The current list of 72 participants includes artists from 19 countries across Asia, Europe, South America and America.
150 artworks are to be installed on more than 70 venues in the centre of Örebro, at the fifth edition of OpenART, which runs June 14 through September 6.
Encompassing a variety of artistic practices, including installation, sculpture, painting, video, sound, photography, street art and digital interactive art. OpenART gives the visitors the opportunity to experience contemporary art from all over the world in unexpected ways. The admission to the exhibition is free. Activities for children and young people, as well as guided tours and night walks are available to a large public throughout OpenART 2015.
“The impressive amount of applications we’ve received confirms that OpenART has established itself as an international art biennial. Our mission is to stage unconventional encounters with contemporary art and challenge the perception of public space. We’ve invited 72 international artists to turn the city upside down with inspirational, provocative and surprising art that opens minds and hearts. This influences the innovative development of Örebro”, says Elin Persson, Project Manager at OpenART.
A special focus at this year’s edition of OpenART is on contemporary Chinese art. A unique curatorial collaboration between independent art curator Feng Boyi and OpenART Director Lars Jonnson sees thirteen contemporary artists from China preparing artworks for unprecedented art exhibitions. Symbolically entitled “Encounter” and “No Holds Barred”, the two exhibitions provide a rare glimpse into the contemporary Chinese art, featuring a body of artwork that reflect the artists’ rebellious attitude and the turn to the self.
Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing, Song Dong and Cheng Dapeng are among the participants.
Participating countries: Sweden, China, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Romania, Austria, Finland, Switzerland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Mexico, Colombia, Israel, USA, Cuba, Japan and Czech Republic.