Art featured in this post: OUT: Judy & Dorothy (The song from somewhere), by Elsa Tomkowiak —@elsatomkowiak
In Örebro there is a contemporary public art biennial called OpenART, organized by the municipality in partnership with key organizations and featuring both local and international artists. During the three month of Summer, art can be experienced all over the city in what is Scandinavia’s largest outdoor art exhibition.
OpenART is a draw for international as well as domestic tourists and of course creates incredibly interesting and engaging spaces for local residents through the summer months. The city itself becomes a “walking museum” and many of the exhibits involve engaging spaces where you can participate in an activities.
“It is a biennial that revolts against traditional urban spaces, encourages creativity, and gives us the opportunity to experience the city from completely new perspectives. Works of art invade the city’s streets, squares, parks and waterways, taking over cultural scenes, shopping centres, building facades and Örebro Castle. When contemporary art becomes this accessible to the public, it promotes a dialogue about what art means to society.” (http://openart.se/2019/en/about-openart/)
OpenART encourages visitors and residents to become a part of the creative process in the communit and the entire exhibition is completely free.