‘Where is the meaning? At the top or at the bottom?’

Art Moves Festival Billboard Art Competition, Torun, Poland

Billboards Art Competition
‘Where is the meaning? At the top or at the bottom?’
Deadline: 20 July, 2012
Entry fee: none


We would like to invite you to take part in a Billboard Art Competition. The invitation is addressed to all interested people, artists and students. There is no entry fee. 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/October 2012. The author of the winning entry will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 12,000 (about EUR 2,850, USD 3,700)
The competition is a part of 5th Festival of Art on Billboards Art Moves.

The artwork is supposed to be a creative response to this year’s competition theme: ‘Where is the meaning? At the top or at the bottom?’

The competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world at the moment. We live in the time of crisis and we perceive it as a disease of sorts – a disease, we would like to treat as quickly as we can. On the other hand this “disease” can be the only chance for us to slow down a bit in our fast-paced world and think again about where we are heading and why we chose this particular direction. Are we happy with the way the reality we created works? Are we reaching for the top or for the bottom? Are we happy with the goals we are setting for ourselves? Are these goals ours or are they imposed on us? Where is the meaning? Can it be placed on a map? Has it evaporated? Does the meaning of our existence lie in the constant maximization of profit, accumulation of goods, consumption, wealth, being on top? Or can it be found in escaping, isolating oneself, denying reality, hiding and living in the middle of nowhere? Or maybe, it is better to find new solutions that would allow us to make a better use of the goods created and developed by humanity and use them so that they help us be happier, have better relationships with people, take care of ourselves, our loved ones and reality? How can we find a satisfactory solution? Where can we find the meaning?

The entries can be sent by electronic mail until 20th July, 2012 to the following address: artmoves@tlen.pl

Find more information about the Competition and Festival at: www.artmovesfestival.org 

Please, pass the information about the event to other people potentially interested in entering the competition and co-creating the festival with us.