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Traces

Traces

Deadline for submissions: Jan 15, 2024

Juror: Jeff Curto

Prints due: Feb 23, 2024

Exhibition: March 8 - March 29, 2024

 

 

Even the most mundane human activity leaves evidence of its existence. Old shopping lists, a once-loved stuffed animal, fragments of an old wedding dress, all speak of the passage of time. Larger human activities leave boarded-up storefronts, crumbling infrastructure. No matter the scale, they all leave a nostalgic hint of an irretrievable past and, ultimately, of our mortality.

For this exhibition, we seek images that hint of humans come and gone by the traces left behind.

Residency, Party as Form, hosted with Shannon Stratton and Kelly Lloyd

Hosted with Kelly Lloyd and Shannon Stratton

Residency dates: 27 May - 24 June 2024
Application deadline: 26 November 2023

 

Residency 27, Party as Form, invites a multidisciplinary group of thinkers and makers to explore the craft of social gathering.

 

Party as Form takes the craft of celebration as the starting point for a residency that blends cultural theory with current experiments in curating, social practice and performance. This four-week residency offers up to four Oslo-based and two international artists, art workers and other creative, critical, and cultural practitioners the opportunity to work with Lloyd and Stratton on collective research and cross-disciplinary collaboration. 

 

CTAO exhibition season 2023-2024

CON-TEMPORARY Art Observatorium accepts artists submissions to participate in the next exhibition season 2023-2024 featuring three group exhibitions at our CTAO exhibition room in Lavagna, Italy:

Next deadline: 30 November 2023 (flexible)
"Art of Freedom 2" - Group exhibition, free theme
2nd edition of the exhibition cycle and Best Art of Freedom recognition

Accepted artworks: bidimensional, wall installed, including video art; tridimensional with limitations

International participants may consider to avoid shipping costs and let us provide local printing for reproducible artworks and monitors for video artworks.
 

The Constructed Image – an international juried photo exhibition

The concept of the constructed image encapsulates a deliberate orchestration of visual elements to convey narratives, emotions, and artistic visions. This theme explores the intricate interplay of subject, composition, props, lighting, and environment in crafting captivating photographs, at any scale. Through meticulous arrangement, photographers construct scenes with purposeful backgrounds, carefully chosen color palettes, and thought-provoking poses, blurring the line between reality and imagination.

THE SHADOW ASPECT

THE SHADOW ASPECT | CALL FOR ENTRIES | AN INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTO EXHIBITION 

 

Entry Deadline | Mar 31ST, 2023 

Notice of Acceptance | Apr 12TH, 2023 

Exhibition Dates | May 20TH – June 3RD, 2023 

 

Theme: The Shadow Aspect | Juror: Sarah Weiss 

 
‘Most people think that shadows follow, precede, surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses, and memories.’ - Elie Wiesel.  

 

THE STILL LIFE

THE STILL LIFE | CALL FOR ENTRIES | AN INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTO EXHIBITION 

 

Entry Deadline | Feb 28TH, 2023 

Notice of Acceptance | Mar 12TH, 2023 

Exhibition Dates | Apr 15TH – 29TH, 2023 

 

Theme: The Still Life | Juror: Kimberly Witham 

 
Still life photography, more so than other types of photography, such as landscape or portraiture, gives the photographer extensive leeway and precise control in the arrangement of design elements within a composition. Still life photography is a demanding genre, one in which the photographers are expected to be able to form their work with a refined sense of lighting, coupled with composition and design skills. The still life photographer makes pictures rather than takes them.  

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