October 21, 2005 - ARCOmadrid - First edition of the ARCO / BEEP Electronic Art Awards
October 21, 2005

First edition of the ARCO / BEEP Electronic Art Awards

ARCO / BEEP Electronic Art Awards

First edition of the ARCO / BEEP
Electronic Art Awards
Sponsored by BEEP,
in collaboration with ARCO

Registration form will be available on the ARCO/BEEP Electronic Art Prize website, www.arco.beep.es
Additional information:
Jurys Secretariat
Vicente Matallana / LaAgencia
Tel: (34) 91 366 8821
E-mail: premiobeep@laagencia.org

www.arco.ifema.es

BEEP / Data Logic aims to create an electronic art collection, through awarding Acquisition Prizes. Therefore, it is organising the ARCO/BEEP Electronic Art Awards.

The goal of these Awards is to advance the production and exhibition of electronic art, and art linked to new technologies. Its purpose is to promote new high-tech art, and to foster communication between the manufacturers/creators of this new technology and those who create art. A natural collaboration, which will benefit and enrich both sides.
There are two ACQUISITION PRIZES:

1) @ARCO Prize: worth 8,000 euros

2) Off-ARCO Prize: worth 6,000 euros

The Prizes will be awarded by an international Jury of prestigious specialists.

1. ARCO / BEEP Acquisition Prizes

Description

1) @ARCO Prize
To be eligible, an artwork must be shown at the 25th edition of ARCO, the International Contemporary Art Fair, in Madrid (9-13 February 2006), and must have a significant component involving new technology or electronic media.

Before ARCO06, these eligible artworks must also be previously submitted for consideration by their galleries, through registration on a webpage that shall be created to this effect.

2) Off-ARCO Prize
Artworks presented by individual artists, or collectives.

The Prize-winning artworks shall become part of the BEEP/Data Logic corporate collection.

The @ARCO Prize shall be endowed with 8,000 euros, and the Off-ARCO Prize with 6,000 eurosa total of 14,000 euros for the acquisition of the two artworks.

– The Prizes shall be awarded according to the Jurys decision.
– The Jury shall determine the winner in each of the two categories.
– Registration opens: 5 p.m. Madrid time (GMT 1 hour), 28th October 2005.
– Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Madrid time (GMT 1 hour), 16th January 2006.
– Prize money: 14,000 euros for the acquisition of the two artworks.
– Announcement of winning artworks: 11th February 2006.

Should any of the money earmarked for acquisition remain unspent, the Jury may decide whether to devote this amount to a future edition of the Awards or to acquiring a third artwork selected from amongst nominees for the present edition; in this case, the artwork would be considered to have been awarded an Honourable Mention.
2. Participation Rules

Any artwork may participateas long as it is presented by a gallery exhibiting at ARCO06 (@ARCO Prize) or by individual artists, or collectives (Off-ARCO Prize)that involves significant use of new technology, or electronic media.
The artworks must have been previously registered on the webpage that shall be created to this effect.
The eligible artworks must be exhibited with a price tag.
Acceptance of artworks shall be the responsibility of the Jury, whose decision shall be final.
Acceptance of a Prize involves ceding ownership of the prize-winning artwork to the company BEEP/Data Logic.
The Jurys decision shall be final.
3. Registration

3.1. Registration Dates

The 2006 awards shall first be announced in May 2005.

Registration opens: 5 p.m. Madrid time (GMT 1 hour), 28th October 2005.
Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Madrid time (GMT 1 hour), 16th January 2006.
3.2. Registration Form

- Registrations shall only be accepted through the Form to be made available on the ARCO/BEEP Electronic Art Prize website, www.arco.beep.es
- The registration deadline shall be 5 p.m. Madrid time (GMT 1 hour), 16th January 2006.

The Registration Form must include the following information:

- Artwork title
- Information on the gallery and the artist or collective
– Brief description of the artwork (max. 50 words)
– Sales price, including taxes
- URL where further information is available
– No registrations shall be accepted via e-mail, surface mail, or other means
– Registrations shall be in Spanish or English. No artwork failing to meet this requisite shall be considered for the awards. We recommend submitting bilingual Spanish/English versions, and participants should double-check the translation
3.3. Expanded Proposals

- Participants may expand the information included on their Registration Forms by putting it on their own website, providing the URL on their Registration Forms. Recommendations for Internet presentation of this expanded information are as follows:
– Project Description (max. 500 words), explaining the central concepts and technological resources used.
– Images of the artwork.
– Résumé of the artist. In the case of collectives, a group résumé may be included, or individual résumés for each member.
– In preparing these webpages, please bear in mind that the Jurys time is limited. Therefore, maximum clarity and concision in web design are strongly advised.
– Those contestants who put up a website for their project shall be responsible for its design and hosting costs.
4. Jury

– All candidacies shall be examined by an international Jury, including:

1. Fernando Castro Flórez, Professor and Art Critic, Madrid (Spain)
2. Karin Ohlenschläger, Artistic Director, MediaLabMadrid (Spain)
3. Christiane Paul, Associate Curator for New Media Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)
4. Arnau Puig, Philosopher and Art Critic, Barcelona (Spain)
5. Jemima Rellie, Head of New Programmes, Tate, London (UK)
6. Yukiko Shikata, Independent Curator and Critic, Tokyo (Japan)
7. Mark Tribe, Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, Providence (USA)
– The Jurys Honorary Chairwoman shall be Marie-France Veyrat, representing BEEP/Data Logic.
– The Jurys Secretary shall be Vicente Matallana, Director of LaAgencia, Madrid.
- The Jury shall meet during ARCO06.
- The Jurys decision shall be final.
5. Decision
– The Prize-winners shall be announced at the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, on Saturday 11th February 2006.
– The Jury shall meet on 10th February 2006 at the ARCO-IFEMA offices.
– The winners shall be announced at 1 p.m. on 11th February 2006 at the central space of theblackbox@arco section.
6. Winners
Winners shall be contacted by the Awards organisers before they are announced.
Acceptance of a Prize involves ceding ownership of the Prize-winning artwork to the company BEEP/Data Logic.
The company BEEP/Data Logic shall pay the Prize money within 30 days after the Jurys decision is announced.
The Prize shall be given to the winner, or to his or her appointed legal representative.
7. Information and Questions

For any additional information, or to ask any questions about the ARCO/BEEP Electronic Art Awards, contact:

Jurys Secretariat
Vicente Matallana / LaAgencia
Tel: (34) 91 366 8821
E-mail: premiobeep@laagencia.org

BEEP / Data Logic
Carmen Alcubilla
Tel: (34) 977 30 9100
E-mail: c-alcubilla@datalogic.com

ARCO
Ana Botella Diez del Corral
Tel: (34) 91 722 5350
E-mail: arcobeep@ifema.es

Registration for the ARCO/BEEP Electronic Art Awards implies acceptance of the present rules.

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