The ARTONOV Festival is inspired by the international movement of Art Nouveau, both for its philosophy as for its implementation. Its objective is to generate a convergence between the performing arts, such as music, dance, theater and visual arts, promoting interdisciplinarity.
Brussels, Belgium, Torino, Italy, Riga, Estonia
ARTONOV aims to reconnect with a Total Art, in the sense intended by Henry van de Velde: unify the arts of music and visual arts, architecture, dance, design, theater and video to offer to our young Europeans space for their creativity, their curiosity and their professional emancipation.
ARTONOV is also anxious to convey a message about mobility and living together in urban areas.
With the economic crisis, artists have increasingly difficulty to meet for interdisciplinary collaborations.
ARTONOV is giving a chance to creating possibilities and opportunities as in the beggining of the 1900s where artists were meeting together in Art Nouveau salons.
Our Brussels Festival is set in October, a month with a somewhat bad reputation. The days get shorter, the winter arrives and an insidious trend of withdrawal is in the air. It's time to throw open the windows, to leave one's home and feel the pulse of the city of Brussels. Rediscover the Art Nouveau buildings by attending a concert, a performance or show. Imagine the inside of the finest houses or hotels of great masters in Brussels reinvested by recognized and emerging artists. What about having this in other European cities of the Art Nouveau Route in a constant movement of exchange and openness to other? Far from dwelling on the past, ARTONOV Festival offers an unprecedented look into the vision of Total Art.
- we plan to set an itinerant festival starting from Brussels to other two European cities (Torino and Riga).
- it will be an exchange in terms of artists and perfomances
- our partners will sustain each other with communciation and locations
- the 2 resident ensembles (TWIS, Taffanel Wind Instruments Society, the young emerging artists ensemble, and "La Libre Esthétique", the professionnal ensemble that take the name from the Art Nouveau artists society) of the Festival will have the honour to host artists from each cities
- each cities will reavaluate unknow Art Nouveau venues and private houses will be open to public
Funding requested from Advocate Europe