"The SXSW Art Program can be counted on to bring provocative public art installations from all over the world to Austin every spring as part of the larger conference and festivals. Past displays have included Turkish artist Refik Anadol’s Infinity Room and a TRIPH, a light installation produced by Dutch collective Circus Family in collaboration with musical artist Oij.
This year marks the third iteration of the annual program, with seven works by six artists to be on display March 8-16. Apropos of the SXSW Interactive Conference’s environment, the chosen works are experiential and conceptual, use immersive environments, and incorporate emerging technologies.
In a new twist for for 2019, SXSW will also host an Art Series of Sessions as part of its Conference programming. The two-day track of conversations and panels—which runs March 11-12 within the Design Track, will look at technology’s influence on contemporary art and the creative community. In presenting the series, SXSW Art hopes to create a discussion around major current art-world topics among patrons, curators, institutions, startups, technologists, designers, and visual artists.
The SXSW curatorial team chose the 2019 selections along with a group of creative advisors, including Suhair Khan, Ben Vickers, Kim Cook, Mia Locks, and Patton Hindle."
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