02. 08. 2006
In Madrid: Austria @ Arco '06
At this year's ARCO art fair, Austria is represented as a special guest, with many artists and galleries showing work. Additionally, for those who like their art spiced with a little digital, there are two exhibitions in conjunction with ARCO'06 currently at Media Lab Madrid as well as a symposium on Directions of Digital Art.
Digital Transit, curated by Manuela Pfaffenberger and Gerfried Stocker (Ars Electronica, Linz), Karin Ohlenschläger and Luis Rico (MediaLabMadrid) contains selections of projects within the context of Ars Electronica, a leading international digital art festival. Here you can see some great classic interactive art such as Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau's "LifeSpacies II," and Camille Utterback and Romy Achituv's utterly engaging "Text Rain." (Digital Transit runs from February 8th to April 2nd.)
Postmedia Condition, curated by Elisabeth Fiedler and Christa Steinle showcases Austrian artists across processes, characteristics, and reference systems. Standouts include the Shockbot a robot that short-circuits itself until it finally collapses. (Postmedia Condition runs from January 27th to April 2nd.)