Saturday, December 12, 2009

Axiom and Cyberarts Fest merge

The Boston Cyberarts Festival and the Jamaica Plain gallery Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media are merging under the banner of Boston Cyberarts, according to a spokesperson for the two entities. The two new media art nonprofits formally announced the news – pending the approval of their two boards in January – at Art Technology New England’s Spark fund-raising gala at MassArt tonight.

Axiom gallery is expected to retain its name and continue its programming while Boston Cyberarts will continue to produce its biennial festival. In anticipation of the merger, Kayser has been appointed assistant director of Boston Cyberarts. The merger makes sense as Axiom, which was founded in 2004, and the 10-year-old Cyberarts Festival are both focused on new media here and have long shared personnel. And it fits in well with Axiom’s expansion of programming over the past year or so.


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