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Call for Submission

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The SIGGRAPH 2019 Art Gallery is pleased to announce the return to a juried exhibition, with this year’s theme being, “Proliferating Possibilities: Speculative Futures in Art and Design.”

Artists, you are encouraged to submit fusions of art and technology that demonstrate the progress being made in the world, as well as the questions we’re facing as a global society. You are welcome to incorporate hybrid practices, digital fabrication technologies, science, architecture, design, and virtual and augmented platforms in your work as a means of exploration around crucial societal questions. Consider the ways adaptive technology is improving society and creating a future in which people from all different backgrounds can thrive.

What solutions might we need to thrive in a future full of promise and unknowns? Plan what works you may submit to further this critical dialogue.

How to submit

Submissions are due by 22:00 UTC/GMT, 29 January 2019.

Log into the submission portal select “Make a New Submission tab,” and then select the Art Gallery form. To see the information you will need to submit, view the Sample Submission Form.

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files on the Submission FAQ page.

Evaluation

Each submission will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the Call for Submissions
  • Originality
  • Firmness of the conceptual framework
  • Technical and visual presentation
  • Technological objective
  • Creative use of media
  • The work’s inherent criticality and research

Upon acceptance

Artists will receive acceptance and rejection notices via email. Detailed information and instructions will then be sent to selected artists along with the acceptance letter.

Publication

Work presented in this exhibition will be published in a special SIGGRAPH issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology. This issue will be available at the conference, so the editorial board will be working to a tight post-acceptance deadline. Please plan to be available for communications during the first two weeks of April. All work selected for the SIGGRAPH 2019 Art Gallery will also be documented on the SIGGRAPH 2019 web site and in the ACM Digital Library.

Please note that, if applicable, accepted artists will also have to submit the Leonardo Image Permission and Release Form. This form will be sent to you to be completed and sent back to SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Administration.

Shipping

In general, accepted artists are responsible for bringing or shipping their work to SIGGRAPH 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Artists are also responsible for return shipping after the conference.

Installation

We will work closely with you to insure proper and effective installation of your work. You must send exhibition-ready work. Prints must be framed and ready to hang, three-dimensional works must be assembled and ready for display, installation works must be complete with detailed set-up instructions and diagrams, etc. Complex works will need your onsite individual participation for installation, so you should plan to arrive early to assist with installation.

Note: If your work arrives at the convention center, and it is not as depicted in your submission or is not ready for installation, we reserve the right to exclude it from the exhibition.

Other Details

You will be able to update your basic submission information so that it can be included on the web site. You will be required to attend SIGGRAPH 2019, registration and travel costs are at your own expense, except for the contributor of record, who will receive recognition as specified in the SIGGRAPH 2019 Recognition Policy.

Timeline

22:00 UTC/GMT, 29 January 2019
Submission deadline.

Mid March
Acceptance or rejection notices are sent to all submitters.

16 April

  • Editing of Leonardo publication.
  • A 30-second video due. To be used for promotional purposes.

June-July
Shipping, insurance and installation arrangements made with accepted artists.

26-27 July
Setup of installation

28 July – 1 August 2019
SIGGRAPH 2019
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

ACM Rights Management Form

If Your Work is Accepted for Presentation at SIGGRAPH 2019: You must complete the ACM Rights Management Form. The form will be sent to all submitters whose work is accepted.

Your representative image and text may be used for promotional purposes. Several SIGGRAPH 2019 programs – Art Gallery, Art Papers, Real-Time Live!, Technical Papers, and all installation programs – will prepare preview videos for pre-conference promotion of accepted content, which may include a portion of the video you submitted for review. You have the ability to grant or deny us the ability to use the representative image and submitted video for these purposes.

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