20 years in 13 countries


“404 Festival” celebrates the 16th edition arriving to the 11th country: U.S.A.
Organized by Ellen Wetmore and Deborah Santoro, will be held at UMass Lowell, Massachusetts.
The University Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that serves the Art & Design Department, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as well as the city of Lowell and the greater Merrimack Valley Region. The gallery hosts 4-6 major exhibitions each year, including the biannual B.F.A. show featuring the senior projects from the Art & Design studios. From emerging artists to seasoned practitioners with national and international reputations, the University Gallery’s exhibition program showcases a broad variety of artistic approaches, media and content reflecting the curricula of the Art & Design program and enhancing the cultural environment of the community and surrounding area.

The University Gallery is located on the 1st floor of Mahoney Hall at 870 Broadway Street, Lowell.

Exhibition runs: January 22 2019 – March 5, 2019
Gallery Exhibitions: Admission is free and opening receptions usually include a lecture by the curator or exhibiting artist.
Performances & Symposium: February 6-9
Panel Discussion: Wednesday February 6, 3:30–5 p.m., Location TBA
South Campus Reception: Wed. Feb. 6: 5–6:30 p.m., University Gallery
Performances: Thursday Feb. 7, 7-8:30 p.m., Durgin Hall
North Campus Reception: Friday Feb. 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lydon Library

Eppur si muove / And yet it moves

Our main ideas are the ones that are moving. We are dynamic like our thoughts though we turn off around the same sun.
No door has been built just to be closed. No one arrives where no one wants to leave. Home is that place from where we always depart.
Gravity has taught us how to fall, but our ideas are the reason why we stand up.
Oh, Galileo, how much courage to invent a world that can only be defended among the flames.
Constantly extinct to seem rivals, we are revelations at random. Circles in war, centimeters per century. Love does not defeat hate because nobody wins. Horror is similar to fear but they are not the same.
Who is this human who cannot answer their own questions? Will the world that has left them behind spin again?
When the night is over, all barbarism becomes evident.
This time, the endings are the ones that seek to stay so that other stories cannot begin.
It dawns. The world is still out there. So do we.

Manifesto 16th “404 International Festival of Art & Technology
by Lic. Gina Valenti
Massachusetts, United States, 2019

Belén Nimo (Argentina)
Yahira Torres (United States)