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International Poster Competition Graphisme dans la rue 2008

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For the past 15 years, the annual event known as “Graphisme dans la rue” (“Graphics in the Streets”) has been inviting graphic artists to create large-format posters then posting the works on billboards throughout the town of Fontenay-sous-Bois. For this 16th edition of the poster competition, international this year, they are calling for submissions from all professional graphic artists. Fontenay proposes using the poster as a means of reflection on the theme of “the city”, raising questions as concerned citizens, and emphasizing universal values.

Previously commissioned or previously published works cannot be submitted – only new and original author’s works are eligible. The posters must be format 60 cm x 80 cm, horizontal. The posters can be the work of a single artist or a group. The winners will have their images edited in silkscreen, format 120 cm x 160 cm and posted on billboards throughout the city of Fontenaysous- Bois. Each winner will receive the sum of 1500 euros and 20 examples of their silkscreened image.

Deadline: March 10, 2008

Download:
Competition Regulation gdr08regulation.pdf
Entry Form gdr08entry.pdf


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For the past 19 years, the town of Fontenay-sous-Bois (a “banlieue”, or suburb, east of Paris) has been providing art spaces for artists of all disciplines and nationalities. At the center of this action is a showcase for contemporary art: the galeru.

Situated among the small shops in the heart of the old town center, this gallery in a former shoe repair shop has for the past 7 years been putting on an average of 8 highly varied site-specific shows a year, in which the artists’ work takes the space and surroundings into account, each time creating a new surprise for passers-by and inhabitants alike.

A space for research where each work/creation is confronted with an audience that hasn’t asked for anything.

Source: la galeru

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