In 2012, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation organizes Update_4 in the framework of the project Zebrastraat and following the first three update biennials.
In Update_4, we retained the philosophy of previous editions while putting some new accents. In the past, the exhibitions were associated with the New Technological Art Award Liedts-Meesen that could count on an increasing interest from the artists and the public. Our focus is now on the presentation of participants of the contest NTAA and comprises:
-a larger contribution of new technologies in the arts
-an increase in the number of nominees from 10 to 20
-a presentation on three sites instead of only one: the Zebra Street in Ghent, and La Cambre and and iMAL, both in Brussels.
The second part of the event consists of an exhibition by re-known artists in the field of technological art. On each of these sites, two or three well-known works of art will enhance the works of the nominees.
These two activities are substantively broadened with a symposium that will take place on November 15th till 17th. During three days, artists and theoreticians are invited to reflect on the contemporary art in relation to new media and technology, both with private and public moments. The traditional catalog accompanying the Update Award and exhibitions, will be enriched with texts and the proceedings of the discussions in this colloquium. The ceremonies of the jury award and the public award will be held on November 18th. The winners will be announced at the end of Update_4.
Update_4/NTAA Exhibition from September 22nd till November 18th, 2012 - Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 2 till 6 p.m.
Via Jacques Urbanska