Our exhibitions from September 7 to 11, 2022, serve up media art at its finest. The CyberArts exhibition will showcase the best works from around the world submitted to and awarded prizes at the Prix Ars Electronica. The KEPLER’S GARDENS themed exhibition brings together different artistic approaches that approach this year’s festival theme from a variety of perspectives.
The themed exhibition “STUDIO(dys)TOPIA” explores how humanity can put sustainable practices into action and serves as a metaphor for our present, where the concepts of dystopias and utopias find themselves in a changed reality.
Prix Ars Electronica 2022
The CyberArts exhibition has always been one of the most outstanding parts of the festival’s program. The exhibition presents the works of the Prix Ars Electronica winners, who were selected by experts from all over the world.
STARTS Prize 2022
The exhibition presents numerous innovative and prototypical projects that have been awarded the European Commission’s STARTS Prize 2022 for their groundbreaking collaborations between science, technology and art.
CIFO & Ars Electronica
CIFO, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation based in Miami, has been promoting Latin American modern art for some 20 years and sees itself as a platform for artists, both emerging and established. Together with Ars Electronica, CIFO is preparing a prize to mark its 20th anniversary.
The extent of Ars Electronica’s collaborative networks became more visible than ever during the pandemic. In 2020 and 2021, the festival turned into a decentralized event, taking place in more than 180 locations on all five continents simultaneously. In 2022 the festival transforms again, and the Ars Electronica Garden Partners are invited to actively contribute their perspectives and projects to the core festival program, taking place in Linz.
The intention of the Campus format is to invite outstanding international universities working in the academic fields of media arts and design. Projects highlighted here represent the nature of the mission and activities of invited guest universities from all around the world.
Linz Institute of Technology (AT)
To interweave art and science more sustainably, to strive for an open transfer of knowledge with society and to promote a concept of technology that puts people at the centre. This is not only the common goal of the Johannes Kepler University and Ars Electronica, but also the focus of this exhibition, which brings together current projects of the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT).
Rupert Huber (AT), Alexander Minichmair (AT), Klaus Dieterstorfer (AT), Felix Minichmair (AT), Florian Berger (AT)
Sensing a new time & space, sonification and visualization of the dynamics of a society at the brink of a radical shift towards a new paradigm of sustainability and empathy for the biosphere.
Ars Electronica (AT), JKU (AT)
200 Students — Faculty of Experts, Lecturers, Mentors, Inspirers. Global challenges of tomorrow require a new approach – one based on creativity and co-creation. The Festival University, a joint initiative between Ars Electronica and Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), invites students from around the world to jointly develop planetary strategies for change and transformation.
Together with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ars Electronica intend to offer a space that should enable the expression and documentation of free artistic thought and creativity from around the world.
Christa Sommerer (AT), Laurent Mignonneau (FR)
The retrospective at OK Linz is a tribute to Christa Sommerer’s and Laurent Mignonneau’s life’s work as internationally active media artists, pioneers, researchers and teachers of interactive art. It shows works from the years 1991 to 2021.
Ars Electronica (AT)
The Prix Ars Electronica in the u19—create your world category calls (up)on the next generation to submit exciting projects and ideas for the world of tomorrow. Children and young people up to the age of 19 are given a stage to show which topics they are currently dealing with.
In a world dominated by visual stimuli, just listening can be a haven of tranquility. The Sound Park — located in Kepler’s Gardens at the Campus of the JKU — offers the chance to relax and engage in active listening processes.
The exhibition presents the education prize winners of the first open call. Students and teachers from Austrian schools worked together to show how diverse and creative Digital Education Training in schools can be.
What is artificial intelligence? And what do we actually know about human intelligence? How intelligent can artificial intelligence be in comparison? And more importantly: what effects will the advances in this field have on our society?
Humans have made far-reaching changes to the natural living environment for their own purposes. Apart from the concrete wastelands and the refuse we produce, there are many other examples that testify to this. But it hasn’t always been that way.
Wacom Co., Ltd. (JP); Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
In the Life Ink exhibition, the Ars Electronica Futurelab presents wearable gear for the real-time visualization of brainwave and body signals as digital brush strokes, called Life Ink. The project explores the inner mechanism of creativity in our brain and body to develop a new form of ink. Life Ink is part of the lab’s Future Ink research project with Wacom, with workshops and demonstrations on Space Ink, Bio Ink and Life Ink throughout the Festival.