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Die Brücke Art Jam

OPEN CALL 

Die Brücke Art Jam 2021 – Exhibition and event during Berlin Art Week 2021

Now seeking two Berlin-based artists for a 10-day exhibition and event.

In brief

  • Two large (2.52 x 3.56m each) billboards in public space (Dunckerstr Bridge, 10439 Berlin)
  • 15 Sept – 25 Sept, 2021
  • Vernissage with food, wine, and live music Thursday, Sept 16, 2021
  • Free for artists
  • No sponsors, no advertising, no text, no monetization (that means it’s free for visitors, too

Deadlines:

  • Successful applicants will be notified by 20 August
  • The HQ data for the posters has to be sent to the printer by 25 August

It is worth mentioning that owing to the loaded context in which the artwork is displayed, as well as to the medium of large-scale billboard prints, Die Brücke Art Jam tends to be more suited to artists working with photography. Works are chosen based on their individual quality and their harmony with each other. Ideally the works will be in a horizontal (rather than vertical) format in order to avoid cropping.

If you have an important visual message to share in public space, please get in touch at krzysztof at debicki dot net with a link to your website and sample works you feel would suit this medium.

Concept

“Die Brücke Art Jam” takes place in September during Berlin Art Week and features two Berlin-based artists who I invite to exhibit their work on large outdoor billboards on the Duncker bridge for 10 days. There is a vernissage to kick things off, with live music, catering, and wine.

With the Art Jam, I am taking visual space in the public realm back from commerce and instead opening it up to artistic expression. It is an intervention that has nothing to do with advertising, sale, or profit. It doesn’t demand that the viewer interact with the economic sector at all because it manifests solely as a visual experience.

The Art Jam philosophy is that the installation has no sponsors, no logos, no brands, and no text. This extends to the vernissage as well: during the event, all food, drink, and music is free of charge to visitors. The goal is the total decommodification of public space, with no ulterior motive. Die Brücke Art Jam is a form of culture jamming, an invitation to reengage as citizens with urban space through visual art and a sense of community.

2020 feat. Dahahm Choi and Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju

2019 feat. Michael Danner and Sergey Tabunov