8-12 September 2016
In collaboration with V2_Institute for the Unstable Media
The Summer Sessions pop-up exhibition at Festival Ars Electronica 2016 shows a selection of outcomes realized through the Summer Sessions residencies, an international exchange of emerging talents. While the pop-up exhibition illustrates the kind of results that this pressure cooker residency format results in, a live event will highlight the experiences that participants have had abroad, and the effects these experiences had on their early careers. By doing so, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, the initiating partner of the Summer Sessions network, intends to inform ambitious early-career artist about the opportunities that the international network for talent development offers and reaches out to other cultural organizations with an invitation to join the network. Furthermore, the pop-up exhibition introduces the Festival Ars Electronica audience to a selection of promising emerging Dutch artists that participated in the network. The event will be closed with an informal drink to continue the conversation on the opportunities for young artists and cultural organizations within the Summer Sessions network for talent development.
The partners that participate in the 2016 edition of the Summer Sessions include Chronus Art Center (China), the National University of Tres de Febrero (Argentina), the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), PNEK (Norway), iMAL (Belgium), Arquivo 237 (Portugal), Kitchen Budapest (Hungary), Metamedia Association (Croatia), Interactive Media Design Lab, NAIST (Japan) and V2_ Instituut for the Unstable Media (The Netherlands).