The Billboard Art Competition “More or less freedom?” settled!
566 artists from 67 countries entered the contest “More or less freedom?”. We received 1007 artworks from Europe, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia!
The jury panel composed of artists and curators, including:
Susan O’Malley / artist, curator / California, USA
Christine Wong Yap / artist / New York, USA
Joanna Górska / artist, curator, Art Moves Festival art director, Toruń, Poland
selected 10 most interesting projects which will be exhibited on billboards during the Art Moves Festival. Here is the list of honoured artists:
Monica Fraile Morisson / France
Aleksander Bąk / Poland
Filip Tofil (syfonstudio) / Poland
Marcelina Krzemińska / Poland
Krzysztof Białowicz / Poland
Nicholas Knight / USA
Nikodem Pręgowski / Poland
Justin A. Langlois / Canada
Geo George / India
Agnieszka Popek-Banach & Kamil Banach / Poland
The jury decided to confer The Main Award of 3000 PLN to Monica Fraile Morisson from France.
The festival starts on 5th of September 2014.
Congratulation for the winner and the authors of singled out works! Obviously, there have been many more examples worthy of display, it would be simply impossible, however, to present them all, even for technical reasons. We would like to say „Thank you” all artists who submitted their works and invite them for checking up for next year’s topic.
Billboard Art Competition Art Moves 2014
Check up for this year’s topic! “More or less freedom?”
There 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 30 July 2014, 00:00 CET via electronic mail to the address: artmoves(at)tlen.pl
10 most interesting works will be displayed on billboards in the city space during the Art Moves Festival in September / October 2014 in Torun, Poland. The author of the most interesting work will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 3.000 (about EUR 726, USD 984).
Artists are invited to prepare an artwork in response to this year’s competition theme “More or less freedom?”
This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today. Freedom was and still is a word of great value. At the same time, freedom is a paradoxical word. This is one of the fundamental ideas that drive individual and social life. In the history of mankind, great and wonderful, but also tragic things happened in the name of freedom. Paradoxically, freedom is most easily defined and appreciated when one tastes its lack (e.g. in a totalitarian state). When we have it, we do not notice it and it rapidly loses its real value – we take it for granted. So, what is freedom then? Is freedom essential to life? Should it be unlimited or have some limits? Can other people limit our freedom – because they also have a right to feel free? Is freedom responsibility or rather doing what one feels like doing? What do we really need? What do you need? More or less freedom?
For more information see the Competition Rules.