about artspring berlin: the festival

The artspring berlin art festival will take place for the eighth time from May 3rd to June 2nd, 2024. With numerous solo and group exhibitions, a curated film and literature series, and a weekend of open studios, it offers a multifaceted overview of the artistic creation of the Berlin district of Pankow. We invite artists of all genres to take part in the festival with a short video.

„How you deal with it“

“How you deal with it” is a request. We want to give weight to your voices and your images and carry them into society.  We want to know how you are doing right now, what you are doing or want to do, what is important to you… Send us a message about your everyday life as artists. How you deal with it. Open your studios to Berlin and show what you are working on. We want to get to know your different production and living conditions.

In times when fronts are hardening and pluralism turns into anger and violence, artspring uses the power of images to communicate on a personal level with the festival theme “ZEIGE DEINE W_NDE”.

ZEIGE DEINE W_NDE goes back to the installation “Show Your Wound” by Joseph Boys, with which the artist not only addresses his own vulnerability, but also that of society.

ZEIGE DEINE W_NDE expands the original topic: Wounds become walls or turns. In German the words “Wunde” (wound), “Wände” (wall) and “Wende” (turn) only differ in one letter, but read together they become mirrors of our current present. In view of the increasing global crises, art is needed more than ever as a measure of democratic awareness.

Showing your walls means showing what is. How do you deal with your walls? It’s about the wall in the studio, the walls that surround us or are in our heads. We want to create visibility for the wounds on the body and soul. How do you deal with your wound? Visibility also for the changes that life demands of us – personally or as part of society. “How you deal with your turns

“How you deal with it”: The video contributions can deal with the topic freely and artistically. Whether animation, documentation, experimental, self-portrait, collage, the only formal requirement is a time limit of max. 60 seconds. The deadline for submissions is April 28, 2024. In order not to overload our server completely, we recommend that you do not upload the video at the last minute.

Publication and Screening

On three evenings in May, in the middle of Berlin, we will show your videos on the big screen. In addition, the selected video contributions are presented on our website and promoted on social networks.

Our principles

Freedom and human rights, democracy and the rule of law guide our actions and we actively oppose discriminatory, derogatory and exclusionary behavior. We resolutely oppose any terror and hatred, extremism or racism and advocate for a peaceful, solidarity-based world.

The artspring festival cannot save the world, but it can affirm, encourage and empower itself and others. We are convinced that art as a global language can decisively counteract increasing violence.

Share this open call with artist friends

artspring berlin calls on all artists to activate their international networks and invite fellow artists to take part in the festival with a short video. We want to capture the voices of artists worldwide about their current living and working situations and bring them into the Berlin urban space.

Submit a video contribution

    Conditions of participation

    By participating in the call “How you deal with it”, the artist assures: that he/she is the owner of the usage rights for the image and video material sent and allows artspring to use the videos for public performances, on the website and flyers, on social media and for press releases. Excerpts from the videos can also be used to promote the campaign and the artspring festival. e.g. for advertising trailers.
    artspring offers artists the opportunity to present their contributions anonymously.

    Vorheriger Beitrag
    Ausschreibung für die Festival-Ausstellungsreihe
    Nächster Beitrag
    artist talk mit Chris Kamprad