Sunday, March 30, 2008

Diesel's Art Competition: A Wall Is Your Canvas

Diesel Wall is an international art contest that aims to bring intriguing/ inspiring/ insightful/ inciting contemporary ideas to giant urban canvases in city centres around the world.

A competition dedicated to young artists and designers, Diesel Wall offers them the opportunity to showcase their work on an extraordinary scale: monumental, freestanding vertical walls in the centres of world’s most important cities. The ultimate goal being to salvage what prominent precious public space is left.

This year the Diesel Wall art contest continues its tour around the world and reaches 4 new corners of the planet: Manchester (UK), Barcelona (Spain), Zurich (Switzerland) and NY (US).

See the flikr gallery photos of the walls here.

Diesel Wall will take your art, your power of dissuasion, your ability to disrupt, incite and intrigue, mystify and comment. Artworks - conceived for a specific Wall or for all four Walls - can use painting, photography, video, and performance, light, sound, text, experimental concepts including 3D, performance and show elements are also welcome.

From mid-April to June 2008 local juries will get together in order to select the Diesel Wall winners for each city and the winner will be announced June 10th, 2008.

The jury members for this year will include among others Bigas Luna, Peter Saville, Terry Jones, and Wilbert Das, Diesel's Creative Director, joining each judging panel in all four different countries. From May to July 2008, depending on each city's Diesel Wall timeline, winners will be announced both through the website and local events to then proceed with the setting-up of the winning installations on each Wall.

Any creative, inspired person from any country in the world can submit their designs for the chance to feature in this new edition of the project…and conquer a Wall! The artists will have total freedom in sending concepts: art is above all a means of unconstrained self-expression.

Learn more about it, see past winners and submit your art here.
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