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Since 2007 the ZUKUNFTSVISIONEN Festival exists at the German-Polish border in Görlitz, which is organized by a team of volunteers with much commitment and creativity year by year. As it should make aware of abandoned property, it takes place in changing abandoned locations within the city. It offers a platform to regional, national and international artists of contemporary art. The call for applications is addressed not only to well-known artist but also the ones with less experience, who are still at the beginning of their creative career. With this as the basis, we want to offer our guests a diverse exhibition of high quality.
“Bewusst.Sein” is the theme 2016. It means awareness, consciousness, being aware.

The versatility of the theme allows different interpretations and it is possible for everyone to make up his or her own mind. On one hand it indicates that everyone acts aware and has an awareness for the own story and existence. On the other hand it refers to social relations with others, which are characterized by interaction, communication and emotions. We want to create a place of international, multi-cultural and unbiased meetings, where knowledge can be shared and discussions can take place.

Besides, with this year’s theme we want to bring abandoned buildings and the awareness for them back into people’s minds. ZUKUNFTSVISIONEN2016.

closing date

13. March 2016


Later Event: 14 March