We Love – Samsung Art+ Prize

January 9, 2012

Samsung’s Art+ Prize is the first media art competition in the UK. It aims to highlight artists whose work engages with the ways that modern technologies can touch our lives, as well as expanding and challenging our understanding of the role of new media. The 10 nominated artists are both emerging and established in this field:

Neil CummingsDoug FishboneIain Forsyth and Jane PollardTorsten LauschmannLucky PDFAura SatzHiraki SawaSemiconductorErika TanThomson and Craighead

“New Media Art continues to expand its scope, and is gaining increasing recognition for its innovative adaptation of cutting edge technologies and interactive engagement of audiences.

The prize showcases the diverse range of practice offered by new media, and includes artists working in screen friendly idioms as well as those exploring diverse strategies of communication such as performance, sculpture and music.

In the era of smart media the prize will celebrate the unique ways in which the artists respond to the changing world and embrace the possibilities offered by different media opportunities; not only as platforms of production and research but also as new modes of communication beyond the traditional gallery.”

On 25 January, a series of prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges: the panel will include Stuart Comer (Curator of Film, Tate Modern), Jan Dalley (Arts Editor, The Financial Times), Sooja Kim (New York Artist) and Dr. Peter Weibel (Chairman and CEO, ZKM, Germany). A £10,000 first prize will be awarded, aswell as a £5,000 second prize and an audience award selected by the public via the Samsung Art+ Prize website.

The exhibition runs from the 18 January – 29 January at the BFI Southbank.



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