The Art Moves festival is hosting its International Billboard Art Competition for 2018 with a purpose to propagate and popularize billboard art and to encourage artists to create art engaged in the reality, inviting all artists interested in billboard art, especially the young ones, to prepare an artwork and partecipate.
Submitted art works are supposed to be creative responses to this year’s competition theme: Who governs our lives: we ourselves, other people or algorithms? This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today.
The human world is a collection of individuals that form small groups, societies and the entire human community. What and who decides what we are like and what we do? We ourselves, by making everyday decisions and choosing our own paths of development? Other people, e.g. neighbours, family, politicians, and celebrities who impose their own opinions and preferences on us? Or maybe corporations that use soulless algorithms to follow our lives and invisibly gather any information about us, to tell us what to do, how to behave, what we should look like, who we should vote for, who we should like, and who we should not like? Is there any space for real individuals in the world that apparently praises any individualism, but at the same tries to average all the phenomena, including individual life, and subordinate them to statistics and algorithms? Is development, both individual and collective, possible at all in such a world? Are we doomed to stagnation and omnipresent control? Is life outside the box possible at all in such a world? Or maybe there is some way out? Maybe you know the answer? Who governs our lives: we ourselves or …? Guidlines:
The artists taking part in the Competition are invited to prepare an artwork (maximum three pieces), technique is up to you.
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. If some other slogan or phrase is used in the work, it should be expressed in either Polish or English language.
Both individual and group entries can be submitted.
The format of the competition work should be 498cm x 243cm (196 inches x 95.7 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 14,6cm (11,8 inches x 5,7inches) in a horizontal layout, 72 dpi, jpg. Each .jpg 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 e.g.adam_smith_1, adam_smith_2, adam_smith_3.
At this point of the competition, do NOT attach files of the complete (heavy) works. The Competition organizers will contact the selected artists after the announcement of the jury’s verdict in order to receive the final works to be printed off and displayed on the billboards.
The works should be submitted by the 22 July 2018, 0:00 CET via electronic mail to the address: artmoves(at)tlen.pl Note! All works and the form should be sent in one e-mail!
The works will be evaluated by a jury panel composed of artists and curators who are recognized authorities specializing in public art.
The best 10 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be printed and exhibited in the urban space of the city of Torun, Poland in September or October 2018. The author of the winning entry will receive the Main Award in a cash price.
There is no entry fees to partecipate in this competition!
It's free to enter!
Billboard Art Competition 2018 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.
The best 10 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be printed and exhibited in the urban space of the city of Torun, Poland in September or October 2018. The author of the winning entry will receive the Main Award in the amount of 5,000 Polish złoty and that's about 1,165 Euro, $1,370.
For all further informations about the Art Moves – Billboard Art Competition 2018 visit the following official website here.