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Ars Electronica Festival Garden NYC

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We were excited to partner with the Ars Electronica Festival as official curators of the

inaugural Ars Electronica Festival Garden NYC 2021. 

Watch the documentary here.

The theme of our Garden was A Portal

– and we invited the audience to explore a world of immersive art, new technology and interactive performances.

Can we be intimate with technology? Can virtual and analogue artists co-exist? We reflected on the technological promises made to us and tried to rethink the foundations of the digital world, to reconcile it with our current reality and to explore it as it intersects with culture and society.

Our key goal was to empower the community of NYC new media artists, creators, coders, performers, visionaries, and community activists who are directly connected to multicultural and international communities.

And the team was strong! Vizmesh and Never Knows Better were our co-curators for the

NFT installation and the NKB x Ars Electronica Festival.


Wednesday 9/8 - Sunday 9/12:

all day


Wednesday 9/8 - Sunday 9/12:

all day


Curated by Never Knows Better

Wednesday 9/8: 9-11pm

Thursday 9/9: 9-11pm

Friday 9/10: 9-11pm

Saturday 9/11: 9-11pm


Friday 9/10: 12-1:30pm

(Flex Dance Program)

Sunday 9/12: 12-2pm

(Enhanced Poetry Kids Workshop)

Wednesday 9/8: 8:30-9pm

Thursday 9/9: 8:30-9pm

Friday 9/10: 8:30-9pm

Saturday 9/11: 8:30-9pm

Installation / Audience Interaction / Performances

Wednesday 9/8: 3-4pm

Friday 9/10: 3-4pm

Wednesday 9/8

Saturday 9/11


Performances / Q&A

Wednesday 8/9: 4-6pm

Thursday 9/9: 4-6pm

Friday 9/10: 4-6pm

Saturday 9/11: 4-6pm

Installation / Exhibits

Pay-What-You-Can to support the artists

Bring cash or pay with VENMO

Thursday 9/9

Friday 9/10


Performances / Q&A

Sunday 9/12


Installations / Audience Interactiion

RSVP online

Help us prepare for our visitors

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Family Workshops

Can't join us @Culture Lab? Not to worry! 
Engage with XRE's Ars Electronica Festival 2021 Online with this fabulous 
HOUSING IS MORE online video workshop by Architect, Menka Sethi!
More here!

Our Partners

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