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No events, no jobs: The measures taken in recent months have led to an increased shift from analog to digital. This includes art exhibitions taking place online. One of them, the Moon Exhibition, is not limited to any specific discipline, but opens up creative (virtual) space for all kinds of subjects. "We send your art to the moon, figuratively speaking of course because we want the whole world to see your creativity," says Othmar Handl, founder of the Forward Festival. The digital exhibition is now online showing more than 50 of the most recent artworks by up-and-coming creatives from over 1,000 submissions in recent years. The website is constantly growing, submissions are possible on an ongoing basis and can be uploaded easily and quickly at moonexhibition.com under submit. The exhibition is curated by the Forward Festivals team, the website design is by Readymag.
Open call, open for all disciplines
The main idea of the Moon Exhibition remains the same: it is open to artists from all disciplines, be it graphic design, photography, painting, architecture, UX design - there are no limits to creativity. It even features augmented reality works that can be animated using the Forward App.
Exposure for the community
The aim is to connect creative people and inspire each other. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Forward has also initiated a special edition of the Moon Exhibition, the Lockdown Special. In the extended version, artists were able to present entire projects in Forward's online magazine and were supported with a solidarity contribution from Forward’s advertising budget.
Ongoing features since 2015
The concept remains the same: since 2015, the Moon Exhibition has been giving aspiring creative people the opportunity to make their work accessible to a large audience. So far, every Monday a new creative has been featured and a selection of the submitted artworks will be exhibited at the Forward Festivals in Vienna, Munich, Hamburg and Berlin.
Forward Festivals are an established conference and platform for the national and international creative industries. Starting in Vienna, the festivals soon also took place in Munich and Hamburg, resulting in the premiere of the festival in Berlin 2020. The event provides insights into success stories of top-creatives, but also stories of failure and the use of tools and technology within the different creative disciplines. The conference, the centrepiece of the festival, is accompanied by various side events, such as workshops, live art sessions and networking events.
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