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Call for submissions Germany-wide open single-phase competition
Kunst im Untergrund 2020/21 - as above, so below


Realization period: March to October 2021

Deadline for submission: Monday, 27 July 2020 (entries online only)

Who: Individual artists and groups of artists based in Germany

Where: Franz-Neumann-Platz U-Bahn station and surroundings, Leinstraße U-Bahn station and surroundings, Berliner Fenster in the entire U-Bahn network

Production costs: Up to €8,000 per work plus €4,000 fee (including VAT)

Volume: Up to 5 works are to be realized

The competition “as above, so below” focuses attention both on the underground railway network and on above-ground lines of connection, rethinking the city in artistic terms. This may result in the emergence of previously invisible or lost points of access. When thinking about urban connections in this way, it also becomes possible to address concepts of freedom and notions of sustainability, prosperity, and justice in the context of a finite living environment. The competition aims not to develop a utopia, but to use artistic interventions to encourage public debate about such a utopia. This discourse can initiate an exchange of views on which aspects of urban public space are worth preserving and what should be discarded, invented, expanded or rethought.

This year, due to COVID-19 containment measures, nGbK is calling for submissions to the single-phase competition Art in the Underground 2020/21 “as above, so below” only from Germany rather than internationally as in previous years.

Find the complete call here >>