Currents New Media Festival | Things To Do In Santa Fe | Art & Technology Festival |

There’s a place where Art and Technology intersect, and that place is the locus for what has become the most innovative Art festival in New Mexico. Now in its 13th year as an international new media exhibition, the Currents New Media Festival is a ten-day celebration of that intersection of science and aesthetics. Taking place in locations across Santa Fe, The Currents New Media Festival runs June 14 – 23, 2024.

An initiative of Parallel Studios, a local nonprofit founded by Frank Ragano and Mariannah Amster, the curators have shown artworks at the intersection of art and technology by artists based regionally, nationally, and abroad for twenty years. Bringing that expertise to the Currents New Media Festival has only expanded their reach, introducing innovative and immersive works to the masses.

The result is a diverse, dynamic, and captivating exhibition that attracts a wide range of both local and visiting audiences. Each year the festival presents works that include a mix of interactive and immersive installations, virtual and augmented reality, multimedia performances, robotics, 3D printed work, video, sound art, and more.

After years of reduced scale, the annual festival has expanded its reach to new locations, exhibiting simultaneously at Southside and Downtown venues. Now, Currents celebrates all the City Different has to offer with locations at the Santa Fe Fairgrounds, Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Currents 826, form & concept, and SITE Santa Fe.

Over 70 works will be presented as part of the multi-venue festival, ranging from new media installation and sound performance, to video works and augmented reality at CCA, The Santa Fe Fairgrounds, Currents’ year-round gallery Currents 826, and partner venue form & concept.

Visitors to CCA will experience a wide range of new media work both inside the beautiful Tank Garage gallery and outside, with several open-air installations. Currentx will also make use of CCA’s theaters, with four daily video programs and nightly performances.

At the Fairgrounds, visitors will experience creative and engaging new media works for the whole family. The neighboring Rodeo de Santa Fe will coincide with the second half of the festival. All required COVID-19 precautions will be in place at each location.

Art takes many forms, and Santa Fe has become a nexus for explorations of those forms. The Currents New Media Festival takes that concept beyond tradition and modernism. It explores brave new worlds, leading the way into the future. For more information about Currents New Media Festival, including a full list of participating artists and additional festival information, visit the website.

This article was posted by Olivia

Please Share!

New Mexico Historic Sites | New Exhibit at Bosque Redondo
Coronado Historic Santa Fe New Mexico

New Mexico Historic Sites to Support Programs and Resources Through Nominal Admissions Increase Since 1931, the New Mexico Historic Sites system has welcomed visitors to explore the state’s past by following in the footsteps of Indigenous people, Spanish conquistadors, Civil War soldiers, outlaws, and lawmen. Each historic site offers unique learning experiences, and in order to continue providing these programs and resources the cost of admission will increase at many sites on Thursday, July 1. “Over the past several years, … Read More

Recipes for National Margarita Day
Del Charro Margarita Santa Fe New Mexico

Well, who knew? February 22, 2022 (2/22/22!) is National Margarita Day! We wouldn't want to let a day as special as that go by without a little recognition. Whether you sip yours at a restaurant or shake up this delicious frozen concoction yourself, we've got you covered! Here are some recipes you can try as well as a video showing some tempting options from Santa Fe restaurants famous for their margaritas.

Where to Ski in Northern New Mexico
ski santa fe

Northern New Mexico has some of the best skiing in the Southwest, with powdery trails, sun-soaked days and gorgeous vistas of the Rockies. Snowbirds flock to the region to ski and snowboard some of the best slopes in the country, choosing from European-style resorts to family-friendly ski areas that offer a host of other outdoor activities and events. Whether you’re an alpine skier, a snowboarder, a cross-country skier, or a weekend enthusiast, you’ll thrill to the unique mountains and ski trails of the area. There’s something … Read More

Featured Businesses