Deadline: 31 July
Goal of the International Light Art Award, an initiative of the Centre for International Light Art Unna and RWE Foundation, is to show works by emerging artists, who will contribute to the development of light art in an innovative and creative way. As a competence centre of light art, it is the museum’s concern to inspire and promote. Artists working with light are often exposed to difficult conditions: light art installations need specific rooms that do justice to the works and to the effects the artists wish to achieve. Since light art is a relatively young genre, museums also tend to present only established artists. High financial as well as technical requirements thus mean that artists are often unable to realize their ideas and are forced to show their projects as mere models. This reduces the artistic impact they might otherwise have achieved when building an actual installation.
With this award and the accompanying exhibition in Unna, we want to provide a platform for future generations of light artists. New technologies, energy usage, and sustainability will play an important role in the competition. They are aspects that must be taken into account – whether in regard to the technology used or the content discussed in a work – when considering the “Future of Light Art”, the central theme of the competition.
For more details, a digital tour of the exhibition space and application procedure see: www.ilaa.eu/en/the-procedure
*No Submission Fee
Centre for International Light Art, Unna