Family Portrait

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Agricola de Cologne’s collaborative project “Family Portrait” portrays three generations of the Partnoy family from Argentina in a triple diasporic tale of survival and artistic creativity. The Partnoys escaped persecution in Europe, fleeing to Argentina where they were once again persecuted during the so-called Argentine holocaust during the military dictatorships. After being “disappeared” and imprisoned in Argentina, Alicia (Raquel’s daughter) and her family found asylum in USA, where later in 1994 also Raquel and her husband Salomón emigrated to, and they all live now as visual artists, writers and poets.

Family Portrait is standing alone as a project net based projects, as well as it represents a corporate part of the other ent based project “Women: Memory of Repression in Argentina (2004/2005), as well as a corporate part of the global networking project [R][R][F] – Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting – and their presentations on festivals and media art exhibitions.

Family Portrait is the MOSAICA Award winner 2005. Mosaica is based at York University Toronto/Canada – http://www.mosaica.ca

In the framework of MOSAICA AWARD 2005, Agricola produced a third and final version of “Family Portrait” including new aspects of the story and a chapter about the lost son of the Partnoy Family. Agricola’s project spotlights poignant aspects of Jewish diasporic history (Argentina) as well as artists whose identity and work is formed by this Jewish history.
Family Portrait is an Internet based hybrid between an art project and a documentation, this final version was launched on 1 October online by [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
on this URL http://familyportrait.engad.org

The final version of the Family Portrait is hosted by York University online to be reviewed on
http://www.yorku.ca/mosaica/family_portrait/project/index.html

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MOSAICA Award Winner Announcement
by York University Toronto, 2005

www.Mosaica is very pleased to announce Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and Nick Fox-Gieg as the first recipients of Mosaica’s annual Call for Projects award on the theme Jews and Diaspora: Web Culture New Culture Jewish Culture. Both projects portray different aspects of the politics of Diaspora but each uses a different visual language. The completed projects will be mounted on www.mosaica.ca by September 1, 2005.

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne: Family Portrait Wilfried Agricola’s collaborative net based project “Family Portrait” portrays three generations of the Partnoy family from Argentina in a triple
diasporic tale of survival and artistic creativity. The Partnoys escaped persecution in Europe, fleeing to Argentina where they were once again persecuted during the so-called Argentine holocaust during the military dictatorships. Raquel Partnoy, her husband and her two daughters succeeded in escaping and emigrating from Argentina and now live in the USA as visual artists, writers and poets. For Mosaica, Agricola will produce a third and final version of “Family Portrait” including new aspects of the story and a chapter about the lost son of the Partnoy Family. Agricola’s project spotlights poignant aspects of Jewish diasporic history (Argentina) as well as artists whose identity and work is formed by this Jewish history.

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne is a media artist and New media curator living in Germany His global networking project Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting was shown at the Bergen Electronic Arts Centre, Norway; the New Media Art Festival, Bankok; Now Music Streaming Festival, Berlin;Invisible Networks, Chicago; BASICS Festival, Salzburg; VI Salon Y Coloquio Iinternacional de Arte Digital, Havanna; File – Electronic Language Festival, Sao Paulo/Brazil.
Version 2 of Family Portrait was published in September 2004 in the framework of “Woman: Memory of Repression in Argentina” and can be seen at www.nmartproject.net/partnoy/portrait.html