Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative and has been organising the international NordArt since 1999. NordArt is one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in Europe, which is conceived anew every year. Between June and October, paintings and sculptures, photographs and installations by more than 200 selected artists (internationally renowned as well as newcomers) from all over the world come together as a monumental piece of art. Each work stands for itself and at the same time in a dialogue with the others. In synergy with the imposing backdrop, a unique atmosphere develops, inviting you on a journey of discovery.
The exhibition thrives on the different perspectives of individual cultures, but also makes it clear that East and West, South and North have many common thoughts. In order to allow deeper insights, NordArt dedicates an individual pavilion to a different country every year and also presents special projects, cooperating with embassies, cultural institutions and curators from various countries.
The principal curator of NordArt is Wolfgang Gramm. The senior curator is Inga Aru.
The exhibition grounds include the historic foundry halls of the Carlshütte with their 22,000 square metres of ground area, the charming ACO Wagenremise building and an 80,000 square metres of sculpture park.
Artists from all over the world can apply to take part in the exhibition. The application for participation at NordArt is preferably online. Alternatively, applications can be submitted by post or by email. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2023.
There are no application or participation fees.
The selection of artworks takes place until mid-February 2024 by a jury. All invited artists will be informed and asked to confirm their participation and to send the documents for the catalogue.
The delivery of selected artworks is scheduled until 19 April 2024.
Artists are responsible for transportation of their art works, including international freight, to and from the exhibition site. The logos of the official supporters of the artists will be published in the catalogue, on the exhibition boards and on the website of NordArt.
All delivered artworks will be insured to the general insurance conditions from the time of delivery to the time of collection (by the end of October 2024).
The NordArt Prize worth 10,000 euros has been donated by Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann since 2010. The NordArt Prize is awarded annually to one artist. The prize winner is announced towards the end of the exhibition and is invited to participate in NordArt again. The award ceremony takes place at the NordArt opening in the following year.
NordArt visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favourites. The three Public Choice Awards are endowed with 1,000 euros each and come with an invitation to participate at NordArt the following year.
Further information: www.nordart.de