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Barcelona, the capital of electronic art, with ISEA 2022

The event will take place from 10 to 16 June, and will feature fifty projects, including exhibitions, workshops, symposiums, round tables and performance activities.

12/04/2022 - 13:51 h

The 27th edition of the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), will be held in Barcelona from 10 to 16 June, making the city the capital of electronic art. The ISEA’s main partner and promoter is the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), and this year’s theme will be “Possibles”. Also collaborating are the CCCB, Arts Santa Mònica, the New Art Foundation, the new Art Hub, Ciència i Tecnlogia Hac Te, MACBA, Barcelona City Council —through the Institute of Culture and the Department of Science and Universities— and the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Culture. The symposium’s goal: to draw the public’s attention to the intersections between art, science and technology.

Previous editions of this event have been held all over the world, and after a decade without visiting Europe, towards the end of spring, and thanks to the involvement of the local and international community, Barcelona will be the host city. There will be around fifty activities, including exhibitions, round tables, workshops, performances and artist presentations. MACBA and the CCCB will be two of the main venues, and there will be debates on the state of our world, exploring the future that is to be built, and also taking a look at the past and the present, through various subthemes. The participants sharing their latest research will include well-known figures such as Estelle Schorpp, Chris Muller, Karla Brunet, Julian Stadon and Rocio von Jungenfeld.

ISEA’s main exhibition will be on at Arts Santa Mònica, from 9 June to 21 August. On display at the exhibition will be a collection of new electronic media and emerging arts, including immersive installations, interactive works and online animations, performances and screenings relating to the intersections between art, science and technology. The selected works of art are also in line with the symposium’s theme, and invite viewers to ask themselves how we relate to our bodies, non-humans and the planet. You can see projects by renowned local and international artists, including Robertina Šebjanič, Eric Berger, Joan Soler-Adillon and Andy Gracie. Performing arts facilities, such as Sala Beckett and Mercat de les Flors, and emerging creation spaces like La Capella, are just some of the other venues involved in a symposium that will cover four areas: art, science, education, and museums and archives. It will also involve visual arts facilities, design schools, museums, art centres, creation factories and secondary schools.

Further information is available at this link.