The Re:Humanism Art Prize focuses on the relationship between art and technology with a particular focus on artificial intelligence. New technologies are profoundly changing our life experiences in terms of significant times and spaces, making it necessary for contemporary art to confront new media and new aesthetics, highlighting their potential and contradictions.
Advanced technologies such as AI are able to completely redefine fundamental concepts such as time, space, body and identity.
Among the issues that artists face and that they consider fundamental in contemporary dialogue are: the questioning of the current logic of extraction of resources and data, often based on an extractive and unsustainable approach; reflection on the relationship of the human being with the natural world and the technologies that allow him to explore and interact with it; critical reflection on the rise of a new digital space, the metaverse, where the relationships between people and the digital world develop reiterating dynamics and problems present in the real world; a critical analysis on the practices of biohacking, that is, the practice of modifying one’s body with the use of advanced technologies, in order to understand their social, ethical and political implications. Finally, the exhibition explores the creative and imaginative potential of machines, and how they can influence our understanding of the world and our own creative abilities.
The prize, biennial, becomes an opportunity to reflect on the nature of technological advancement and to map the most interesting artistic research on AI. The award - for artists of all ages and nationalities - is intended for projects that take into account the complex relationship between man and algorithm, trying to bring to light a proactive vision of the future through critical analysis.