Check up for this year’s topic! Getting infected with untruth. How can we find our path in a world full of contradictions, chaos and uncertainty?
There is no entry fee. The Competition is open and all artists interested in billboard art are invited to take part.
Artists are invited to prepare an artwork in 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?
For more information see the Competition Rules.
Awards:- 6 most interesting works will be displayed on billboards in the city space during the Art Moves Festival in September 2021 in Torun, Poland. The author of the most interesting work will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 3.500 (about EUR 782.60, USD 952.15).