2009 Has Been a Very Successful Year for Ars Electronica

(Linz, November 30, 2009) Nearly 230,000 visitors, big demand for the facility as an event venue, rave revues for the food & beverage offerings, and two international architectural prizes—less that a year after its grand opening, the new AEC has already made a strongly positive impression. 3,017 works from 68 countries were submitted for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration in 2009. With nearly 72,500 guests, this year’s Festival attracted the largest attendance in Ars Electronica’s 30-year history. With approximately 170,000 visits to the 80+1 Base Camp, a striking edifice designed for Linz’s Main Square by anytime Architects, are indicative of the tremendous reception the public accorded this project staged for Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture in cooperation with Ars Electronica and voestalpine … Read more

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