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RESIDENCY IN SOLENTINAME. DEADLINE: 30 April, 2018

The residency is an opportunity for exchange, experimentation and reflection between local artists and guests; It takes place in the archipelago of Solentiname, located south of the Great Lake of Nicaragua, also called Lake Cocibolca; Participants in the residency are invited to live within the community, thus opening up possibilities for exchange. In addition to working on their independent projects, it is suggested that artists give a lecture about their work and conduct a workshop with local artists and artisans. The retreat is meant to stimulate creativity and reflection.

Any proposal is welcome, but we are most interested in projects related to: the environment, historical memory, sustainable architecture, gender, popular culture, community experiences, relational art, art and poetry, photography and social anthropology.

Submission call: Artists and curators.

Fees: Nothing, expenses for food and lodging are paid by the organization. Depending on distance, travel costs to Nicaragua and Solentiname can be discussed.

The residency is coordinated by Marcos Agudelo. Local participants include: the hostel ¨La Comunidad” on the island of Mancarrón on behalf of the Asociación Para el Desarrollo de Solentiname, and the “Elvis Chavarría” Union of Painters and Artisans of Solentiname from the island of San Fernando.

APPLICATION FORM: By sending a proposal to > agudelobuilesmarcos@gmail.com;

More information: RESIDENCIA EN SOLENTINAME

 

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In Conflict Photography Prize. NEW Deadline: Mar. 10, 2017

In Conflict 2017

As new manias colide nations and peoples in ever more forceful social and political conflictualities, with unforseen effects on personal and public behaviour, photographers can share their visions on wars, violence, dialogue and solutions. Open call, In Conflict, Visible White Photo Prize 2017, 6th edition, curated by Laura Serani, in jury Selva Barni, Andrés Duprat, Brigitte Lardinois, Elisa Medde, Moritz Neumüller, Azu Nwagbogu. 5,000 € prizes, join by 28 February 2017.

Open call for single photos and projects, deadline is 28 February 2017,

5,000 € prizes.

In Conflict

Conflicts, whether economic, political or religious, conflicts for power, land, water, oil, are evermore widespread and frequent, and are setting entire populations adrift with consequences and repercussions that are now evident in the ‘rich and stable’ countries of the world. Conflicts are sometimes presented as a clash of civilizations or wars between believers and unbelievers, in which everyone is entrenched behind fears, habits or mutual ignorance.

All the above cause instability and crises which find their particular form of expression according to the area of the world: wars continue to spread and increasingly overwhelm larger territories in the Middle East, coups and outbreaks of violence are frequent in Africa, in the United States we have witnessed the fiercest presidential campaign in the nation’s history, and fortress-Europe ‘under siege’, shaken by its internal problems appears to be faltering. Certainties built up over time are falling short, opening fissures which weaken habitual thought systems. However, they also present us with an opportunity to open up and observe the world differently. After a period of closure and introspection there are signs of renewed curiosity and attention to all that is outside. Signs of bienveillance and tolerance which represent the first steps towards a coming together, the willingness to start a dialogue in search of solutions which are found in common rather than individually.

By proposing ‘In Conflict’ photographers and artists have the opportunity to reflect on a theme which emphasizes and encourages this ‘return’ to a collective consciousness or a consciousness at the service of communities. In this sense the theme also talks about conflicts which are denied or kept silent, which relate to the family or to personal conflicts that can go beyond the personal sphere that are also questions of society, such as violence against women, societal unease, the individual’s inner conflicts. Another priority for Visible White Photo Prize’s call ‘In Conflict’, is to invite photographers and artists using the photographic medium to explore with the use of original and personal forms of visual language, distant worlds, intimate universes, or to venture further afield into new forms of documentary photography or poetic realism. Or to look for alternatives or complementary ways to those distributed by television or internet’s information processing that have changed the traditional codes of photojournalism.

Artists have always shown us the way, how to witness, take a stand or denounce creatively, inventing new forms of expression, at times very personal, often with the aid of mediums and supports. At a time when general labels are coming unstuck and technology facilitates the hybridization of languages, imagination and vision should be boundless, leaving the road open to photography’s wide variety of languages to query and explore the world.  Laura Serani, November 2016.

About

Visible White is a photography prize founded in 2012 by Celeste Network and Fondazione Studio Marangoni to support international photographers and artists who engage, creatively, with what is moving personal, social and political issues today.

Jurors are looking for photographs which

  •     Deliver new angles of vision and understanding to the chosen theme
  •     Reflect contemporary ways in which images of people, ideas and places are created
  •     Show discipline and personal style
  •     Contain strong reference systems
  •     Use conceptual or descriptive interpretations to shed new light on the chosen theme
  •     Push the boundaries of the media

Past editions

2016 – 5th edition, ‘SKIN’
2015 – 4th edition, ‘Familydom’
2014 – 3rd edition, ‘You See Me’
2013 – 2nd edition, ‘Lapsus’
2012 – 1st edition, ‘beyondmemory’

Call for entries for the “I Can’t Breathe” exhibition. Deadline: October 10, 2015

In November/December 2015, ARC will present “I CAN’T BREATHE”,  an exhibition juried by Mary Patten and Romi Crawford, PhD.

Having endured a year in which video after video has appeared, showing shocking violence by police against unarmed citizens, ARC wants to begin a conversation about these events. The videos have forced all of us to address our ignorance and denial, as well as to ask even bigger questions about the nature of institutionalized racism. ARC is looking for work that evokes what it feels like to find oneself targeted, in a suffocating space, or unheard. This also includes work that addresses how one might imagine that grip to be loosened, or what it might look like to begin to listen.

ARC GALLERY AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative space exhibition opportunities for innovative artists outside the commercial gallery system. Since 1973, ARC has given exposure and support to both men and women artists, providing an atmosphere for the continued development of artistic potential and experimentation.

SUBMISSION
Believing that all voices are valuable as we learn to listen to each other, this juried show is open to anyone who wishes to apply regardless of ability to pay. ARC asks for a donation by those who feel they can contribute.

Prospectus: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/i-cant-breatheat-arc-gallery-in-novdec-2015/

Submit online: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/i-cant-breatheat-arc-gallery-in-novdec-2015/

MEDIA
Work in all media, including written word and spoken word.

ELIGIBILITY
International
All sizes will be considered

DATES
Submission: October 10, 2015 11:59 PM
Announcement: October 24, 2015
Delivery: November 18-21, 2015 12-6pm
Exhibition: November 25, 2015 – December 19, 2015
Opening Reception: December 4, 2015 6-9pm
Pick-Up Work: December 19, 2015 67:30pm December 20, 2015 12pm – 4pm
Shipped Work Return Dates: December 22, 2015 12-6pm
Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS required. Do not use U.S. Postal Service

JURORS
Romi Crawford  is Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies and Liberal Arts at SAIC. Her research revolves primarily around formations of political, racial, and gendered identity and the relation to American visual arts, film, and popular culture. She was previously the Curator and Director of Education and Public Programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem; and serves on the Boards of Chicago Film Archives and Black Cinema House.
Mary Patten is a visual artist, writer, educator, occasional curator, and political activist. She works collaboratively with Chicago Torture Justice Memorials and Feel Tank Chicago, and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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