30 APRIL - 4 MAY 2014
THE 10 YEAR
Coming April 30 - May 4, the Pictoplasma Festival and Conference on Contemporary Character Design and Art celebrates its 10 year anniversary, with a specially immersive program of more than 20 awe-inducing artist presentations and back-to-back conference lectures, 100+ freshly hatched animations illuminating the big screen, endless exhibition fun, immeasurable inspiration and loads of confetti. Join the festivities and meet the avantgard of today’s image creation, mingle with like-minded spirits and dive head-on into an insightful and inspiring week full of exhibitions, creativity, knowledge, networking, and – of course – a big birthday party!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PICTOPLASMA >>>
Coming May 1 - 3 the 10th Pictoplasma Conference awaits you with 20+ artist lectures, 100+ new animation screenings, endless fun and immeasurable inspiration on the big stage of the historic Babylon in the heart of Berlin!
Join us for a vast line up of numerous Character Walk exhibitions, group-shows and art happenings through the city center of Berlin, feature-length animation programs on the big screen and all-night parties.
5 days of intense character input: admission to all conference lectures, screenings and art happenings, all of the accompanying Festival exhibitions and Pictoplasma-Parties, and many birthday surprises…
As an Open Call for Entries, Pictoplasma invites all international designers, illustrators and artists to submit a self-portrait of their character for the big upcoming anniversary exhibition, scheduled to take place April 30 - May 12 2014 in the context of the 10th Pictoplasma Berlin Festival.
Contribute towards the festival’s central portrait exhibition and submit pictures of your Characters, while they are taking snapshots of themselves! We rely on you (and your artistic imagination) to help us counter the current craze of blurry duck faces and underexposed narcism with some true character.
SOME FIRST ENTRIES, ALL INFORMATION & HOW TO SUBMIT HERE
THE PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY
The new, 8 day intensive Pictoplasma Academy offers a limited number of participants selected upon application the unique opportunity to refine their own projects and ideas, professionalize and expand their skills, and further develop their work centered on the creation of characters.
Next chance to apply in spring 2014!
Pictoplasma presents: The Character Compendium, a unique sourcebook for anyone creative and seeking inspiration, featuring more than 900 outstanding artworks and individual characters by 200+ international artists on over 380 colorful pages, lovingly held together by character embossed leather.
Characters R Us! Apart from frenetically organizing annual festivals and conferences, or publishing high-quality books, we’ve also been increasingly busy curating vast exhibitions and group shows, developing and intiating great collaborations with outstanding artists and giving birth to crazy installations and art happenings.