[NetBehaviour] Current: An Experiment in Collecting Digital Art
taylor at greenquarter.co.uk
Mon Nov 8 12:33:43 CET 2010
Apologies for cross posting.
Current: An Experiment in Collecting Digital Art
An exhibition, acquisition and debate, presented in partnership by the
Harris Museum & Art Gallery and folly.http://current-experiment.org.uk/
Artist Call: Now open for submissions
£1000 exhibition fee to short-listed artists; £10,000 acquisition fee
for final selection.
Artists working in digital media are invited to propose work for a
public display at, and acquisition by the Harris Museum & Art
Gallery,Preston, as part of 'Current: an Experiment in Collecting
This project not only celebrates innovative and creative use of new
media technology, but forms a pioneering practical case study for the
collection and integration of digital artworks into existing permanent
collections; furthering the Harris' mission to establish a nationally
significant collection of new media art.
An expert advisory panel will select 3 -- 5 artists to exhibit at the
Harris from25th March--4th June 2011, from which one artwork will be
selected by a secondary expert panel for acquisition into the Harris'
A public debate will be held in Spring 2011 to analyse the experiment
and share findings and best practice on collecting digital art.
The Harris is a magnificent Neo-classical Grade I listed building which
opened to the public in 1893 inPrestoncity centre, and houses the
largest galleries inLancashire- including stunning contemporary gallery
spaces. The museum holds strong collections of fine and decorative art
and local history, including work by Lucien Freud, JMW Turner and video
artist Robert Cahen.
folly is a leading digital arts agency, based inLancasterand working
acrossEngland'sNorth West. folly aims to lead, promote, maintain,
improve and advance the field of cultural activities that embrace the
creative interaction between arts and technology, by presenting an
artistic programme that provides collaboration between artists and the
. Demonstrate innovative use of new media technology (e.g.
digital art, interactive art, net art, electronic art, multi and
time-based media) in the making, display or distribution of their work.
. Be able to articulate how their work might be presented in a
. Submit recent work, i.e. produced up to 2 years previous to
the submissions deadline.
. Currently reside in theUK
. Have previous experience in distributing work publicly
(online, in museums, galleries, etc)
. Hold the copyright for the submitted work
. If selected, be available for scheduled project dates:
Gallery visits from:17th January
Installation dates: between 10th-24th March
Exhibition opening and selected acquisition announcement:25th March
. Short-listed artists will each receive an exhibition fee of
. Final artwork will be acquired for an acquisition fee of £10,000
For further information and free registration for submission,
Follow the project on twitter @current2011
T: 01772 9054 <callto:+1772%209054>04
F: 01772 8867 <callto:+1772%208867>64
E:l.taylor at preston.gov.uk
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