From September 6 to 10 2023, Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, once again turned into a meeting place for artists, scientists, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and activists from all over the world. The question focused on by Europe’s largest festival for art, technology and society was: “Who Owns the Truth?” The central location was—again—the legendary POSTCITY, in which the festival was already able to guest-host from 2015 to 2019.
Back in POSTCITY and in downtown Linz
That was the Ars Electronica Festival 2023!
Jessiquoi (CH/AU), Photo: vog.photo
88,000 visitors, 1,542 artists, scientists, developers, designers and activists from 88 countries, 338 partners and sponsors, 650 exhibits and 575 events over 5 days at 14 locations in Linz. Join us as we look back on an eventful 2023 Ars Electronica Festival:
This was the program
The POSTCITY is large, spectacular, and lies in the city center.
Photo: tom mesic
In 2023, POSTCITY, the abandoned mail distribution center with 80,000 square meters of usable space on several levels, was transformed one last time into a lively and vibrant laboratory for the future.
The Festival Podcast!
Immerse yourself in the theme of the 2023 Ars Electronica Festival with the podcast by Austrian radio Ö1. Listen to all episodes in full – in German or English language.
Who Owns the Truth?
The theme of Ars Electronica in 2023, formulated as a question, aimed directly at key disputed topics of our time: truth and ownership, interpretive authority and sovereignty. Can truth be owned? Is there a right to truth and if it does belong to someone, what control and responsibility are associated with it?
IDSA x Ars Electronica FOUNDING LAB
The challenges of the Antropocene require interdisciplinary approaches to solutions based on creativity and co-creation. With the FOUNDING LAB, the Institute of Digital Science Austria and Ars Electronica want to incorporate such strategies into the shaping and operation of a pioneering university.
A big thank you to our partners!
The Ars Electronica Festival 2023 was funded by the City of Linz, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sports, as well as the state of Upper Austria, and numerous sponsors and partner institutions.
At all these locations, exhibitions, concerts, performances, screenings, lectures, and conferences were on display, designed and brought to Linz by artists and institutions from all over the world. Numerous cooperation partners from art and culture, science and research, as well as business and industry were involved in 2023. We would like to thank them very much!
Thank you for your visit at the Ars Electronica Festival!
We look forward to seeing you again!
September 4 – 8, 2024