Agricola de Cologne on 3 Sep 2001 08:09:17 -0000

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[rohrpost] JavaMuseum Press Release

Press Release
edited by
JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

is happy to open its first online show on Monday, 3 September 2001,
**1st of Java - Perspectives on New Media** the Show
and to publish the winners of the first
***JavaArtist of the Year Award***for 2001

**1st of Java - Perspectives on New Media ** the Show
 is based on an online competition and a series of selections earlier this
184 net artists submitted more than 250 works.
37 finalists and one work of each artist extracted
form the essence of the show.

The show has no actual subject, but is intending to spotlight the actual
working of artists using Internet related technologies, and in this way
creating in the eye of the viewer the unity of an image consisting
on a variety of different aspects, a.o. technology, work out and artistic

Five (5) virtual spaces, i.e. "Living Room, Communication, Garden, Studio
Poetesses' Lounge", form the exhibition environment
where the art works are embedded in.

The competition represented also the basis for
nominating  the artists for
***JavaArtist of the Year 2001***, to be awarded for the first time in 2001
and in sequence annually.
The Award is an award of honour and is not connected with a material prize.