21.05.2020 - Swisstech.pitchinar, June 10 - swissnex + CES Asia (RVSP!)
EXECAL, Association - Expires 30.06.2020
swissnex China – the Science Consulate of Switzerland in China – has the pleasure to invite you to SwissTech Pitchinar 2020: our virtual pitching competition featuring 20 top-level Swiss startups.

When: Wed, June 10, 4:00 – 5:30 PM (China Time)
Where: virtually via Zoom
Event in English with simultaneous Chinese interpretation.

Following Switzerland’s record-performance at CES ASIA 2019 winning 6 CES Innovation Awards, SwissTech Pitchinar 2020 will provide the 20 DeepTech startups with the platform to spotlight their groundbreaking tech in Advanced Instrument, AI, AR/VR, Biotech, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Energy, Fintech, HealthTech, IoT, Robotics, Software and VehicleTech with 90-second pitches, and form game-changing partnerships with investors, mentors, experts, potential business partners as well as highly engaged audiences.

A panel of expert judges will select 4 finalists. As part of the audience, you will have the opportunity to vote for the Best Startup of SwissTech Pitchinar. Prominent speakers include Swiss Ambassador to China Bernardino Regazzoni, Head of Presence Switzerland Ambassador Nicolas Bideau and CES ASIA’s Gary Shapiro.

What is CES ASIA?
CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry in Asia. CES Asia showcases innovation across several vertical industries in the Asian marketplace while providing tech companies, from leading Chinese and global brands to cutting edge startups, a platform to create partnerships, build relationships and reinforce their brand. Industry executives, global buyers, government officials, market analysts, retailers, media and consumers from China will witness the latest products and technologies while celebrating the innovation and new trends that define the industry.

https://mailchi.mp/swissnexchina/swisstechpitchinar2020-2119930?e=62798c8042

https://www.cesasia.swissnexchina.org

19.05.2020 - Maya Rochat: solo show - Duflon Racz (Bern) > 30 May
PH
EXECAL, Association - Expires 19.06.2020
RE-OPENING of the solo show "Living in a Painting"
May 14, 2020
Extended until May 30
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We are happy to anounce the re-opening of our gallery from Thursday 14th May. The exhibition has been extended until Saturday 30th May. The usual opening times will apply (also during the public holiday on Thursday 21. May) - but you are also very welcome to make a personal appointment with us outside these times.

We are excited to present Maya Rochat's first solo project “Living in a Painting” in all three spaces of the gallery, following her participation in several of our group shows.

Maya Rochat (b. 1985) takes the qualities of the exhibition space as her starting point to create spectacular, immersive installations, as seen in Bern & Nyon last year for her solo shows as the winner of the Prix Mobilière 2019. She will now apply this approach to the DuflonRacz gallery, creating a new way to experience the three very different gallery spaces in Bern. Maya Rochat (b. 1985) works at the limits between photography and painting: the source material for her work are photographs which she distorts, paints over, damages, reconstructs and coats, pushing them over the threshold to painting. The resulting works appear like fragmented and associative bursts of shapes and colour, which engage viewers on an emotional level while also confronting socially relevant issues, e.g. through her use of recycled plastics.

Maya Rochat (b. 1985, Morges, CH) is a visual artist based in Lausanne, Switzerland. She works in the fields of photography, painting, video, performance, and installation. Her work has been presented in institutions including Tate Modern, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Kunsthaus Langenthal, CH; Centre Culturel Suisse (library), Paris, France; La Mobilière Bern & Nyon; VFO verein für Originalgrafik, Zürich; Locarno Film Festival, Photofestival, London, UK; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH; CH; Bâtiment pour l’Art Contemporain, Geneva.

https://www.duflon-racz.ch/bern/ausstellungen/aktuell/living-in-a-painting/

http://mayarochat.com

14.05.2020 - Madrid System Webinars : May, June, July - WIPO
Tous
EXECAL, Association - Expires 31.07.2020
WIPO’s free interactive Madrid System webinars offer practical information on a wide range of topics related to filing an international application and managing your international trademark registration.

WIPO is hosting a regular program of original webinars, with sessions running on the last week of each month. These webinars aim to provide you with expert insight and support on a wide range of subjects, in several languages. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed of upcoming webinars.

Webinar: Filing an international application (in Russian)
May 19, 2020 (Geneva, Switzerland) (14:00-15:00 CEST)

Webinar: Dealing with corrections in the International Register (in Chinese)
May 21, 2020 (10:00-11:00 CEST)

Webinar: The Madrid System for Newcomers (in Japanese)
May 25, 2020 (Geneva, Switzerland) (09:00-10:00 CEST)

Webinar: Deep Dive: the Madrid System online services
May 27, 2020 (16:00-16:45 CEST)

Webinar: Preparing your International Application: Content and Resources (in Japanese)
June 22, 2020 (Geneva, Switzerland) (9:00-10:00 CEST)

Webinar: Deep Dive: The Madrid System Online Services (in Japanese)
July 20, 2020 (9:00-10:00 CEST)

https://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/webinar/index.html

https://www.wipo.int/madrid/fr/webinar/index.html

12.05.2020 - [Webinaire] SYSTÈME DE MADRID, Mercredi 13 mai, 16h (heure en Suisse) - OMPI = WIPO
Tous
EXECAL, Association - Expires 14.06.2020
Vous débutez avec le système de Madrid ? Vous êtes intéressé par l'enregistrement international des marques ? Le système de Madrid est une solution pratique et économique pour l'enregistrement et la GESTION DES MARQUES dans le monde entier : déposez une demande unique et payez une seule série de taxes pour demander la protection dans 122 pays ; modifiez, renouvelez ou élargissez votre portefeuille de marques internationales grâce à un système centralisé.

Dans ce webinaire, nous présenterons les bases du système et vous ferons découvrir ses principaux avantages pour les propriétaires de marques.

Vous aurez la possibilité de communiquer directement avec nous et d’obtenir des réponses aux questions que vous pourriez vous poser à la fin de la présentation.

Vous ne pouvez pas participer au webinaire en direct ? Inscrivez-vous malgré tout, et nous vous enverrons l’enregistrement vidéo du webinaire après la session.

Nous comptons sur votre participation.

Cordialement,

Olivier Pierre
Division de l’information et de la promotion du système de Madrid
OMPI Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle = WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization (Genève)

PROCHAINS WEBINAIRES SUR LE SYSTÈME DE MADRID :
https://www.wipo.int/madrid/fr/webinar/

https://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/webinar/

https://www.wipo.int/madrid/fr/webinar/

05.05.2020 - Call for participation : Reclaim futures (online conference, 18-20 Sept.) > 14 june
Tous, Autre
EXECAL, Association - Expires 30.09.2020
[Appel à participation] RECLAIM FUTURES
Conférence en ligne, 18-20 septembre 2020
Ouverte à toutes personnes ou aux collectifs sans buts commerciaux.
Délai d'envoi > 14 juin
https://reclaimfutures.org/fr/a-propos/

ReclaimFutures est une conférence sur la technologie et la culture qui aborde les grands thèmes comme les désirs post-capitalistes, les explorations utopiques, l’écologie et l’informatique alternative.

RF repose sur une philosophie inclusive et respectueuse en tentant de donner une voix à celleux qui sont généralement moins entendu·x·e·s dans les cercles de réflexion sur la technologie et dans l’industrie. À ce titre, RF est ouverte à toutes personnes ou aux collectifs sans buts commerciaux. Ces personnes et collectifs pourront participer en présentant des conférences, des œuvres d’art, des ateliers et des performances. Dans cette optique, RF encourage fortement les propositions émanant des personnes non blanches, des personnes LGBTQIA+, des personnes handicapées, de la classe ouvrière, des personnes sans domicile fixe et des personnes qui participent à une conférence pour la première fois.
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[Call for participation] RECLAIM FUTURES
Online conference, 18-20 September 2020
Open to all individuals or non-commercial small groups
Submission deadline > 14 June
https://reclaimfutures.org/about/

ReclaimFutures is a technology and culture conference around the broad subjects of post-capitalist desire, utopian exploration, ecology and alternative computing.

RF is built upon an open, inclusive and respectful philosophy and is a conference trying to give a voice to those typically less heard within tech circles. As such, RF is open to all individuals or non-commercial small groups to participate by presenting talks, artworks, workshops and performances and strongly encourages submissions from anyone who considers themselves to belong to an underrepresented group including but not limited to POCs, LGBTQIA+, non-binary folx, womxn, people with disabilities, working class, persons with no fixed address, immigrants, the undocumented and first-time speakers.

https://reclaimfutures.org/fr/a-propos/

https://reclaimfutures.org/about/

05.05.2020 - Webinars programme in May - swissnex china
Tous
EXECAL, Association - Expires 05.06.2020
Free Zoom webinar - RSVP required

7 May
The Shenzhen way of open innovation

12 May
Art x science dialogues: design x material science

15 May
The future of meat: meat alternatives on the rise

20 May
Future of money: neobanking

https://www.swissnexchina.org/en/events/

05.05.2020 - ➼ Conférences ECAL & autres événements = ECAL conferences & other events
Tous
EXECAL, Association - Expires 30.06.2026
Vous pouvez prendre connaissance des prochaines CONFERENCES et retrouver celles du passé depuis 2011 dans les archives ECAL.

Vous pouvez également retrouver les EVENEMENTS passés (festivals, book fairs, biennales, etc..) depuis 2013.

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You can read about the upcoming CONFERENCES and find those of the past since 2011 in the ECAL archives.

You can also find past EVENTS (festivals, book fairs, biennials, etc...) since 2013.

https://www.ecal.ch/fr/1030/evenements/conferences

https://www.ecal.ch/fr/1088/evenements/autres

02.05.2020 - Format, expo en plein air - Mont-Soleil (vers St-Imier) 13 juin > 16 août
PH
EXECAL, Association - Expires 30.09.2020
Format est une exposition de photographie en plein air qui se déroulera pour sa deuxième édition à Mont-Soleil du 13 juin au 16 août 2020. Cette exposition est gratuite. Venez découvrir onze propositions photographiques de grand format disséminés dans le splendide décor naturel de Mont-Soleil.

Avec notamment les alumni ECAL suivant.es :
- Aladin Borioli
- Sophie Brasey
- Catherine Leutenegger
- Cyril Porchet
- Guadalupe Ruiz
- Prune Simon-Vermot

VERNISSAGE le samedi 13 juin à 17h au Manoir

Du 13 juin au 16 août 2020
24h sur 24h tous les jours
Exposition gratuite
Lieu: Mont-Soleil

https://www.exposition-format.ch

24.04.2020 - Tina Schwizgebel-Wang raconte Shanghai à l’encre et en gravure
AV
EXECAL, Association - Expires 30.06.2020
De retour d’une résidence en Chine, l’artiste genevoise expose, virtuellement, un ensemble d’oeuvres en noir et blanc.

De loin, on dirait que de petites chauves-souris ont choisi de faire la sieste sur une corde à linge. Suspendus au fil par des pinces en bois, dix morceaux de tissu noir accrochent le regard dans la devanture de l’espace Mora-Mora, à Carouge. Lorsqu'on s’approche, on identifie dans ces bouts d’étoffe un objet devenu familier depuis qu’un fameux virus hante nos contrées: un masque de protection. Mais ceux-ci ont le chic d’avoir été conçus et ornés d’un crabe sérigraphié par la styliste genevoise Tina Schwizgebel-Wang.

Mesures de précaution obligent, l’exposition, inaugurée le 10 mars, a dû fermer après quelques jours. Qu’à cela ne tienne, l’artiste offre sur son site la possibilité de contempler virtuellement les oeuvres qu’on peut toujours admirer en passant devant la vitrine de la galerie de la rue Louis-de-Montfalcon. Réalisé lors d’une résidence de trois mois en Chine l’automne dernier et intitulé «Shanghai Ink», ce travail se déploie à travers plusieurs médiums: «J’aime jouer avec différentes formes d’expression», confesse cette créatrice protéiforme. Fidèle au noir et au blanc, Tina Schwizgebel-Wang raconte la ville la plus peuplée de l’empire du Milieu au dessin à l’encre ou par la gravure. Lorsque la situation sanitaire le permettra, celle qui pratique également l’art de graver la peau proposera même de tatouer certains motifs d’estampes.

Portrait impressionniste d'une mégapole
Partie en Chine avec sa comparse Mara Tchouhadjian, avec laquelle elle oeuvre à quatre mains au sein du collectif Le Crabe et la Mécano, Tina a réalisé une trentaine de tableaux qui dressent un portrait impressionniste de la mégapole de Shanghai. On entre dans cet univers comme dans un livre illustré. Des scènes de rue où une skyline ultramoderne surplombe les petites bicoques traditionnelles alternent avec des vues sereines sur la mer ou les paysages citadins, aux foules réunies pour des concerts succèdent de charmants détails poissonniers pris sur le vif des marchés.

https://www.tina-schwizgebel-wang.com

https://m.tdg.ch/articles/31474147

01.03.2020 - Maya Rochat 'Living in a painting' - DuflonRacz Gallery (Bern) > 10 April
AV, PH
EXECAL, Association - Expires 31.05.2020
We are excited to present Maya Rochat's first solo project in all three spaces of the gallery, following her participation in several of our group shows.

Opening: Friday 6th March, 18 - 21h
Exhibition from Saturday 7th March - Saturday 11th April, Thu & Fri 13 - 18h, Sat 13 - 17h (closed Friday 10th April)

Maya Rochat works in a radically associative way with fragments of images. The source material for her works consists of photographs, which she distorts, paints over, damages, reconstructs and coats, pushing them over the threshold to painting. The series "Living in a Painting" takes the exhibition venue as a starting point and creates spectacular spatial installations, as seen in Bern & Nyon last year for her solo show at the Mobiliar, as winner of the Prix Mobilière 2019. She will now apply this approach to the DuflonRacz gallery, creating a new and immersive experience of the three very different gallery spaces in Bern.

"For Maya Rochat, art is a reflection of current issues and challenges, with which she wants to make her audience think. It is her view that, as an artist and as a human being, she cannot close her eyes to the world’s problems. Her works confront the audience with socially relevant issues and prompt contemplation about how we wish to shape our future. The excessive use of plastic in the world is just one of the topics that she reflects on in her artwork."

Maya Rochat (b. 1985, Morges, CH) is a visual artist based in Lausanne, Switzerland. She works in the fields of photography, painting, video, performance, and installation. Her work has been presented in institutions including Tate Modern, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Kunsthaus Langenthal, CH; Centre Culturel Suisse (library), Paris, France; La Mobilière Bern & Nyon; VFO verein für Originalgrafik, Zürich; Locarno Film Festival, Photofestival, London, UK; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH; CH; Bâtiment pour l’Art Contemporain, Geneva.

https://www.facebook.com/events/618887852004294/

http://www.mayarochat.com/

19.11.2019 - Omer Polak: 'Sense Me' - Trapholt Museum (Kolding, Danemark) > 1 June 2020
AV, DI
EXECAL, Association - Expires 07.06.2020
Forests cover 31 per cent of the Earth’s surface – but, as the climate communicates to humans daily, the invaluable ecosystems are constantly under threat. Olfactory Forest, an audio-olfactory installation by Studio Omer Polak currently on show at Danish modern art institution Trapholt Museum as part of the exhibition Sense Me, conceptualizes what near-total deforestation would entail. The studio’s work asks a terrifying rhetorical question: In the future, will society need to fake nature in order to sustain humanity?

A circular, mirrored room in the Kolding museum postulates what that future might look like. There hang 15 Manau rattan cane poles, each which emit a different smell and sound gathered from forests by the multidisciplinary creative team. To compile the scents, organic material samples were first brought to the German Symrise Lab, then carefully analyzed to better understand every individual scent component in various organic materials. Utilizing recipes created out of a stock of over 2,000 base notes, Studio Omer Polak and Symrise’s senior perfumer Marc Vom Ende created eight different fragrances evoking tree resin, moss, damp soil, mammal sweat, mushrooms, Linden, broken wood and young green leaves.

As a wanderer smells through the space, they also hear soft sounds, playing from fifteen small speakers placed along the rattan poles. The purpose of the low volume, Omer Polak [ECAL Graduate, Master of Advanced Studies, Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship 2018] explains, is an invitation for the visitors to come closer – to sniff and hear in unison. The recordings play the audio of termites eating a log of wood, a mosquito flying and a moth flapping its wings, for example.

‘In recent years the growing concern about future ecology has led many artists to play with concepts of man-made nature,’ the designer says Polak. ‘In our project, we take on the idea of the artificial landscape, using the nose as a medium to transport the human subconscious into the forest. By unfolding this scenario together with the audience, we are putting the public’s attention on the future of sensory experience journeys in cities.’

https://trapholt.dk/en/sense-me/

https://www.frameweb.com/news/olfactory-forest-studio-omer-polak-trapholt

https://www.omerpolak.com

29.09.2019 - ➼ Expositions organisées par l'ECAL = Exhibitions organized by ECAL
Tous
EXECAL, Association - Expires 31.10.2025
Vous pouvez prendre connaissance des prochaines expositions et retrouver celles du passé depuis 2011 dans les archives ECAL.

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You can read about the upcoming exhibitions and find those of the past since 2011 in the ECAL archives.

https://www.ecal.ch/fr/1029/evenements/expositions

https://www.ecal.ch/en/1029/events/exhibitions