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Ars Electronica in New York

Digital Avant-Garde:
Celebrating 25 Years of Ars Electronica

Exhibition, screenings and talks at Eyebeam, American Museum of the Moving Image and Austrian Cultural Forum

U.S. premiere exhibition of innovative digital media works of the past and present, sponsored by SAP, the world's leading supplier of business software.

New York, NY, May 10, 2004 - Ars Electronica, one of the world's most renowned institutions involved with digital media culture, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this summer. To mark the occasion, Ars Electronica will collaborate with the American Museum of the Moving Image, Eyebeam, and the Austrian Cultural Forum, to present Digital Avant-Garde, a series of exhibitions, screenings, and discussions in New York City from May 20 to July 18, 2004. Since its formation in 1979 in Linz, Austria, Ars Electronica has championed innovative media works that combine art and technology through the presentation of international festivals and a museum, and through the Futurelab, a pioneering research facility for developing new works.

Digital Avant-Garde will showcase fascinating digital-media projects that include winners from past festival competitions in the Prix Ars Electronica's interactive art category as well as the latest trends in this art form represented by installations produced at the Ars Electronica Futurelab and works that have come out of Ars Electronica's artist-in-residence program. In addition to these exhibitions, ancillary presentations such as workshops, chats with the artists, screenings and symposia will provide background on the history of digital creativity and current developments in the field. This program is being made possible by the generous support of SAP, the world's leading supplier of business software.

With queries please contact:
Wolfgang A. Bednarzek
AEC Ars Electronica Center Linz
Hauptstrasse 2, 4040 Linz, Austria
tel ++43.732.7272-38
fax ++43.732.7272-638