Our comprehensive program of guided tours brings visitors closer to the exhibitions and projects of Ars Electronica Festival 2023.
Information and tickets
Due to the limited number of participants (max. 15 people/tour), it is recommended that you book your WE GUIDE YOU ticket online in advance.
Tickets can be purchased online until the evening before the event. Tickets can also be booked at the INFODESK in POSTCITY, subject to availability. If not stated otherwise, all POSTCITY guided tours start at the WE GUIDE YOU Meeting Point next to the INFODESK.
Please be there 15 minutes before the tour begins.
and Expert Tours
|€ 14 / € 11|
(€ 4 in combination with FESTIVALPASS, FESTIVALPASS+, POSTCITY Exhibition Ticket or ONE-DAY-PASS)
|Pre-Opening Walk; Expert Tour: Open Futurelab at POSTCITY; Expert Tour in the Campus Exhibition: Interface Cultures presents “Resonating Selves”||Free of charge, no registration required.|
|Highlight Tour in Ars Electronica Center||€ 4 in combination with an Ars Electronica Center ticket, a FESTIVALPASS, FESTIVALPASS + or ONE-DAY-PASS; Registration required firstname.lastname@example.org|
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Spotlight Tours at POSTCITY
The daily Spotlight Tour will give you an introductory overview of the festival while showcasing the highlights of various thematic focuses.
WE GUIDE YOU
Diese Führung nimmt Sie mit ins Epizentrum des Festivals in der POSTCITY und erkundet verschiedene Formen des Umgangs mit der Wahrheit, während Sie die Themenausstellung erforschen.
WE GUIDE YOU
This tour captures the essence of Ars Electronica: It showcases a variety of exhibitions, moving along the nexus of Art, Technology and Society.
WE GUIDE YOU
The tour explores the Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, a showcase of this year’s award-winning media art.
Expert Tours at POSTCITY
Our Expert Tours will be joined by artists, curators and partners to explore various themes of this year’s edition.
Christl Baur (DE/AT)
Together with curator and Head of Ars Electronica Festival, Christl Baur (DE/AT), you will make an in-depth exploration of this year’s theme exhibition. This tour offers a behind-the-scenes look into the curatorial side of things and the chance to meet some of the artists presenting their works in person.
Martin Honzik (AT)
Together with Chief Curatorial Officer Martin Honzik (AT) you will make an in-depth exploration of this year’s theme exhibition. Alongside the omnipresent questions of the exhibition (Co)Owning More-than-Truth this tour offers a behind-the-scenes look into the curatorial side of things and the chance to meet some of the artists presenting their works in person.
Masha Zolotova (RU)
Together with Masha Zolotova (RU) you will make an in-depth exploration of this year’s S+T+Arts Prize Exhibition and explore the potential of artistic and creative input to impactfully address current ecological, technological and socioeconomic issues.
In an era where truth is increasingly elusive and subjective, this exhibition presents a captivating exploration of how our identities resonate and interact with the world around us with the tools of media/digital art, interactive art and participatory practices, where the master program Interface Cultures is located.
Emiko Ogawa (JP/AT)
Curator and Head of Prix Ars Electronica, Emiko Ogawa (JP/AT), guides us through the Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition while navigating the categories New Animation Art, Digital Musics & Sound Art and Artificial Intelligence & Life Art. A most insightful way to discover exceptional media art of this year while having a look into the future.
Andy Gracie (UK/ES)
Focusing on neutron star mergers and the phenomena produced by interactions between binary systems across society and cosmology, the project discusses the fragile, hidden and impossible truths around us.
Annick Bureaud (FR) / Leonardo/Olats
Terraforming is the process by which we would like to transform other planets to make them habitable for us. Colonization has become the synonym to appropriation and exploitation. Considering these notions, we discuss how they could inform humanity’s view looking back at Earth and at our endeavors in Space today through a selection of three…
Florian Weigl (NL)
V2_ will host a live event introducing all of the involved artists which highlights their pratice and projects. The event will also form a meeting point to discuss how to strategically further develop international opportunities for emerging and young professionals amongst past, present and future partners of the network.
Friedrich Schwarz (AT)
Expert Tours on the roof of POSTCITY have already been undertaken several times as part of the Ars Electronica Festival. Urban ecologist and botanist Friedrich Schwarz will take you on a journey into a special world that you wouldn’t expect to find in such abundance: for decades, a collection of ecological wonders has developed here…
Max Boutin (FR)
In this tour, visitors will learn about Research-Creation (R-C) through a selection of Hexagram Network members’ works.
Miha Turšič (SI/NL) / Waag Futurelab
‘Matter’ can be understood as both a noun and a verb: it is about material and about caring. Mattering is the inseparable interplay between creating facts and values, and the cultural and societal structures that emerge from this dynamic relationship. The way in which we imagine our planet influences our direct environment and therefore matters…
Marko Peljhan (SI) / Uroš Veber (SI)
MIKRO-MAKRO, from observation to orientation, led by Marko Peljhan (SI) and Uroš Veber (SI), focuses on showcasing works that observe systems and will attempt to synthesize certain common topical vectors present in all of them.
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
Ars Electronica Futurelab members invite you to embark on a tour through Futurelab’s visions and ideas for tangible futures concentrated at the Open Futurelab. The daily Futurelab Tours guide through the multi-layered experience space, highlighting diverse projects to provoke collective dialogue.
Those who would like to see more of what the festival has to offer beyond POSTCITY, can choose from an additional selection of tours to book in other venues, such as Lentos Art Museum Linz or Ars Electronica Center.
Sergio Fontanella (CL)
Sergio Fontanella (CL), Director of Collections at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and Co-Curator, will guide you through the exhibition Dualities in Equalities: Art, Technology, Society in Latin America. You will have the chance to meet the artists Adrián Melis (CU/ES), Alba Triana (CO), Ana María Gómez (CO/US), Andrés Ramírez (CO), Jhafis Quintero (PA), Joaquín…
Expert Tour in Dualities in Equalities: Art, Technology, Society in Latin America (Lentos Contemporary Art Museum) with Christl Baur
Christl Baur (DE/AT)
Head of Ars Electronica Festival and Co-curator of this exhibition Christl Baur (DE/AT) will guide you through the exhibition Dualities in Equalities: Art, Technology, Society in Latin America. You will have the chance to meet the artists Adrián Melis (CU/ES), Alba Triana (CO), Ana María Gómez (CO/US), Andrés Ramírez (CO), Jhafis Quintero (PA), Joaquín Aras…
Expert Tour in Dualities in Equalities: Art, Technology, Society in Latin America (Lentos Contemporary Art Museum) with Martin Honzik
Martin Honzik (AT)
Martin Honzik (AT), Chief Curator of the Ars Electronica Festival and co-curator of this exhibition, will guide you through the exhibition Dualities in Equalities: Art, Technology, Society in Latin America. You will have the chance to meet the artists Adrián Melis (CU/ES), Alba Triana (CO), Ana María Gómez (CO/US), Andrés Ramírez (CO), Jhafis Quintero (PA),…
Špela Petrič (SI)
You shouldn’t be afraid of blood when joining this tour. While exploring the potential of AI to prevent strokes, we will connect to a cardiac electrophysiologist performing a routine surgery for cardiac arrhythmia in real time. The artist Špela Petrič, together with researchers, invites participants to become amateur ethnographers and observe this exploration of AI…
University of Arts Linz (AT)
We present different scenarios with intelligent objects that provide a glimpse into everyday situations in our near-future life.
Ars Electronica (AT)
Artificial Intelligence and the relationship between human and machine are the focus of the exhibitions at the Ars Electronica Center. As part of a Highlight Tour, we will approach the thematic focal points of the exhibitions from various perspectives.
The Pre-Opening Walk takes you through downtown Linz on the eve of the Ars Electronica Festival-from the St. Mary’s Cathedral to the Stadtwerkstatt.