The Art Moves International Festival of Art on Billboards 2015 is over!
This year, the theme of the Art Moves Festival was “What has real value? Can money buy everything?”. We invited internationally renowned artists, young authors, and international audience to a common reflection on what really matters and gives meaning to our life.
587 artists from 53 countries entered the Billboard Art Contest this year. We received 1017 art works from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Guatemala, Ghana, Macedonia, Pakistan, Romania, Estonia, Israel and many others! The international jury selected 10 most interesting projects which were exhibited on billboards located on Pl. Rapackiego in Toruń. The jury decided to confer the main award to Lex Drewinski from Germany.
The works of renowned artists participating in the festival were presented on city lights and LED displays located in different parts of Toruń. The winning work was also exhibited on 5 billboards in Warsaw.
The 8th edition of the competition was dedicated to Susan O’Malley – an American artist and curator from California, who passed away tragically in February 2015. Susan took part in the Art Moves Festival in 2012 and was two times a juror of the Art on Billboards competition. She always brought her wonderful mixture of optimism, energy and professionalism.
We would like to thank all the artists who took part in the festival, the participants in the competition, and all those who contributed to the organisation of this year’s edition of the festival. We would like to express our gratitude to our co-organisers: Toruń Municipality and the Local Authorities of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region, our partners: AMS SA and STGU, and media sponsorship: aktualnekonkursy.pl, TV Toruń, Polskie Radio Pik, TVP Bydgoszcz, Arteon, marketingprzykawie.pl, kampaniespołeczne.pl, Kulturalny Toruń, SpodKopca.pl, PokaPoka.
We would also like to thank our wonderful audience for their active participation in the festival.
We hope to see you again next year!