Call for entries – Piemonte Share Prize 2016 (‘House Guests’) – deadline 14 February 2016

Piemonte Share Festival announces the IX° EDITION OF THE SHARE PRIZE, an international competition that promotes and supports contemporary art in the digital age.

It will be hosted in “CASA JASMINA” and FABLAB TORINO in partnership with Officine Arduino.

“CASA JASMINA” is a project in the business space of domestic electronic networking, or, “the internet of things in the Home”, a new way of
housing related to open source.

FROM 22TH DECEMBER, 2015 UNTIL 14TH FEBRUARY 2016 entries can be submitted for the prize.

The prize will focus on the use of electronic art inside the private domestic space: “HOUSE GUESTS”.

What happens when leaves the desktop screens, kiosks, and gallery installations, and becomes domestic art?
How can this provocative guest escape cyberspace and join the family?
When Internet art becomes “Internet-of-Things art,” how can it flourish in the kitchen, the bedroom, the nursery and the terrace?
How do artistic property relations change as homes are permeated with internet and social media? Is this “house guest” a friend, a renter, a squatter, an illicit lover entering by the back door as the surveillance cams look elsewhere?
When digital art enters private ownership much like the family portrait cherished on the wall who owns that art, who collects it, who maintains it?
How do the children inherit the art?
What new roles can be played by the artist, the gallery, the curator and the patroness?
Is art for the house best made in the house itself?

An international panel of judges will short-list six nominees for the prize which will be invited to participate in the usual exhibition, to be held in Turin from 19th to 28th May, 2016 .

The exhibition will take place in “CASA JASMINA ” and FABLAB TORINO in partnership with Officine Arduino.

The names of the short-listed finalists will be announced BY THE END OF MARCH 2016.