Last week, I received a request from Anne-Lise of Réseau Art Nouveau Network (RANN) to help promote their Art Nouveau Selfie Contest. Being a genuine Art Nouveau lover, of course I would love to help promote that contest! There’s only one problem though… I don’t like having my picture taken and therefore I don’t do Selfies…. ever. However, in order to be a good sport, I have actually put my camera on a tripod this morning, and taken a Selfie in front of some typical Dutch Art Nouveau houses.
Now let me tell you about the contest: The 10th of June was selected as Art Nouveau World Day, being the birthday of Antonio Gaudi and the (100th) anniversary of the death of Ödön Lechner – two charismatic architects of the movement, from two different corners of Europe.
The Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest is organizing the Art Nouveau World Day, in cooperation with Szecessziós Magazin (Art Nouveau Magazine) and the European project Partage-Plus (which is a European project aimed at digitizing Art Nouveau objects). All interested institutions are invited to participate in Art Nouveau World Day, with lectures, presentations, performances, exhibitions, guided tours and publications. Hungarian events will be listed on the website of Szecessziós Magazin. International events will be listed on the website of the Partage Plus project.
The Réseau Art Nouveau Network will take part in this very important day and organise an Art Nouveau Selfie contest! So, knock yourself out! Create a spectacular Art Nouveau Selfie (it shouldn’t be hard to make a better Selfie than I did) and send it to info(at)artnouveau-net.eu. The best Selfies will be awarded (awards depending on the location of the winner) and published on the RANN Facebook page on 10 June 2014.