Online: New Art City Festival, a community celebration of Internet Art
New Art City celebrates its first anniversary this month. In just one year, the online exhibition space has become an exemplary platform for displaying and sharing digital art. As a community space, New Art City aims to promote emerging artists and those underrepresented in the art world. Their exhibitors are given the virtual space to explore alternate realities and push the boundaries of digital art.
To celebrate their one year as an online gallery space, the organization hosts the New Art City Festival from March 15-26, 2021. To celebrate Internet Art, the platform will display new and experienced artists and a mixture of digital art and traditional media. What started out as a tool to make space for digital artwork has become a platform rooted in community and idea-sharing. Thousands of people from all over the world have visited the site for its online exhibitions.
The virtual festival is free to attend, with new exhibitions opening each day. The work in the shows displays all kinds of media, ranging from sound design to paintings to music videos to renderings of 3D spaces. New Art City notes that all of the art in this festival “goes beyond anything” they have featured before. In a time when people are relying on the internet to “visit” new places and experience new things, New Art City is providing a platform to connect people to new art from all around the world.
d0n.xyz, one of the creative directors at New Art City, has teamed up with omiindustriies, a modular synthesizer operation, to create a 3D music video for R. Tyler. R. Andrew Blanton’s work combines classical percussion with new media art, and creative coding has partnered with Sebastian Batali and Aditi Raja to bring ANTIPHON to life. There will also be work by output.field, a mutual care network for experimental artists Sofia Crespo and many others.