NanoArt 2012 INTERNATIONAL ONLINE COMPETITION
FREE Entries - Open to All Artists and Scientists - Seed Images of 3 Nanostructures are Provided for Further Artistic Creation
Submission deadline November 30st, 2012
NanoArt is a new art discipline at the art-science-technology intersections. To read more about NanoArt and Nanotechnology please visit the entire nanoart21.org website. The 6th edition of the worldwide competition NanoArt 2012 is open to all artists 18 years and older. The online exhibition will open for public in December, 2012.
Jurors: Roger Malina is a research astronomer interested in observational cosmology. He is also involved in the connections between the arts and humanities with the technosciences through the Leonardo organizations for which he serves as Member of the Board. He also coordinates the Leonardo publications at MIT Press, is co-chair of the art-science program at IMERA in Marseille, France, and distinguished professor of Physics and Art and Technology at the University of Texas, Dallas, in the United States; Michal Brzezinski is a Polish artist combining software and video with biological material systems, and a culture futurologist. His artistic activity has roots in music subcultures and video art. From 2000 to 2010 his comprehensive artistic and curatorial activity had animated theoretical discourses around video identity in Poland. As a curator he was working with galleries at the Museum of Art in Lodz, the Center for Contemporary Art Laznia in Gdansk, and the Contemporary Art Center Bunkier Sztuki, in Krakow.
Winners will be notified and published online in March, 2013..The competition will be promoted on different venues online, nanoart21.org contacts, word-of-mouth. The artists could also promote the competition on their websites and other venues.
For the 6th edition of this competition, nanoart21.org founded by artist and scientist Cris Orfescu is providing 3 high resolution monochromatic electron scans of nanosculptures created by Orfescu: Nano Canyons, Molecular Puzzle, Nano Transformers (click on the links for more details about these nanosculptures). Click on the thumbnails above to download larger PDF files of the images. Participating artists who do not have other possibility to obtain electron microscopy imagery will have to alter 1, 2 or all 3 provided images in any artistic way to create original NanoArt work(s). Consider this a scientist - artist collaboration. However, the artists, scientists, and artists-scientists teams are strongly encouraged to participate with their own images as long as these visualize micro or nano structures. Please provide details about the artistic process in the entry form bellow.
The artists can participate with up to 5 images (artworks). Each image should be sent with an entry form. The entry form (click here to download the file in PDF format or here to download the file in Word format), and the image file for web presentation should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The web image file must be .jpg or .gif at a resolution of 72 dpi with the longer dimension of maximum 800 pixels.
All accepted works will be displayed on the nanoart21.org exhibition site, together with artist's name, a short description of the artistic process, and artist's website and e-mail.
The Top 10 artists' works will be shown in a multimedia presentation on the nanoart21.org home page for one full year and will be invited to exhibit at the third edition of The International Festival of NanoArt and NanoArt21 shows all over the world. The previous editions of the festival were held in Finland and Germany. Here are some examples of shows organized by NanoArt 21: the NanoArt exhibition at Nano Israel 2012, the NanoArt 21 exhibition at 2010 Passion for Knowledge Festival in San Sebastian, Spain, the NanoArt exhibition at EuroNanoForum 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Copyright of entered artworks remains with the artist who agrees by submitting his/her works to grant permission to nanoart21.org and Cristian Orfescu to use the submitted material in exhibits on the nanoart21.org web site and other media for marketing and printing for off line marketing. You must accept that all entries are archived and displayed online. Your permission to display the entry for the competition and later in the archives cannot be reversed and its use or removal is entirely at the discretion of nanoart21.org.
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