The winners of the competition for the best billboard have been selected! The tenth jubilee edition of the Art Moves Festival starts soon!

The International Art on Billboards Festival Art Moves will be organised in Toruń for the tenth time. This year the event is held under the slogan of “Involvement and responsibility. Can each of us co-create a better world?” We already know the winners of the competition – the winner and 9 distinguished works. The official opening of the festival will take place on 8 September.

Art Moves Festival is the only festival of billboard art in the world. The works presented in the urban space during the festival are divided into two categories – the main exhibition and the competition exhibition. For the competition exhibition, the most interesting pieces by young artists from all over the world are selected. These works constitute a creative artistic statement centred around the festival’s competition slogan. We prepare the topics for our annual competition in such a way, as to make them reflect the processes and social phenomena that shape the contemporary, global world. These topics are rooted in our deep sociological, psychological and philosophical considerations and they testify to our concern with the shape of the reality surrounding us.

442 artists from 61 countries entered the contest “Involvement and responsibility. Can each of us co-create a better world?”. We received 797 artworks from Ukraine, USA, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Russia, Cuba, Great Britain, Iran and many others! A lot of works came from Russia and Ukraine, which shows that this year’s competition slogan is particularly close to the hearts of artists from these countries.

The jury panel composed of artists and curators, including: Christine Wong Yap (artist / New York, USA), Mark Titchner (artist / London, Great Britain), Małgorzata Augustyniak (art historian, vice-president AMS SA / Warsaw, Poland), Rafał Góralski (artist, curator, Art Moves Festival director / Toruń, Poland) selected 10 most interesting projects which will be exhibited on billboards during the Art Moves Festival 2017.

 

 Here is the list of honoured artists:

Alessandro Di Sessa / Italy

Tina Zakierska / Poland

Valeria Moskovchenko / Ukraine

Agnieszka Popek-Banach i Kamil Banach / Poland

Wojciech Janicki / Poland

Mabi Lusala / Czech Republic

Oleksandra Yakovleva / Ukraine

Maria Papagianni / Greece

Ying Hsiu Chen and Hsiang Ying Chen / Taiwan

Łukasz Mesjasz / Poland

The jury decided to confer the main award of 5000 PLN to Alessandro Di Sessa from Italy.

Alessandro Di Sessa (Włochy) – competition winner

This year, the theme of the Art on Billboards Competition was: “Involvement and responsibility. Can each of us co-create a better world?” This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today. Is each of us responsible for the world we live in? Are we ready to get involved and take responsibility for our lives and the life of the communities we live in? Or maybe we prefer to put this responsibility into the hands of other people – politicians, governments, the media, corporations? Will they take up this challenge? And even if they do it, will they create the world we would like to live in? Both our activities and lack of activities have consequences. What can we do? Should we wait passively until someone else does something? Maybe it would be better if each of us took responsibility for “our” own piece of the world, no matter where we live, what we do, and what our social status is? If every day many of us do something small, yet conscious and sensible, will it have any influence on the world we live in? Do our activities have to hit the headlines, or can they be just ordinary and everyday to make sense and have meaning? Maybe it is worth turning on our creativity and taking up the challenge of co-creating a better world?

Valeria Moskovchenko / Ukraine / honoured artwork

Tina Zakierska / Poland / honoured artwork

Mabi Lusala / Czech Republic / honoured artwork

The festival starts on 1st of September 2018 in Toruń. The official opening of the festival will take place on 8 September.

Art Moves Festival is held under the honorary patronage of Piotr Całbecki, Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region and Michał Zaleski, President of Toruń.

 

The festival has been co-funded by Toruń Municipality and the Local Authorities of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region.

 

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The Billboard Art Competition 2017 “Involvement and responsibility. Can each of us co-create a better world?” settled!

442 artists from 61 countries entered the “Involvement and responsibility. Can each of us co-create a better world?”. We received 797 artworks from Ukraine, USA, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Russia, Cuba, Great Britain, Iran and many others!

 

The jury panel composed of artists and curators, including:

Christine Wong Yap / artist / New York, USA

Mark Titchner / artist / London, Great Britain

Małgorzata Augustyniak / art historian, vice-president AMS SA / Warsaw, Poland

Rafał Góralski / artist, curator, Art Moves Festival director / Toruń, Poland

selected 10 most interesting projects which will be exhibited on billboards during the Art Moves Festival 2017.

 

Here is the list of honoured artists:

Alessandro Di Sessa / Italy

Tina Zakierska / Poland

Valeria Moskovchenko / Ukraine

Agnieszka Popek-Banach i Kamil Banach / Poland

Wojciech Janicki / Poland

Mabi Lusala / Czech Republic

Oleksandra Yakovleva / Ukraine

Maria Papagianni / Greece

Ying Hsiu, Chen and Hsiang Ying, Chen / Taiwan

Łukasz Mesjasz / Poland

 

The jury decided to confer the main award of 5000 PLN to Alessandro Di Sessa from Italy.

The festival starts on 8th of September 2017.

 

Congratulation for the winner and the authors of singled out works! Obviously, there have been many more examples worthy of display! 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 2017

Check up for this year’s topic!

“Involvement and responsibility. Can each of us co-create a better world?”

 

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 19 July 2017, 0:00 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 2017 in Torun, Poland. The author of the most interesting work will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 5.000 (about EUR 1188, USD 1325).

Artists are invited to prepare an artwork in response to this year’s competition theme Involvement and responsibility. Can each of us co-create a better world?

This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today. Is each of us responsible for the world we live in? Are we ready to get involved and take responsibility for our lives and the life of the communities we live in? Or maybe we prefer to put this responsibility into the hands of other people – politicians, governments, the media, corporations? Will they take up this challenge? And even if they do it, will they create the world we would like to live in? Both our activities and lack of activities have consequences. What can we do? Should we wait passively until someone else does something? Maybe it would be better if each of us took responsibility for “our” own piece of the world, no matter where we live, what we do, and what our social status is? If every day many of us do something small, yet conscious and sensible, will it have any influence on the world we live in? Do our activities have to hit the headlines, or can they be just ordinary and everyday to make sense and have meaning? Maybe it is worth turning on our creativity and taking up the challenge of co-creating a better world?

For more information see the Competition Rules.

Competition Rules                                                                                                             Entry Form