The invitation to the Art Moves Competition 2018 is addressed to all the 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 2018.
The author of the winning entry will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 5.000 (about EUR 1 165, USD 1 370).
The entries can be sent by electronic mail until 22 July 2018, 0:00 CET, to the following address: [email protected]
The competition is a part of 11th Festival of Art on Billboards Art Moves.
The artwork is supposed to be a creative response to this year’s competition theme: Who governs our lives: we ourselves, other people or algorithms?
This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor for all the processes taking place in the world today. The human world is a collection of individuals that form small groups, societies and the entire human community. What and who decides what we are like and what we do? We ourselves, by making everyday decisions and choosing our own paths of development? Other people, e.g. neighbours, family, politicians, and celebrities who impose their own opinions and preferences on us? Or maybe corporations that use soulless algorithms to follow our lives and invisibly gather any information about us, to tell us what to do, how to behave, what we should look like, who we should vote for, who we should like, and who we should not like? Is there any space for real individuals in the world that apparently praises any individualism, but at the same tries to average all the phenomena, including individual life, and subordinate them to statistics and algorithms? Is development, both individual and collective, possible at all in such a world? Are we doomed to stagnation and omnipresent control? Is life outside the box possible at all in such a world? Or maybe there is some way out? Maybe you know the answer? Who governs our lives: we ourselves or …?
Find more information about the Competition and Festival at:www.artmovesfestival.org