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nd-draht-christoph-luckeneder/> Light Art Biennale Lichtkunst 2010

?private light in public spaces?

The Biennial of light art Austria 2010 is an exhibition of contemporary art
dealing with light and is inaugurated in 2010.
General information
The slogan of the ? Biennale f?r Lichtkunst Austria 2010? is ?private light
in public spaces? and takes place in Austria within the project ?LALA?. LALA
means Linz (Austria) and Langenzersdorf (Austria), where the two initiators
have their ateliers. Linz was the cultural capital of Austria in 2009, and
the city is established in the cultural landscape by the Museum Lentos, the
Ars Electronca Center and the Brucknerhaus. Langenezersdorf , a township
close to Vienna, has two museums for famous Austrian sculptors, the
Hanak-Museum and the Charoux-Museum. On April 13th 2010 the National
Biennale of light art starts by presenting artwork in public spaces.
Artists from all over the world are invited to show their light projects in
streets, squares and public buildings, trying to empathise with the places
and the people who frequent them or simply work there.
Already completed artwork is shown as well as artwork especially created for
the Biennale. The keywords are light-art, public and private, which build
the triangle of eagerness.
The organisation team of the ?Biennale f?r Lichtkunst Austria 2010? is led
by Martina Schettina from Langenzersdorf and Manfred Kielnhofer from Linz.
Exhibition spaces
The public exhibition spaces are selected by the artists themselves. There
is no border and no limit, so every artist has the greatest possible freedom
of action. The reaction of the public will be different, because they are
rapidly transformed into a captive audience. The public may come with no
prior art experience, alternatively with much education.
This first Biennial for Light Art in Austria wants to generate a cut
surface between society and art. The spontaneous conjunction with art in
public spaces leans on the art concept of Joseph Beuys from 1965 ?How to
define the paintings to the dead rabbit? in D?sseldorf.
A dialogue should arise between art and the public.
Among the selected artists will be light artists as well as artists, who use
light in art for the first time. The use of light will transform art to a
higher level.
The Biennial is sponsored by Austria, its cities and towns, which provide
the artists with public squares, streets and buildings free of charge. More
sponsors are welcome.
Opening Hours
The opening hours of the Biennial are 24/7, it is open around the clock. The
possibility to have a look at a rising artwork, depends on fortune. Only the
artists know where and when their artwork is installed, and how long it is

Consultant: Peet Thomsen
Text: Martina Schettina, April 2010

Organisation: Martina Schettina, Manfred Kielnhofer
Curator: Peet Thomsen NY / Copenhagen

?Call for entry?
Die Einreichungen werden bis 1. Sept. f?r die Pr?sentationen entgegen

<http://www.lightart-biennale.com/> www.lightart-biennale.com

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14th Jul 2010, 17:11