New Technological Art Award Foundation Liedts-Meesen 2012 Update_419/12/2011
After update_1 in 2006, with curator Jean-Marie Dallet, professor and researcher linked to ÉESI, École européenne supérieure de l'image in Angoulême-Poitiers, France, followed by update_2 in collaboration with ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe and with curator Peter Weibel, and update_3, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, Service Nouveaux Médias and with curator Christine Van Assche, we are determined to continue this series with update_4, to be held from 15th September till 18th of November 2012.
We want to put some new accents in update_4. Previously, the exhibitions were combined with the New Technological Art Award Liedts-Meesen, which enjoyed a growing interest from the part of the artists and the public. For this reason, we decided to increase the importance of this contest by taking the following measures:
• new and adapted rules, which are stricter, and will focus more specifically on the artistic contribution of the new technologies;
• the number of nominees who will have the opportunity to show their works of art during update_4will pass from 10 to 20;
• the works will be presented on three sites: Zebrastraat in Ghent, La Cambre and iMAL in Brussels.
As previously, the nominees will be selected by a professional jury, which will also award the final price of 5.000 EUR; besides this, there will also be a price from the audience.
The second part of the event consists of an exhibition of renowned artists in the field of New Technological Art. Only two or three works will be presented at each site.
To these two activities will be added a third one, namely the organization of a three days colloquium on new tendencies in contemporary art. We will invite a number of artists and personalities from all over the world, who would discuss during the day certain topics related to this art movement. The conclusions of their discussions and the texts of their papers will be published in the form of a reference book, replacing the previously published catalogues.
More info: www.zebrastraat.be - www.newtechnologicalartaward.be