A celebration of international design and art with loads of character
Last year, Berlin’s Pictoplasma Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary with a series of remarkable exhibitions, live talks, workshops, presentations, screenings and performances that shaped the five-day festival of contemporary illustration and character design. This year it’s back, bigger than ever and with an exciting line-up of interdisciplinary artists ready to whet your appetite and get those juices flowing.
Since its launch in 2004, the Berlin festival has been identified as the the world’s leading international conference and festival for uniting visual like-minded creators and producers and has since developed a second annual conference in New York. It is also a very accessible festival that gives you the chance to hear some of todays most innovative and inspiring artists working with a range of mediums using art and the digital.
Confirmed speakers for this year include Joan Cornellà, Sticky Monster Lab, Andy Ristaino, Animalitol and, Birdo, Lucas Zanatto, Yomsnil, Hikari Shimoda, Mr Kat, Brosmind, Loup Blaster, Stefano Colferai, TAFO and the super talented, award winning mixed media storyteller Yves Geleyn.
Also on show will be an exciting display of art works by young, emerging and established artists. Recent graduates from the newly established, annual master classes at Pictoplasma’s Academy are also set to show case their works at Friedrichshain’s popular Urban Spree Galerie.
Babylon will also be bringing some new characters to the foreground in a series of four feature film length animation programs for you to feast your eyes on. Expect motion graphics, experimental animations and a bit of everything in between. Not to be missed are Encyclopedia Pictura (former creators of music videos for Bjork and Grizzly Bear).
And if that wasn’t enough, the Festival will culminate with a final blowout, not to be missed Pictoplasma party that will be held on Saturday 2 May. Details of the line-up to be revealed on their website soon.
April 29 – May 3 2015 | Pictoplasma Festival