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Art Moves Festival, 16th September 2011 in Toruń, Poland

Date uploaded: August 15, 2011

The International Art on Billboard Festival, Art Moves, is the only festival of billboard art in the world. The Festival starts on the 16th September 2011 in Toruń, Poland.
The works presented in the urban space during the festival are divided into two categories:

  1. the main exhibition; and
  2. the competition exhibition.

During the main exhibition, the works of renowned and highly regarded artists from all over the world, including USA, Great Britain, Canada, are presented. During the 2011 festival, Ken Lum (Canada) and Marcos Ramirez ERRE (Mexico/USA) will be awarded the Art Moves Festival Special Award.

The competition involves the selection of the most interesting pieces by young artists from all over the world. These works constitute a creative artistic statement centred around the festival’s competition slogan. This year, the theme of the 'Art on Billboards' Competition was: "Reality or fiction? Let’s pretend it’s not there". This slogan serves as a metaphor of the processes taking place in the contemporary world, raising the question of whether what we encounter in our daily life is real or fictional and whether it is possible to distinguish one from the other. Simultaneously, the slogan also invites the question of what we, as individuals and as a community, are trying to hide. Are there any specific phenomena, processes or events that we tend to intentionally ignore and pretend “they’re not there”?

The substantial interest in the festival among the artists from all over the world points to the enormous potential of the idea behind the festival and of art presented in the public space.
The festival has been co-funded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Local Authorities of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region and Toruń Municipality.

Visit www.artmovesfestival.org/

Aimee-Rose Stephenson

Aimee-Rose Stephenson