At Inition we have worked with a range of contemporary artists looking to exploit new technologies, experiment with new materials and find innovative ways of working. So we were delighted to read about the launch of the Samsung Art+ Prize, created to recognise the works of technologically-forward contemporary artists in the UK. The competition aims to raise awareness about the thriving contemporary art scene in the UK and to inspire the next generation of new media artists.
The Art+ Prize will be awarded to one of ten shortlisted artists following an exhibition at the BFI Southbank in January 2012. Our friends Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard have been shortlisted for ‘Walking After Acconci’ and you can watch this along with all 10 submissions here: www.samsung.com/uk/artplus/.
Also exhibiting at the BFI is one of Iain and Jane’s later pieces ‘Radio Mania: An Abandoned Work’ a two screen stereoscopic 3D video installation inspired by The Man from M.A.R.S. – one of the earliest 3D films ever produced. Inition oversaw the stereoscopic aspects of the project which you can see at the BFI between 18th and 29th January 2012.
The Samsung Art+ Prize will be awarded on 25th January. The overall winner will receive £10,000, second place will take £5,000, and a third prize will be chosen by a public vote on-line. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges including Jan Dalley, Arts Editor at the Financial Times, Dr. Peter Weibel, Chairman and CEO of the ZKM Centre for Art and Media, and New York based media artist, Sooja Kim.