NeMe is pleased to announce this open call for the selection of 10 applicants to be represented in the exhibition with one work each. Each of those selected will be paid a small fee. In addition, one applicant will be selected as the featured artist who will be sponsored for travel with per diem for a 10 day residency at the NeMe Residency space in Limassol Cyprus. The call is open to artists, interdisciplinary collectives, researchers, and data visualisers.
Digitality has become an integrated experience, a depiction of our complex and hierarchical social reality. Although, by now, many users have become aware of the large degree Big Data involves the vigorous use of algorithms for analytics as well as software for surveillance, it has not curbed the mass use of social media. In fact, mass networking on social media has become the cultural tool for establishing a sense of intimacy despite the unease of personal disclosure. Real issues such as human rights abuses, homelessness or climate change cannot contest viral videos, fake news, cute pets and more recently, the controversial obsession with “dark tourism” selfies. We are informed by algorithms on who we are, selective advertisements help us to become skilled actors in our own self shaping. Users’ social activities are mined as data, making possible real-time tracking and monitoring. This colonisation of personal data is already manipulating social media content. Targeted personalisation on the Internet today purges reality with users becoming dehumanised commodities existing in a fabricated unreality. The control of the coloniser is now defined by the monopoly of the data colonised.
Areas of interest
Social Media Self shaping, Online personal and group identity, Corporate data mining, Biological labour versus human generated data labour, Artificial Intelligence, Colonisation of humans by non-human actors, Human obsolescence, Unpaid data workers, Dark tourism, Smart cities and tools of surveillance, Social and political implications on data mining human behaviours.
Download the application details in pdf format.
Deadline: December 14, 2018. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.
Exhibition dates: 15/02/2019-15/03/2019
Residency dates: 08/02/2019-18/02/2019 (approximate)
“Standoint” exposition is a combination of authors’ visions of versatility of the world and multiple ways for comprehending reality. We accept photo series of any stylistics: documentary, reportage, fiction, fantasies. We proritize author’s story and originality, expression integrity.
Terms of participation
Each author can only submit one photo series for the contest.
PDF format, maximum pages – 10, number of pictures – unlimited, short text describing the series & installation proposal (tech requirements).
E-mail subject: “Open call Last name_First name_Country”
By participating in the Festival you accept the possibility of using your works in promotion materials of 2019 Festival and, if your series will be chosen for the main exposition, it will also be shown in 3 or 4 ukrainian cities during 2019.
After exhibiting all the works will be destroyed (before December 1, 2019) or sent to the authors (at their expense).
Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Video and Sound Art Exchange program presented concurrently at VisArts in our In(Site) Project Gallery in Rockville, MD and at PLECTO Galeria in Medellín, Colombia, opening December 7, 2018.
Video, sound art (up to 8 channels), film, and new media work will be accepted: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, multimedia, virtual reality, augmented reality, net art, interactive media, etc.
All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles.
Deadline for submissions is November 28, 2018
Video/Sound Art: You may submit up to 3 works. Videos must be in .mp4 file format. Maximum length of 15 minutes. Sound Art files can be either.mp3 or .wav format. Upload files below through our online platform or provide Vimeo links for video previews.
Artist Bio (100 word max.)
Artist Statement (100 words max.)
$5 application fee
Transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts. From our beginning in 1987 as Rockville Arts Place operating in a converted garage to our current contemporary, state of the art facility in Rockville Town Square, VisArts has served local residents, students, art lovers, professional artists and others with an interest in the arts. Each year, VisArts welcomes more than 30,000 visitors through our doors to visit one of our four galleries, observe our studio artists on our second floor Artist Concourse, or to participate in art education classes, camp programs, and special events in our Buchanan Room.
We call for entries from photographers and photographic artists with images that are dedicated to the theme
This exhibition will be on view from November 14th until december 23th, 2018, in Galerie Sehnsucht. Jury this time, will be the gallerists themselves. It will show their own selection from the works that were submitted in the call. The deadline for the call is october 19th 24.00 hours 2018.
Since this call is for the last exhibition in the dark months of 2018 we have a challenging and exciting theme: Winterreise. Winter is a time of cosiness and warmth at home, and beautiful white landscapes, but can also be the bitter time of harsh coldness, desolation and discomfort. Picturalists like Stieglitz captured winter as harmless beautiful frozen landscapes, but you only have to think of the photos of Josef Koudelka, the paintings by Caspar David Friedrich or Schubert’s famous Winterreise to know that wintertime is not necessarily the happiest time of the year. Josef Koudelka photographed scared dogs in abandoned winter parks and isolated wanderers fighting the snow, just as Friedrich painted this kind of scenes 200 years earlier. Schubert’s hero sets of in a dark and freezing winter night, mocked by ravens, to rid of his lost love. But on the other hand, Martin Parr had great fun capturing people during winterholidays, Inge Morath photographed winter most idyllically, and Agnus McBean enjoyed himself with making fun christmas cards.
What we are looking for, is artistic photography showing the feeling of a Winterreise. Of course you can send in your best winter landscape photo’s. But we want the Winterreise-exhibition also to be a timeless show, dealing with various emotions, feelings and atmospheres. Images of (lost) loves, romance, grief and hurt, happiness and loneliness, comfort and security, coldness, nature and trees, ravens and stray dogs and yes, of winter. Get inspired by the great masters of photography, by the music with its strong visual imagery (if you’d like the full text you can read it here, or listen here), or freestyle and follow your own ideas on the theme.
What will you show us?
Your work can be anything from a straight photograph, to manipulated and even drawn Photoshop projects, from alternative 19th century photographic techniques to modern, computer made images, as long as it’s based on one or more photographic images (no drawings or paintings) and you can show us how it looks by sending us a digital file. Learn how to participate and send us your best work by clicking here.
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.