Ars Electronica

22 Jul 2017 – 26 Oct 2017

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10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 20:00

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Free entry

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DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum

Berlin, Germany


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DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum is welcoming the sixth Ars Electronica exhibition in Berlin.


Ars Electronica searches for controversial developments and possible future scenarios at the intersection of art, technology and society. The visions, ideas, and projects promoted with artists, scientists, technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and social activists from all over the world are innovative, radical, and eccentric in a positive sense. Ars Electronica is a creative ecosystem that optimally fosters the process from the initial idea, to experimentation and creation. At the same time, it incorporates numerous disciplines and areas of expertise, thereby supporting artistic developments as well as pioneering technological strength. Today it is characterized by a globally unique, comprehensive approach in the field of technological-cultural phenomena. Based in Linz, Austria, Ars Electronica is a cultural, educational and research platform with a solid international reputation.

Curated by Ars Electronica, the sixth digital media art exhibition opens on 22 July in DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum in the heart of Berlin. Curated especially for Berlin, the exhibition presents 14 works by international artists exploring the "Encounters" theme. The planned supporting programme will delve deeper into these issues and encourage visitors to take part in the discussion. The exhibition runs until October 26, 2017. Admission is free.

Encounters: What if there was no clear dividing line between humans and machines? What if it was the norm for artificial organs and limbs to be parts of our bodies? How much does the digital world we have created influence our lives? A world in which it seems that the developing society is unable to follow fast enough on the heels of the technological advances. A world that produces developments whose implementation changes the nature that is so essential for our survival, and whose consequences are often unforeseeable. The artworks are dedicated to these issues and the new forms of encounters and the resulting relationships. Raising awareness or inspiring reflection, the exhibited works identify the challenges facing humankind today.

Exhibiting artists:

Nelo Akamatsu (JPN), Memo Akten (TUR/UK), Exonemo (JPN), Akinoro Goto (JPN), Iris Van Herpen (NL), Cornelia Hesse-Honegger (CH), Shinseungback Kimyonghun (KOR) , Christina Kubisch (D), Isaac Monté (BEL), Quadrature (D), Daniel Rozin (ISR/US), Mariano Sardón (ARG), Maja Smerkar (SLO), Shunji Yamanaka (JPN)


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Isaac Monté

Maja Smrekar

Nelo Akamatsu

Iris van Herpen

Mariano Sardón

Cornelia Hesse-Honegger


Daniel Rozin

Shunji Yanamaka

Akinoro Goto

Memo Akten

Christina Kubisch


Shinseungback Kimyonghun

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Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica

Linz, Austria


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