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PWA Dummy Awards. Deadline: June 30, 2018

PWA Dummy Awards 2018

In collaboration with Kvadrat, Idea Books, Reflektor, and European Photography.

Submissions now open!

Welcome to the first Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Awards, where book makers have the opportunity to be discovered by international publishers and experts, to be exhibited at international festivals and to win a complete book publishing! The same as all the other dummy awards out there? Yes and No.

Yes, because the first phase has been held very similar, so you can recycle your PDFs and Videos and send them in at no cost.

No, because we have two juries. The first one is comprised of experts around the globe who will choose 12 candidates from your digital submissions. We will send these 12 dummies in a box around the globe, so the jury members can see them, and then choose 3 finalists. These finalists will be invited to Aarhus to pitch their book projects to the second jury. The winner will receive the Award, which consist in the production, publishing and international distribution of the book.

Too confusing? Let’s go step by step!

Step One

Submit your Dummy as a PDF, together with a video, until June 30, 2018. Submission is free of charge.

Step Two

From these digital entries, an International Preselection Jury will put together a shortlist of 12 candidates, who will send their dummies to Aarhus.

Step Three

PWA will then send these 12 dummies to each jury member of the Award Jury, who will have a couple of days to look at the books before sending the box on to the next member. Once everybody has seen the dummies, the box returns to Aarhus, and the jury votes again, to find out the three finalists.

Step Four

The three finalists will be invited to come to Aarhus during the festival, and present their books to the Award Jury, and the general public. The final jury meeting will be held on October 6, and the winner will be presented that same evening, in a Gala.

All 12 shortlisted dummies will be exhibited at the Photobook Week Aarhus, at the Kvadrat showroom, and other selected venues.

Step Five

The winning book will be designed and produced with the help of three tutors. It will be published & distributed internationally by Photobook Week Aarhus, Reflektor and Idea Books. 50 books will be hand-delivered to experts around the globe. Selected finalists will be featured in the magazine European Photography and be exhibited at PWA 2019.

 

How to Submit

  • Submit your dummy as a PDF not bigger than 15Mb by email to pwa.dummy[at]gmail.com
  • Include a CV and bio of between 800 and 1200 characters.
  • If needed, specify any technical characteristics of the book.
  • You are welcome to include a video of the photobook if you have one already.

OPEN CALL: SAAS-FEE SUMMER INSTITUTE OF ART BERLIN. Art and the Poetics of Praxis in Cognitive Capitalism. DEADLINE JUNE 19, 2018.

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. This year, in addition to the Berlin academy, we are hosted by Otis College of Art and Design at their Los Angeles campus with participation of the MA Aesthetics and Politics in the School of Critical Studies, CalArts. The program runs two weeks and is structured with half-day seminars, deep readings, and workshops. In the evening SFSIA holds a lecture series, which is open to the public. It is an exciting, rigorous environment to learn in.

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art | Berlin, 2018 is titled Art and the Poetics of Praxis in Cognitive Capitalism. The seminar will revisit pressing topics of past programs (such as estrangement and individuation) in order to consider the potential healing of a general intellect, now fragmented, dispossessed and restricted by the power of virtuality and techno-linguistic governance. As Franco Berardi has observed, the rising generation is the first to have learned more words from a machine than from their mothers; the result is —in a sense quite different from that intended by Rimbaud— an immense dérèglement de tous les sens or deregulation of signification: a break between meaning and the body. Disempathy is one result. In The Uprising, Berardi calls on poetry to revitalize and reactivate the precarious social body and reconnect a collective intelligence by way of forging singular voices and autonomous resonances. Berardi’s call to poiesis is where this year’s Institute begins.

Submission

More information: saasfeesummerinstituteofart.com

 

ENGAGED, ACTIVE, AWARE_WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES NOW. DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2018.

ORGAN VIDA International Photography Organization based in Croatia invites artists from all over the world who work in the medium of photography as such or in an expanded form, video and sound, installation, collage to apply to this open call and respond to the given topic: Engaged, Active, Aware — Women’s Perspectives Now. The selected artists will exhibit their work at the main curated exhibition during the jubilee 10th ORGAN VIDA — International Photography Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Sep 12 – 30, 2018.

In the time of post-capitalist global turmoil, technological advancements, strengthening of the right-wing extremism, the growing influence of the religion that limits women rights again, and the semblance of democracy in the 21st century, we are facing a situation in which women must fight anew for the rights that had been won long ago. In the midst of initiatives such as #MeToo, Free the Nipple, The Future is Female, and phenomena such as the female gaze, it is necessary to re-examine the current role of photography in representing and articulating women’s experiences, and to critically rethink how digital culture is transforming feminist approaches to the image.

Members of an international jury will have the task of evaluating and selecting 20 artworks that address contemporary challenges, issues and perspectives related to this open call. In particular, the emphasis will be on the inclusion and appreciation of diverse attitudes, different cultural and geographic context that can jointly, in the framework of the curatorial concept, provide an overview of the current situation in the global socio-political and feminist scene. We therefore invite all interested artists who work in the medium of photography as such or in an expanded form, video, or installation to apply to this open call and respond to the given topic. The selected artists will exhibit their work at the 10th Organ Vida Photography Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Sep 12 – 30, 2018.
Submission deadline: 15 June, 2018.

Fees: 30€ per project, 20€ for Balkan countries (ex Yugoslavia). Artist from countries in the Balkan region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo,the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia) have a reduced entry fee. Applicants must have a voucher to get the 10€ discount.

Submissions

More information

 

transeuropephoto PORTFOLIO REVIEWS ATHENS. NEW Deadline: June 1, 2018  

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS ATHENS_GREECE 

from 21th until 23th of June 2018 

at Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) 

Deadline for applications: May 21th 

Call for photographers and 

visual artists, who use the photographic medium 

Get the opportunity to boost your career! 

http://www.transeuropephoto.eu

The 10 works that will be selected from Athens Portfolio Review, with another 20 from Helsinki and Madrid, 30 in total, will 

have the opportunity to participate from one to all three group exhibitions: in PHotoEspaña, The Finnish Museum of Photography and PhotoForum Greece in 2019. 

➢ be published in the Transeurope official magazine. 

show your audiovisual projection in PHotoEspaña (Madrid) and visit Unseen (Amsterdam) in 2018. 

➢ become part of FUTURES . 

70 selected photographers / 21 portfolio reviewers 

OCC _ venue address: 107-109, Syngrou Avenue, 117 45 Athens, Greece 

Pre-registration cost: 20 euros 

Before making the inscription, read How to participate Participation cost: 80 euros _ only the 70 participants who will be selected to take part in the portfolio reviews 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

1/Each selected photographer will have 8 meetings: 4 of its preference and the other 4 will be chosen randomly 

2/ The photographers have to submit at the TransEurope Webplatform, http://www.transeuropephoto.eu (after paying the pre-registration cost of 20euros and creating a user’s account) one series of work of 15 photos the most. 

We recommend you submit one series of work. 

However, you may submit two series, but in total the photographs can not be more than 15. 

3/ The pre-registration cost of 20euros can be paid with the following ways: 

i/ by paypal account (webplatform) 

ii/ by credit card (webplatform) 

iii/bank transfer. If you choose this way, please email us to send you the details of the TransEurope Bank Account. 

Georgia Gkini M. 0030 6977 64 11 48 / Info: athens@transeuropephoto.eu 

LIST OF CONFIRMED PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS: 

Matteo Balduzzi, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MuFoCO) in Milan, Founding Member of CAREOF _ Milan, Italy 

Sophie Bernard, Journalist at La Gazette de Drouot, Teacher, Independent Curator _ Paris, France 

Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of LensCulture _ Amsterdam, The Nederlands 

Paul di Felice, Co-editor and Co-publisher of Café Crème, Co-organizer of the European Month of Photography in Luxemburg, Vice-President of the Administration Board of Mudam, Senior Lecturer Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l’Education Université du Luxemburg _ Luxemburg 

Loes Van Harrevelt, Chief conservator and curator of Collections at Nederlands Fotomuseum _ Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

Nathalie Herschdorfer, Curator, art historian (specializing in history of photography) and Director of Museum of Fine Arts _ Le Locle Switzerland 

Audrey Hoareau, Independent Curator, Assistant Director of the Lianzhou Museum of Photography in Chine and Co-founder of the Red Eye platform _ France 

Ioannis Karlopoulos, Creative Director, Creative Consultant in publishing group _ Athens, Greece 

Joy Mardini, Art Advisor _ Beirut, Lebanon 

Shoair Mavlian, Director of Photoworks and responsible for curating the Brighton Photo Biennial 2018 _ Brighton, UK 

Ana Morales, Director of Production and Programs of La Fábrica and responsible of Professional Programs in PhotoEspaña _ Madrid, Spain 

TransEurope Project Coordinator_ Project leader 

Nestan Nijaradze, Co-founder and artistic Director of the Tbilisi Photo Festival _ Tbilisi, Georgia 

Jelena Pašić, Curator, Writer and Art historian. Culture professional at Office for Photography_ Zagreb, Croatia 

Nissan N. Perez, Independent Consultant, Curator of Exhibitions and Publications, Photography historian, Director of the Moi Ver archive and co-founder of the KIPA photography award _ Mevaseret Zion, Israel 

Tiina Rauhala, Chief curator at the Finnish Museum, responsible for the museum gallery’s program for the emerging photographers, Co-founder of the Festival of Political Photography (PVF) 

TransEurope Project Coordinator _ Helsinki, Finland 

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Associate Professor at the School of Fine and Applied Arts, and coordinator of its Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab, Member of the Board of Directors of the “International Association of Photography and Theory” (IAPT) _ Nicosia, Cyprus 

Ivana Tomanović, Curator of exhibitions and publications, Associate professor at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad and Alpha University Belgrade _ Belgrade, Serbia 

Dimitris Tsoumplekas, Creative consultant for a publishing group, Artist, Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts _ Athens, Greece 

Sandra Vitaljić, Artist, Educator and Artistic Advisor at Organ Vida Photography Association and Festival. Professor at the Cinematography Department of the Academy of Dramatic Art _ Zagreb, Croatia 

Transeurope is a new European platform addressed to emerging or mid-career, professional photographers and visual artists. The goal is to facilitate access to professional opportunities, to develop their skills via new tools and new media, as well as to create the conditions for greater transnational circulation of their works. The program starts with preparatory workshops, followed by three portfolio reviews and three group exhibitions accompanied with a publication in 2019. You can find all the information here 

TransEurope activities include: 

Web platform – http://www.transeuropephoto.eu 

14 preparatory training workshops in 2018 

Portfolio reviews: Helsinki (16-18.5), Madrid (4-5.6) and Athens (21-23.6) 

Three group exhibitions in 2019 

Magazine with 30 selected participants in 2019 

Keep track of all the activities and all the latest news by clicking here! 

TransEurope Portfolio Reviews Athens _ 21st – 23rd of June 2018 at 

Onassis Cultural Centre 

Venue address: 107-109, Syngrou Avenue, 117 45 Athens, Greece TRANSEUROPEPHOTO©2017 

RESIDENCE – ZK/U BERLIN OPEN CALL. DEADLINE MAY 20, 2018.

The ZK/U sees itself as a laboratory for inter- and trans-disciplinary activities centered on the phenomenon of “the city”.
ZK/U promotes international exchange on global issues, in the light of what is happening in one’s own backyard. Working with local and international partners, ZK/U residencies brings together critical minds at the cutting-edge of artistic production and urban research.

Contemporary artistic positions, ranging from contextual and interventionist to conceptual and street art, address selected themes.
Work at ZK/U is informed by theoretical and practice-based critiques developed in the disciplines of geography, anthropology, urban planning, architecture and the humanities.

Fees: The residence costs are between €550 and €850 a month. After being selected, ZK/U will support the invited residential fellow in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing the fellow with an official invitation and identifying relevant funding networks and grants.

Associated Curators: Andrea Hofmann, Gilly Karjevsky, Folke Köbberling,  Miodrag Kuč, Gergely Laszlo, Annette Maechtel.

 

Submission Form

More information: ZKU_Berlin.org/Residency

 

 

WANDERLUST. PHOTOGRAPHIC ART. DEADLINE MAY, 27.

Call for entries to: photographers and photographic artists with images that are dedicated to “Wanderlust”. This exhibition will be on view from June 20th until August, 5th, 2018, in Galerie Sehnsucht.

What we are looking for, is artistic photography showing the feeling of Wanderlust.

Wanderlust is a German loanword, known to many people, for most of us have this irresistibly strong desire to travel, to wander and to rove about. Although the word dates back to the half of the nineteenth century, wandering became fashionable around 1800. The French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau urged people to get back to nature, and in Germany a whole bunch of ‘Sturm und Drang’ poets strolled about nature, Goethe ahead, to express their modern consciousness of life. For life was heavily shaken up by all the wars and revolutions that time and hardly anything was still the same. Nature, travel, the great unknown gave way to a new pace in life where one could slow down and escape everyday hectic. Travelling by foot lead to an encounter with nature that was both physical and sensual. Like a pilgrimage, one could meet the sublime in nature and in oneself.

The Jury: will be assisted by Eli Dijkers. He will be the guest curator for this exhibition.

APPLICATION FORMS

More information: www.galeriesehnsucht.com

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