Eikon - International Magazine for Photography and Media Art

EIKON announces a Europe-wide competition for photography on the subject of prohibitions in the space of art. This competition is directed at all those who think the discussion of conventions is important when it comes to dealing with art or our behavior within spaces dedicated to art. An expert jury will choose the best works, which will then be shown in a three-week exhibition at Leopold Museum in Vienna.

Topic (German version)

Art is “fragile;” “do not touch;” or “do not cross the line” surrounding an artwork. But the space for the beholders behind the line is also subject to certain rules of behavior. That our approach to art is ruled by conventions becomes clearly visible when we consider the capacity for critique attributed to art and the refusal of regulation.

If the art space is public, debate is broadened, and comes to focus on attitudes about the freedom to act in cultural space. This competition understands itself as an international contribution to the debate, as a platform for the exchange on restrictive relations in the supposedly free space of art.

For organizational reasons, we can only provide an English version of this submission system. If you have any problems understanding the content of this website, please do not hesitate to contact us at competition@eikon.at.

To participate in the competition, you have to register first. Then you can log in and upload your works.