Diesel: The Wall*

21 03 2007

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As in former years Diesel has launched one of their many creative competitions called “The Diesel Wall” 

diesel-wall.jpgProviding a blank canvas for artists around the world the ultimate goal of the Wall’s consumer-generated public works of art is to create a dialogue between private spaces of museums and galleries and the open space of the city.  

This year, new walls can be found in Toronto, Copenhagen and Beijing while
Milan will continue with its wall that was started in 2004.
 

The competition is open to young artists and designers who are invited, from the 2nd April, to submit entries with the opportunity to have their work displayed on an oversize scale in cities around the world.  

Submissions can be for a specific Wall, or contain a theme which would work across any of the walls. Options such as paint, photography, video, performance, light, sound and text can all be explored.  

Last year’s competition, hosted in Berlin and
Milan, received over 1,200 submissions. This year’s winners will be selected by an international jury, comprising luminaries from the creative industry, including Wilber Das, Diesel’s creative director; Hung Huang, winner of the accolade of ‘Most Creative Individual’ in 2006 by China’s Creative Industry Awards; Pollyanna Clayton Stamm, curator and head of creative programmes at URBIS, a contemporary exhibition in central Manchester, UK, and Alessandro Guerriero, founder of Alchimia Group.
 

Winners will be announced in early June and the first installation will be showcased from mid-June. The opportunity offered by Diesel to showcase work in a wide variety of media, not only creates a focal point in the chosen cities, but also a discussion around the world.  

Visit: www.diesel.com/#/cult/art/

Visit: www.dieselwall.com

(Source: http://www.contagiousmagazine.com)

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