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Open call: make your mark at Moscow’s street wave art biennale

Open call: make your mark at Moscow’s street wave art biennale

17 May 2018

Artists from across the globe are being invited to take part in this year’s Artmossphere biennale in Moscow.

It’s the first time that international artists have been invited to apply for the street wave art festival, which made its home in the Russian capital back in 2014.

Artists with a street art background are being asked to submit potential projects exploring the theme “Offline”. Organisers say the topic reflects the biennale’s own push to get back to basics and reflect on street art’s roots. “People are getting tired of growing flows of information,” the team says. “For a few years already, there’s been a trend of growing interest towards everything local, authentic and autonomous: a swing back from globalisation. This trend is focused on site specific art and working with local context rather than with a digital standardised one.”

Submissions will be judged by an international jury, including members of the Brooklyn Street Art collective, Peter Ernst Coolen, curator of the Amsterdam Street Art Museum, and Cedar Lewisohn, curator of the Street Art project at London’s Tate Modern.

The main exhibition will take place at the Excise Storehouse at the Moscow Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art between 30 August and 17 October 2018.

All artists should submit their portfolio and proposed project before 20 June.

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