Friday, December 3, 2010

Les Urbaines, emerging urban arts festival, Dec 3-5, Lausanne

Running this weekend, 'Les Urbains' festival in Lausanne, Switzerland, is offering a diverse mix of contemporary art events, across the city in unusual public spaces. Cited as being 'interdisciplinary and often undisciplined', the dynamic festival is aiming not only to introduce contemporary art to new audiences, but also facilitate new experiences and new sights of the city. The festival organisers write; 'even if contemporary art intimidates sometimes, curiosity, discovery, enthusiasm and sharing are a universal affair'. Exhibitions, performances, screenings and meetings will all feature. The festival organisers are inviting people to sample emerging arts 'whilst strolling the city, from one often unseen places to another'. For more information about the programme and the artists involved, see the website.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Water-based Art Event in London

'Drift 2010' is under way in London with contemporary art events taking place along the river Thames. Following 'Drift 2008', this year's highlights include a spectacular work by German artist Julius Popp titled 'bit.fall': a waterfall of cascading words from live news feeds, situated near the Tate Modern gallery.

Participatory works include 'To the World's End' by Frank Bolter. On November 2nd, with the help of public volunteers, an origami boat was folded and set sail down the river. 'Drift 2010' will continue until January 11th 2010. For more information about forthcoming events, the artists involved, and images and videos from past works, visit the website