Art Spin Berlin is inspired by Art Spin Toronto, a multi-disciplinary bike tour that produces new creative content at a range of unconventional locations for viewing art. The aim of the tour is to bridge the gap between the art world and the general public and to create an accessible, inviting and fun event that is also educational and critically engaging.
Art Spin Berlin follows this mandate and applies it to the city of Berlin where both bikes and art are plentiful. Their first two tours in 2014 and 2015 took place in Berlin-Lichtenberg and Treptow/Köpenick, respectively, and were each attended by 350+ cyclists.
This year Art Spin Berlin is looking for project submissions from artists working in all artistic disciplines (visual arts, installation, new media, sculpture, film & video, performance art, dance, theatre, music, etc.).
The call is also open for interested spaces and locations in Moabit and Wedding to collaborate with them. Either by hosting one of their selected projects, or proposing one of their own. Spaces don’t have to be art-related, but should have a capacity of approx. 350 people.
Successful submissions will be selected for the annual Toronto-inspired, curated bike tour of public artworks, performances, and site-specific installations at unique locations, this time in Moabit and Wedding.
The tour will take place on Friday, August 5, 2016 in the area of Wedding and Moabit. Successful applicants should be directly connected to or inspired by the Wedding/Moabit area, confront Berlin’s current political/social situation in a critically engaging, thoughtful way and deal with issues of mobility, sustainability, cycling, and the urban environment of Berlin. Site-specific works are encouraged, but may need to be altered in collaboration with the artist depending on tour route and requirements from city authorities.
Application deadline is Friday, May 13, 2016.