Press release 26 April 2015
European Media Art Festival, 22 - 26 April 2015
An entertaining award ceremony marked the end of the 28th European Media Art Festival on Sunday evening, 26 April. About 170 art-works participated in the competition for the offered awards, two jurys awarded four prizes, all together with a prize money of 8500 euros.
An international jury awarded the EMAF Award and the ARTE Creative Newcomer Award and also the Dialogpreis of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This jury was made up of Abina Manning (USA), Olaf Stüber (D) and Peter Zorn (D).
This year, the EMAF Award, given to trend-setting works of media art, went to...
Press release, 11 March 2015
European Media Art Festival 2015
Irony in Media Art – Subversive Interventions
Ironic interventions and major and minor rebellions in Media Art are the topic this year at the 28th European Media Art Festival from 22 to 26 April 2015 and in the accompanying exhibition from 22 April to 25 May 2015.
Irony in Media Art ranges widely, its cosmos is enormous. Not only does irony serve as background entertainment, it is also a means of analysis, classification and criticism. The stylistic device of irony is used by artists in order to criticise social conditions, to question policies, and to exaggerate portrayals to such an extent that the viewer gains completely new perspectives on the matter.
Artists’ intelligent wit, their none-too-serious handling of consumerism or of images from cultural history and their passion for discovery often provide unexpected solutions somewhere between subtle comments and biting sarcasm.
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