Ars Electronica Gardens Exhibition

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Wed Sep 7, 2022, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri Sep 9, 2022, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat Sep 10, 2022, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
KEPLER'S GARDENS, Science Park 4, Second Floor

As a platform for art, technology, and society, Ars Electronica has always understood bridge-building between disciplines and industries not as a burden but as a promising and essential task. 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 places on all five continents simultaneously. Thanks to our wonderful partner network, we collectively created a new model for a festival in the 21st century.

In 2022 the festival transforms itself 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, Austria. Our immense gratitude goes out to all partners who have spared no effort to join us this year with fresh ideas and a new understanding of digital culture, discussing how the consequences and effects of the climate crisis can be addressed in their respective locations and through their experts.

Welcome to Planet B. A Plan B for humankind on this planet can certainly not be developed only from the perspective of a few, for which reason we welcome the views of our Garden Partners and their communities. The diversity of individual themes, positions and perspectives that underpin our partners’ Festival Gardens is accounted for by the multitude of individual artistic positions that form an intersection and image of the whole festival. The curatorial approach of our partners engages directly with the festival topic and the question “But How?”, integrated in the title, runs like a thread through the program. The Garden Partners exhibition is directly connected to this year’s themed exhibition, showcasing perspectives from Auckland, Barcelona and Bologna, as well as the Bahamas, New York, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo and Utrecht.

Despite our focus on the festival event in Linz and the transformation of the decentralized Ars Electronica Gardens to onsite partners, dedicated parts and carefully curated programs will be accessible online to partners and audiences unable to join us in Linz.