Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti - Torino
30 / 10 / 2013 - 16 / 11 / 2013

Today is the opening of the Share Festival in Turin. Like every year, the heart of the festival will revolve around the Share Prize, featuring six digital works of art exploring the theme REAL TIME | REAL SPACE.

The six works short-listed by the jury will be on show to the public from 30th October to 9th November 2013 at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts,  Turin. The six finalists are Komplex, Lauren  McCarthy, Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak, Christine Sugrue,  Myriam Thyes and Nils Völker.

The short-listed works are different spaces of representation of a non-stop stream, artistic practices that create critical visions of our space and time. The inaugural night of the festival will also see the opening of the Bosch Art Game exhibition, featuring the six prototypes produced as part of the first ever international video game art competition organized by the Netherlands. Come and discover the virtual world of painter Hieronymus Bosch through the works of young European and American developers, and experience Bosch’s surreal imagery in a whole new way. The Share Prize and Bosch Art Game exhibition will be on show to the public at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts from 30th October to 9th November in Via Accademia Albertina 6, Turin.

On Wednesday, 6th November, Alessandro Bergonzoni will be holding a conference in collaboration with Assemblea Teatro. On 15th November, two programmes of videos featuring the best of the Japan Media Art Festival and Art Futura will be screened. On 16th November, come take part in a day-long programme of Share Festival conferences, featuring a stream of international guests who’ll have their say on the theme REAL TIME | REAL SPACE. The big names include Simone  Arcagni, Michele Azzi, Loretta Borrelli, Rossella Maspoli, Marleen Stikker, and Eric Kluitenberg. The festival will close this year with the audiovisual performance NHWT by Tez 

Here is the whole program:

Share Prize

This year over 250 artists submitted entries for the prize, now in its seventh season.

Six works have been short-listed by the judges Jasmina Tesanovic, Bruce Sterling, Simone Arcagni and Luca Barbeni, and will be on show from 30th October to 9th November, 2013 at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin.

In a REAL TIME | REAL SPACE world, where data work in synergy with our location, filling it out in real time and multiplying the possible ways we can interact with the people around us and the physical world, what different forms can communication take? The six finalists are Lauren McCarthy, Komplex, Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak, Christine Sugrue, Myriam Thyes, and Nils Völker.

The jury has declared the winner of the 7th Share Prize to be ½ Eighty Eight by Nils Völker.  “It is a contemplative delight to see such precise elegance of motion carried out by humble black garbage bags. With its critical mixture of urban infrastructure and organic life, this expressive sculpture realizes concepts of time and space.”

The honourable  mention  is awarded  to Lauren  McCarthy for Social  Turkers,  “for her creation  of an interactive drama on the theme of contemporary relationships. It critically addresses the dynamic action of network communication within real time and real spaces. This process, an online economic model put into a real place, shows the urgency of our need to confront the changes brought by social media.”