transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies.
How does the global network affect the creation and reception of art? How do artists react to the digitization of our world?
This coming winter, UNPAINTED media art fair (January 17-20, 2014) will become Munich’s first-ever fair for new media art.
UNPAINTED is a new art fair devoted to a special topic: media art / digital art
Licht ins Dunkel
Die Ausstellung zeigt Werke von Frieder Nake und ihre analogen und interaktiven Interpretationen, die von befreundeten Künstlern, Schülern und Studierenden hergestellt wurden.
September 28th 2013 – February 2nd 2014
An exhibition at the ZKM | Media Museum
Concealed behind Sasha Waltz’s fascinating choreography is more than just dance and music. On the occasion of her birthday, the ZKM brings back the internationally celebrated choreographer, Sasha Waltz, to her native city Karlsruhe.
The exhibition "SCRIPT FILMS" leads to places in which we encounter moving script: artistic productions, but also feature films, advertising, music videos or media facades in cities. The project "SCRIPT FILMS" represents an attempt to compile, typologize and publically present classical popular as well as lesser noticed and frequently difficult to access script films from twenty countries dating from 1895 to the present
What does urban space sound like? Cosmopolitan cities are melting pots where new cultures, structures, trends, and behaviours of political and economical importance emerge.
Yoshiyuki Abe *1947; Japan
Steve Bell *1955, UK
Paul Brown *1947; UK / Australia
Harold Cohen *1928; UK
Charles Csuri *1922; USA
Ernest Edmonds *1942, UK
David Em *1952; USA
James Faure-Walker *1948; UK
Herbert W. Franke *1927; Austria / Germany
Jeremy Gardiner RCA *1957; UK
Laurence Gartel *1956; USA
Sue Gollifer *1944; UK
Jean-Pierre Hébert *1939; France / USA
Lynn Hershman Leeson *1941, USA
Yoichiro Kawaguchi *1952; Japan
Mike King *1953; UK
Kenneth Knowlton *1931; USA
Ben F. Laposky 1914-2000; USA
William Latham *1961; UK
Ruth Leavitt *1944; USA
Gerhard Mantz *1950; Germany
Manfred Mohr *1938; Germany / USA
Vera Molnar *1924; Hungary / France
Frieder Nake *1938; Germany
Georg Nees *1926; Germany
Barbara Nessim *1939, USA
A. Michael Noll *1939; USA
Casey Reas *1972; USA
Lillian Schwartz *1927; USA
Rejane Spitz *1956; Brazil
Olga Tobreluts *1970; Russia
Joan Truckenbrod *1945, USA
Roman Verostko *1929; USA
John Whitney Senior 1918-1996
Mark Wilson *1943; USA
Edward Zajec * 1938; Italy / USA
The New Visual Age: The Influence of Computer Graphics on Art and Society
Only a few years ago it would have seemed ridiculous to discuss the influence of computer graphics on art and society. Although computer-generated graphics had already been applied in important areas of science and technology, its influence was not yet felt in the arts or in society at large. Those few who used the computer as an artistic instrument were regarded as outsiders: with their freelance experiments they deviated from the solid ground of strictly defined tasks, but on the other hand found no approval in artistic circles. One of the causes for this lack of approval may have been that they did not submit to the frequently changing fashions which are prevalent in today's visual arts. Rather, they were, at least in the beginning when searching for motifs, guided by mathematical and geometrical aspects. The fact that they succeeded in opening up a largely unknown realm of graphically attractive forms went unheeded by the critics.
At the beginning of its development it was to be expected that the artistic forms of computer graphics would be integrated into the fine arts, but the latest situation leads one to conclude that computer art will develop into a new
field of aesthetically-oriented activity which can neither be classified as part of the existing classical branches of art, nor must it be recognized as art at all. Thus a new profession could emerge as was the case with photography and cinematography. Some parallel developments may result: the latter are, like computers, technical media which permit the realization of artistic goals with unprecedented perfection, using, however, realistic pictures as objects. Such questions which are now being posed in reference to computer art are concerned with more formal aspects: they decide which channels of communication will be accessible to this new field of creativity, which section of the public it will appeal to, how quickly it will spread, and what institutions will be responsible for educating students in this field...