Through this annual competition/exhibition, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
continues to nurture and celebrate the nascent medium of digital printmaking by
highlighting outstanding international, national, and local
talent. This year's show will thematically relate to a major exhibition, EINSTEIN*,
that will open at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in
mid-November. We are seeking works that either relate to concepts of
time, space, and the future or somehow utilize specific
scientific phenomena or technologies that are a result of
Einstein's legacy including: X-rays, MRIs, electron-scanning
microscopes, or GPS to mention a few.
OUR JUROR THIS YEAR:
Julia Van Haaften
COMPETITION DEADLINE CLOSED.The online exhibition of the winning artworks of Digital'02 will launch on September 28th.
MAILING LIST: If you would like us to notify you about the Open Call for Digital'03, please send an email to: email@example.com and type "Digital'03 Mailing List" in the Subject Line of the email.
www.asci.org/digital2001 for last
year's online exhibition and those from our previous digital
print exhibitions www.asci.org/exhibit/exhibit.html
We anticipate holding a panel discussion in conjunction with
the show about current issues surrounding the digital
print including: whether photography will exist in future or
join printmaking to just be called "digital imaging"; are digital prints originating from
animated/moving digital image "still-shots"
legitimate? How long will it take for embedded digital
signatures/dates to become mandatory? Stay-tuned
for further news.
ASCI was one of the first
organizations in the world to recognize the digital print as a
valid fine art product in 1998 by organizing an afternoon
panel discussion, "Collectibility & the Digital
It was held in Great Hall at Cooper Union in conjunction with our
first international digital print competition/ exhibition.
Artists had been reporting the existence of a "glass
ceiling" regarding the lack of acceptance of this new
digital output by NYC galleries and museums. This seminal
event brought together artists, museum curators, art
historians, digital print publishers and manufacturers of
digital printers and papers. The state of the art and its
future was discussed and a presentation about new
archival digital inks by the pre-eminent authority, Henry
Wilhelm, helped the further the growth of this new field.