The Red Bull Art of Can is a nationwide hunt for creativity and is open to everyone, from full-time artists to anyone with a creative flair. Build, sculpt, weld, glue, hammer, bend, fold, print, tape and paint, whatever you like!
The Red Bull Art of Can offers a platform for anyone, regardless of age, who wants to explore his or her creative talent. Artists, students, grandparents and all those inbetween are invited to submit their works of art. The Red Bull Art of Can is a true expression of one's imagination, with little or no restrictions placed on the budding artist.
Your primary material must be a silver and blue Red Bull can (Sugarfree and Cola are also an option), but you will need to add plenty of imagination and creativity. Make a sculpture, a picture, a 3D model, a mobile, or a piece of modern art, but make it beautiful, colourful, clever, amusing or outrageous.
The project will culminate in a premium art exhibition, where the selected pieces will be displayed and the top three pieces awarded prizes. The judges will select the winners which will be announced on the opening night of the exhibition.
The art of creating masterpieces out of Red Bull cans started back in 1999. Exhibitions have been held all around the globe from Europe to New Zealand. Countries like Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Singapore and the USA have all inspired artists to create their own aluminium artworks.
•Creative Concept (the idea behind the piece)
•Conceptual Execution (how well did the piece translate the concept idea)
•Construction (how well is the piece constructed/special technique or unusual process)
The Art of Can in 2011:
17.09. – 29.10. Utrecht
01.12. – 31.12. Istanbul
22.09. – 02.10 . Prague
30.09. – 23.10. Bukarest
20.10. – 30.10. Bratislava
02.12. – 17.12. Kuwait