This year we are presenting a lineup of eight curated installations for the third annual SXSW Art Program. Selections for SXSW 2019 were made in collaboration with the SXSW Art Program Advisory Board including Andrea Mellard of the Contemporary Austin, Suhair Khan of Google Arts & Culture, Kim Cook of Burning Man, and more.
The SXSW Art Program showcases immersive art installations created by artists from all over the world. This year’s selections use technology as a vehicle to explore a variety of topics including the human spirit, cultural traditions, and how we interact with our environment. These installations will facilitate discussion around the role of visual and digital media arts in modern society, shared spaces, and technology.
The 2019 SXSW Art Program includes: Blooming by Lisa Park; Belongings by John-Paul Marin, Matt Smith, Patrick Abboud, Tea Uglow, and Kirstin Sillitoe; EVERY THING EVERY TIME by Naho Matsuda produced by FutureEverything; hash2ash and APPARATUM by panGenerator, Krzysztof Cybulski, Krzysztof Goliński, and Jakub Koźniewski; Semeion by Circuit Circus; Weaving by Cocolab; and Arctic Passage by Louie Palu. This lineup of artists joins events across the entirety of SXSW that showcase innovation, diversity, and creativity in visual and media arts including The Contemporary Austin, Facebook Art Department, UNESCO New Media Arts Exhibition, and more.
Series of Sessions: Art
New for 2019, there will be a series of sessions in the SXSW Conference within the Design Track that feature art-focused conversations. Listed below are Conference sessions and additional highlights relating to the Art Program.
Humanizing Innovation Through Artist Residencies
400 Years of Inequality
The Changing Role of Women in the Arts
Art and Technology Can Create Panoramic Possibilities
Acts of Sharing: How Art Fosters Empathy
Additional Programming Highlights
Learn more during these art-related sessions within our 25 Tracks of programming at the SXSW Conference.
The Art Of Failure: Driving Creative Innovation (Entrepreneurship & Startups)
Creating Contemporary Art in Virtual Reality (VR/AR/MR)
Art Museum as Spaces of Digital Play (VR/AR/MR)
Hope and Healing through Arts Education (Social & Global Impact)
Mummies to Manet: Immersive Experiments in Museums (Experiential Storytelling)
Nonprofit Arts Administrators and Artists Meet Up (Experiential Storytelling)
Asian American Artists and Entrepreneurs Meet Up (Entrepreneurship & Startups)
AI and the Future of Storytelling (Experiential Storytelling)
Do it in a Dome! The Planetarium as an Arts Medium (Experiential Storytelling)
BANDALOOP: Performance as Social Activism (Experiential Storytelling)
PopUps: Designing for Emotional Experiences (Experiential Storytelling)
Being The Change Through Art Meet Up (Social & Global Impact)
The Civics of Art and Music (Media & Journalism)
The Future of Gender Identities in Art and Media (Social & Global Impact)
Art Related Films
Explore art-related world premieres in the Documentary Feature Competition screening section at the SXSW Film Festival.
Join Us at SXSW 2019
Want to see the installations at SXSW 2019? Register before the February 15 deadline to save $100 on the walk-up rate and book your hotel using SXSW Housing & Travel for the best rates and locations close to the action.
EVERY THING EVERY TIME – Photo by Matt Ward