The UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition at SXSW, hosted within the 3,000 square foot gallery at the City of Austin Central Library, will feature installations by artists or artist teams whose work explores the intersection of art and technology:
Adrian Aguilera and Betelhem Makonnen(Austin)
Shawn Camp (Austin)
Dadageek: Lisa Woods, Barna Kantor and Jerome Martinez(Austin)
OSSMO: Cesar Axel Aguilar Rodriquez, Carlos Andres Zenteno Pineda and Jorge Armando Vargas Bravo (Guadalajara, Mexico)
qujOchÖ: Thomas Philipp, Davide Bevilacqua and Eva Maria Dreisiebner (Linz, Austria)
Scenocosme: Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt(Lyon, France)
In tandem with the exhibition, a panel discussion, free and open to the public, will be held March 9 at 4PM at the Austin Central Library. It will explore the role of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) and the individual and joint initiatives of its member cities and their communities to promote digital artmaking.
UNESCO Creative Cities Network: Fostering a Strong Future for Digital Artmaking
March 9, 2019, 4-5:30PM, Austin Central Library
Immersive media exhibitions have become highly popular in recent years, showing much success in attracting and engaging audiences. Media artists have unprecedented new opportunities but also face unique challenges. These demands include securing funding, fabricating complex artwork, creating work that can tour, and maintaining tech-dependent art. At the moment, there are few organizational or informational sources of support for media artists. In order to fill this gap, media artists and arts administrators from UNESCO Media Arts cities around the world will gather to share their lessons about how to navigate and thrive in this new art landscape.
Moderator: Lisa B. Woods (Artist, Dadageek) –Austin, Texas
César Axel (Artist, OSSMO) –Guadalajara, Mexico
Zac Traeger (Director, The Museum of Human Achievement) - Austin, Texas
Thomas Philipp (Artist, qujOchÖ) - Linz, Austria
Anna Gallagher Ross (Curator, Fusebox)- Austin, Texas