Billboard Art Competition Art Moves 2011

art-moves competitionThere is no entry fee. The Competition is open and all artists interested in billboard art are invited to take part.

The works should be submitted by the 20th July, 2011 via electronic mail to the address: artmoves@tlen.pl 10 most interesting works will be displayed on billboards in the city space during the Art Moves Festival in September /October 2011 in Torun, Poland. The author of the most interesting work will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 10.000 (about EUR 2.540, USD 3.770).

Artists are invited to prepare an artwork in response to this year’s competition theme „Reality or fiction? Let’s pretend it’s not there”.

This slogan can serve as a kind of a metaphor of the processes taking place in the contemporary world.
The slogan concerns daily matters and questions whether the things/situations in our daily life are real or fictional and how can we distinguish one from the other. Simultaneously, the slogan also raises a question what we, as individuals or as a community, are trying to hide. Are there any specific phenomena, processes or events we tend to intentionally ignore and pretend “it’s not there”?
Can we say that such social processes as: growing level of fear and alienation or breakdown of interpersonal relationships are real or fictional? However, negative aspects of life are not the only matter we can pretend to ignore. The positive aspects of human life also can be overlooked. Media informs us mainly about negative events and treats the positive ones as mundane and less exciting. By doing so, do they present a real version of the world or rather create a fictional picture? Do the Internet help us to reach something which is real or rather drags us into the world of fiction? Do the hi-tech forms of communication help or hinder our contact with reality? There could be a lot of different interpretations like these above and there are many different answers as well. We think that the question of what is real and what is fictional has a deeper meaning… If we stop asking ourselves what is real and what is not, what we discern and what we overlook, will we be able to say who we are and what world we really live in?

For more information see the Competition Rules!!!!

Rules of the Art Moves International Billboard Art Competition

1. The purpose of the Competition is to propagate and popularize billboard art and to encourage artists to create art engaged in the reality.

2. The Competition is open and all artists interested in billboard art are invited to take part, however, the Competition is particularly addressed to young artists, who are usually most eager to face new themes and untypical ways of art presentation. There is no entry fee.

3. The artists taking part in the Competition are invited to prepare an artwork (maximum three pieces), technique is up to you. The work is intended to be a creative response to this year’s Competition theme „Reality or fiction? Let’s pretend it’s not there”. This slogan can serve as a kind of a metaphor of the processes taking place in the contemporary world.

The slogan concerns daily matters and questions whether the things/situations in our daily life are real or fictional and how can we distinguish one from the other. Simultaneously, the slogan also raises a question what we, as individuals or as a community, are trying to hide. Are there any specific phenomena, processes or events we tend to intentionally ignore and pretend “it’s not there”?

Can we say that such social processes as: growing level of fear and alienation or breakdown of interpersonal relationships are real or fictional? However, negative aspects of life are not the only matter we can pretend to ignore. The positive aspects of human life also can be overlooked. Media informs us mainly about negative events and treats the positive ones as mundane and less exciting. By doing so, do they present a real version of the world or rather create a fictional picture? Do the Internet help us to reach something which is real or rather drags us into the world of fiction? Do the hi-tech forms of communication help or hinder our contact with reality? There could be a lot of different interpretations like these above and there are many different answers as well. We think that the question of what is real and what is fictional has a deeper meaning… If we stop asking ourselves what is real and what is not, what we discern and what we overlook, will we be able to say who we are and what world we really live in?

4. Incorporation of the Competition theme in the work is not required and will not have any impact on the evaluation of the work by the jury.

5. If some other slogan or phrase is used in the work, it should be expressed in either Polish or English language.

6. The format of the submitted work should be 504 cm x 238 cm (198.4 inches x 93.7 inches) in a horizontal layout, 100 dpi, cmyk, tiff. In order to take part in the Competition, the artist has to send a completed entry form and attach a preview of the submitted work in the following format: 30 cm x 14,1 cm (11,8 inches x 5,5 inches) in a horizontal layout, 72 dpi, jpg. The file should be named with the artist’s first and last name (if more works are submitted, use numbers 1 to 3 in addition to the first and last name)

IMPORTANT NOTE: At this point of the competition, do NOT attach files of the complete (heavy) works. In order to receive the final works to be printed off and displayed on the billboards, the Competition organizers will contact the selected artists after the announcement of the jury’s verdict.

7. Both individual artists and groups of artists can participate in the competition. In case of groups, the following data should be included on the application card: names and surnames of ALL the authors of the work and contact details of ONLY one person who will be representing a group in contacts with the organizers of the competition.

8. The works should be submitted by the 20th July, 2011 via electronic mail to the address: artmoves@tlen.pl

9. From all the entries, the jury will select 10 most interesting works which will be printed and displayed on billboards in the city space during the Art Moves Festival in September/October 2011 in Torun, Poland. The best selected work will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 10000 (about EUR 2540, USD 3770). The winner will be obliged to pay a lump-sum tax on the award value.

10. The works will be evaluated by a jury panel composed of artists and curators who are recognized authorities specializing in public art.

11. The organizers of the Competition reserve the right to display on the billboards also the works which have not been selected by the jury.

12. The artist who makes a submission to the Competition, automatically consents to free of charge display of his/her work during the Festival and use of the work for information and promotional purposes associated with the Festival and the Competition on the Internet, in printed materials promoting the Festival etc.

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