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ARCO/BEEP New Media Art Awards

Following its continuing efforts to widen its artistic patrimony on electronic support, BEEP/Data Logic opens a call for entries to the second edition of its acquisition awards ARCO/BEEP New Media Art Awards, presented in collaboration with the International Art Fair ARCO.

The goal of these awards is to advance the production and exhibition of new media art and art linked to new technologies. Its purpose is to promote new high-tech art, and to foster communication between the manufacturers/creators of this new technology and those who create art. A natural collaboration, which will benefit and enrich both sides.

Two acquistion prizes are awarded:

  • @ARCO Prize, amounting to 8.000 euros. To be eligible, an artwork must be shown by a gallery at the 26th edition of ARCO, the International Contemporary Art Fair, to be held in Madrid, Spain, on 15-19 February 2007, and must have a significant component involving new technology or electronic media. Registration deadline: 14 February 2007 at the fair.
  • OFF-ARCO Prize, amounting to 6.000 euros. Artworks presented by individual artists or collectives. Registration deadline: 11 January 2007 through the Prize website.

The prizes will be awarded by an international jury of prestigious specialists. A registration form is available at www.arco.beep.es/english/index.htm.

Contact: Secretary of the Jury, Vicente Matallana / LaAgencia, tel.: (34) 91 366 8821; e-mail: premioARCO-BEEP@laagencia.org; www.arco.beep.es