Art is a grand engine for raising awareness and for making an analysis of the vast changes that characterise our time. In particular, art that uses technology is not only important today for the world of culture, but for society in general. For over fifty years, artists have been experimenting, assembling and inventing new technologies. Their purpose is never the invention of technology in and of itself, but as a way to express their vision through technological experimentation, in this way, producing innovation.
More and more artists now work in research centres and scientific departments, collaborating with engineers and technicians, and more and more companies in the technology sector include artists in their production processes.
There are many themes touched on by artists who use technology and that Maker Art proposes: in particular, environmental sustainability, global warming, the relationship between man and nature, the society of the image.
We live in an age of great environmental, climatic and technological changes, an age of anxiety for the future and for our present; perhaps art can still help us to orient ourselves in this universe. Maker Art seeks to do just that, within the largest trade fair of innovation and creativity, among the countless stimuli and emotions, letting us stop for a moment to reflect.