The Art Moves festival is hosting its International Billboard Art Competition for 2020 and invites all the interested people, artists and students to participate.
Submitted artworks are supposed to be creative responses to this year’s competition theme: Epidemics – a global catastrophe, a punishment, or a chance to reinvent yourself and the world?
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 2020. The author of the winning entry will receive the Main Award in the amount of 5,000 Polish złoty (about 1,127 Euro, $1,278).
The past few months have changed the entire world – societies and countries, families and individual people. The standard rules of reality have been suspended, and we have been hiding in our homes, isolated from others and transfixed with horror. Individuals and whole societies have been overwhelmed by fear, anxiety and trauma. These tough moments and experiences have left an imprint on us, but have they changed us for the better? Is it a permanent or just a temporary change, and will the world be what it used to be? Should we quickly forget about what happened – our experiences and emotions; or maybe on the contrary, should we remember it well, think about it and draw constructive conclusions? Is it a punishment or maybe a chance to reinvent ourselves and the world in a joint global effort? How to use these difficult experiences to build a better world? What can these tough events we have all experienced in different places around the world teach us? Which of these experiences can strengthen us and the culture we live in to better cope with similar challenges in the future?
The competition theme can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today.
Both individual and group entries can be submitted.
The competition is a part of 13th Festival of Art on Billboards Art Moves. Its purpose is to propagate and popularize billboard art and to encourage artists to create art engaged in the reality.
Last year, the Billboard Art Competition Art Moves was entered by 539 artists from 68 countries. The organizers received almost 1000 artworks from China, Armenia, Lebanon, India, Ecuador, France, Tunisia, Iran, USA and many others.