3rd Ruhr Biennial call


Townshipwise different

Artists, architects and authors from the whole world are invited to tackle the topic of urban and natural living environments of the future.

Installations outside, concepts, sculptures, landscape painting, video and photography projects shall focus on urban free spaces, familiar and forgotten places, parks and greenery, lawns, intercultural gardens and the yearning for urban natural space.

The goal is to make the arts visible – in mosques, at the kiosk, the bus stops, the zoo, in shops, on leisure and playgrounds. Places for encouragement and foundering shall become visible, models for future urban planning shall be presented and places to help us succeed shall be created. We want to get people involved who live and workin the region to reinvigorate the social an intercultural dialogue, to encourage a shift of paradigm in urban nature by making the urban environment accessible as a holistic piece of art. And we would like to show up, what it is that makes people feel at home (or homeless) in a city, in its history and in its natural environment.

The ideographic levels of our 3rd Ruhr Biennale bear the following subtitles:

  1. Lost & Working Places – Places of industrial culture and wildnerness incivilization (photography, videos) in Cooperation with urbEXPO (Bochum).
  2. Transformation of Nature into Art – Mana Places/ Poetry of Space/ Natural Illusions (all media)
  3. Landscape and Vision – Urban spaces and dreams, pictures of landscapes, today and tomorrow (all media)
  4. Homeland & Homelessness – A citizens&8217; project (a collection of documents, objects, recordings of the collective memory of citizens and artists)

As of now artists of all categories may apply to participate in the 3rd Ruhr Biennial 2014.

Please provide your first informative documents – jpg images, CV and project ideas (as pdf) via email to: info@ruhrbiennale.de or h.schero@gmx.de (curator)

Essential documents digitalised images (jpg/tif; 300 dpi) for the catalogue / printing in the biennial art-magazine.

Detailed projectplans and vita (word or pdf ) has to be sent by post to:

AortA Kultur e.V., Postfach 20 02 11, D-47018 Duisburg
Fees 40,- euro, payable towards
AortA Kultur e.V.
Volksbank Rhein-Ruhr eG, Kto. 1260610002, BLZ: 35060386
BIC GENODED1VRR, IBAN DE253506 0386 1260 6100 02

Videos, films, models, catalogues etc are welcome – If desired artists may talk personally to the curator of the biennial and introduce their work.

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