For the first time this year, the annual programme for Kunstpavillon and Neue Galerie Innsbruck is being announced with a specific theme: ‘Dancing at the Edge of the World’.
In a present shaped by a pandemic, virulent socio-political issues and the big question of how we live together seem to have fallen by the wayside. The nation state assumes the role of a crisis manager, while visions of a backward-looking future solidify and historical amnesia sweeps across broad sections of society. But surely, isn’t this very moment one with the inherent potential to accentuate speculative utopias and counter-narratives, to renegotiate ways of living together and empathy in a local and global context? And to look for ways to integrate diversity on our planet into everyday considerations? How can our relationship with the environment be shaped responsibly? And what ways of living together have proved/or could prove to be beneficial?
From November 2021 to August 2022, five exhibition projects will be realised under the Dancing at the Edge of the World leitmotif in the Kunstpavillon and the Neue Galerie Innsbruck. Concrete projects (solo or group exhibitions), newly developed site-, context- and research-based projects, as well as existing ones can be submitted. There will be no limits set on the artistic and curatorial formats and media used.
The Neue Galerie Innsbruck has a production budget per submitted project of 2500 EUR (this includes costs incurred for exhibition architecture, material, travel, accommodation and transport costs) and an artist fee of max. 1000 EUR. The Kunstpavillon provides a production budget of 3000 EUR plus a 1000 EUR artist fee.