Low fare: seniors, students, childrens (7–17), large family, museum workers, persons with flyer of the exhibition.
Free: for children under 7, orphans, persons without parental care, disabled, veterans of WW, WW participants, war invalids, combat veterans, repressed, heroes of the Soviet Union, heroes of the Russian Federation, holders of the Order of Glory, ICOM members, the Trustees of the Polytechnic Museum with their invited persons.
If you have a valid exhibition ticket, you can attend the other event on the same day (if there are any) for free within working hours.
Natalia Fuchs, art historian (MediaArtHistories, Donau Universitɚt, Austria) and specialist incultural management (Cultural Management, University of Manchester), curator of interdisciplinary projects of Polytechnic museum and «Polytech.Science.Art» program.
We have come a long way to begin this partnership with the Ars Electronica Center, and I am very glad that it was the Polytechnic Museum that succeeded in reaching strategic agreement. We are knit together by the ideas of public education, science and technology communication, as well as the purpose of creating a platform for free thought and experimentation not only for professionals, but for all people, visitors of our exhibitions, lectures, and special events. In the context of the EARTH LAB project, I feel deeply attached to its idea of rethinking our planet as a laboratory in a creative way, and also to the artists whose works were selected for the exhibition.
Manuela Naveau lives and works in Linz, Austria. Since completing her studies at Linz Art University, she has worked asan artist and curator in Austria and abroad since 1997. She returned to Linz in 2003 to assume curatorial and project management responsibilities at Ars Electronica. In collaboration with Gerfried Stocker, artistic director of Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Manuela Naveau developed the Ars Electronica Export division, which she has co-headed since its inception. In addition to curating, producing and placing Ars Electronica exhibitions at museums and institutions world-wide, her interest is focused on the manifold manifestations of contemporary artistic practice. Since 2014 Manuela Naveau is lecturer for “Artistic / Scientific Research Methods”at the University for Art and Industrial Design in Linz / Interface Culture and currently finished “Crowd & Art”; her PhD thesis research investigates new forms of internet-based participation in the artistic process and their influence on artistic practice that isin a phase of constant flux.
The Polytechnic Museum has teamed up with the Ars Electronica Center in the project EARTH LAB in order to closely investigate the phenomenon of technological culture and the impact of the alliance between art and technology on the future of our planet. What are the challenges we meet in our lives and in the interaction between the modern man and the resources of the Earth? How much do we really know about our planet? Nowadays, the artists are almost permanent actors of innovations along with scientists and technologists. We suggest our audience to become involved with this process and create their own experience of scientific, technological, and art experimentation, and its purpose for the modern society
Alexey Shcherbina – independent curator, founder of modern music and media art festival MIGZ, curator of educational programs devoted to the interaction of new technologies and art atthe Moscow International Festival «Circle ofLight», organizer of a number of Russian and international events related to music and newmedia.
In recent years, the Polytechnic Museum has created a new community of creative intellectuals, scientists, engineers, software developers, and other technology professionals. Collaboration of these outstanding characters builds up the Russian section of the project between the Polytechnic Museum and the Ars Electronica Center in Moscow, and the project itself is certainly a major step towards integration into the global community.
What is Ars Electronica?
Art, technology, society. Since 1979, Ars Electronica has sought out interlinkages and congruities, causes and effects. The ideas circulating here are innovative, radical, eccentric in the best sense of that term. They influence our everyday life—our lifestyle, our way of life, every single day.