Deadline: January 12th, 2020
When: May 2021
Where: MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, ROME
The transformation of Body and Identity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and the ensuing political implications, the new forms of knowledge production and the changes introduced by Robotics and Machine Learning, the definition of an anthropological approach towards AI and a vision for the future of the planet: these are the very up-to-date topics under the theme “Re:define the boundaries” at the heart of the second edition of Re:Humanism, the art prize focused on the connections between contemporary art and Artificial Intelligence.
The project, born in 2018 in response to the increasing need for a reflection on the state of technological progress with particular regard to Artificial Intelligence, is conceived and organized by the cultural association Re:Humanism. Curated by the art historian and curator Daniela Cotimbo, Re:Humanism 2 consists of an international call for artists and of a major exhibition, scheduled for the month of May 2021 at MAXXI – The National Museum of XXI Century Arts, that will present to the public the works of the eleven finalist artists, as well as hosting workshops and talks with great AI gurus from all over the world.
The call is open from Tuesday, October 27th, and is addressed to professional artists of all ages and nationalities that will be able to participate for free throughout the submission of their projects by 12 pm of January 12th, 2021. Winners will be announced by January 31th, 2021, on www.re-humanism.com
Projects will be selected by a jury composed of the organizers and experts of contemporary art and new technologies, that will award the first three classified with a monetary prize, together with an economic contribution for project production. The novelty of this edition is the Romaeuropa Digitalive Prize, intended for a performative project that will be produced and present within the 2021 edition of the Festival. Furthermore, all the selected works will be published in a catalogue edited by Kappabit.
On the jury: Alfredo Adamo, CEO of Alan Advantage; the curators, art historians and art critics Daniela Cotimbo, Federica Patti and Ilaria Gianni; the curator and art historian Valentino Catricalà, the artist Lorem and Michael Mondria, managing director at Ars Electronica; the researcher Mauro Martino, founder and director of Visual Artificial Intelligence Lab at IBM Research, the Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford Luciano Floridi and Trond Wuellner, Product Director at Google.