The University Museum at SIUC is seeking applications for Sustain, a juried collegiate recycled art exhibition. Sustain has been organizedÂ to feature college artists working with recycled and waste materials in their work.
Three winners will be selected whose work and artist profile will be printed in a pamphlet about the exhibition and in the online catalog on the SIUC University Museum website.Â The online catalog will also feature all of the exhibitions selected works.
Artwork will be selected for the exhibition on the basis that it consists of at least 70% waste material, and innovatively transforms this material into an intriguing work of art.Â Jurors for the exhibition will be recycled glass artists, John Drury and Robbie Miller of C.U.D who have pioneered methods for creating art from recyclable materials.
The prospectus is available on our website,Â Â http://www.museum.siu.edu/documents/Sustain%20PDF.pdf
Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century Is Treading Water
The â€œLandâ€œ artists in the 1970s as well as artists like Joseph Beuys and Agnes Denes in the 1980s paved the way for the ecological artists today and for art to act as an agent for social change.
Today environmental art includes various approaches and issues. Artists employ urban landscapes as well as other environments in order to serve as a platform to show their concepts to their audience. Sustainability has found its way to art and culture and artists see new ways of enacting change and of collaborating e.g. with scientists.
The exhibition Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century Is Treading Water contributed to this process and the artistsâ€™ desire for social engagement. This wide-ranging show supported this trend, which has been the theme of numerous films, writings and exhibitions over the past decade.
Too Shallow for Diving put the focus on problems surrounding water and its impact on our natural world, human health and public welfare. The Curator Carolyn Speranza stated, that â€œâ€¦the sixteen artists aim to provide viewers with new insights and perspectives about our existing world and the enormity of the dilemma facing our water supply.â€
More information about the artists and the exhibition can be found in a review in the Artes Magazine here.
Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21
On May 6, 2011, H20: The Art of Conservation, at the Water Conservation Garden, San Diego, CA, will open to the public. Green Public Art reviewed over 1100 artists portfolios before inviting 14 San Diego artists to participate in the exhibition which offers San Diego homeowners an artistic alternative to incorporate water conservation into their own garden spaces. Green Public Art awarded each artist a mini-grant to develop their site-specific sculptures. In the weeks leading up to the exhibition opening the artistâ€™s concepts will be revealed on this site. Questions? Contact Rebecca Ansert, Curator, Green Public Art at email@example.com.
CONCEPT: My sculpture will mimic the flow and reflective qualities of water. By recycling plastic bags to build my structure, I urge others to consider our uses of man-made materials, especially that of plastic which takes 10-20 years to decompose. People do not recycle their plastics consistently, possibly because of the confusion of which kinds are recyclable. Here, I do not wish to mandate how we should consume products, but only to question how we consume them and to what degree we are dependent on them. Â My sculpture will cover the rock layout on the east side of the Cactus and Succulent Garden with my crocheted plastic form.Â The design will split off after 144 inches, as does the rock formation and continue to the end of this formation, 164 inches further.Â The piece will be 48 inches wide, covering all the rocks laying on the ground, and will be anchored down with rocks as well as ground stakes
ABOUT: Dia Bassett was born and raised in San Diego, California.Â She is a Masters of the Fine Arts candidate at San Diego State University.Â She received her B.A. from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2003.Â In 2001, she began an eight-month stay in Florence, Italy to study sculpture, archeological conservation, and Italian.Â She has a background in theatre, which led to her participation in the Eveoke Dance Theatre Performing Group from 2004-2005.Â Most recently, she has exhibited works at UCSD in the Hyperlocal Identities exhibition. In June 2010, Dia traveled to London using the Isabel Kraft Sculpture Scholarship, in order to participate in an Oxford workshop with Lucy Brown and to research textile and art collections at various institutions such as the Tate Museums, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal College of Art, and the Saatchi Gallery.
Rebecca Ansert, founder of Green Public Art, is an art consultant who specializes in artist solicitation, artist selection, and public art project management for both private and public agencies. She is a graduate of the masterâ€™s degree program in Public Art Studies at the University of Southern California and has a unique interest in how art can demonstrate green processes or utilize green design theories and techniques in LEED certified buildings.
Green Public Art is a Los Angeles-based consultancy that was founded in 2009 in an effort to advance the conversation of public artâ€™s role in green building. The consultancy specializes in public art project development and management, artist solicitation and selection, creative community involvement and knowledge of LEED building requirements. Green Public Art also works with emerging and mid-career studio artists to demystify the public art process. The consultancy acts as a resource for artists to receive one-on-one consultation before, during, and after applying for a public art project.
TPS Reports: Performance Documents is an exhibition of the â€œstuffâ€ that results from performances: detritus, photographs, drawings, sculptures, videos, etc.Â We are not interested in the documentation of the performance itself, just the results. We are mostly looking for the items that were made as the primary goal of the performance.
About The Theme:
How does this stuff live on after the performance? Is it possible or necessary to understand the performance based on what is created through it?
Open to all artists worldwide.Â Work is limited in size to no more than 1x1x1 meter.
How to Submit Your Work:
Please submit the following items in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Up to 5 artworks
You may include up to 3 views of detailed or 3D work)
JPG or PDF for non-moving work
MP4, WMA, or Quicktime for video or other time based work
Artist Statement about the work
Artist Biography, 3rd person
Artist Resume or CV
Image List including size, media, date, and sale price (if for sale)
List of special instructions/requirements for installation
Please include your name in each file title (i.e. Jane Doe, Resume.doc)
Messages are limited to 25MB
Links are acceptable for large video files
All documents must be in either Word or PDF format.
Any accepted work may be used in promotional materials such as show cards or on the website.
Review and Selection:
Work will be reviewed by the curator. Artists will be contacted by November 15, 2010 and informed what works are selected for the exhibition.Â Work will be due to the gallery by January 15, 2011.
There is no submission fee to enter or participate, but artists are responsible for shipping both directions.Â Artists will receive 70% of the sale price for anything sold during the show.
Dates to Remember:
Submissions due: October 5, 2010
Artists informed of artwork selected for exhibition by: November 15, 2010
Work received by gallery: January 15, 2011
Exhibition: February 2011
Opening Reception: First Friday February 4, 2011
Artwork returned: End of February
About the Location:
SpaceCamp MicroGallery is a small contemporary arts gallery located in the Murphy Arts Building in Indianapolis, Indiana. SpaceCamp is dedicated to bringing small (size wise) but large (idea wise) national and international art to Indianapolis. The co-gallerists are Flounder Lee, Paul Miller, and Kurt Nettleton. http://www.spacecampgallery.comÂ
The Murphy is a collection of galleries, studios, and restaurants. It is also the temporary home of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. The Murphy and SpaceCamp are located in the Fountain Square Arts District near Downtown Indianapolis.Â
About the Curator:
Flounder Lee is an artist/curator/educator living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has curated several recent shows such as Double Vision: A Dual Channel Video Festival and One Performative Night.Â He is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI. He received his BFA from the University of Florida and his MFA from California State University Long Beach.
SEEDS|Earthdance is a unique festival dedicated to Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance, + Science. We are very excited about the festival in its third year, 2010 – this summer will be quite an adventure! I hope you can join us for a workshop, for the whole event, for the research projects, or the public events. Please come and be a part of this experiment in interdisciplinary arts and ecology. Get in touch if you have any questions, or go right to the site and sign up.
Olive Bieringa, SEEDS co-curator
The theme of this yearâ€™s 10-day long SEEDS festival is NOURISHMENT: A cropâ€™s environmentâ€”including soil, topography, and climateâ€”imparts a characteristic taste and flavor and must be taken into consideration in cultivation. With care, through interaction we hope to create an ultra-lush, enriching, and regenerative culture in which to grow our art.
Come for a performance or a film, a workshop, a jam, or the whole festival!
You are also invited to sign up for workshops, for the whole festival, for research projects, in addition to evening Â performances, discussions, jams, and films as well as the Saturday Community Day as part of your participation.
Diego PiÃ±on/Butoh Ritual Mexicano Dance<
BenoÃ®t Lachambre/Extending the Comfort Zone<
& PineCones <(an overnight event)
Pedro Alejandro/Soft Body/Soft Terrain, Open Artistâ€™s Projec<
Dave Jacke/Eden Arising: Ecological Design as a Spiritual Practice<
Plus performances, an ECO jam, disucssions, films, artists-in-residence, green m-Art, and more.
Curator Anne Strauss talks to Doug and Mike Starn about the exhibition.
Download the audio file.Â (7.97 MB)
Invited by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a site-specific installation for The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the twin brothers Mike and Doug Starn (born in New Jersey in 1961) will present their new work,Â Big BambÃº: You Can’t, You Don’t, and You Won’t Stop, opening on April 27. The monumental bamboo structure, ultimately measuring 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 50 feet high, will take the form of a cresting wave that bridges realms of sculpture, architecture, and performance. Visitors will witness the continuing creation and evolving incarnations ofBig BambÃº as it is constructed throughout the spring, summer, and fall by the artists and a team of rock climbers. Set against Central Park and its urban backdrop,Â Big BambÃºwill suggest the complexity and energy of an ever-changing living organism. It will be the thirteenth-consecutive single-artist installation on the Roof Garden.
More about the Exhibition Big BambÃº is a growing and changing sculptureâ€•a vast network of 5,000 interlocking 30- and 40-foot-long fresh-cut bamboo poles, lashed together with 50 miles of nylon rope. It will continue to be constructed throughout the duration of the exhibition. The first phase of the structureâ€•measuring about 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 30 feet highâ€•will be completed by opening day, April 27. Subsequently, the artists and rock climbers will build up the eastern portion of the sculpture to an elevation of 50 feet. By summer, the western portion of the sculpture will be about 40 feet high. An internal footpath artery system will grow along with the structure, facilitating its progress. The evolving state of the work will be documented by the artists in photographs and videos.
Visiting the Exhibition
Visitors will be able to experienceÂ Big BambÃº from the Roof Garden level, open to everyone during regular Museum hours, weather permitting, and to walk among a forest of bamboo poles that serves as the base of the sculpture. Alternatively, visitors will be able to explore the artwork on brief tours led by Museum-trained guides. On the guided tours, held during regular Museum hours, weather permitting, small groups of visitors will be able to walk along the elevated interior network of pathways roughly 20 to 40 feet above the Roof Garden. Tickets will be required for the guided tours, and specific guidelines will apply to those interested in participating.Â Please read them for details and requirements.
Tickets for guided tours will be able to be obtained only in person and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with Museum admission at the Big BambÃº Registration Desk, in the Uris Center for Education, located at the 81st Street ground-level entrance. Tickets will be available twice a day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, andHoliday Mondays, when the Museum is open to the public, and three times a day on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets for morning tours will be released at 9:30 a.m. Tickets for afternoon tours will be released at noon. On Fridays and Saturdays, tickets for evening tours will be released at 3:30 p.m. There will be a limit of one ticket per person, and tickets will be nontransferable. All tour participants (other than children without identification) will be required to present photo identification to obtain a ticket.
About the Artists
Born in New Jersey in 1961, the identical twins Doug and Mike Starn work collaboratively and defy categorization, combining traditionally separate disciplines such as sculpture, photography, painting, video, and installation. In spring 2009, theÂ Arts for Transitprogram of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City unveiledÂ See it split, see it change, the Starns’ first public commission. The work, which is installed permanently at the South Ferry subway station, won the Brendan Gill Prize. Their work has been exhibited internationally and is included in public and private collections worldwide. Their solo exhibitions includeÂ Gravity of Light (2004, 2008),Â Absorption + Transmission (2005, 2006),Â Behind Your Eye (2004),Â Sphere of Influence (1994),Â Mike and Doug Starn: Selected Works 1985-87 (1988), andÂ The Christ Series (1988). The artists live and work in the New York area.
Exhibition Organization and Credits
The exhibition is organized by Anne L. Strauss, Associate Curator of the Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum.
The exhibition is made possible byÂ
Additional support is provided by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.
The exhibition is also made possible in part by the Jane and Robert Carroll Fund.
Rope is provided byÂ Mammut Sports Group, Inc.
EAT LACMA is a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics. Fusing the richness of LACMA’s permanent collection with the ephemerality of food and the natural growth cycle, EAT LACMA’s projects consider food as a common ground that explores the social role of art and ritual in community and human relationships. EAT LACMA unfolds seasonally, with artist’s gardens planted and harvested on the museum campus, hands-on public events, and a concurrent exhibition,Fallen Fruit Presents The Fruit of LACMA (June 27-November 7, 2010). It culminates in a day-long event (November 7, 2010) in which over fifty artists and collectives will activate, intervene, and re-imagine the entire museum’s campus and galleries. EAT LACMA is curated by Fallen Fruitâ€”David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Youngâ€”and LACMA curator Michele Urton.
CALL FOR ARTISTS Performance Market | 21-24 January 2010
Deadline for applications 5pm, Monday 23 November 2009
Call for artists from all disciplines interested in developing performance elements in their work
Artists (including students) from Devon and Cornwall are invited to make a proposal for Performance Market. Internationally acclaimed performance artist Marina AbramoviÄ‡ will select seven artists to develop a site-specific durational performance work around Plymouth City Market. The aim of Performance Market is to support emerging performance practices and selected artists who will have the opportunity to take part in workshops and surgeries to develop their idea.Â
Presented by Plymouth Arts Centre and the Marina AbramoviÄ‡ Institute for Preservation of Performance Art in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency. Performance Market is part of the symposium and exhibition The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow, presenting new live durational performance works at The Slaughterhouse, Royal William Yard in Plymouth.
Tatton Park Biennial | Invitation to local artists Artists from Cheshire and the North West are invited to take part in Open Competitions as part of Tatton Park Biennial 2010
Next year sees the return of this remarkable contemporary arts event in Tattonâ€™s gardens. The inaugural Biennial, which took place in the summer of 2008, saw nearly 30 artists, performers and writers develop new works for Tatton Park, to considerable critical and public acclaim.Â Tatton Park Biennial 2010 will take a site-specific theme of “Framing Identity” that explores our association with place.
For 2010, artists will be commissioned in three ways: by curatorâ€™s appointment, peer recommendation from leading organisations and via two Open Competitions, engaging artists from Cheshire and the North West.Â
One competition is open to artists who have recently completed formal training and are either currently living or working in Cheshire or are originally from the county. The second is open to all artists living or working in the North West. Artists are invited to apply by developing their own site-specific proposals, based on the 2010 theme and can apply as individuals or as collaborative groups.Â Â Â
Selected artists will be awarded a budget of Â£5,500 to cover fees, materials and expenses.Â Most importantly, however, they will be able to participate in the prestigious 2010 Biennial, sharing a high-profile platform with other emerging as well as established national and international artists.
The submissions for the open competitions will be judged by Biennial curators, Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan from Parabola, Brendan Flanagan, Tatton Park and Visitor Economy Manager and Helen Battersby, Arts, Heritage and Museums Manager, Cheshire East.
Curators, Danielle Arnaud and Jordan Kaplan commented â€œWe are so pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to artists! It is not the easiest option, but it is crucial to our ambition for increasing the scope and reach of the Biennial. Soliciting proposals from artists who are not currently known to us is just one of the ways the Biennial is working as a creative laboratory â€“ positioning itself as a unique event and a new model for participation with contemporary art of the highest calibreâ€.
Brendan Flanagan, Tatton Park and Visitor Economy Manager said â€œâ€™Framing Identityâ€™ will explore our relationship with place, whether that be the Egerton family who owned Tatton Park, todayâ€™s visitors, or our own identity with place as an individual, community or business. Through the Tatton Park Biennial, Cheshire East Council can extend a unique opportunity to artists from the region.â€
Proposals should be submitted via theÂ Spaces Cheshire website
The deadline for submission of applications is midnight Wednesday 30 September 2009. Interviews will be held on Thursday 15 October 2009.
8 May to 26 September 2010
From 8 May to 26 September 2010, Tatton Park will stage its second Biennial of contemporary art, with up to 20 commissioned works responding to the site and notions of identity that emerge from it. Landscape as a social platform; social divides reflected in landscape; a sense of place in relation to the macro- and immediate vicinity of the Park; the relevance of the boundary wall that encircles its 1,000-acres; people who work at the site and know it intimately and those who live in the very different estates that ring Tatton and are not included among its current visitors are all subjects of enquiry. The opportunity to re-examine the site as a living and evolving subject rather than as an historical keepsake is at the heart of 2010.Â
Partners from across the arts and cultural sectors in the Northwest and the UK are working with the Biennial to deliver a programme that will extend the reach of the event to national and international audiences. There will be several commissioning opportunities involving multiple sites and organisations like museums, universities and community groups.Â
There are three commissioning schemes: curatorsâ€™ invitation; peer recommendation and open competition, which will work to develop the artistic scope of the Biennial as it locates itself as a dynamic laboratory for experimentation and exchange. Artists working internationally will be commissioned alongside some of the most innovative emerging artists in Britain, with work taking on a variety of media, from large-scale installation to film, video, book & web-works and performance, with new collaborations throughout.
Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.
This impressive historic estate receives in the region of 750,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy its Georgian Mansion, Tudor Old Hall, award winning Gardens and 1930s rare breeds farm.Â The 1,000 acre deer park is home to Red and Fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, adventure playground, restaurant and year-round events programme.Â