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WORTH MORE / WORTH LESS

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For our upcoming group exhibition, K.L.8 is looking for visual artists whose work actively reflects on the concept of ‘value’ in art. In what sense can you say that an artwork possesses worth? And does this need to be limited to monetary and material value, or can art have other kinds of value, such as social value, spiritual value, emotional value, ...?
 
For over a century, the boundaries of this concept have been investigated by a diverse array of artists. Duchamp started out by using an industrially manufactured object for his Fountain instead of creating a traditional, unique art object. Conceptual artists Sol LeWitt and Lawrence Weiner sold written instructions to gallerists and institutions, and considered the physical execution of these instructions to be of secondary importance. With Merda d’Artista, Manzoni sold his own tinned excrement at the gold price, while recently Maurizio Cattelan had a golden toilet plumbed into Blenheim palace and managed to generate an inordinate amount of attention for a banana he duct-taped to the wall at an art fair.  
 
Historically, there have always been gatekeepers with the power to determine the value of an artwork—from the wealthy patrons in ancient Greece and Rome, the Catholic Church, over Renaissance aristocracy, to feudal rulers and emperors. Today might not be that different: those with capital exercise considerable influence in the contemporary art world, and established commercial galleries and well-funded museums govern the market.
 
Despite such confinements, modern and contemporary artists have widely experimented with value in their works, challenging the conditions that can decide the nature of value, still eliciting discussion and outrage. We are curious what the new generation of artists has to add to the conversation. Surely they are met with the same problem as ever: the possibility that their work is ignored or deemed worthless by the current gatekeepers. In our modern economy, raw materials are usually transformed, through labour and engineering, into products that are more valuable than the sum of their components, yet many artists buy their art supplies and transform them into something that loses almost all of its original economic value.
 
We are looking for works by artists that engage with this complex and elusive notion of value in art, and that contribute an unexpected point of view to an over-used question: ‘In the end, what is it worth?’.

To participate in our open call, you can fill out our form via following link: https://forms.gle/dZB69kZVEc7Fm94P6 
Alongside general information, we ask for a proposal of max. 5 works or 2 series, a portfolio, an artist statement of max. 1 A4 and an artistic cv of max. 1 A4. All documents are to be submitted in PDF-format.

For any further questions, you can reach us at kl8exhibitions@gmail.com.

DEADLINE: 31 January 2023

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Exhibition opportunity
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As a non-funded space, we only provide the exhibition, built up and communication. Transportation and any other costs involved in constructing a piece in-situ is not covered.

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K.L.8 Paul Michielsstraat 50 1090 Jette Belgium
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31/January/2023

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As a non-funded space, we only provide the exhibition, built up and communication. Transportation and any other costs involved in constructing a piece in-situ is not covered.
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Art on Loop in Brussels

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ART ON LOOP EUROPE 2023

Artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for our ART ON LOOP EUROPE show. You are welcome to submit works in any medium. (painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, illustration, etc). The theme of the exhibition is OPEN.

Any artwork that is digital by nature, such as digital illustration, digital photography or video art can simply be submitted as is.

For physical art works such as canvases, sculptures etc, we will be requiring either photo or video documentation of them.

Any artist from any background can submit any of their work.

Each participation guarantees rotating wall space across a system of screens in our art show.

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Brussels, Belgium
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18/June/2023

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£180
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Tenth International art exhibition 'The Enchanted Garden'

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Dear professional artist,

 

For the TENTH time, Tone Aanderaa and Ignace Clarysse are organising the festive international art exhibition 'The Enchanted Garden' during the summer months of 2023 in a natural, water-rich landscape garden full of surprises. It is located in Belgium halfway between Brussels, Liège and Namur and on the RAVEL tourist cycle path connecting Leuven, Tienen, Hoegaarden, Jodoigne and Namur. More information about past exhibitions can be found on our website www.the-enchanted-garden.info

 

Every year, the quality of the exhibition, the artists and the artworks increase. For the TENTH edition, Tone Aanderaa and Ignace Clarysse therefore want to present only high-quality works that preferentially combine various materials or techniques.

Due to the success of the glass exhibition in 2022, we would like to exhibit at least 50% of the works containing "glass" features and characteristics, i.e., show reflective, transparent or colour aspects and/or combine glass with other materials.

 

In 2023, there is a fund that will compensate partly the transport costs according to the modalities stipulated in the exhibition contract.

 

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‘The Enchanted Garden’ is located in Belgium halfway between Brussels, Liège and Namur and on the RAVEL tourist cycle path connecting Leuven, Tienen, Hoegaarden, Jodoigne and Namur.

 

In 2023, the exhibition is planned as follows:

  • We plan a 'Sculptures in Spring colours' prologue starting on Friday 09 June 2023
  • The vernissage weekend of the summer exhibition starts on Friday 23 June 2023
  • The Finissage weekend of the summer exhibition ends on Sunday 24 September 2023
  • We plan a 'Sculptures in Autumn Colours' through Sunday 15 October 2023
  • We are open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, public holiday and ‘long weekends’ from 13:00 to 20:00 (13:00 to 19:00 from 18 September 2023)
  • Tenth edition festivities are planned.

 

The working theme for 2023 is (E)motion and it contains two elements:

  • Motion: Movement, Change, ... e.g., kinetic sculptures, sculpture of a movement such as a running horse, sequence of colours or motifs suggesting movement …
  • Emotion: Emotion as a movement in mood, state of mind, atmosphere, ... caused by the artwork, …

 

The garden is designed as an exhibition area where each sculpture is granted its own spot and is displayed to its full advantage and does not compete with other works of art.

The visitor does not miss a single sculpture, thanks to an intuitively laid out walkway. He will find rest areas, benches, treehouse and even rain shelters. We even keep rain umbrellas and rain shoes available for the visitor! After the visit, they can have a drink on the sunny terrace with a view of the exhibition and the catalogue within reach ... which encourages purchases.

The quality of artworks, artists (and visitors) increase every year. The number of visitors, sculptures sold, turnover grows by 25% on average every year. We are aiming for festive growth for 2023!

In 2023, we focus on inviting groups and companies interested in buying art and/or a cultural experience. We provide day programmes. We also provide a special 'pampering' framework for the groups and companies.

 

Kind regards, see you soon and we would love to receive your proposal for participation before Monday 09 January 2023.

 

Tone Aanderaa & Ignace Clarysse

 

Rue du Tilleul 22, 1370 Saint-Jean-Geest (Jodoigne), Belgium

Tel: +32(0)493 628 540

VAT: BE 0821 7777 63 - Ignace Clarysse ICT sprl, Art Sanctuary

 

The Enchanted Garden 2023

An international art exhibition in a structured, landscaped nature garden full of water and contrasts

Friday 23 June – Sunday 24 September 2023 (A two-week spring and autumn extension are planned)

Each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 13:00 till 20:00 (19:00 after 18 September 2023)

www.the-enchanted-garden.info

Halfway between Brussels, Liège, and Namur

On the Ravel connecting Leuven, Tienen, Hoegaarden, Jodoigne, Namur

 

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The Enchanted Garden, rue du tilleul 22, Saint-Jean-Geest (Jodoigne), Belgium
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09/January/2023

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NEW TALENTS 2022 - Take part in PEP's upcoming group show in Brussels!

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PEP is looking for artists to take part in the 4th edition of its NEW TALENTS exhibition!

 

We would like to discover images from your most authentic and engaged projects to be carefully curated in a new show starting in January 2023 at 254Forest in Brussels.

This call is open to all photographers regardless of age, nationality and level of experience. There are no themes or genres imposed, we are looking for images that are both challenging and revealing tendencies in contemporary photography. Inspire us by showing your favorite work and become one of our Talents of 2022!​

Series as well as individual images are accepted.

© image by Sunniva Hestenes, from the New Talents 2021 edition

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Exhibition opportunity in a renowned gallery in Brussels

Publication in the exhibition magazine

Online exposure

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04/November/2022
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3-day international workshop "DRAMATURGY OF PHYSICAL ACTION"

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3 - 5 August 2022

This is an incredible opportunity for performers of all backgrounds and experiences to come together and learn from each other in a truly multidisciplinary setting.

This intensive 3-day workshop will cover a wide range of topics related to physical theatre and dance, and participants will have the opportunity to put what they learn into practice in a supportive and fun environment.

ArtUniverse can offer scholarships of up to 90 euros and to receive it fill in the form: https://www.artuniverse.org/application-process/ Your application will be considered within three working days.

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Up to 90 euros scholarships
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Grand Studio, Brussels - Belgium
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Call for Artists - Accessible Art Fair

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For 16 years, ACAF has provided a high-end platform for independent artists to present their works to a discerning audience or collectors and art world professionals.
We are currently accepting applications from artists Not exclusively represented. A vetted selection of artworks is made by an invited panel of leading experts in the field, ensuring the upmost quality.

Are you an artist interested in participating in ACAF ? Please visit the link to get started. ->  https://accessibleartfair.com

Accessible Art Fair will take place from 20 to 23 October 2022 at Bozar, Brussels , with a VIP and Press Preview on Thursday, 19 October. 
For inquiries, please contact: hello@accessibleartfair.com

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