From Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 17, at the UPV, 37 painting artists from 5 nations (Russia, France, Poland, Italy and Spain) will intervene on 700 m2 divided into 18 walls, while the University goes about its normal life. The exhibition "Poliniza in vitro", Dani León's skateboarding show, a BMX Jam and lectures by Fernando Figueroa will complete the programme of a festival that is enjoyed every year by more than 20,000 people
The Universitat Politècnica de València, through the Office of the Vice-Rector for Students and Culture's Cultural Management Office, presents POLINIZA 2013, the eighth edition of the UPV Urban Art Festival, curated by Juan Canales, which will take place from Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 17, 2013, at the UPV Vera Campus.
POLINIZA was born in April 2006 with the aim of symbiotically bringing together two worlds that were apart: university and urban art. Soon it became a benchmark festival because of the features that characterize it: its originality, its authenticity (artists intervene on real walls, no false walls -to be put away on completion of the event- are used; thus the works remain on the walls of the UPV buildings until the following year's festival, and in this way the ephemeral nature of graffiti is respected), its internationalism (159 artists from 14 countries -Italy, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, France, Colombia, Cuba, Ukraine, Poland, Chile, Belgium, Argentina, Russia and Spain will have participated in the festival at the end of this year's edition) and its media impact.
This year, 13 painting artists (11 individual artists and a crew, all of which have been selected through the 7th Mural Painting Intervention Contest -in the first edition of POLINIZA the choice was made without a contest) and 24 students of the subject Painting and Environment at the UPV Faculty of Fine Arts will take part in this event. The chosen artists are: ALEXEY LUCHKO (Moscow, Russia), NELIA (Lyon, France), the GRAFITÓWKI crew (Gdańsk, Poland), TELLAS (Decimoputzu, Italy), CAPIFLEX (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), XUAN ALYFE (Avilés) PEJAC (Santander), GR170 (Granollers), DADI DREUCOL (Málaga), DIOM (Benetússer), DEIH (València) and VINZ FEEL FREE (València).
That makes 37 painting artists in total in this year's edition of POLINIZA, in which 18 walls of the UPV (3 at the UPV Agora, 11 at the UPV Faculty of Fine Arts and 1 at the Rector's Office building, at the Student Recreation Centre and at the UPV School of Building Engineering) will be intervened: 700 square meters on which the artists will begin to work next Monday at 4:00 PM, until Friday, May 17, at 5:00 PM.
The festival's programme, which has the support of Montana, Red Bull, Art i Clar, Pinturas José Antonio García and Alternative Sports Events, will be completed by a skateboarding show by Dani León (who is a professional Red Bull rider), a BMX JAM (Tuesday, May 14, 2:00 PM, at the UPV Agora), the lecture "The 20th century signature graffiti: local graffiti and hip-hop graffiti. Against a bipolar view of this phenomenon" by Dr. Fernando Figueroa (Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 PM, at room B06 of the UPV Faculty of Fine Arts), the round table "Graffiti in the panoptic society: the city as a prison for human expression" (Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 PM, at room B06 of the UPV Faculty of Fine Arts), and the exhibition "POLINIZA IN VITRO", containing graphic work and personalized objects made by the artists who participate in the festival ¿the exhibition¿s opening will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 1:30 PM at Espai [en Vitrina], located at the UPV Faculty of Fine Arts.
The Alfons Roig Auditorium will host the lecture "Wagner and Verdi, two divergent styles" at 5:00 PM, and the concert Songs and Romances at 6:00 PM. Admission to both events will be free subject to seating availability
This musical ensemble, conducted by Isabel Clara Soler, will perform works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, Shostakovich, Iturralde and Jorge Sastre. The concert will begin at 7:30 PM at the Alfons Roig Auditorium –admission will be free subject to seating availability
A world famous composer, some of his operas have been performed by the most renowned and prestigious classical singers such as José Carreras and Montserrat Caballé, and praised by the international press.
The exhibition, curated by José Manuel Springer, will open on April 18 at 8:00 PM, and can be seen at the UPV Exhibition Hall until July 23 –admission free.
There will be €400 in prize money. Pictures must be sent up to June 9, and may be about any scientific or technical discipline. The jury will evaluate the originality, creativity, difficulty and quality of the works submitted
Enjoy the numerous benefits that Valencian theatres (Teatre Rialto, Sala Russafa, Teatro Flumen and L’Auditori de Torrent) offer to members of the UPV community, including discounts of up to 50% for UPV members plus one guest each
Those chosen will take part in the festival which this year will take place from 13th to 17th May and they will receive a prize of 500€ for each finished intervention
The Vice-rectorate for Students and Culture of the UPV, via its Cultural Management Area, has decided on its Official Announcement for Cultural Projects 2012-2013, awarding grants to 27 of the 200 projects submitted.
Practicing languages, meeting other Erasmus students from all over Europe, and participating in numerous activities, excursions and trips, are some of the advantages that can be enjoyed by any student interested in forming part of the ESN, a network that has more than 400 associations throughout Europe
You can have direct access to all the information on events, and benefits for members of the UPV community through the 'Students and Culture' link on the home page of the UPV’s website, or on the Cultural Management Office’s micro website.