Virtual Reality art directly reflects the way society deals with new technologies—not just in art and culture. How do art forms and art experiences change as things become more and more digital? Which interactive forms of communication emerge that connect us as a global society and, at the same time, place the individual at the center?
The VR Art Prize, awarded by the Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) in cooperation with the Contemporary Arts Alliance (CAA) Berlin, is the first art prize for virtual reality in the field of visual arts with an institutional exhibition in Germany. The prize focuses on exploring the artistic potential of new technologies, seeking to explore and critically reflect on how they impact individuals and society. All artists living in Germany who work with the medium of Virtual Reality and who use this technology critically and innovatively in their artistic work are invited to apply.
In cooperation with the CAA Berlin, DKB will be awarding five working grants in 2020 to visual artists who work with virtual reality: each grant is for a period of four months and worth €1,000 per month. From February 27th, 2021, the works of the winning artists will be shown in an exhibition at Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL), Berlin, curated by Tina Sauerländer, the artistic director of the VR Art Prize. At the opening ceremony, three VR Art Prizes will be awarded, with a total endowment of €12,000.
The VR Art Prize invites visual artists or artist collectives based in Germany to apply by sending in a current VR artwork (completed after 1 January 2019 and before 31 December 2020), as well as a sketch and draft for its spatial installation (the floorplan can be found on the site).
Deadline: June 30, 2020