WARD JANSSEN

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WETRANSFER ARTIST COMMISSIONS 2018-2020

ARTIST COMMISSIONS

Cinekid set up the Wetransfer project to re-evaluatethe meaning of the MediaLab by focusing on the anthropological value of digital culture, as explored as a realm for investigation by artists creating works commissioned and co-produced by Cinekid. With this project (lovingly named after a tech giant all about spreading content, not sposored by the company) Cinekid aims to emancipate the MediaLab from a focus on technology as play and revive the concept with an idealistic stance on the function of media art in discussing the contemporary role of media in daily life. 
From 2018-2020 each year Cinekid commissions three artists to explore how digital culture is a part of contemporary life of a new generation, as seen through art responding to the mainstream realm of digital culture.
Artworks will be distributed after the launch at Cinekid.

COMMISSIONED ARTISTS:
2018: Anouk Kruithof, Stefan Schafer, Philip Schuette
2019: Melanie Bonajo, Abner Preis, Studio Pointer
2020: TBA

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Supported by Mondriaan Fund
Avisory committee: Zippora Elders, Mieke Gerritzen, Henk Oosterling 

PARTNERS & PRESENTATIONS:
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2019, 2020), The New Institue (2020). Folkwang Museum Essen (collection acquisition 2019), Manifesta (2020), Art Rotterdam (2020), Netherlands Film Festival (2020).
2018-2020