JACK Contemporary Arts TV (www.jackarts.tv) overcomes the physical and geographical confines of a museum and brings together multiple international centres of excellence in cultural experimentation and production. With exclusive contents, a constantly updated schedule of live streaming, space for users’ comments and the contributions of art bloggers, a section devoted to video using sign language, JACK intends to excite, provide food for thought, describe reality with new eyes and above all bring the general public into contact with contemporary art. From its very name, JACK, universal and familiar, referencing an electrical connector, a playing card and a fruit, a name that belongs to us all*.
From Rome to Amsterdam, from Istanbul to Lisbon, JACK units multiple and diverse experiences and points of view to recount the universal energy of art to all those ready to allow themselves to be transported by the power of creativity and to be inspired.
On the day of its debut, JACK can already count on the participation of 14 national and international institutions: Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato), EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens), FOAM Fotografiemuseum (Amsterdam), Fondazione Romaeuropa, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Rome), La Triennale di Milano, MADRE Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina (Naples), MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (Vienna), Museion (Bolzano), Museum of Architecture (Wroclaw), Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea (Cinisello Balsamo – Milan), Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa.
The project has been developed thanks to the three-year partnership between MAXXI and Engineering, a leader in the software and IT services sector. The objective of the collaboration is to create and provide technological support for the museum’s projects, guaranteeing their distribution, supporting contemporary creativity in all its forms – art architecture, dance and photography – with maximum involvement of the public.