The ARTONOV Festival www.festival-artonov.eu 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.
Its second edition will take place in Brussels from 6 to 9 October 2016.
From its third edition, the Festival ARTONOV will open internationally and partner the city of Brussels with other European Cities of the Art Nouveau Route in a constant movement of exchange and openness to other.
The ARTONOV Festival wants to offer to the artists and in priority to emerging artists, the opportunity to develop their artistic projects in a spirit of cooperation between generations, nationalities and artistic disciplines.
It will also mobilize some of the artists to raise awareness, generate curiosity and the desire to learn with respect to careers in arts and performance through workshops.
Finally, it proposes to reinvest Art Nouveau locations (already open to the public or private) in order to give a particular color to all the works presented as well to give a marvelous artistic challenge to the creative teams. The architecture becomes part of the “ritual” performance and an essential aspect, too often set aside.
Going to venues such as the Hotel Ciamberlani, the Museum of the comic strip, the Bibliothèque Solvay and the Hotel Wielemans will give to the public the opportunity to discover or rediscover a heritage little or not accessible during the year and will bring back these buildings to their original inspirations and splendour.
The name ‘ARTONOV’ is a pun which defines the vision of the festival. With an Eastern European consonance, it invites us to travel through Art Nouveau by the establishment of a bridge between the centuries and the arts, where innovation becomes a way to build a future together. It revolves around the following:
- ART: convergence of the arts, providing a coherent dialogue without falling in an amalgam
- O: the festival itself, the bridge that brings visual arts, performing arts, space arts, fine arts and the arts of music together for a complete and balanced symbiosis around Art Nouveau .
- NOV : young emerging artists as a force to invest in the future, united with the use of new technologies as well as with the opportunity to travel the road of European Art Nouveau cities.