12 July 2018
changes may apply
Open Air theatre in the inner court of the Stadthaus „EIN KÄFIG VOLLER NARREN - upgraded colorful by Diamond FX" a special edition of the Theater Summer. Tickets € 12-18, Location: Theaterplatz 3
Israelian born visual artist Shlomit Schatzmayr presents her new book "Dream Land" just before the theatre play in the Stadthaus.
Location: Theaterplatz 3
the surreal ball in the castle Schloss Maria Loretto presented by BERGLIEBE, is a very shrill and colourful Party with top acts such as MÖWE, CROELL, VALERY STAR, HANNES SCHNELL, FORCE FM UK & MATT EMULSION uvm.
from 8.00pm: Roll Up, Roll Up! The Red Carpet to the surreal Ball
Living mannequins at the Old Square "Alten Platz". An activity of the inner city shops and the WBF - powered by Senjo Color
Exhibition opening of the world renown bodypainting artist Johannes Stoetter in the city gallery Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt. Location: Theatergasse 4
The Art & Commerce of Make-up is presented by The Powder Group hosted by Michael DeVellis -
a day full of unique demonstrations and discussions with a broad range of world-renowned faces such as Dany Sanz | Einat Dan | Joe Dulude II | Craig Tracy | Jinny | Filippo Ioco | Matilda Inozemtseva | Bella Volen | Emma Rutherford | Alex Barendregt.
The world seeks to disempower you. In this workshop, Victoria Gugenheim shows you how to take back that power: Through using bodypaint as a protest tool, a way of accepting your body, and standing up for your rights, while letting go of fear.
Free entrance: for all festival visitors and participants with valid ticket/wristband.
Exhibition opening "The Magic Angle" of the world renown bodypainter Johannes Stoetter in the city gallery Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt.
Exhibition from 8 July - 30 August 2018, Location: Theatergasse 4
Free entrance: for all festival visitors and participants with valid ticket/wrist band.
The MMKK - Museum of Modern Art presents contemporary art exhibitions of national and international artists. Location: Burggasse 8
Free entrance: for all festival visitors and participants with valid ticket/wrist band.
Exhibitions in the Stadthaus are showing paintings, graphics, skulpturs, photographies, fashion and design from classic to contemporary art. Location: Theaterplatz 3
Tuesday - Friday for all festival visitors and participants with valid ticket/wrist band.
BV Summer exhibition: paintings, sculputres, graphics and photography are displayed from national and international artists; Location: Feldkirchner Straße 31
Painted bodies, fire-breathers, burlesque dancers, freaks plus the finest club sounds - Roll up, Roll up! Into our magical Wonderland!
Body Circus 2018 presented by BERGLIEBE got again a stunning venue. On the east bay of the lake, at the new festival city Klagenfurt you can discover the enchanting castle LORETTO. This majestic venue will host the traditional, surreal and bizarre ball. "Body Circus“ which is traditionally known as the main attraction of the festival week.
For the 21st edition of the World Bodypainting Festival, once again we invite you to push the boundaries and let your imagination run free. Guests show up in fantasy costumes from Drag Queens to bodypainting, decoration, masks, extreme make-up, bizarre fashion, and latex outfits. Unleash yourself from your normal day surroundings. Dive into a wild night with the most enchanting artists, latest club tunes from our international DJ's and provocative stage shows. For those who need help or want to get ready with others, the styling jam session is the place to be. Transformed and ready for circus, are also the girls behind the bars, serving Champagne, Cocktails and juggling buckets of Vodka through the dancing crowd filled with decorated bodies - Roll up, Roll up!
Photo: Karin Landl / Martin Rauchenwald
Body Circus, Photo Karin Landl
Dresscode: shrill, fancy, surreal, body- or facepainted or simply elegant, stylish, glamorous
Tipp Costume rental: Fundus
Berthold-Schwarz-Strasse 120, 9020 Klagenfurt
Telephon +43 463 511033
Schloss / Castell Maria Loretto
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
★ MÖWE (Armada Music), AT
★ CROELL (Bergliebe) AT
★ Sebastian Schlachter (FM4 La Boum Deluxe)
★ VALERY STAR, UA
★ MATT EMULSION, UK
★ Kristof Grandits (AT)
★ ELECTRONIC YOUTH, UK
★ DAN RUBELL (Bergliebe) AT
★ SLIMM BUBBA, UK
★ CHRIS CONTRAST, UK
★ FLEXIBLE (Bergliebe) AT
Photo Guenter Floeck
Photo GOA Espressioni d'Arte (Italy)
Body Circus, Photo Ingo Wandler
Artists, Annimals, Sensations!
Photo Bertrand Orsal
Body Circus, Photo Karin Landl
The World Bodypainting Festival ® is the biggest and most important body art event in the world. It was founded and developed in 1998 as a small event to give people the opportunity to experience the art of bodypainting. Since then, the festival has grown every year into an international top event, which still maintains the original connected feeling of the bodypainting family and community.
So many wonderful artists from different countries travel once a year to Austria to celebrate art and friendship. To make this passionate event happen, we as a non profit organizer are depending on helping hands that creat this wonderful community. Many friendships are made here and last for a lifetime.
The festival starts on Sunday July 8th with the main days from July 12 - 14th.
The festival can only be organized with the support of the town, local government and volunteers like yourself who put their ability, talents and time together for such a dynamic festival to exist. Come and join this wonderful community with your abilities and passion. No matter if you are young or old, with experience or not, the only thing that counts is your motivation to help.
FESTIVAL PRE PROGRAM
FESTIVAL Main DAYS
Throughout the year
Registrations until February 28th for the first phase
We are excited by your submission and are very happy to have you in our team.
incl. ticket fee
|1 Day||Day Ticket
||€ 21||€ 25||-|
|1 Day||Day Ticket Teenager (from 12-16 years)||€ 9||€ 9||-|
|1 Day||Day Ticket Kids (until 12 years)||-||-||-||-|
|3 Day||Festival Pass||€ 49||€ 59|
|1 Day||VIP Lounge Day incl. Photo Pass
||€ 189||€ 229|
|3 Day||VIP Lounge Gold incl. Photo Pass||€ 389||€ 429|
|1 Day||* Photo Pass only upon availability on site
|3 Day||* Photo Pass incl. 3-Day Festival Pass||€ 169||€ 189|
|**||WB Academy Pass||€ 319||€ 449||*only via WB Shop|
|Body Circus, the surreale Ball 10th July Castello Loretto||€ 19||€ 25|
Fine Art Exhibition “Visual Duet” by Emma Hack (Australia) & Bella Volen (Austria/Bulgaria)
Venue: Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Theatergasse 4, 9020 Klagenfurt, www.stadtgalerie.net
Vernissage: 27 Jul. 8:00 pm, free entrance
Exhibtion 24 Jul. – 10 Sept. 2017
★ ★ Visual beauty, rich dimension and feminine power unite the works of the two international artists Emma Hack (Australia) & Bella Volen (Bulgaria/Austria).
They invite the observer to join a dreamy journey of colors, patterns, nature, sometimes figurative, another time geometric paintings.
Two different, sensual points of bold and elegant world view.
Bella Volen is Vienna, Austria-based professional Bulgarian fine artist, who works world wide as an artist and art instructor.
Bella works with different medias as cooks use different flavors. Her focus is mainly in canvas painting and human transformations through body painting, photography and video, but she does also murals, performance, installations, stage design, stage costumes and book illustrations.
She has a master degree in painting and has been awarded with 18 prizes at competitions all around the world, lecturer at the World Bodypainting Academy, judge and curator of projects.
Coming from an established arts family in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, Bella was raised as third and sixth generation artist among painters, sculptors, dancers and poets.
Her natural talent was supported with thirteen years of formal study in some of the most prestigious art institutes including the fine arts secondary school and the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. In 2003 Bella moved to Vienna, where she has studied painting.
She is currently writing a book about the ritual body art history, which took many years of research.
Since 1998 her paintings have been exhibited in Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, England, China, South Korea, Thailand, USA, Hungary, Venezuela. As a commission artist she has created projects in the already mentioned countries, but also in Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia, Africa, Spain, Wales, India, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
„A big part of my paintings have been inspired by quantum physics and the phenomenon of time.
The total work of art is my biggest passion, where all our senses are activated, different tools, visual and sound qualities blend into one. My work is a mixture of places and cultures, a search for the true path, a tea ceremony of the future, tectonic dynamic - a rhythm in form. Flowing musical movement, delicate tactility and melting borders. I am a moment hunter, searching between the time and the unspoken words. Running after brave dreams, believing in wonders, enjoying the present moment with feet deep in old traditions and eyes stared at the future. Music has been always my biggest inspiration.
the nature of chanoyu (tea ceremony)
say it's the sound
of windblown pines
in a painting.
~Sen Sotan, (1578-1658)
This quote symbolizes my visual search. And this is what I am trying to create, paintings, which are alive. I am always working on the „windblown trees“ in my work. „
In 2009 after a trip to Shanghai, Bella came up with an idea and this idea became a new art form and direction called: Paintloon- there where balloon sculpting meets paint.
Art is a mirror – let’s change the reflection!
1/2010 Diploma, master degree in painting
2003-2010 Study of painting at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (Prof. Wolfgang Herzig, Prof. Johanna Kandl, Prof. Heribert Just)
2002-2003 Study of graphic arts and printmaking techniques at the National Academy of Fine Arts , Sofia, Bulgaria
2001-2002 Art course in drawing after the old masters (Prof. Katja Kostova and Prof. Peter Chuklev)
April 2000 Art exchange, City of Bath College, England
1996-2001 Ilia Petrov National High School of Fine Arts (special subject: painting), Sofia, Bulgaria
1995-1996 Fine arts courses for drawing, painting and composition (Prof. Ganovski and Reggio
EMMA HACK is an Adelaide-based, Australian artist working in the unique medium of body paint installation and photography. Exhibiting extensively throughout Australia since 1999, Emma’s astounding artworks have since captured the attention of collectors and art lovers worldwide.
Emma has received great acclaim for her refined body paint camouflage technique; through a combination of painting on canvas, body painting and studio-based photography, her work evokes a rich array of visual narrative and magical realism.
Best known for her Wallpaper series (2005-2010) - in which she painstakingly camouflaged the human form by hand painting her models into the remarkable designs of the late Florence Broadhurst. 2013 saw the release of ‘Florence’s Archive’, a collection created by Broadhurst of never-seen designs since her passing in the late 70’s. Emma was able to choose colour-ways and oversee production of these exclusive wallpapers. The result is a collection of beautifully float-mounted, low edition, highly collectable works.
Emma’s diverse artwork collections draw inspiration from the unique Australian flora and fauna, as well as Oriental influences. Her highly sought after ‘Native Mandala, ‘Birds of a Feather’, ‘Utopia’ and ‘Birds of Prey’ collections feature native animals and live birds resting on the models arm or hands, connecting her muse to the environment and enhancing the illusion of her body art. Emma’s travels abroad inspire her collections, drawing from the symbolism of other cultures and the decorative arts, Emma interprets treasures around the world in her form of illusion, ‘Blue & White’ and ‘Treasured Tiles’ explore these motifs.
Emma’s collaboration with Grammy award winning musician Gotye resulted in the iconic, award winning music video for Somebody That I Used to Know, which has been viewed by over 550 million people worldwide, raising her profile in the US, UK and Europe. Emma has since worked on major artistic commissions for Motor Accident Commission, South Australia, where she built a sculpture of 17 bodies, painted as a crashed car, again drawing worldwide attention to her craft. Emma’s commission for WA Ballet utilised the form of 21 Ballet dancers to create their 2014 program imagery. Emma’s commission and curated space for celebrity chef, Nic Watt has everybody gazing at a larger than life Madame Hanoi at Adelaide’s most talked about restaurant mural.
Emma launched her philanthropic ‘Emma Hack Art Prize’ in 2014, a yearly competition as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. It features South Australia’s most talented artists, vying for the $5000 prize. It is currently the only prize established for South Australian artists.
Emma Hack has held successful solo shows throughout Australia and abroad at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, NYC and London, Bluerider Art in Taipei as well as hugely successful art fairs in Singapore, Brussels, Aspen, The Hamptons, Hong Kong and Milan. Emma opened her flagship Studio and Gallery, Emma Hack Gallery opened her flagship gallery in North Adelaide in her hometown of Adelaide from 2014 - 2016. Her work is held in numerous private and corporate collections globally.