Leonardo/ISAST gives New Horizons Award for Innovation to Critical Art Ensemble
The Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology Governing Board (Leonardo/ISAST) is pleased to announce a special Leonardo New Horizons Award given to Critical Art Ensemble (CAE). CAE is internationally acclaimed for their artistic work in fields such as biotechnology, robotics and tactical media. Their performances and installations have reached viewers around the world and have broken new ground in the often controversial area of new technologies.
The Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board voted to give CAE this special award to affirm the principle that artists should engage emerging technologies and be willing to take critical stances that may be at odds with those of the mainstream. Freedom of artistic expression and research form a part of the foundation of an open society. For more information on Critical Art Ensemble, please visit http://www.critical-art.net.
Leonardo/ISAST recognizes the challenges that artists face as they strive for exposure and recognition. These challenges are amplified for artists working with new media and new techniques–especially for those artists who are pushing the boundaries of the integration of art and technology. The Leonardo New Horizons Award for Innovation was initiated to recognize new and emerging artists for innovation in new media. Evelyn Edelson-Rosenberg, Jean-Marc Philippe, Jaroslav Belik, Peter Callas, Patrick Boyd, Christian Schiess, I Wayan Sadra, Kitsou Dubois, Gregory Barsamian, Graham Harwood and Ewen Chardronett have received this award.
More information on previous Leonardo New Horizons Award winners can be found at: http://leonardo.info/isast/awards.html.
For over 35 years, Leonardo/ISAST has served the international arts community by promoting and documenting work at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology, and by encouraging and stimulating collaboration between artists, scientists, and technologists. Leonardo/ISAST activities include publication of the art, science and technology journal Leonardo; Leonardo Music Journal; the Leonardo Book Series; the electronic journal, Leonardo Electronic Almanac; and our World Wide Web Site, Leonardo On-Line (all published by The MIT Press). More information about Leonardo/ISAST membership and activities can be found online at: http://www.leonardo.info.