open call

Jak jest? (How are things?) Open call for young artists

Application entry deadline: October 31st, 2017, 12 p.m.

We wish to encourage students and graduates (up to 27 years of age) of art schools to participate in the Jak jest?/How are things? exhibition which opens on November 24th, 20017 at Galeria Labirynt. We are interested in video works executed in 2016 and 2017 commenting on and referring to current reality.

We are curious to see what approach towards the world with all its burdens and joys, opportunities and threats and all its hope for better future, in Poland and abroad young artists hold. Critical, contesting or socially-involved art or a definite turn to a private sphere? What is important to us is the presentation of the widest possible spectrum of artistic phenomena to reflect a state of mind of the budding artists and their attitude to the ‘here and now’ events.

The condition of participation in the open call is sending us a completed application form (the file shall be described according to the pattern: surname_name_formularz) and an art work (surname_name_film) or optionally a portfolio (surname_name_portfolio). Only works not longer than 5 minutes shall be considered. A list of the exhibited artist is to be announced on November 13th, 2017 on Galeria Labirynt’s website. The first prize: PLN 10 000, the amount for honourable distinctions: PLN 5000.

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1. May I submit an animation?

In our opinion the ‘video’ label includes all the works which may be displayed on screen, including videos, animations, photographs and slide shows.

2. Does the age criterion apply to graduates exclusively?

The age criterion applies to both students and graduates. The competition is open to everybody born not earlier than in 1990.

3. How are the works going to be presented?

The pieces shall be presented on various devices serving the purpose of multimedia presentation: TVs, screens, projectors, photo frames or tablets. Due to technical reasons, we reserve the right to have the final say on how the pieces are to be presented. We shall take into account the authors’ suggestions as much as possible.

4. How many works may I submit?

Just one.