The Research Institute of Visual Art (FBK) in Nürnberg, and the art
magazine "Kunst Aktuell" have organised the 6th International Open Art Contest
(OKP-Offenener Kunst Preis ) with the support of the EuroARTchannel,. a pan-European art
resource site in the Internet maintained by Online Microsystems GmbH
In the past this competition has attracted world-wide attention and won
much public recognition. This time we are making use of Web technologies and show will
takes place in the Internet.
Over 1000 artworks have already been submitted and will be exhibited
from 1st January 1998 till 15th April 1998.
There are five different categories; sculptures, paintings, photography,
graphics and others.
One of the most remarkable features of this competition is that there
are two different awards to be decided.
The professional Jury named by the FBK will choose the winner of the
For the first time the Internet public will be able to vote online. The
Web Jury" from the WWW visitors will vote for the winner of "THE GOLDEN
We believe that political and economical achievements alone are not able
to guarantee a peaceful growth of the European community as a whole and give it a
promissory future without discovering and developing common cultural values. Jean Monnet,
one of the founders of the European Union said once that if he would have to start again
building up this union he would have started with the culture.
Following these ideals, this project is not primarily and exclusively
dedicated to the widespread of European visual art but much more to render a modest
contribution in finding a common cultural identity.