Zebrastraat: The New Technology Art Award 

This edition of The New Technology Art Award contest is all about ‘Intelligence is Automatic’. Each edition hundreds of creators and artists join to win the ultimate NTA Award. Will you?

The Awards

Take your shot and win

There will be a jury prize and a public prize. In both cases a cash award of 7,500 EUR will be allocated to an artwork and its creator. Moreover, in case of a close call, the jury will award an honorable mention to an artist. During the exhibition visitors will be able to cast their votes too. Most votes wins. 

The Liedts-Meesen Foundation and the jury reserve the right to not award the prize and to transfer it to the next exhibition. The winners will be announced at the final day of the exhibition.

Rules of the game

The competition is open to all ages and nationalities. Artists can submit a single artwork less than two years old but previously exhibited. The goal of the competition is to present works aligned with the mission of NTAa. The international jury reserves the right to exclude creations that prove impractical within the practical limits of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation. The proposed works will be exhibited, and Zebrastraat provides basic equipment to selected artists; specific equipment must be provided or rented by the artists for the exhibition’s duration. English is the official language. No artist fee is required, and the organization covers transport, accommodation, and installation expenses. Selected projects will be announced in July 2024 on the website and featured in the New Technological Art 2025 exhibition.

Philosophy, characteristics, content, and objectives of new technological art

PHILOSOPHY

Despite the growing interest in contemporary art forms, limitations still remain. Contemporary art is gaining importance, but is only a facet of overall contemporary artistic production. Art inspired and in touch with today’s technological evolution is not part of the mainstream interest. From the very beginning, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation has clearly chosen to focus on these little-known forms of artistic expression. This deliberate choice is consistent with the foundation’s cross-border objectives.

This award is thus reserved for new technological art. What the word cannot interpret, what the letter cannot express is supplemented by artistic talent, but sustained expression was done through canvas and paint to create a two-dimensional image or by cutting and grinding stone or wood to arrive at three-dimensional objects.In the past, artists had few tools to express their emotions, commitment and values. New forms have emerged: architecture, music, choreography, photography, cinematography, broadcasting, multimedia, …. that have widened the boundaries of artistic expression and removed many limitations of the past.

Today, new sciences such as electronics, telecommunications, biology and genetics are being used and new materials such as steel, glass, art and fluids are being used.

We situate the new technological art in these fields. This presupposes the use of new technologies, processes or materials but only within the framework of an artistic creation that does not neglect aesthetics and artistic expression.

WHAT’S TECHNOLOGICAL ART?

Despite the growing interest in contemporary art forms, limitations still remain. Contemporary art is gaining importance, but is only a facet of overall contemporary artistic production. Art inspired and in touch with today’s technological evolution is not part of the mainstream interest.

From the very beginning, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation has clearly chosen to focus on these little-known forms of artistic expression. This deliberate choice is consistent with the foundation’s cross-border objectives.

This award is thus reserved for new technological art. What the word cannot interpret, what the letter cannot express is supplemented by artistic talent, but sustained expression was done through canvas and paint to create a two-dimensional image or by cutting and grinding stone or wood to arrive at three-dimensional objects.

In the past, artists had few tools to express their emotions, commitment and values. New forms have emerged : architecture, music, choreography, photography, cinematography, broadcasting, multimedia, …. that have widened the boundaries of artistic expression and removed many limitations of the past. Today, new sciences such as electronics, telecommunications, biology and genetics are being used and new materials such as steel, glass, art and fluids are being used.

We situate the new technological art in these fields. This presupposes the use of new technologies, processes or materials but only within the framework of an artistic creation that does not neglect aesthetics and artistic expression.

Apply for NTAa 2025

Take your shot, enter your idea or creation and perhaps your work will be featured at the expo.

Apply

Deadline: 15 May 2024

Website link: https://www.zebrastraat.be/nl/ntaa/contest#Regulations

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