A new foundation will focus on facilitating the international exchange of ideas and practices at the intersection of digital art and traditional media.
Sigg Art Foundation, launched by Swiss collector Pierre Sigg, has already run preliminary residencies in the south of France and has exchanges taking place in Saudi Arabia this month.
“The first residency was so inspirational that I started thinking bigger, wanting to continue to find ways to open up a dialogue between artists working in connected fields around the world. Hence the concept for the foundation was born: a way of linking the residencies and collection that could keep growing, organically,” Sigg said.
Sacha Guedj-Cohen, an independent curator, has been recruited as the foundation's Director. She will help artists in the growing field of digital art to undertake physical and conceptual projects investigating the relationship between traditional and virtual art.