Category Archives: Exhibitions

Exhibition Call. Demographic Changes. Deadline: Oct. 30, 2019

Call for Art Exhibition in Berlin. Curator Dorit Jordan Dotan
The triangle between cultural conquest, assimilation and integration

Demographic changes affect global and local politics, economies, urban affairs and day to day life.

For some of those who were lucky to be born in a stable, strong, democratic country, it is hard to accept those changes. It creates fear of job loss and the changing of familiar local culture.  Immigrants or refugees face changes adapting to social behavior codes. History forewarns what can happen when hate, fear and a sense of threat grows among and between people coming from different cultures, who now share space.

Making peace within oneself – coexisting with oneself and others – can be achieved in many ways. Art can create a safe, public place to express and explore these clashes of culture.

Does acceptance of those different from us always result in complete assimilation?

Is cultural conquest inevitable?

Is integration the goal, or the compromise?

How do we go from tolerating to tolerance?

Exhibition about Demographic Changes, will take place in Berlin, Germany. The curator will open her artist residency project with a group exhibition from the USA and the EU. The exhibition will be on view in early 2020, located at the Institut für Alles Mögliche Studio/Storefront Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

Opening Event and Gallery Talk:  to be announced.

Selected artists from the USA will ship their work to the USA, which must include a prepaid return shipping label.

Selected artists from the EU will ship or deliver to Berlin, Germany, which must  include a prepaid return shipping label.

Subjects may include but are not limited to :

  • I am an Immigrant

  • Mixed Marriage

  • Cultural Differences

  • Demographic Changes

  • The Immigrant’s Suitcase

  • Ethnic Clothing and Appearance

  • Acceptance

Please submit up to 3 images, 72 DPI.

Longest side no more than 1000 Pixels. Max file size: 5MB.

Media:  Paintings and Drawings, Photography, Digital art, Mixed media, Printmaking, Comics. * Video Art – Berlin artists only.

Final art must not exceed 18″ on the longest side.

Work on paper/canvas/textile and un-framed only.

Entry Deadline: 30 October, 2019

Artists will be notified by November, 20, 2019.

USA: Accepted works must arrive in the US by January 5 -7,  2020.

EU: Accepted works must arrive in Berlin by February 4 -6, 2020.

Work will be returned in May 2020. No insurance will be provided.

  • Application fee is $30 for up to three images of work

  • Artist statement up to 150 words

  • Short bio and link to website/portfolio

  • Image info needed: Title / Medium / Size / Year

Link: www.doritjordan.com/call-for-art

Exclusive for subscribers of the Curator Ship: A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the full entry fee; please send an email to request a fee of $15: fan.omanut@gmail.com

PhotoTWENS 2019 Call. Deadline: May 26, 2019

Following the ever-increasing success of the previous editions, UNEXPOSED, the platform for photography, with the support of the city of Leuven, will be hosting the seventh edition of the PhotoTWENS photography exhibition at the Romaanse Poort Cultural Centre from 5 September up to and including 22 September 2019.

For the edition PhotoTWENS 2019 we are looking for photographic work by photographers from the age of 20 and under the age of 30 years. More specifically, we are interested in coherent series of between 3 and 5 photographs on a theme of your choice.

If you would like to take part in this selection process, kindly send your digital portfolio to info@unexposed.eu by 26 May 2019 at the latest.

An independent jury will make a selection from the photo series submitted.

For your convenience, you can find the conditions for participation, including the application form which must be completed in full in the following document.

NextGen 6.0 Call. Deadline: May 10, 2019

NextGen 6.0 is calling all DMV aspiring artists. 
VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 6.0, our sixth exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from June 12 – July 21, 2019. NextGen 6.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery.
VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.

Online applications are due by May 10, 2019, 11:59 pm at visartscenter.org/call-for-entries. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year’s exhibition.

After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by May 17.
All submissions will be juried by professional artists and curators (names to be announced).
Keep in mind that if accepted into the exhibition, you will be expected to drop off accepted artwork to the gallery on Tuesday, May 28, anytime between 10AM- 6PM.  Artwork will not be accepted before or after these available dates and times. 
Application Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:59 PM

This year the jurors are:

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell- Head of Public Programs, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

Lou Joseph-Visual Arts Specialist at the Baltimore Office for Promotion & The Arts, and  the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore

Website Link: https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/130867/nextgen-6-0

EMBARRAT – Festival. Deadline: Mar. 10, 2019

OPEN CALL

The modernist buildings that house the Trepat Museum in Tàrrega, origin of the social and industrial transformation of the lands of Lleida, will be the venue of the third iteration of EMBARRAT – Festival of Contemporary Creation. The main objectives of this event are to disseminate throughout society the concept of art and thought as critical and engaged attitudes, and to incentivize artistic creation and promote cultural heritage.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The call is open to individual artists or artist groups.
All participants must be adults, but may be of any nationality.
Residents outside the European Union may participate only with audiovisual works.

The works must touch on the proposed theme: “The progress”.
Submissions can consist in artworks of any discipline: video art, performance, photography, audio, installations, illustration, etc.
Participants may submit one work, or a set of works under a single title.

It is the curator’s responsibility to make the final selection of projects and artists and to determine the appropriate exhibition space for each artwork.
In addition to the artistic criteria, the curator will consider the conceptual rigor of each project, its adjustability to the proposed topic (disused) and the feasibility of adapting the artistic proposal to Museu Trepat’s exhibiting spaces.
The artists will assume the cost of the work production.
The festival will assume shipping costs.

DATES

Deadline: March 10th, 2019

Date: From May 24th to 28th, 2019

Cost: free

Age limit: none

more info

Exhibition views

In this new section, we will feature installation shots of selected exhibitions. If you would like to contribute your exhibition views to this section, please contact us or leave a comment.

 

Photobook Phenomenon, CCCB and Foto Colectania, 2017

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Photobook Week Aarhus, 2014-18

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ArteConTacto Workshop and Exhibition, Kairouan, 2015

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…more to come… stay tuned.

Exhibition and residency in Cyprus. Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018

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)

Odesa Photo Days Call. Deadline: Dec. 16, 2018

“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”
  • Fill in online application https://goo.gl/forms/hccDRx71YLcIxmaf1
  • Registration fee – 15 euro or 400 uah
  • Exhibition production is funded by the Festival.
  • 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).

Works and payment confirmation send to thephotodays@gmail.com

The deadline for accepting applications is December 16, 2018.