The New Art Fest is an annual international festival of ‘new media’, and an important platform for artistic creativity and theoretical reflection associated with technology, science, and society. In this second edition, The New Art Fest presents more than 50 authors, including artists, speakers, and collectives, and focuses its attention on a major subject: Lisboa Cidade Aberta (Lisbon Open City).
The exhibition Lisboa Cidade Aberta reflects the deep technological transformation of today’s cities, stimulated by the extreme expansion of information, representation and computing technologies. The New Art Fest will also give special attention to collectives and collaborative platforms of art and technology, as well as to recent social trends with significant impacts on the city life.
Other than the exhibition at the Museum of Natural History and Science, short videos will be screened on an interactive digital platform called TOMI, spread around streets and subway stations. The New Art Fest will also join the cultural program of the Web Summit.