YOU ARE FREE*
YOU ARE FREE* is part of an ongoing project called "Questions and Statements", consisting of a series of interventions in public spaces using text-based artwork to address issues related to our perception of reality, which in this case intends to tackle the ambiguity of our notion of freedom.
DRESDEN PUBLIC ART VIEW sought to position artistic approaches outside of existing Art-Institutions in public every day life. 50 artworks of local and international artists were shown on 50 Billboards all over Dresden City Centre, Germany from July, 29th - August 7th, 2014.
In the spirit of Klaus Staecks „Die Kunst findet nicht im Saale statt“ (art does not take place in the hall) DRESDEN PUBLIC ART VIEW seeks to understand public space as a complex site for art that is accessible for everyone.
Billboards are part of our public everyday life and will be used to critically reflect on social and political contexts and to enable an immediate perception of contemporary artworks. We understand art on Billboards as an intervention in every day life that makes a new mindfulness possible.
YOU ARE FREE*
From the series "Questions and Statements", part of the site-specific project 'Billboard Text Art: EMERGING WOR(L)DS' curated by Grey Zone as part of TINA B. 2008 - The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Czech Republic.
Text on Billboard / digital print
198.9 x 93.6 in. (Euroformat)
TEXT-BASED ART INTERVENTIONS ON BILLBOARDS IN THE URBAN HEART OF EUROPE
In 2008, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival presented a number of innovative art projects. One of the highlights was a one-year site-specific project featuring textual and word-based artworks on billboards in the Czech capital Prague. Entitled EMERGING WOR(L)DS, the project run since June 2007 until October 2008.
Billboard Text Art: EMERGING WOR(L)DS was a one-year international site-specific project featuring textual and word-based artworks on billboards at various locations in the Czech Republic’s capital Prague. The project was a platform for diverse art interventions, messages and statements, tackling a broad spectrum of issues and subjects concerned with the complex social, political, corporate and cultural structures currently emerging within the context of the post-Cold War – and post 9/11 – world. Rather than using billboard spaces dedicated to the project for its entire duration - performing the function of a public art gallery - EMERGING WOR(L)DS’ artworks were interspersed among commercial advertising hoardings.
YOU ARE FREE*
From the series '"Questions and Statements" (ongoing project)
Text-based intervention on abandoned building
with text intervention by someone else signing as "Guava" (Wynwood, Miami, FL.)
Digital print on paper
27 x 19.5 in.