[ISEA2015] Curator Statement: Vancouver Art Gallery – New Forms Festival @ ISEA2015

Curator Statement

Over the past 15 years the New Forms Festival has been a mainstay of Vancouver’s media arts community. Through the festival and other events year-round, we are proud to have worked with the collection of artists, collectives and institutions that make up the diversity of Vancouver’s artistrun culture. It is an honour to be a programming partner with ISEA2015, and to be co-presenting a number of works and performances during the internationally recognized Symposium. ISEA2015 marks the start of a new era for New Forms, as we move from a festival focus toward an organization committed to year-round programming. By inviting an international cohort of artists and practitioners for the Symposium, while simultaneously showcasing the rich ecology of local artists that have put Vancouver on the international media arts map, we believe this partnership to be the ideal launching off point for the next 15 years.