Orbis fictus: nová média v současném umění / New Media in Contemporary Arts was an exhibition of art using new media and technologies organised by the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts Prague as its second annual exhibition, held in the National Gallery / Valdštejnská jízdárna [Valdstein Riding School] in Prague from 30 November 1995 to 1 January 1996. The aim was to stimulate the interest of artists and the public in new art field that broadens the possibilities of social communication. Prepared in cooperation with 74 institutions and private companies. Curated by Ludvík Hlaváček and Marta Smolíková.
Orbis Fictus was the first exhibition in the Czech Republic dedicated to new media. The exhibition took place in a prominent exhibition hall in Prague and presented 24 art projects, which used new technologies to elaborate motifs presented by life in our society, where mass communication media (TV, the Internet) has become an important and powerful subject. These projects included video and computer installations, virtual space, laser and computer-manipulated images. The interactive charakter, stimulating communication between the artist and the viewer, was an important feature of the majority of these works. An international conference, Artificial Environment as an Artwork, at the Goethe Institute, Prague, followed the exhibition. Ellen Řádová was awarded the Soros Fund Prize for her installation entitled Reconciliation, and received a two-month residency stipend at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Part of the exhibition traveled to the cities Polička and Liberec in the Czech Republic. (Source)
Exhibiting artists: Lubor Benda, Veronika Bromová, David Cajthaml, Lubomír Čermák, David Černý, Federico Díaz, Vojtěch Dukát, Friedrich Förster, Michal Gabriel, Milan Guštar, Martin Janíček, Monika Karasová, Pavel Kopřiva, Tomáš Mašín, Robert Novák, Tomáš Ruller, Elen Babe LN Řádová, Šárka Sedláčková, Petr Svárovský, Lucie Svobodová, Zdeněk Sýkora, Tjebbe van Tijen, Jan Trnka, Jana Vidová Žáčková, Miloš Vojtěchovský.
- Orbis Fictus: nová média v současném umění / New Media in Contemporary Arts, eds. Ludvík Hlaváček and Marta Smolíková, Prague: Sorosovo centrum současného umění, 1995, 228 pp. ISBN 8085433265. Texts by Michael Bielický, Michal Bregant, Radúz Činčera, Ludvík Hlaváček, Gerald O'Grady, Karel Pech, Jiří Valoch, Woody Vasulka and Jiří Zemánek. TOC.  (Czech)/(English)
- Miloš Vojtěchovský, "Orbis Fictus: New Media in Contemporary Arts", trans. Martin Zet, InterCommunication 16, Tokyo, 1996. Exh. review. (English)
- Radek Váňa, "Orbis Fictus", Detail 1:3, 1996, p 23. Exh. review. (Czech)
- Ivo Janoušek, "Orbis fictus, aneb, Labyrint světa a ráj virtuality", Ateliér 9:3, 1996, p 7. Exh. review. (Czech)
- Robert Novák, "Poznámka jednoho z autorů", Ateliér 9:3, 1996, p 7. (Czech)
- Alisa Zakablukovskaya, Umění nových médií a proměny, které přineslo do muzeí, Prague: Karlova univerzita, 2013, pp 48-50. Bachelor thesis. (Czech)
- Anna Pogranová, Nová média a české umělecké intituce v 90. letech 20. století, Prague: Karlova univerzita, 2016, pp 37-55. Master's thesis.  (Czech)
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