180° - laboratory for innovative art is a seven-day event that brings together European and international artists from the fields of contemporary classical music, electronic music, contemporary dance, visual arts, experimental theatre and architecture with the main objective to challenge them to debate, ideate and experiment despite their widely different mediums and to go beyond their own social background, artistic and physical borders. We are proud to have built a rich artistic network and have fostered collaborations still in existence today.
Within the history of art, most artists have experienced a constant struggle with one of its main questions - “Are we making art or a product?”. Nowadays we are surrounded by various formats created according to certain society-determined criteria in order to easily fit into labels and categories. Often those criteria are forcing us to change the artistic vision in order to fit in those categories and we ask ourselves “What would give brighter popularity or sell more?” rather than taking a risk with an innovative idea. We strongly believe that the key to advancement comes from the risk takers and this is why we provide our artists with an environment that allows them to explore and go outside of the box.