Irmandy Wicaksono's Tapis Magique has been shorlisted in 2023 Lumen Prize Global Majority Award and will be showcased in ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY.
Selected from over 1600 entries submitted from 52 countries, the Shortlist comprises 35 works spread across eleven categories. Ranging from worlds crafted inside game engines to infinite duration text performances, and spanning NFTs that catalyze carbon mitigation strategies to speculative documentaries of new social-spiritual networks, the 2023 Lumen Prize Shortlist exhibition presents a stunning array of media and critical approaches to technology. Taken together, these works represent the cutting-edge of contemporary media art practices that ask after technology’s complex entanglement with culture as well as speculate on its possible futures.
The technical and conceptual sophistication of these works are matched by the Gallery's VR venue showcasing the Lumen Prize 2023 shortlist. Accessible via Oculus headsets at the gallery, the 1,000 m² virtual environment offers a symbiotic “digital gallery walls for digital works." The virtual gallery space at ANNKA KULTYS PHYGITAL is tailored to the specifications of each unique artwork, enabling visitors to experience the works within the original specifications their creators intended.