Submission: July 20, 2021
Registration: July 20, 2021
Location: Toruń, Poland
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open, Free, Billboard Art
The purpose of the Competition is to propagate and popularize billboard artand to encourage artists to create art engaged in the reality. The artists taking part in the Competition are invited to prepare an artwork (maximum three pieces),technique is up to you.The work is intended to be a creative response to this year’s Competition theme: Getting infected with untruth. How can we find our path in a world full of contradictions, chaos and uncertainty?
This competition slogan can be treated as a metaphor of all the processes taking place in the world today. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that the notion of truth is a fundamental problem in the contemporary world, posing a challenge for individuals, societies and the globalised contemporary world. Until quite recently, we did not notice this problem and it seemed to us that we could do without the concept of truth. The current global crisis connected with the pandemic has made us aware of the fact that our own subjective beliefs, opinions and feelings are not sufficient. In order to function properly, individuals and societies need something more, something that we have considered to be out of fashion and passé – objective truth. Humans’ species name is homo sapiens, which means ‘wise man’. Sticking to objective facts and referring to objective reality help us function in this complex contemporary world. Is it worth taking up the challenge of reaching the truth? Is it at all possible? How can we recognise what is true and what is false? Who is a role model that we can trust, and who is a self-proclaimed internet ‘expert’? Does each person has his/her own truth, or is there objective truth? Who and what should we believe?
The Competition is open and all artists interested in billboard art are invited to take part, however, the Competition is particularly addressed to young artists,who are usually most eager to face new themes and untypical ways of art presentation.There is no entry fee.
The best 6 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be printed and exhibited in the urban space of the city of Torun, Poland in September 2021. The author of the winning entry will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 3.500 (about EUR 782.60, USD 952.15).