THE WORLD(S) WE WANT

SMTH and Niio invite students and artists to imagine a world, utopian, dystopian or simply different, that makes us reflect on the world we live in.

Art is a reflection of the society in which it is created. A vision of its aspirations, fantasies and fears, realized from the unique perspective of each artist. Whether a fantastic Garden of Delights or a revealing dystopia, a beautiful dream or a down-to-earth manifesto, any artistic vision of a different world is an opportunity to look at the big picture and ask ourselves: Is this the world we want?

A jury of art world professionals will select 5 winners who will receive a 500 euros monetary prize. The 5 selected artworks will be displayed on more than 30 screens in 5 large shopping malls in Spain.

Finalists will be considered for inclusion in Niio’s Curated Art Program. Participants in the curated art program receive revenue from the subscriptions to curated artcasts featuring their artwork.

 

ACCESS THE FORM BELOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK!

DEADLINE: MARCH 17th, 2024

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THE WORLD(S) WE WANT

Art is a reflection of the society in which it is created. A vision of its aspirations, fantasies and fears, realized from the unique perspective of each artist. Whether a fantastic Garden of Delights or a revealing dystopia, a beautiful dream or a down-to-earth manifesto, any artistic vision of a different world is an opportunity to look at the big picture and ask ourselves: Is this the world we want?

Today, we have increasingly sophisticated tools at our disposal to create virtual worlds and reality-distorting fictions. From 3D scanning and Virtual Reality environments to Augmented Reality content and the hyper-realistic fantasies that Artificial Intelligence systems are capable of creating, it is increasingly easy to escape into other worlds or construct alternative realities. Through their works, artists can offer us visions that go beyond mere escapism or manipulation of information and build spaces of reflection and experience. We want to get to know these spaces and support the artists who create them.

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Valentina Peri is an independent curator, cultural critic and author based in Paris.

Her work examines the role of technology in contemporary culture, with a focus on love and intimacy in the digital age, media histories and technologies in the Anthropocene.

She has curated exhibitions, published writing and given lectures on a broad range of topics in these areas, including data collection and surveillance, the commodification of desire, representation and identity, media ecologies and new materialism.

 

Wolf Lieser is one of the most veteran art professionals in the digital art market.

A visionary gallerist who saw the potential of digital art early on, he is the founder of the DAM Museum, the DDAA Digital Art Award and the author of two books providing a comprehensive introduction to digital art.

Solimán López is a new media conceptual artist and researcher, specialized in science, biotechnology, web3.0, interactives and digital art.

He is the founder of the Harddiskmuseum, OLEA bio token and Introns DNA digital entities, and the Innovation Director at ESAT (Spain).