The artists in this exhibition and their works support the European Year 2010 For Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Art can be a lens to focus attention, express emotion, and construct ideas. The chosen works of this show can join the conversation on these critical issues. Artists can shed light on these complex problems and controversy using our tools, style, media, beauty, metaphor and truth.
Artists are invited to offer utopian visions not tied to ideology or accepted knowledge, thus disrupting the chain that limits our ability to envision and create a brighter future.
Art depicts dreams, visions, utopias that do not need to be justified. Creative thinking can make the familiar strange, the strange familiar, offer unique perspectives and landscapes. EUtopia can exist. CULTUREINSIDE wants to raise with your input greater awareness of the existing poverty in Europe. Our artistic visions of Europe can show solutions and encourage.
Awards include: exhibition participation in the historic Abbaye de Neumünster. 40 winning entries will be selected for physical exhibition from July 28 - September 15, 2010. Major Online promotion and publicity in newspaper and magazines. Major marketing for the complete show, integration of the show in the special Cultureinside page of Featured shows. CULTUREINSIDE produces a book about the event in which each winning artist will be presented. The winning works will also be presented in the online show. A printed catalog will be produced for the show.
Special Prize: 4 main winner will be honored by the 2010 CULTUREINSIDE ART AWARD at the opening of the exhibtion and a gift, Zinc camera / Polaroid sponored by genii capitals.
1. Jef Bourgeau, artistic director of the MONA - Museum of New Art Detroit, USA
2. Gila Paris, artist and curator assistant, Luxembourg
3. Cristina Lopez, Chair of C-EYE artist connection, Luxembourg
4. Joe Rabie, photographer et mulitmedia expert, Paris, France
5. Frank Shifreen, artist, teacher, curateur, New York City, USA
Inauguration of the show EUtopia on July 28, 2010, Image 1 row 3 left: Mr. Guy de Muyser, president of the Director Board CCRN and Gila Paris, founder of CULTUREINSIDE. Image 2 row 3 Laureats at the awarding ceremony : from left to right: Volker Schütz, Rolf Flatmo, Gila Paris, Lis Prussen, Octavie Modert - the Luxembourg Minister of culture, Aida Schweitzer - Photos by Mathieu Lebrun, Digi4Arts