Prix Net Art (PNA)
TASML, Rhizome and Center for Art and Technology / CCIA announce Prix Net Art, a substantial new prize for internet art.
The “no strings attached” prize, which will be awarded three times in total in 2014, 2015, and 2016, will recognize the past work and future promise of one artist making outstanding work on the internet. The awardee will receive $10,000; a second distinction award of $5,000 will also be made each year.
PNA celebrates the current moment of internet art and looks ahead to its future. As many artists have won international acclaim for work that tackles technology as subject matter through media forms of long standing—sculpture, installation, and painting—internet art remains less recognized, less supported. This prize gives a boost to those who continue to make art on the internet, and emphasizes the unique cultural importance of such work.
PNA 2014 jury is consisted of the following members:
Michael Connor (USA)
Samantha Culp (USA/CN)
Sabine Himmelsbach (DE/CH)
ZHANG Ga (USA/CN)
Deadline for nominations: August 31, 2014 (midnight EST) / September 1, 2014 (noon Beijing Time). Please see full information about the prize on http://www.prixnetart.org
Rhizome is an arts organization based on the internet, affiliated with the New Museum in New York. It advocates for contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital cultures. Working online and off, it re-thinks artistic creation, distribution, and reception in relation to changing conditions associated with the internet, through exhibitions, events, commissions, collection and critical writing. It is a leading international organization to support art and technology, online since 1996.
CAT / CCIA | Center for Art and Technology is a research and creation branch of CCIA. CAT aims to develop and promote cutting edge cultural products. With new media art as its unique catalyst and source of inspiration, aligning artists, scientists and technologists, CAT is conceived with four art and technology research labs supplemented by a social research institute to carry out research agenda with demonstrable outcomes. CAT is also committed to knowledge sharing and information dissemination through its regular exhibition and educational programs.