Call for Share Prize 2014 – Autonomous

Now in its tenth year, Piemonte Share is proud to announce a new season of the Share Prize, the international competition designed to discover, promote and support art in the digital age.

From 8th November, 2014 until 6th January, 2015 entries can be submitted for the prize using the online registration form at the bottom.
This year’s theme for the prize sums up ten years of hard work and our hope for the future in one word: Autonomous.

Humans are surrounded by a distributed intelligence that tracks, profiles and assists us, seeking to pre-empt, analyze and bring about our dreams and desires and forming a complex, autonomous system. Software assistants, drones, cars that drive themselves and bots for high-frequency trading. As computing becomes more and more distributed, humans are no longer the only agents of analysis and action.
Subjects become profiles, filed and categorised in a vast system designed to extrapolate our actions and convert them into profit variables.
Where does the growth in potential stop and a technological circuit begin, in which our choices are increasingly driven by “emergent” considerations that act autonomously?
How are artists responding to a reality created by humans but only partially controlled by us? What principles lead people to rely on such systems? What fields do those who criticize them work in and how do they act effectively?

An international panel of judges, composed by Jasmina Tesanovic, Irini Papadimitriou, Bruce Sterling and Luca Barbeni, will short-list six nominees for the prize, who will be invited to exhibit at the customary Share Prize exhibition in Turin from 19th to 29th March, 2015.
The venue for the exhibition this year will be the new Temporary Museum, a project sponsored jointly by the Department for Cultural Affairs of the Regione Piemonte and BasicNet Group.
The names of the short-listed finalists will be announced by the end of January 2015.

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Thanks to all

Dear Share Festival friends,
thank you for getting behind us once again this year.
The Share Festival continues to be a one and only event in Italy that is enjoying growing popularity with an ever wider public attracted by art in the digital age.

The 9th Share Festival — REAL TIME | REAL SPACE — played host this year to 15 artists, 6 panellists, 2 exhibitions, and 2 performances, for a total of 11 dates in 18 consecutive festival days.

This year we collaborated closely with the Cantieri OGR and the Regional Museum of Natural Science, as well as the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, of course, building on and proving the value of networking with all the different people who joined forces to create a very special moment in Turin. Through their works, the artists explored a number of insights into real time and real space. At the conferences, panellists presented their points of view from different perspectives, converging on the fundamental need to empower people and culture to play a leading role in the innovative transformation of the society, communities and territories we live in. Key words such as real time, physical space, hybrid space, tactical media, sustainable production, ubiquity, data flows, and community set the stage for the issues discussed and debated at conferences by international panellists. The festival was an inspiration for all— for guests, artists, panellists and the public.
The leading role of the Piemonte Share Festival in terms of content and the cutting edge focus of its perspectives were also applauded by the local and national media, which dedicated significant space and flattering words in their coverage of the festival.

Download the REAL TIME | REAL SPACE festival catalogue in pdf.
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Share Festival 2013 – Continues…

The Share Prize and Bosch Art Game exhibitions have come to a successful close, wrapping up the first part of this year’s Share Festival.

The winner of the seventh Share Prize, ½ Eighty Eight, by artist Nils Volker, will remain on display at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts for the full length of the festival.

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On 15th November, at 3 p.m. at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, two programmes of videos featuring the best of the Japan Media Arts Festival and ArtFutura will be screened.
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a global media art jamboree, celebrating the extraordinary works being produced in a wide range of fields, from animation and manga to media art and video games.
As of 1st November, the twenty-fourth edition of ArtFutura is on in over fourteen cities around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Liverpool, Sao Paulo, Rotterdam, Santiago and Turin.

On 16th November, come take part in a day-long programme of Share Festival conferences at the Albertina Academy, featuring a stream of international guests who’ll have their say on the theme REAL TIME | REAL SPACE. The conferences will take a critical look at the instant dynamics created by the emergence of an integrated reality. Conference speakers include Simone Arcagni, Matteo Azzi, Loretta Borrelli Rossella Maspoli, Eric Kluitenberg and Marleen Stikker.

If you can’t come, follow the conferences online, streamed here.

The festival will close this year with the audiovisual performance NHWT by Tez, to be held at the Lavanderie Ramone at 10 p.m.

For the video of the opening night and to see Pablo Balbontin’s photographs, visit
https://vimeo.com/78804151
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharefestival

For programme information, click here

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16 nov – 4.30 pm – Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts of Turin
CONFERENCE Marleen Stikker moderator: Rossella Maspoli – Public Domain 4.0

16 nov – 5.30 pm – Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts of Turin
CONFERENCE Eric Kluitenberg moderator: Loretta Borrelli – Feelings in the Air

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening – Share Festival 2013

OPENING
30th October, 6.30 p.m.
Albertina Academy of Fine Arts of Turin
via Accademia Albertina 6, Turin

Dear Friends, the Share Festival programme is now online.
Like every year, the heart of the festival will revolve around the Share Prize, featuring six digital works of art exploring the theme REAL TIME | REAL SPACE.
The six works short-listed by the jury will be on show to the public from 30th October to 9th November 2013 at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, Turin. The six finalists are Lauren McCarthy, Komplex, Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak, Christine Sugrue, Myriam Thyes and Nils Völker.
The short-listed works are different spaces of representation of a non-stop stream, artistic practices that create critical visions of our space and time.

The inaugural night of the festival will also see the opening of the Bosch Art Game exhibition, featuring the six prototypes produced as part of the first ever international video game art competition organized by the Netherlands. Come and discover the virtual world of painter Hieronymus Bosch through the works of young European and American developers, and experience Bosch’s surreal imagery in a whole new way.
The Share Prize and Bosch Art Game exhibition will be on show to the public at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts from 30th October to 9th November in Via Accademia Albertina 6, Turin.

On Wednesday, 6th November, Alessandro Bergonzoni will be holding a conference in collaboration with Assemblea Teatro.
On 15th November, two programmes of videos featuring the best of the Japan Media Art Festival and Art Futura will be screened.
On 16th November, come take part in a day-long programme of Share Festival conferences, featuring a stream of international guests who’ll have their say on the theme REAL TIME | REAL SPACE.
The big names include Simone Arcagni Marleen Stikker, Eric Kluitenberg, Loretta Borrelli, Rossella Maspoli, and Matteo Azzi.
The festival will close this year with the audiovisual performance NHWT by Tez.

Program

Share Prize 2013: The Winner is…

This year over 250 artists submitted entries for the prize, now in its seventh season.
Six works have been short-listed by the judges Jasmina Tesanovic, Bruce Sterling, Simone Arcagni and Luca Barbeni, and will be on show from 30th October to 9th November, 2013 at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin.
In a REAL TIME | REAL SPACE world, where data work in synergy with our location, filling it out in real time and multiplying the possible ways we can interact with the people around us and the physical world, what different forms can communication take?

The six finalists are Lauren McCarthy, Komplex, Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak, Christine Sugrue, Myriam Thyes, and Nils Völker.

The jury has declared the winner of the 7th Share Prize to be ½ Eighty Eight by Nils Völker. “It is a contemplative delight to see such precise elegance of motion carried out by humble black garbage bags. With its critical mixture of urban infrastructure and organic life, this expressive sculpture realizes concepts of time and space.”

The honourable mention is awarded to Lauren McCarthy for Social Turkers, “for her creation of an interactive drama on the theme of contemporary relationships. It critically addresses the dynamic action of network communication within real time and real spaces. This process, an online economic model put into a real place, shows the urgency of our need to confront the changes brought by social media.”

Share Prize 2013 – REAL TIME | REAL SPACE
30th October – 9th November Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts of Turin, via Accademia Albertina 6
Opening Wednesday 30th October 6:30 pm
Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Saurday 9th November 3.00 pm – 11.00 pm

www.toshare.it/SharePrize2013