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LOADING FESTIVAL. Deadline: Aug. 23, 2019

The submissions are open to send projects in the broad field of the image, such as video art, art installations, and photography, highlighting the narrative. Once intended to have a correlation between sound and image in the video experimentation.

What the projects have to be about

At Loading nothing is finished, in the festival, everything begins, everything changes but nothing is closed. It cannot be presumed, it cannot be boasted, it shows processes and fragments to grow and improve. In this way, public, creators, institutions and all participating agents are enriched by the knowledge, debate, and sharing of partner processes.

 

Selection criteria

Each submission will be evaluated according to:

• Quality

• The innovative character in terms of discourse, format, process, etc.

• The processes and conceptualization of ideas

 

Jury

All the projects will be reviewed by Loading Fest.

 

 

Documentation to be delivered

Conditions of participation

• Title & Project summary (400 max. character)

• Artist’s name

• Real name of the artist or social reason of the collective

• Email

 

Photography projects

• 10 to 15 images, 2000x2000px, in jpeg, 72 dpi, separated files, named “artist name_project title_photo number”

 

Video projects

• Video files max 5min, in MOV/MP4, 1920×1080, named “name of the artist_project title”

Send everything in a zip file until the 23rd of August 2019 to loadingopencall@gmail.com

 

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Photobookshow Call. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Photobookshow will be taking part in International Photography Symposium “NIDA 2019. Meeting Photography” this September in Lithuania.

When

11th to the 14th of September 2019

Where

Amber gallery-museum. Pamario str. 20 Nida, Lithuania

Submissions Open

We invite submissions of all printed formats where photography is its main focus from handmade dummies, one-off published book, zines and photographic newspapers.

Our aim is to showcase a wide demographic of photobooks currently being produced around the world. The deadline for the Open Call is 1st of September 2019.

SUBMIT A PHOTOBOOK

Supported by International Photography Symposium NIDA.

Call for Participation. Book project. Deadline: 30.09.2019

This is a call by Aldobranti, an artist whose work centres on a conceptual photography often approached through performance.

He looks for other contributors to his book project, ‘Critical Moss, making Art Work outside the Metropolitan Bubble’:

The title of this project * is a play on words, artists may be like stones, rolling to places beyond their original intention, far from the critical buzz afforded by art school crits, first nights, gallery visits and rapid transit systems. The research will seek to identify methodologies  for artists in isolated settings to ‘kickstart’ their practice — absent a critical mass of fellow artists.

It seems obvious that Art exists in a setting of dialogue. In its viewing, its reception the dialogue exists between the viewer and the artwork and in most cases is beyond the control of its creator. In its inception however, there is a wider conversation between the Artist , the artwork and the context in which the Artist finds herself. This wider conversation may be a rehearsal for a later reception dialogue, to make the artwork fit for purpose, working on the question ‘what is the artist trying to say‘ through the artwork as mouthpiece

This question may not have an easy answer during a great part of the preparation. A figurative work can perhaps be judged in the extent to which it evokes the subject matter. An abstract artwork may be self justified by its adherence to a formal working method but overall a significant factor in addressing the above question is a discussion formed as words and not mark making. No longer representing things, rather making work about ideas must surely necessitate realising some [small] part of the idea as words.

Thus I am arguing that the context, mentioned above is found as words, interior or exterior to the artist. Art is not made in a Silence. Outside of a metropolitan ‘bubble’ access to a critical context may not be freely available and the purpose of my research is to understand fellow artists’ response to this shortfall both in their words and in executed artwork. In particular I should like to reach out to and include practitioners for whom a material art object may not be the objective.

To thank you for your assistance I shall make a casebound, hardback book of your contributions. The book will feature 20 (approx. ) artists with images and facing text. Each selected participant will receive a free copy and further copies will be made available at cost. The book will have an ISBN, deposited at the British Library and the Legal Deposit Libraries.

Initially, complete the form below, including  an image and an account (200 words) to reflect your work and working method  with a URL for other relevant work. You must confirm that you own copyright in the image and text. With your permission, it could be helpful if I or a fellow researcher might conduct a short telephone interview if we intend to print your contribution.

Please also say how you found this call.

On progress the selected image must be available in hi-res (2500 x 2500 pixels) — the artist will at all times retain control of copyright both of image and text. The text of the book will be published in English, if not your first language the editor may be able to help with language issues.

https://zfrmz.com/SXDSIQZzQ72vKF6s4D9F

Any Questions or Problems with this form please email on the address below
Deadline 30/09/2019

Keywords : art, book, isolation, participation, publication

Email : aldobranti@gmail.com  .

* English Proverb “A rolling stone gathers no moss” — decisive action must be taken to avoid stagnation

CV

An regularly updated list of events and exhibitions can be found at https://aldobranti.org/#!info/bio.php

KAUNAS PHOTO Open Call. Deadline: July 12, 2019

KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running annual photographic festival in the Baltic States, based in Kaunas, Lithuania, since 2004. Maintaining its strong international character, KAUNAS PHOTO is a platform of premieres of emerging talents.
KAUNAS PHOTO festival announces an Open Call for its 16th edition, inviting photographers to propose their works and offering exhibiting opportunities as well as participation at New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery and a 2500 EUR monetary prize.
KAUNAS PHOTO festival opening events will start on September 5 and 6, 2019.

More info:
http://festival.kaunasphoto.com/kaunas-photo-2019-open-call-kaunas-photo-star-award/

Link for submitting entries:
https://www.lensculture.com/competitions/kaunas-2019/events
Funded by:
Lietuvos kultūros taryba

In partnership with:
LensCulture
Kaunas Gallery

innovAiR Call for Residency on Malta. Deadline: July 31, 2019

OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

The Valletta Cultural Agency sustains and strengthens the capital city’s vibrant cultural life through the creation of an annual programme of creative events developed in collaboration with artists and other Public Cultural Organisations.  A legacy of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the VCA upholds standards of excellence in the coordination and organization of artistic and cultural events in the city.  The Agency also aims to collaborate with the next generation of artists, creatives and cultural practitioners whilst working towards developing greater participation by communities and developing new audiences.

Established in March 2019, the VCA is building its cultural programme on 5 core values, which are:

ABILITY Explore and contribute towards liveability, accessibility and sustainability within Valletta for residents, workers and visitors alike through art and culture, with a focus on the protection, rediscovery and enhancement of common spaces by encouraging users to requalify and reimagine their use.
TRANS/FORM Rethink contemporary and collective identities through transformative experiences and collaborations, turning individuals and communities from audiences into active participants.
DIalogue Chart needs and wants through dialogue and debate that would, in turn, offer a map into potential futures and a better understanding of current realities from the eyes of a varied public.
INNOVATE Develop and implement innovative artistic and creative initiatives that experiment with new practices, technologies, space-time correlations, with a solid grounding in research and documentation.
INHERIT Value and support local traditions as an important part of the contemporary social fabric and as a platform and inspiration for artistic and creative initiatives.

 

The Valletta Cultural Agency is seeking artistic proposals from local and international artist/s to participate in a residency programme, working with local communities and/or local artists and organisations, centred around one or more values of the Agency. At the end of the residency, the artist/s will present the work through a public sharing as part of the VCA’s 2019 Cultural Programme.

 

Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2019

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME innovAiR 2019

 

The innovAiR Programme was created to contribute to and enrich the national creative context, with Valletta as both motivator and beneficiary.  Within the boundaries of the city, the residency will foster collaboration and networking between the artist/s and the communities of artists, residents, workers and more; whilst encouraging sharing and the re-invention of different spaces and environments.

 

DURATION OF THE RESIDENCY

 

There will be two residency periods:

  1. 1stto 15thNovember 2019.
  2. 22ndNovember to 6thDecember 2019.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

 

  • Networking: support to integrate into the local context and assistance in establishing artistic and professional connections that best support your work and career. This may also include in assistance with weaving together various disciplines, backgrounds and interests to serve as sources of inspiration.
  • Accommodation: a self-catering fully furnished private room within a communal apartment with well-equipped shared kitchen and bathroom, bed sheets, towels and WIFI connection. Accommodation for an additional member of the family may be requested, but may come at a cost for the artist.
  • Studio Space: a working space that is suitable for the nature of the project may be provided upon request.
  • Travel: economy flights to and from the country of residence and airport transfers from the airport to the accommodation in Malta. Flights for any accompanying family members will not be covered by the Agency.
  • Production support: The Agency may be able to provide material for the project, depending on the material requested and up to a maximum cost of €400, provided that a detailed list is included in the proposal. This may consist of consumable material or equipment that can be rented/provided by the Agency. Logistical support for the final presentation will be provided, if required.

 

WHAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE

 

  • Insurance: travel, personal, health and personal equipment insurance is the artist/s’ responsibility.
  • Visa Arrangements: non-EU Artists will have to secure any Visas and documents required for travelling to, and staying in, Malta for the duration of the residency.
  • Fees: artist fees or allowances.
  • Cleaning services: cleaning arrangements are not provided since the accommodation is self-catering.

 

 

ABOUT VALLETTA

 

A cultural, administrative and commercial hub, Valletta is the capital city of Malta and is itself an entire UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our city is an open-air museum – adorned with Baroque, British and modern architecture – that houses around 5,000 residents, many businesses and institutions. Traditions are deeply rooted in its heart, against the backdrop of everchanging contemporary communities, cultures and identities.

 

A peninsula between two harbours, the city is well connected by water taxis and ferries, and is also a public transport hub. Valletta is also home to the National Library, Parliament, various exhibition sites and performance venues. Packed with a vibrant cultural calendar, the city hosts several prominent festivals and events.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

We’re interested in artists in the following disciplines…

 

  • Animation, illustration and design
  • Art theory, curatorial practice
  • Film
  • Literature and literary translation
  • Music (including composition)
  • New media
  • Photography

 

*Since the residency will be located in a residential area, the proposals submitted need to be sensitive towards the neighbouring communities in terms of sound.

 

Who can apply?

 

  • Artists that have reached 18 years of age at the time of the application;
  • Individual artists or groups of up to two artists working together;
  • Have an artistic concept/idea to develop within the Maltese context with local communities and/or artists and/or other entities;
  • Be able to communicate adequately in English.

 

What your proposal should include…

 

Applicants should send the following material as a pdf via email on opencalls@vca.gov.mt, with “innovAiR” as the subject of the email.

 

  • A project description which clearly states the discipline and elaborates the residency goals and the work to be created during the residency, including:

 

  • timeline of actions
  • list of materials, if required
  • Format and description of the final public sharing (e.g. presentation, lecture, performance, screening, exhibition, etc.)
  • any other document supporting the artistic proposal

 

  • Copy of Artist’s ID Card or passport;
  • Artist professional CV and a short Bio;
  • A portfolio of related works (Visual artists: images or video links; Performing artists: a synopsis of previous works, video links and reviews; Literature: a list of publications and professional acknowledgements);
  • State which residency period is preferred;
  • State if and what kind of entry requirements will be necessary in order to be able to travel to Malta and stay in the country during the residency;
  • State whether a family member will be joining;
  • State if the residency project is getting any third-parties funds, if yes, please indicate the name(s) of the funding partner(s) within your proposal.

 

For any queries, please send us an email on opencalls@vca.gov.mtby 27th June 2019.

 

SELECTION AND T&Cs

 

We are looking for proposals that respond to the one or more of the values of the Agency’s Cultural Programme. Priority will be given to applications which are:

 

  • Innovative
  • Engaging and collaborative, to involve local communities, cultures and artists
  • Interactive and participatory, to turn audiences into participating publics

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

  • Candidates must submit all the requested materials in the Application Section of this Call to be considered eligible.
  • As this is a competitive process, the proposals received will be evaluated by a specifically-appointed panel according to the timeframes indicated below.
  • In case of third-party funding for the residency, candidates should indicate the name(s) of the funding partner(s).

 

TIMEFRAMES

 

  • Call opens on 27thMay 2019.
  • Call closes on 30thJune 2019.
  • Call will be evaluated in the second week of July 2019.
  • The selected applicant/s will be notified by no later than 14thJuly 2019.
  • Residency dates:
    1st to 15th November 2019 and 22nd November to 6th December 2019.

AFTER POST-PHOTOGRAPHY 5 Conference, 23-25 May 2019, St. Petersburg

Conference APP. Cultural, historical and visual studies in photography

23-25 May 2019,
European University in St Petersburg

Addressing one of the most common concepts that define the nature and function of photography, the fifth edition of the conference After Post-Photography  aims to re-think the fundamental notions and offer new perspectives on the subject of photography and its connection with memory.

Memory is a notion commonly brought forward when speaking about photography. The very idea of close connection between memory and photography has long found itself at the basis of the (re)construction of histories and identities.

The photographic image, when regarded as a material evocation of memories, is supposed to not only preserve the past, but to represent a selection of moments worthy of being captured and retained. In this sense, photography has caused fundamental changes to mental structures, such as remembrance and forgetting. Its mechanics, however, is still indecisive: is photography something that evokes memory – or something that enhances oblivion? Furthermore, is a photograph something that really speaks of a moment of the past, or does it rather testify of certain modes of cultural optics? Is there still a possibility to ‘remember’ with, or through photographs? After all, the traditional belief in photography’s truthfulness, its indexical function, the freezing of a decisive moment, or proof of “what has been”, all this stands in strong contrast with the contemporary discussions on fake news, artificially constructed memories, post-reality politics and “augmented” realities.

The conference is chaired by Maria Gourieva, Olga Davydova, Natalia Mazur, Moritz Neumüller, Daria Panaiotti, and Friedrich Tietjen. It is organized in collaboration with the conference “PHOTOGRAPHY AS ART. Current trends in study and the history of national schools”, at the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, May 27-29, 2019.

This three-day event will feature four keynote speeches, eight presentations, and a round table, by scholars from Russia, Europe, the United States and Japan.   

Day 1 will feature two evening lectures, one by Fred Ritchin on The Post-Photographic Challenge, the other by Helen Petrovsky on Photography: Memory Formulae.

Day 2 will start with a morning panel dedicated to Photograph Politics, or: How to Show (and how to not). The afternoon will feature the panel Present Photography, or: How to Rethink Pictures. A get-together dinner will be the perfect setting to keep the discussions going on into the later hours.

Day 3 will be dedicated to the panel Photographic Projections, or: How to Show What Never Happened, and a round table discussion on Photography Studies in Russia, before we wrap up the conference in a general Q&A session.

All talks will take place at the European University in St. Petersburg, 1 Shpalernaya street / metro Chernyshevskaya

Talks and presentations will be held both in English and Russian. Simultaneous translation will be provided.  

Timetable

23 May 2019

16.30 Registration for speakers

17.00 Keynote: Fred Ritchin (ICP, USA): The Post-Photographic Challenge

18.30 Keynote: Helen Petrovsky (Russ. Acad. of Sciences, Russia): Photography: Memory Formulae

24 May 2019

10.15 Registration for speakers

10.45 Welcome

Panel 1: Photograph Politics, or: How to Show (and how to not).

11.00 Carole Naggar France/USA): A Closet, a Suitcase and a Warehouse: David «Chim» Seymour’s Archives

11.30 Susumu Shimonishi (Tokyo University of the Arts): Japanese Photography Magazines. The Case of CAMERA MAINICHI

12.00 Coffee break

12.30 Denis Skopin (St. Petersburg State Univ.): Elimination of the Enemies of the People from Group Photographs in Stalin’s Russia: Political and Psychological Aspects

13.00 Discussion

13.30 Lunch break

Panel 2: Present Photography, or: How to Rethink Pictures

14.30 Irina Chmyreva (Research Centre for Theory and History of Arts, Russian Academy of Fine Arts): Echo of Political Realities in Photography: Studies of Reading National History in Art Photography Projects from 1990-2010s

15.00 Michelle Bogre (Parsons School of Design, USA): The Photograph Unmoored: Truth and Authenticity in the 21st Century

15.30 Alexander Streitberger (Univ. catholique Louvain, Belgium): The Photographic Ruins of the Future

16.00 Discussion

16:30 Coffee break

17.00 Keynote: Andrés Mario Zervigón (Rutgers University, USA): The Camera Lens: Fully Visible and Transparent

18.30 Keynote: Gil Pasternak (Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, UK): Photography in Politics: Remembering and Being Together, With Photographs

25 May 2019

Panel 3: Photographic Projections, or: How to Show What Never Happened

10.30 Oksana Sarkisova (Central European University, Hungary): Imagining Soviet Space: Representations of Travel in Vernacular Photographic Collections

11.00 Maria Gourieva (European University/St. Petersburg State University), Friedrich Tietjen (Germany/Austria): Everybody Lives the Same (in private photographs)

11.30 Discussion

12.00 Coffee break

12.30 Keynote: Galina Orlova (Higher School of Economics, Russia): Anonymous Archive, Digitalization, Recycling

14.00 Lunch break

15.00 Roundtable discussion for educators and researchers: Photography Studies in Russia: Challenges and Perspectives

17.00 Final remarks and outlook

 

The Conference takes place at the European University, 1 Shpalernaya street, St. Petersburg. Nearest metro station: Chernyshevskaya.

Any changes to this timetable will be announced on the website www.after-post.photography and the telegram channel afterpostphotographytelegram.   

 

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.