Researchers, raise your eyebrows


First launched in 1989, the first edition of Ornamenta was focused on video art, schmuck, and metal works. For the upcoming edition, the curators use the regional context as the curriculum. Ornamenta is looking for researchers, heritage experts, and historians to map out the unexposed histories of the Northern Black Forest region. Are you interested in contributing texts or conducting lectures and participating in the development of public artworks with a story? Reply and become the theoretical contributor we are looking for.


The Ornamenta is a cultural programme which includes artworks, performances, and other artistic contributions based on a series of calls and curated content. Audiences will experience the work of artists, educators, researchers, curators, photographers, designers and other makers and thinkers who present their visions about five topical new neighbourhoods: the Inhalatorium, the Solartal, Bad Databrunn, Zum Eros and Schmutzige Ecke. The Ornamenta takes place in the Northern Black Forest region, Enzkreis and Pforzheim, and becomes a collective endeavour by all respondents to the open calls, guests and the Ornamenta team.

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