From "Art on the Net" to the new "Project netarts.org"

From 1995 to 2003, The Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts hosted the "Art on the Net" project promoting the Internet as a space for artistic expression. For nine years, this project had been calling on artists around the world to investigate the relationship between Art, the Internet and the Society.

After the years of the "Art on the Net," we launched a new event called the "Project netarts.org" last summer. The " Project netarts.org" consists of an Internet Art exhibition, artist essays, theoretical articles, and an online forum.

The Exhibition section of the project will feature recent developments in Internet Art and is open to all forms of creative expression that use the Internet as their primary medium. The essays and articles from artists, critics, curators and other contributors, will be featured in the Writings section. The Online Forum is open to everyone who is interested in Internet Art and other hybridized forms of Digital or Media Art that use network technologies.

Although this project is primarily focused on the latest developments in the field of Internet Art, we are also very interested in considering contributions that reflect the influence of Internet Art production on the wider fields of Media-Art, Digital Art, curatorial practice, digital pedagogy, and online publishing.

Call for the nomination

This year, the artworks for the exhibition and the "netarts.org 2005 prize" will be chosen by our Selection Committee. The prize fee for the top selection will be 200,000 yen.

The members will make their own nominations, but we will accept nominations from the web also.

The members of the Selection Committee are:

For further information, please visit www.netarts.org/webmuseum.html

The schedule

We will accept nominations by mail from 15th, July 2005 to 15th, Sept. 2005.

The award-winning artwork will be selected by 30th Sept. The exhibition will be launched 1st, Nov. 2005. We will soon announce some physical events to take place in Nov. at the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo.

You Minowa
Curator
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts