ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival (Finland)

ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival is an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific works made for public space. ANTI Festival presents live, sonic, visual and text-based art from today’s most exciting and innovative artists in the Finnish town of Kuopio. In September 2015 ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival will collaborate with the Kuopio Marathon to present a unique series of cultural events created in response to the race.

We invite proposals for projects that engage with one or more of the following areas:

Duration, longevity and time; the long and short of time-based activities

Sport and culture, sporting culture, cultural sport

The body and endurance – expanded ideas of endurance: political, social, cultural forms of endured activity; the social agency of endurance

The quantified self: fitness culture, technology and performance

The race, racing and competitive frameworks Participation and mass events – the individual and the many

The enthusiast and the amateur: the cultural agency of the ‘trained’ every-person

Topographic trajectories and spatial intervention: running/reading/using the city

ANTI is a site-specific festival – we do not show projects in traditional cultural spaces, thus projects have a direct relationship with the spaces and places they are shown in. When proposing a project please make it clear where your project would ideally be located, and why. The 2015 festival will take place in and round the Kuopio Marathon – projects are imagined to establish a number of relationships with the race itself; some may engage directly with the event while others might happen in parallel to it etc.

Travels are funded for the participating artists/groups.

Deadline: 16 December

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Source: OTM member-organisation / FACE (Fresh Arts Coalition Europe)