Project 2006 - Ist announcement

1. The “Project 2006”

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. After the nine years of “Art on the Net,” we launched a new event called the “Project” 2004. The “Project” has been calling on artists around the world to investigate together the relationship between Art, the Internet and the Society.

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.

Although this project is 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.

2. Call for the nomination.

This year, the artworks for the exhibition and the “ 2006 prize” will be chosen by our Selection Committee. The members of our committee are;

Mark Amerika, Susan Hazen, Agnese Trocchi, Marco Deseriis, Zeljko Blace and You Minowa.

The theme this yearis “Tagging the Present.” The members will make their own nominations, but we will accept nominations from the web also. Please send your nomination to us directly to . DO NOT SEND YOUR NOMINATIONS TO SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

The prize fee for the top selection will be 200,000 yen.

3. Nomination Form

To nominate, please e-mail the following information to us directly:

  1. The URL address of your nomination
  2. If you are the copyright holder of the nomination, your name, physical Address, phone number/fax. number, e-mail address are required.

4. The schedule

We will accept nominations by mail from 15th, July 2006 to 15th, Sept. 2006.

The award-winning artwork will be selected by 30th Sept. The exhibition will be launched 15th, Nov. 2006. We will soon announce some physical events to take place in Nov. at the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo.

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