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PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN CALL @ SIILK GALLERY, ATHENS

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We here at SIILK GALLERY are looking for photographers from all walks of life from around the world for our new 100sqm gallery space opening in March 2020.

After the success of our current Gallery space we are opening the permanent home for Siilk. The place is bigger, better, brighter and more bad ass.

Each exhibition will consist of a 4 week running program with an opening night and pop up events throughout the month at out gallery in the heart of Athens. Your works will also be featured in our online zine - www.siilkgallery.com & will do a feature / interview with you. Exhibitions have been featured in magazines here in Athens such as Athens Voice, Lifo, Ozon Magazine, 020 & Frapress.

Please visit our website www.siilkgallery.com or social medias @siilkgallery on FB/IG to get a feel for the styles of work we represent. We are asking photographers and visual artists to send us their BIO and 8-12 images they feel represent them as an artist.

Info about the gallery:

Our gallery is situated in the Exarchia / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece on a hip street “Askipilou”. The area is the center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchia has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece.

The Gallery is an open plan 100sqm space with a small bar, library and chill area and small photography studio / projection room.

It is in a very central location with access from a main road, it has lots of natural light and double glass frontage so it makes for a very bright exhibiting space.

How the exhibits work:

At Silk Gallery we offer 3m of wall space for a 1 month (4 week) exhibition. You work will be curated alongside another 3/4 photographers from around the world to exhibit at our space. We will have an opening evening for each exhibition with press attendees, we will have private viewings as well as local and international coverage of each event event.

All works will be available for sale in the gallery and via the website online.

The exhibition program includes:

4 week exhibition at Silk Gallery
Private view/press viewings and other publicity
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Curation & Installation of works
Photography of work / installation to be featured online and in press
Featured work & artist information on www.siilkgallery.com and social medias
Opening event with music and drinks sponsor
Pop up events throughout the month at the gallery space

Payment & Pricing:

The price per 3m wall space is €275 for 4 weeks exhibition as well as having work featured in the online alongside and interview and shared on social media platforms and in local press. Shared with magazines, press and blogs as part of the press release.

We take 0% commission on works sold.

If you are unable to attend the opening - works can either be delivered to Asklipiou 73, Athens, 114 71, Greece.

We can also organize printing in house and if you are looking for external funding we are happy to send an invitation after confirmation of exhibiting to support any applications.

Thanks, we look forward to receiving your submissions.

Prizes Details: 

4 week exhibition

Online interview / feature 

Works featured in national press

Deadline: 
02/29/2020

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Fee Detail: 
€275 Hanging fee
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33 Festival Les Instants Vidéo

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The Festival Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to video art and electronic poetry with its multiple forms, monobands, installations, performances, multimedia...

The beauty of a boundless (éperdu) gesture

(a call dedicated to Annie Le Brun who helps us understand the deep beauty of the word éperdu) 

The world became uglier. Wars with widespread of ruins and dead bodies, skyrocketing poverty, forests and oceans harmed, this is nothing new.

The unprecedented ugliness is the result of a much more violent epidemic than plague was: the commodification of the nearly entire world. An attack on everything from which (economic) value can’t be gain, a war against passion and unreasonable life. A war against the desire and the bodies without which to think is not possible.

If for long art was an exception to the rule, innumerable art forms being dwelt with an indomitable desire, today its so called “contemporary” form is more and more difficult to distinguish from the pseudo-aesthetics that our eyes and ears suffer with the pervasiveness of commodity. Our bodies, our cities and our contemporary art museums, every where in the world, exhibit the same objects, the same images, the same brands, the same signs, making our planet a huge childish leisure park or a huge shopping center worthy of an airport. Instead of dwelling the world poetically, we are in transit, dead men on leave, consumable and disposable items. We live in a market-positivity empire where objection, struggle, friction, conflict must be banned. But, as William Morris tells us, ugliness is not flat, it acts upon man and deteriorates his sensitivity, so that he will not even feel the degradation, which prepares him to descend a step.

Thinking doesn’t lie outside the globalisation of mediocrity. It abjectly suits to our emptinessconsumption era. The consequences are truly terrifying. Bodies are the first to suffer, petrified in the icy waters of egotistical calculation, they lie mutilated, reduced to their smallest market value, their capacity to generate profit. They have only one freedom left, to obey. One horizon, to get used to ugliness. 

In the eye of the economic terror storm, which is the worst climate disaster, COME OUT the meteorologists of desire in places where we do not expect them. These are the ferocious poets, the women and men which dimension is up to their excess, and whose irrepressible gesture, in trying to liberate imagination with a long, boundless and reasoned disordering of all the senses, to follow Rimbaud, frees us from centuries of domestication and insane resignation.

This gesture lead us to a beauty to reinvent. It is the link between the erotic necessity of our bodies and the critical necessity of poetry and images.

These are the gestures the festival wish to grasp.

Prizes Details: 

There is NO COMPETION

Deadline: 
06/05/2020

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