Linz: City of Media Arts – The Art of Interface at Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021
Chief Curator Macao: Yao Feng
Curators Linz : Christa Sommerer and Cesar Escudero Andaluz
Date 23.07.-24.10.2021, 10:00-19:00
Location: Macao, Mong-Ha Villas
The exhibition “Linz: City of Media Arts – The Art of Interface” displays the works of renowned multimedia artists engaging in digital art. Nine artistic interpretations of human-computer relationships are presented. They emerged from the active digital art scene at the UNESCO City of Media Art, Linz, Austria. Linz hosts one of the longest lasting media art events in the world and also promotes innovative media art education on an international level.
Far from being reducable to a technical element, the interface is a complex system beyond the physical and the virtual. Interfaces interact between the human being and the world, extending their field of action to other disciplines and modalities. They also suggest and allow constructions of new art forms. The Art of Interface is an exhibition designed by artists and collectives to explore the influence of the interface on human lives as a mode of ‘cultural appropriation’. The Art of Interface presents tendencies and aesthetics which reflect the relation between interfaces and digital art practices.
Participating artists: Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau; Maša Mikkel Jazbec, Fabricio Lamoncha, Ioan Cernei; Gebhard Sengmüller (in Collaboration with Martin Diamant and Günter Erhart); DEPART (Leonhard Lass & Gregor Ladenhauf); Martin Nadal & Cesar Escudero Andaluz; Klaus Obermaier with Stefano D’Alessio and Martina Menegon; KairUs (Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle); Varvara & Mar (Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Carnet); Stefan Tiefengraber
A pre- announcement of the show can be found here: