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Digital 2001
Envisioning Time, Space, and the Future

5th international open competition/exhibition

Sept.28 - Dec.1, 2002 : The Technology Gallery, New York Hall of Science
Dec.8, 2002 - Jan.31, 2003 : Taranto Gallery, Chelsea, New York


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.


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: office@asci.org and type "Digital'03 Mailing List" in the Subject Line of the email.

SEE DIGITAL'01 www.asci.org/digital2001 
for last year's online exhibition and those from our previous digital print exhibitions www.asci.org/exhibit/exhibit.html 

PANEL DISCUSSION:  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 Print." www.asci.org/Digital98/digipanel.html  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.