Twente Biënnale International Art Festival
London --- Hengelo --- Berlin ---------------- Moscow
12 - 22 mei - 2011 - Hengelo NL - The best international art and talent from the East of the Netherlands on 3 ha of industrial heritage in the heart of Twente.
Twente Biënnale addresses current affairs in a post 9/11 society and the contemporary culture of the all encompassing presence of mass media. Addressed topics are, among others, the changing cultural identity and political ideology, the ever-faster growing technology, but also the social meaning of the visual arts circa 2011.
InformationTwente Biënnale is a new event with a challenging and controversial program of contemporary art, taking place on 3 ha industrial heritage near the centre of Hengelo. The best international art is found side by side with talent from the East of The Netherlands: from established artists to art students.
Twente Biënnale is mainly taking place in and around the former factory halls of Hazemijer Holec, a 20th century producer of heavy electrical switch-boxes and measuring equipment. Several years ago the terrain was renamed Creatieve Fabriek (creative factory) and got a new destination as a hotbed for art, culture and creative economy. The new foundation Hazartfactory is a platform organising events such as the Twente Biënnale, Power-Up Gaming Festival and Pecha Kucha Nights on the terrain.
Artists and videos here
(There are several of my friends showing in this - Congratulations guys. Ed.)