Liedts-Meesen Foundation announces New Technological Art Award 2012

New Technological Art Award 2012 is an international art competition by the Liedts-Meesen Foundation.

In 2012, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation organizes Update_4 in the framework of the project Zebrastraat, following the first three Update biennials.

Update is a Biennial of interactive installations, coupled with the New Technological Art Award 2012, an international competition by the Liedts-Meesen with work from 20 artists, selected by an international jury from over 300 entries. During Update, work by the winners of the previous editions, Julien Maire, Nick Ervinck, Julien Gachadoat and Im Go Eun will also be shown.

The exhibition is substantively broadened with a symposium that will take place from 15 to 17 November. During three days, artists and theoreticians are invited to reflect on 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 18 November. The winners will be announced at the end of Update_4.

Come see the twenty artists that have been nominated:
Ambrioso Marcio, Brazil, 12i; Cantoni Rejane & Crescenti Leonardo, Brazil, Tunnel; Casas Constanza, Steyaert Pieter & C. Mitchell Mark, Chile, Belgium, Australia, The Creators; Castro Juan Manuel, Colombia, Heliotropika; Cirio Paolo & Ludovico Alessandro, Italy, Face to Facebook; Décosterd Michel & André, Switzerland, Cycloïd- E; Dombis Pascal, France, Crack; Fischer Ulrich, Switzerland, Walking the edit; Jacobs Aernoudt, Belgium, Miniatuur; Janssen Wim, Belgium, Static; Jeong Sion, South Korea, Karat; Jiang Nova, New Zeland, Ideogenetic machine; Lee HeeWon, South Korea, 108; Levesque Julien, France, Street Views Patchwork; Luque Sanchez Felix, Spain, Nihil Ex Nihilo; Oblak Nina & Novak Primoz, Slovenia, Sisyphus Actions; Schmitt Antoine, France, Pixel noir; Stanza, United Kingdom, Capacities; Urbonas Julijonas, Lithuania, Euthanasia Coaster

By an international jury:
Françoise Meesen (vice-president of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation), Dirk De Wit (director BAM,Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art), Stef Van Bellingen (curator Zebrastraat, founder of VZW Warp, president of the Canvas Collection Contest), Jean-Marie Dallet (artist, curator, professor at the EESI (European School of Visual Arts, Angoulême-Poitiers, France), Yves Bernard (founder of the art organisation iMAL), Pierre-Yves Desaive (professor at La Cambre, art critic Flash Art, L’Art Même, art historian KMSKB-MRBAB), Nick Ervinck (artist, winner of the award of the public Update_2), Julien Maire (artist, winner of the jury award Update_2)

Presented at three different sites:

Zebrastraat 32/001
9000 Ghent, Belgium

30 Quai des Charbonnages/ Koolmijnenkaai 30
1080 Brussels, Belgium

La Cambre
21 Abbaye de La Cambre
1000 Brussels, Belgium