Leonardo Announces SpaceartS: The Space and the Arts Database
Leonardo/OLATS and the Ours Foundation have joined forces to create a database about space art documenting the works of artists who, since the mid-19th Century, have taken outer space as a theme, subject, or object for their creations. When completed, this database will host over a thousand entries. Artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the database. Entry forms to submit your artworks are available online at www.spacearts.info.
The SpaceartS database project is funded by the European Space Agency and is co-sponsored by the International Academy of Astronuatics; Advisors to the project include:
* IAAA (International Association ofAstronomical Artists) – www.iaaa.org
* MIR, aninternational consortium of institutions with space art activites. MIRincludes: Leonardo/OLATS, Arts Catalyst, V2, Projekt Atol (Slovenia), andthe Multimedia Complex of Actual Art (Russia).
* Maisond’Ailleurs/Museum of Science Fiction, Yverdon – www.ailleurs.ch
For 35 years Leonardo has documented the work of artists involved in space exploration; It has co-sponsored 6 Space and the Arts workshops and promoted the interaction of artists, scientists, and engineers involved in space. The SpaceartS database can be found at http://www.spacearts.info.
Further information can be found at: Leonardo/OLATS : Space Arts Workshops documentation at http://www.olats.org/setF3.html or Leonardo/ISAST: Space Arts Working Group at http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/spaceart/space.html