|Prensa MECAD on Wed, 29 Sep 1999 20:03:41 -0400|
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|Syndicate: Exhibition of NET ART in MECAD\Media Centre of Art & Design|
MECAD\Media Centre of Art & Design presents the international exhibition of net art NET_CONDITION, the largest net art show presented to this day, which includes works from more than 100 artists.
net_condition is the title of the international show or net art which MECAD has organized in collaboration with three other prestigious centres: ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (Germany) the biggest research center and museum in the world devoted to electronic art, the steirischer herbst festival, Graz (Austria), which since 1986 focuses its attention on contemporary art manifestations, and NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo (Japan), the main media art centre in its country.
With the participation of more than 100 artists from all around the world, net_condition shows, together for the first time, the most importat net art works which have been produced since the beginning of this artistic practice, and also new projects developed specifically for this event.
The show at MECAD opens next Thursday, September 23rd, and can be visited at
MECAD premises until next November 19th, as well as in Internet until December,
Ubiquity, descentralization and connectivity are the three main traits which
define net art, and make it into one of the most revolutionary among the
existing production paths. For the first time, in these works the production,
distribution and reception mean is the same. net_condition has been
organised precisely out of the willingnes of all four participating centres to
work together in a descentralized way, in a space which is shared and accesible
from anywhere in the world.
Each participating centre presentes, on occasion of the show, some new works
developed specially for the Internet. The works that constitute MECAD¹s
contribution to the project have been produced with the support of this Media
Centre. The participating artists are Antoni Abad, with "Z";
Roberto Aguirrezabala, with "what:you:get"; and Ricardo
Iglesias, with "Referencias". The latter project has been entirely
produced with the support of MECAD.
Peter Weibel, renowned specialist in media art and recently appointed
director of ZKM, has been the general curator of the show. Claudia
Giannetti (director of MECAD), Jeffrey Shaw (ZKM) and
Toshiharu Ito (ICC) have acted as local curators.