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Digital Art Writing Award

Announcing the 2019 Recipients of the Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art. McKenzie Wark will receive $40,000 in recognition of their sustained dedication to the field as an established arts writer, and Legacy Russell will receive $20,000 for her exceptional promise as an emerging arts writer. The 2019 Read more....

Artwork Loans Grants & Awards

The Body Electric at the Walker Art Center

Mar 30, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019

The Thoma Foundation is proud to be lead supporter for the Walker Art Center’s exhibition The Body Electric.

“In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and virtual, the organic and artificial, moving from the physical world to the screen and back again. Today, computer and phone screens Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

On Power and Play in Virtual Worlds

Apr 18, 2019

Lecture by Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan; moderated by jonCates.

Critics Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan, winners of the 2018 Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Awards in Digital art, engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the social and political dynamics embedded in virtual reality, games, digital art, and software design. Considering the work of Rachel Rossin, Ramsey Read more....

Exhibitions

Unveiling: Particle Field (Triptych) by Leo Villareal at Art House

Mar 22, 2019

Art House is excited to publicly unveil Leo Villareal’s 2017 generative digital animation Particle Field (Triptych). This artwork is in a constant state of creation. Leo Villareal programmed Particle Field (Triptych) to generate a live, ever-changing composition. Its custom code is vital to the artwork’s identity and experience.

Villareal invokes with his triptych the sacred Read more....

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....