News

Digital Art Writing Award

2018 Recipients: Mary Flanagan & Dawn Chan

2018 ARTS WRITING AWARD IN DIGITAL ART RECIPIENTS

Mary Flanagan received $40,000 in recognition of her sustained dedication to the field as an established arts writer. Flanagan has been writing about digital art since the 1990s, with a particular focus on virtual spaces and games. She is the author of Critical Play: Radical Game Design Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

Announcing the 2018 Arts Writing Award Recipients

The Thoma Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art. Mary Flanagan will receive $40,000 in recognition of her sustained dedication to the field as an established arts writer, and Dawn Chan will receive $20,000 for her exceptional promise as an emerging arts writer. Initiated in Read more....

Exhibitions

New Thematic Installation “In Real Time” at Art House

Art House is pleased to present the thematic installation In Real Time, featuring newly acquired works from the digital art collection that use real-time software to autonomously generate virtual simulations. Real-time software allows an artwork to deliver a live, constantly evolving animation of infinite duration. This technology is a special characteristic unique to digital Read more....

Related Activities

What is the Future of Digital Art?

As part of our mission to support and promote the ever-evolving field of digital art, the Thoma Foundation has interviewed leading thinkers—curators, writers, and conservators—who offer unique insight into the rewards and challenges of their work. Several interviewees are recipients of our Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, the first grant of its kind to Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

2017 Recipients: Rudolf Frieling & Ed Halter

2017 ARTS WRITING AWARDS IN DIGITAL ART RECIPIENTS

Rudolf Frieling received the $40,000 award ($30,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $10,000 project grant) for an established arts writer in the U.S. who has made significant contributions to writing about digital art. Rudolf Frieling is Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Important publications Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

Interview with Joanne McNeil, 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art Recipient

The Thoma Foundation’s 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art recipient Joanne McNeil debuts her film Just Browsing, a five-part video series investigating what it means to be an internet user, on Thursday, October 19 at Fridman Gallery, New York City. Presented in collaboration with Eyebeam, the premiere of Just Browsing will be followed by a Read more....

Grants & Awards

2015 Arts Writing Award grantee Joanne McNeil debuts Just Browsing

JUST BROWSING: Premiere and Artist Talk Oct. 19, 2017, 7 pm at Fridman Gallery RSVP at Eventbrite

The recipient of our 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, Joanne McNeil has completed her grant-supported project Just Browsing, a five-part video series investigating what it means to be an internet user. Just Browsing will premiere at Fridman Gallery in New York Read more....

Collection

Acquisition Highlight: Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Deep Contact, 1984-1989

Since the 1970s, Lynn Hershman Leeson has been a major voice of Cyberfeminism, a field of art that critiques the role of technology in the representation of women’s bodies and identities in our digital era. The first artwork to make use of touchscreens, Deep Contact implicates the viewer as an active participant in manipulating Read more....

Exhibitions

Second Skin & Color Games

Sep 08, 2017

Two new exhibitions are on view at Orange Door, Chicago.

Second Skin proposes that an artwork’s surface is an interface (to use a digital metaphor) or a membrane (to use a biological one) created to express a shared, social identity. Bringing together artworks in a range of media from 1970 through 2017, including costumes, flags, Read more....

Exhibitions

New Thematic Installation “Cyberbodies” at Art House

Aug 11, 2017

The Art House seasonal exhibition program reveals “Cyberbodies,” a new thematic installation of artworks, with a public reception Friday, August 11, 5-7 p.m. The new installation continues to showcase significant highlights and new acquisitions from the Foundation’s digital art collection, including works of historic importance by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eduardo Kac, and a collaborative Read more....