Good Night - Ozgür Kar, multi-channel video installation, Liebfrauenkirche Lienzingen, Germany, Ornamenta November 2021; photo by Karolina Sobel

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Ornamenta 2024  is a regenerated cultural programme in the Northerh Black Forest region of Germany. It explores notions of updated regionalism and translocal networks through exhibited works, performances and other activities based on a series of open calls and curated exhibitions. 

Within five different topical neighbourhoods, from the Schmutzige Ecke to Zum Eros, the lnhalatorium, Bad Databrunn, and the Solartal, urgent themes are explored in collaboration with progressive makers and thinkers. First launched in 1989, the first edition of Ornamenta was focused on video art, jewelry, and metal works. For the upcoming edition of Ornamenta 2024 taking place from July until September, the curators use the regional context as the curriculum. Speculating on new behaviours and rituals, imagining their built environments, prototyping daily products and rethinking its ornaments.

Ornamenta 2024 brings together contributions on an international, national, and local scale for a relevant and durable artistic development for the Nordschwarzwald region, highlighting local phenomena in a global context. 

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