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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, 2000 (http://www.mecad.org/net_condition)
 

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.

net_condition
can be visited at the local venue in MECAD\Media Centre of Art and Design, Marqués de Comillas 79-83, 08202 Sabadell, from Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 20:00 h, and also in the Internet: http://www.mecad.org/net_condition
For further information, please contact Patricia Bofill, tel. 93 745 70 40, fax 93 726 81 83, e-mail press@mecad.org
A more detailed press release will be sent upon request.
 

Departamento Prensa
MECAD\Media Centre d'Art i Disseny
Marqués de Comillas 79-83
08202 Sabadell-Barcelona SPAIN
Tel: +34 93 745 70 40
Fax: +34 93 726 81 83
e-mail: press@mecad.org
http://www.mecad.org