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Attendance Boom at the New Ars Electronica Center
More than 230,000 visitors have visited the Ars Electronica Center.
LINZ.- More than 230,000 visitors, big demand for the facility as an event venue, rave revues for the food & beverage offerings, and two international architectural prizes-less that a year after its grand opening, the new AEC has already made a strongly positive impression.

More than 3,000 Entries to the 2009 Prix Ars Electronica
3,017 works from 68 countries were submitted for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration in 2009. The very best were honored with six Golden Nicas statuettes, an award from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research, a grant endowed by voestalpine and prize money totaling 122,500 Euros.

170,000 Visits to the 80+1 - Base Camp
Approximately 170,000 visits to the 80+1 Base Camp, a striking edifice designed for Linz’s Main Square by anytime Architects, are indicative of the tremendous reception the public accorded this project staged for Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture in cooperation with Ars Electronica and voestalpine. An 81-day (June 17-September 5) virtual ‘round-the-world excursion encompassing 18 interactive art projects, 36 project presentations by about 500 students at schools in Upper Austria and numerous cities worldwide, 40 expert round-tables, 80 ancillary events and a symposium about cloud intelligence attended by top international experts staged on the final day powerfully demonstrated how our world is becoming increasingly interconnected.

30th Anniversary Celebration and a Record-Setting Festival
With nearly 72,500 guests, this year’s Festival attracted the largest attendance in Ars Electronica’s 30-year history. The conference headliners included such A-list international stars as Friedrich Kittler, Derrick de Kerkhove, Hiroshi Ishii, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Isaac Mao.

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Today's News

December 1, 2009

Max Ernst Museum Presents 150 Works of Art by US Filmmaker David Lynch

Sotheby's London Sale Of Rediscovered Fabergé Totals $11.6 Million

Royal Society Launches New Interactive Timeline "Trailblazing"

Baltic Center for Contemporary Art Announces Partnership with Sky Arts

Miami Art Museum Names John Wetenhall Interim Director

Sotheby's Sale to Feature Rare Group Of Medieval Gargoyles

Display Celebrates Anniversary of Jane Bown's Relationship with 'The Observer'

Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver Introduces New Brand

Anish Kapoor to Make Rare Appearance to Sign Copies of New Monograph

Andrew Wyeth Painting on View for Limited Time at the Dayton Art Institute

Ellen Harvey's Solo Project "The Room of Sublime Wallpaper" to be Shown at NADA

Life According to Wilhelm Sasnal at the CAC Málaga in Spain

Paris Evolution Sale: from Dinosaurs to Space Diapers

Attendance Boom at the New Ars Electronica Center

Classical Paintings Shine at Christie's in Hong Kong

From Russia with Love: Bonhams Attracts 1.9 Million for Russian Art Sale

Freeman's Announces Books, Manuscript, Maps, Prints & Posters Auction

Clothes Show Live Announces Shortlisted Entries

Duke of Northumberland Buys Back Ancestral Plate in 1 Million Meissen Sale

Bonhams to Make Its Impression on the Recovering Art Market

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Painting by the 17th-century Dutch painter Gerard van Honthorst on long-term loan to the Rijksmuseum

2.- Forger claims Da Vinci masterpiece "La Bella Principessa" is supermarket checkout girl

3.- Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin showcases Jackson Pollock's masterpiece "Mural"

4.- International team of bioarchaeologists get under the skin of a Medieval mystery

5.- "Me and You: Mario Testino and Ed van der Elsken" opens at Annet Gelink gallery

6.- Scans point to hidden chamber possibly heralding discovery of Queen Nefertiti's mummy

7.- Art Loss Register successfully resolves case of Anish Kapoor 'Water Pendant'

8.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

9.- Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University appoints Steven L. Bridges as Assistant Curator

10.- First monographic exhibition in Spain on the work of Ingres opens at the Museo del Prado

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