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21. May 2015

WTD Exhibition, June 11 – 20, 2015

by Hertha    Filed under: Creative Lab,Design,Events,FSPU,Munich,Nomadic Sculpture,Urban biking,What's The Deal? generalComments Off on WTD Exhibition, June 11 – 20, 2015

The „Moving urban cultures“ festival is all about workshops, live-concerts and talks about sustainability and young urban cultures. But there’s something else: in the past two years international artists have created various works for the „What’s the deal?“ project that will be exhibited during the whole festival.

Wandering around the Kreativquartier, without doubt, you will soon reach the „Kreativräume“, were the exhibition is located. Enter Hall 5 and find yourself in the middle of the project „From Space to Place to Utopia”: this project is about urban wasteland in four european cities. The artists’ task was to find an abandoned space and to show the present state through a photography. Then they should create a work about how the space could look in future. Eventually they invented wild utopias of how they wished the spaces be like. The selected cities were Munich (Max-Joseph Platz, Kreativquartier and Viehhof), Ljbuljana (Tobacno), Hallein, Austria (rooftops) and Amsterdam (Stenenhoofd).

Following the exhibition to Hall 6 and 7 you will experience the WTD Lab and the Art Intervention Amsterdam. The WTD Lab is a reflection of artists from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Turkey and Slovenia about sustainabiltiy. Their art work shows alternative solutions about this frequently discussed topic. The Art Intervention Amsterdam is dealing with how designers could change the world. Fourteen european designers engaged themselves in a multi-disciplinary manner with the subject of sustainability at the beginning of this year and will present their far-reaching results in the exhibition.

Leaving the inner area you’ll stumble across a wooden sculpture populated with skaters doing there tricks. The so called Nomadic Sculpture is located opposite of the Import Export Kantine and is once again ready to be skated on. Next to it you’ll find artistic and unique trikes on display which were constructed during the Schmiede Bike Lab, also ready to be tried out. Both art works are excellent examples, how the (sharp) distinction between art and commodity item can become blurred.

For more information about the artists and the work the infocenter is happy to help and provide you with all requested materials. Texts, pictures and videos about the background, research and results of the project are on display.

 

 

 

18. May 2015

From Space to Place to Utopia, June 12 // What’s the deal? – moving urban cultures

by Hertha    Filed under: Amsterdam,FSPU,Hallein,Ljubljana,Munich,What's The Deal? generalComments Off on From Space to Place to Utopia, June 12 // What’s the deal? – moving urban cultures

Have you ever passed a deserted public space or a big dirty wall in your city and imagined it to be transformed in something fun, exciting, and beautiful for everyone, instead of being abandoned and unused? On June 12, many artists and persons engaged in the cultural sector will be discussing exactly this topic.

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Beginning at 6pm, the first talk will be about spaces that are currently occupied by companies for their advertisements. Do they really need to promote their products in every possible corner? Isn’t it more desirable to be exposed to art, instead of commercial billboards? How can we reclaim walls to create an artistic and creative surrounding to live in? This surely will be fertile ground for a heated and productive debate about our urban landscapes and visions of their possible futures.

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With this gained momentum the discussion goes into the second round and proposes further ideas from Ljubljana, Bordeaux and Munich. Both talks will be held in english!

To let off some steam or simply to relax a bit after that serious plotting to change the world (or at least some cities) you may want to come around for DJ Discoteca Salsoul and the DJs Watusi and Milton Flores!

6. May 2015

WTD Final Event program out now

by Hertha    Filed under: Design,Events,FSPU,Munich,Mural Art / Street Art,Nomadic Sculpture,Uncategorized,Urban biking,What's The Deal? generalComments Off on WTD Final Event program out now

Finally we can show you the program of the festival in June,  so take a look and prepare yourself for the big event!

Click on the Flyer to the left, to read it in English. The German version is the one to the right.

 

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19. May 2014

Call for artists: “From Space to Place to Utopia” – Deadline extended to June 15, 2014

by Hertha    Filed under: Creative Lab,FSPU,MunichComments Off on Call for artists: “From Space to Place to Utopia” – Deadline extended to June 15, 2014

We have another open call for artists within the project “what’s the deal?”which relates to the special track “ “From Space to Place to Utopia”.

International artists are invited for residencies (1 to 3 months) during October, November and December 2014 to the Villa Waldberta, the international artist-residence of the City of Munich, Germany, to create utopian visions of selected urban spots: 3 different views on selected urban spots in Munich and in the partner cities Ljubljana, Amsterdam, Hallein/Salzburg, Bordeaux will be developed:

  • Space is the present state (reproduced by a photo)
  • Place is the transformation to spots made suitable to the needs of the scene focused on (skateboarders in Munich and Bordeaux, mural art / bikers in Ljubljana, Schmiede community in Hallein/Salzburg and designers in Amsterdam) (e.g. 3D work)
  • Utopia is the visionary view of artists on those spots (free choice of method and genre)

    5 to 7 triptychs are to be created and will be presented as an exhibition at the Urban Cultures Summit, the final event of WTD, in Munich in May/June 2015.

New deadline for application: June 15

Does this raise your interest or do you know of someone who might want to use this great opportunity? Then have a look at the link and distribute the call accordingly.

Call for artist in residency From Space to Place to Utopia 

A few impressions of our first event of „What’s the deal?“ in Munich a week ago

This is Villa Waldberta – a great place with a relaxed atmosphere

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17. April 2014

Creative Lab – Artist-in-Residencies in Munich – 2 open calls

by Hertha    Filed under: Creative Lab,FSPU,MunichComments Off on Creative Lab – Artist-in-Residencies in Munich – 2 open calls

From October to December 2014 the Villa Waldberta, the international artist residence of the City of Munich, Germany, will mutate into a “Creative Lab” as part of our project WTD. The house will host international artists, designers, scientists, creatives etc. who are interested in becoming involved in WTD and who will produce art work, concepts, products, etc. related to WTD’s theme: sustainability and young urban cultures as well as the Do-it-Yourself approach. All work created will be presented during the Urban Cultures Summit in 2015, the final event of the project.

There are 2 open calls as of today:

  • one is for artists, designers, scientists, creatives, etc. willing to create work related to the WTD themes
  • one is for artists creating utopian visions of selected urban spots

Deadline for application: May 31

Does this raise your interest or do you know of someone who might want to use this great opportunity? Then have a look at the links and distribute the calls accordingly.

Call for artist in residency Creative Lab

Call for artist in residency FSPU (=From Space to Place to Utopia)

 

A few impressions of our first event of „What’s the deal?“ in Munich a week ago

This is Villa Waldberta – a great place with a relaxed atmosphere

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