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IV Open Call for EX Experimental New Media Art Prize

EX, electronic and experimental art association, and Urvanity Art Fair present the IV Open Call for the “EX” Experimental New Media Art Prize
EX’s experimental New Media Art Prize and open call reaches its forth edition, and comes with significant news and recognition. First of all, we are very thankful for the support of Madrid’s State Government to EX’s previous call and prize. Our application to Madrid State’s cultural non-profit grant program was selected, which has meant a big deal, and encouraged us to keep working with great commitment and enthusiasm. This program supports initiatives related to dance, music, visual arts, theatre, cinema, and fashion.
Secondly, we are honored to present the 4th open call and prize at Urvanity New Contemporary Art Fair. This collaboration is based on a shared aim to build synergies with various local cultural actors, as well as inspired by a long tradition of intersections between Media Art and the urban context. From seminal Drive-In Music by Max Neuhaus in 1967, to Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive installations in the public space, electronic art has developed its own space for reflection and production. This goal to open up to the urban landscape has crystalized in important advances in the contemporary art field. Urban and electronic art questioning of White Box’s predominance in assigning meaning, has allowed not only to reach out to new audiences but also to offer new environments of encounter between the artistic and the social sphere. As a result of this collaboration and in addition to all eligible media, this year’s open call and prize will specially take into consideration those works conceived as public interventions.
Thirdly, we are delighted to announce that EX has been invited to become part of AEMA, (Media Art Spanish Archive). This is an excellence project that gathers all main Media Art collections in Spain and it’s founded by the Economy and Competition Ministry. The archive will have information organized based on a taxonomic classification system, which will follow a Thesaurus designed specifically for the occasion by the Ministry. Therefore, all awarded pieces will be added to the AEMA archive. This shall bring visibility to the artist, and make him/her part of a lager New Media art narrative.
2018’s prize will award winner’s proposal with 1.000 euros. The second best selected piece will win 500 euros. Additional prizes may be announced, so please stay tuned for any news through our website web http://arteelectronico.net/ and facebook account https://www.facebook.com/arteelectronicoexperimental/
Awarded art works will be exhibited at Urvanity New Contemporary Art Fair from February 21st to the 25th 2018, in LASEDE COAM (Official Architects Association from Madrid).
Guidelines
Open to artists or groups regardless of age or nationality Each author or group may submit one work as maximum. Artists selected in previous Call can’t apply to this one. The call will select a maximum of 5 works to be exhibited in Urvanity. At the time of presentation, works should be completed or nearing completion. The works may already have been exhibited, but will be preferred works unpublished. The languages supported in this Call are: Spanish, Catalan, Galician, English and Italian Authors must provide everything needed for the exhibition of works. The artist, or a person designated by him, will responsible of assembly and disassembly of works. During the celebration of the fair, the organization will provide surveillance around 24 hours per day, but not Urvanity or EX will be responsible for any damage that the works may suffer during the exhibition period. The author or a person designated by him must be present for start-up and shutdown of works. If don’t, they must provide simple instructions for this purpose. The artist must provide a contact telephone number so that if the work shows any problems during exhibition, can be fixed as soon as possible. The documentation for participation in this Call will be sent through the contact form of this website. Participation in the competition implies full acceptance of these rules.
Selection criteria
The call is focused on experimental New Media Art. Therefore the experimental bias, capacity for aesthetic innovation, and the reflection on the means used should be considered. Every type media is eligible. That is, virtual reality, net art, app art, sound art, interactive installations, augmented reality, etc. Always according to the terms hereby defined.
Schedule and Deadline
Receipt of projects: from 0:00 (Spanish time) of November 24, 2017, until December 31st, 2017 at 24:00 (Spanish time). Results will be published on EX and Urvanity’s website on January 8th. Winners will also be notified by email. Installation of the piece will be performed from Tuesday February 20th from 2pm through 8pm, and Wednesday February 21st from 9am through 2pm. Dismantling is scheduled on Sunday 25th from 7pm The works will be exhibited from February 21st to February 25th, 2018 in the New Media section in LASEDE at COAM (Official College of Architects of Madrid), during Urvanity art fair.
Documentation required (see contact form at the bottom of the Open Call page):
Link or download to the work done, or nearing completion, with the necessary documentation for their understanding, preferably video.
Comment on the work (maximum 600 characters) Technical description of the work (maximum 600 characters) Technical requirements. Size of the artwork and space needs Curriculum Vitae (maximum 600 characters) Description of artist’s career and interests (600 characters maximum)
Jury:
Jury members shall be published very soon.
For questions about this call:
Write to the contact page of arteelectronico.net, with the theme “doubts about II Call and EX Prize for experimental New Media Art “.

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(2017-12-07)
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