You are only given permission to use specific and limited elements published on anti-utopias.com. The permission does not allow you to re-post, reproduce, use, copy, modify, publish or re-publish in an excessive manner, but only limited to the permission you’ve been given.

(4) The content of anti-utopias, anti-utopias.com and/or Xpose Art Collective you’ve been given permission for is freely accessible to all Internet visitors, without pay or registration limitations.

(5) You take reasonable steps to ensure third-party sites and/or users do not re-post, reproduce, use, copy, modify, publish or re-publish the content of anti-utopias, anti-utopias.com and/or Xpose Art Collective from your website or other sources.

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Each image or video you’ve been given express prior written permission to use needs to be accompanied by a specific caption containing Name of the artist, Title, Year of production, Credits and any other relevant information, including but not limited to anti-utopias as your source. E.g. Fig. 1: Sabine Schründer, Aufsicht, 2010, 52 cm x 62 cm, Pigment print, Alu-Dibond, framed. Courtesy of the artist and anti-utopias (with a link to that post respecting the directions set above).

Each text-based material you’ve been given express prior written permission to use needs to be accompanied by a specific caption containing Author’s name (if/where available), Title (Publisher, Date), Link. E.g. Swapping Identities. A Conversation with Claudia Hart (anti-utopias.com, May 3, 2012) http://www.anti-utopias.com/swapping-identities-a-conversation-with-claudia-hart/. Online articles should provide the full link to the article and an indication of the date when the article was last read on that link.

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What is copyright and why does it matter?

The copyright law grants exclusive rights to creators of original works of authorship. Protections to such works are automatically extended by national laws once fixed in a tangible medium, prohibiting the making of any type of copy without the permission of the rights holder, among other things. The most basic activities on the Internet involve the making of copies and therefore online content involves more relevant copyright laws to protect the contents and authorship of creators. Even unintentional or unknown infringement of copyrights can lead to liability, so your safe navigation of the Internet requires a thorough understanding of copyright law.

I'm from the press. Do you have a press kit?

Thank you very much for considering anti-utopias as a story for your material. We put at the disposal of the press a comprehensive media kit for online and/or printed publication including a detailed description of the project and a selection of images to be used for promotion purposes. Please Contact us to download your Anti-Utopias media kit.

How can I partner with anti-utopias?

Thank you very much for considering anti-utopias as a valuable partner to your project. We would love to be part of your network of cultural partners and help you deliver alternative promotion opportunities to ensure your project reaches a wider and specialized audience. Please Contact us to discuss your suggestion.

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