Art on the water (31.05.2024)

Since 2001, the “Art on the Water” symposium at the Kriebstein Dam has been a permanent fixture on the Central Saxon Cultural Summer schedule.

With the support of the ZWA Hainichen, the Zweckverband Kriebsteintalsperre and the municipality of Kriebstein, the idea has become a tradition and numerous works of art on a wide variety of themes have been created in recent years, which now form the art trail around the watercourse. This year, artists will once again be offered a platform for their artistic work and invited to take part in the plein air or to apply.

This year’s plein air is scheduled to take place from July 24 to 28, 2024 on the banks of the Kriebstein Dam in Höfchen. As part of the “Art on the Water” symposium, three projects on this year’s theme “Welcome to the Kriebstein Dam” are once again planned. are created. Whether sculptures, sculpture groups, installations or painted surfaces are made from wood is left up to the artists themselves. Only a reference to water and culture should be made.

Please note: This is exclusively a wood sculpture symposium, other materials cannot be considered. The projects should be suitable for public outdoor areas, i.e. durable, weather-resistant and statically safe. In addition, an area of 15×10 cm should be planned so that a sign with the name of the artist and object can be attached. Your application documents should include the following: short CV about your artistic career, references and concept with sketch, short description including material requirements and size details as well as any additional requirements such as electricity etc. Please send your application to: ZWA Hainichen. Ms. Seidel, reference: “Kunst am Wasser”, Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 6, 09661 HainichenThe symposium site is located at the Kriebstein adventure dam. The exact location will be announced later. An electric chainsaw will be provided.

You can spend the night at the symposium site in your own tent or caravan. There are also numerous hotels and guesthouses in the surrounding area. (The costs for this are not covered).

Food and drinks will be provided for the participants during the symposium; this does not apply to relatives or accompanying persons of the participants.nA total of € 700.00 (gross) is available for three projects each. This includes travel and tool costs. After the end of the symposium, each participant will invoice this 700.00 € to the Verein zur Förderung des Mittelsächssichen Kultursommers e.V. within 14 days.

The material will be made available to the artists free of charge. The invoice address is: Mittelsächsischer Kultursommer, Georgenstraße 19, 09661 Hainichen The projects will be awarded prizes on the last day of the symposium. A total amount of € 500.00 is available for this, which will be divided up by the jury among the individual winners. The respective amount will be paid to the participants in cash. After construction, all projects become the property of the Kriebstein Dam Association. In this context, they will become part of the art trail that leads around the Kriebstein adventure dam. In consultation with the Zweckverband Kriebsteintalsperre, participants may select/suggest a suitable location for their project.

The symposium will be widely advertised in the event calendar of the Central Saxon Summer of Culture. Press relations are handled by the Verein zur Förderung des Mittelsächsischen Kultursommers e.V. By submitting the application documents, permission is granted to use the CV and project data. Due to press appointments, attendance is mandatory from Wednesday, July 24, 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 28, 4:00 p.m.

Participation is at your own risk. It should be noted that it will not be possible to prevent spectators from entering the symposium area. The work area must therefore be cordoned off and the projects must be secured. For safety reasons, only participants are permitted in the work area during the event. Persons who are not directly involved in the work of art must remain outside the work area. By submitting the application documents, the listed conditions are recognized.

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