Examination result
Participation Artist's

Saturday, October 25, 1997 through Sunday, December 7, 1997 [Finished] Gallery A, D


As the twenty-first century is just around the corner, we are enjoying the benefits of advancement of technology more than ever. Highly networked communities emerge and the world today appears to be in a highly complicated state. Art has always been in close connection with science in the course of history. It would be no surprise that technological/media art have been enjoying a great attention recently. In the meantime, many artists today may feel that they live in a time of great changes in history.

ICC Biennale was planned to discover and support new talent in the technological/media art. Exhibitions are held bi-annually in the form of a competition. ICC Biennale '97 is the very first exhibition of this enterprising project.

The theme of the first exhibition is "communication/discommunication." ICC requested eight contributors to recommend artists as candidates for participation in the Biennale. Among forty-one artists recommended, thirty-five artists submitted proposals for works in accordance with the theme of the exhibition. The judges for the Biennale held a meeting on the 22nd and the 23rd of October, 1996, as the first screening. Ten artists were selected to produce and exhibit proposed works at the exhibition.

The second screening was held just prior to the opening of the Biennale. As one artist among the selected ten decided to withdraw from the exhibition, the remaining nine artists will produce and exhibit works. Grand Prix winners (prize: JP5,000,000Yen) and two runners-up (prize: JP1,000,000Yen each) will be selected.