APES / Marco Barotti (IT/DE), Photo: Marco Barotti

Exhibitions & Projects

For five days, from September 6 to 10, 2023, several exhibitions will open their doors – first and foremost in POSTCITY at Linz Central Station and at other locations in Linz. To name just two examples: The theme exhibition at POSTCITY brings together artistic perspectives on the festival theme “Who Owns the Truth?” in a multifaceted show, while the Prix Ars Electronica exhibition presents current and award-winning media art from around the world.

  • Ars Electronica Campus Exhibition

    Ars Electronica Campus Exhibition

    University of Arts Linz + POSTCITY, First Floor

    A total of 56 international universities working in the academic fields of media art, design and technology participate in the Ars Electronica Festival 2023. Through this collective endeavor, the Campus Exhibition celebrates the power of creativity, collaboration and exploration in shaping our shared future.

  • Ars Electronica Gardens Exhibition

    Ars Electronica Gardens Exhibition

    POSTCITY, First Floor

    The Ars Electronica Gardens Exhibition 2023 serves as a dynamic platform for cultural and scientific partners worldwide. Through their artistic projects, these partners contribute diverse perspectives, enriching the festival with insights into a wide range of themes and thoughts.

  • Dualities in Equalities: Art, Technology, Society in Latin America

    Dualities in Equalities: Art, Technology, Society in Latin America

    CIFO x Ars Electronica / Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

    The exhibition of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and Ars Electronica at the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz presents artistic perspectives from Latin American culture and region.

  • European Union Prize for Citizen Science Exhibition

    European Union Prize for Citizen Science Exhibition

    IMPETUS (EU) / POSTCITY, First Floor

    For the first time ever, Ars Electronica is awarding the European Union Prize for Citizen Science on behalf of the European Commission. The exhibition reveals the diversity and extraordinary creativity demonstrated by European Citizen Science initiatives.

  • Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition 

    Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition 

    POSTCITY, Prix Ars Electronica Building

    Every year since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has spotlighted media artworks from all over the world and served as a trend barometer offering inspiring, current and forward-looking insights into the interface between art, technology and society. The exhibition, which showcases the works of the Prix Ars Electronica winners, is undoubtedly one of the highlights.

  • radical collectives

    radical collectives

    University of Arts Linz (AT)

    radical collectives–a gesture that puts the spotlight on collectives and, above all, tests out their activist potential, but also, a possible answer to the question of who owns the truth.

  • S+T+ARTS Prize Exhibition

    S+T+ARTS Prize Exhibition

    POSTCITY, First Floor + Bunker

    This year‘s exhibition showcases two Grand Prize winners and a selection of honorary mentions and nominations that demonstrate the potential of artistic and creative input to create an impact by addressing current ecological, technological and socioeconomic issues.

  • State of the ART(ist) 

    State of the ART(ist) 

    Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs (AT), Ars Electronica (AT) / POSTCITY, First Floor

    The State of the ART(ist) Initiative continued in 2023 with a significantly expanded new focus. The starting point of this initiative was Russia’s brutal acts of war on Ukrainian soil, with its complex effects on world affairs and the individual lives of artistically engaged citizens, who provided the impetus for the initiative’s orientation.

  • Theme Exhibition: (Co)Owning More-than-Truth

    Theme Exhibition: (Co)Owning More-than-Truth

    POSTCITY, Bunker

    The large exhibition at POSTCITY explores the question “Who owns the truth?” and illuminates the theme of this year’s festival from various perspectives.

  • Ars Electronica Solutions

    Ars Electronica Solutions

    POSTCITY, First Floor + Ars Electronica Center

    Ars Electronica Solutions conceives, designs and  implements interactive and multisensory worlds of  experience. Creative, individual solutions are developed for temporary and permanent public exhibitions, brand lands, trade fairs and events. State-of-the-art media technology is used in production, but it never takes centre stage. Ars Electronica Solutions always makes sure that technology is only a means…

  • Butterfly’s Dreams: The New Aesthetic of AI in Artistic Practice

    Butterfly’s Dreams: The New Aesthetic of AI in Artistic Practice

    Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore / Atelierhaus Salzamt

    Butterfly Dreams: The New Aesthetic of AI in Artistic Practice explores how the latent qualities of Machine Learning allow interchanges between dreams and reality, and how it can be used to complement creativity in artistic practice and provoke dialogues on the role of machines in sense-making.

  • Create Your World – Truth or Dare 

    Create Your World – Truth or Dare 

    POSTCITY, First Floor

    The premise is simple: Players take turns asking one another truth or dare?. If they choose “truth”, they have to answer a—possibly unpleasant—question. If the choice is “dare”, they must do a specific task instead of making a confession.

  • European Platform for Digital Humanism 

    European Platform for Digital Humanism 

    With its Linz location, Ars Electronica is not only situated at the geographical heart of Europe, but also positions itself as a hub of European cultural intersection as partner institution in numerous collaborative EU-supported projects.

  • IDSA FOUNDING LAB Exhibition

    IDSA FOUNDING LAB Exhibition

    POSTCITY, First Floor

    As part of this year’s theme exhibition, the IDSA FOUNDING LAB Exhibition highlights the topics explored within the FOUNDING LAB from an artistic point of view. Explorative and open-minded approaches of artists have proven their value to society time and again by offering unusual perspectives and alternative strategies to complex problems.

  • JKU Square: Next Truth Prediction

    JKU Square: Next Truth Prediction

    Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (JKU), JKU Zirkus des Wissens (ZdW), JKU Spin-off EUMETA, Time’s Up, William Kentridge, Rimini Protokoll, MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) Cortico / POSTCITY, First Floor

    “Reason brings the truth to light.” This programmatic sentence characterized the Age of Enlightenment. Now we use probability distributions to approach reality. This refers to large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT (OpenAI) or Bard (Google), which are becoming central sources of information. An LLM is trained with massive bodies of text. It’s trained to…

  • Klasse! Lernen Exhibition

    Klasse! Lernen Exhibition

    OeAD (AT), BMBWF (AT), Ars Electronica (AT) / POSTCITY, First Floor

    More than 140 best practice-projects from all over Austria were submitted between November 2022 and April 2023. A jury selected ten projects and awarded seven Honorary Mentions, two Awards of Distinction worth € 5,000 each and the main prize worth € 10,000.

  • Open Futurelab

    Open Futurelab

    Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT) / POSTCITY, First Floor

    At the Open Futurelab, visitors can network and exchange ideas with the team of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, our partners and many other participants. In the midst of diverse global challenges and technological revolution, the Futurelab is taking on creative questions to explore “What are the Futures?”, to envision a new hope and to take…

  • Transformation Lounge

    Transformation Lounge

    Ars Electronica (AT), Hakuhodo Inc. (JP) / POSTCITY, First Floor

    Transformation Lounge is a platform for promoting circular creativity, bringing together individuals from diverse communities such as art, industry, culture and government. Its purpose is to engage in discussions about the necessary “transformation” for the sustainable future of society and to create collaboratively new actions.