“I know no weekend”. Socially Committed Art in Eastern Europe


Call for Art Students
Application Deadline: 31 January  2012

Joseph Beuys (1921 – 1986, Germany) is now considered as one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, though or because his work produced controversial debates about contemporary art and the socio-political commitment of artists in the 1970s and 1980s. Today his approach seems more relevant than ever.

Young art students from Banja Luka, Brno, Kosice, Novi Sad, Pécs and Wroclaw are invited to deal with the validity of Beuys’ artistic approaches to today’s society, to develop new art works, interventions and performances that deal critically with Beuys’ ideas and/or that are influenced by them. They are encouraged to deal artistically with current social and political issues and their interrelation.

Altogether 6 students, one from each city, will be chosen and get the possibility to realize their project ideas and to get in touch with the local art scene in Pécs. The students will be awarded with a fee (300 Euro per person). Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers, as well as an allowance for production and material costs.

“I know no weekend” is supported by ERSTE Foundation, Goethe-Institut and Robert Bosch Stiftung.
For further information on the application, please visit the project’s website.