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MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5

GPS:
50.053653
14.408441

Opening hours:
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program

Open Call: The New Dictionary of Old Ideas

Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha MeetFactory

8. 1. - 14. 2. 2019

The leading theme of our project is Central Europe - a formation between East and West which in the course of centuries has changed its geographic as well as political dimensions many times. We want to respond to the current cultural and political situation – with the rise of nationalistic politics, populism, Euro-skepticism and anti-immigration attitudes in the Central Europe. This tendency can be observed not just locally but in the whole Europe. To go against it we proposed a tool to provide a better understanding of regional specifics - The New Dictionary of Old Ideas.

Open Call for two participants of the residency program and traveling exhibition.

Artists based in Czech Republic are invited to apply for participation.

We are looking for two artists who are willing to work in the international context and with a capacity to carry out the idea of the exhibition that deals with Central European specifics.

It is necessary that they would be interested in working with politics and contemporary topics with a new and challenging approach.Since the project is narrowed to regional identity issues we are seeking for someone who would be able to develop it into a more universal/general level that could be understandable also outside of Central Europe.


The ideal profile should be aware of certain conditions:
- obtain residency schedule - be able to spend at least 80% of the time in the residency location
- participate in a traveling exhibition basing of The New Dictionary of Old Ideas topic by either developing a new artwork based on the residency or presenting already existing artwork  (in 2020)
- be able to travel for exhibition installation and openings during the 2020 (travel expenses, as well as accommodation, will be covered by the organizer)
- adapt her/his piece to every new location (Prague-Tbilisi-Szczecin-Madrid)
- work on the spatial arrangements of every edition (travelling and adapting works to exhibitions will depends on the specifics of works)
- communicate with the curator as well as the production team

 

What do we provide?

2019, September / October in Silk Museum, Tbilisi
45 days residency with a studio, shared apartment

2019 October / November in hablarenarte, Madrid
45 days residency with a studio, shared apartment

- per diem fee - 500 EUR / month (1500 EUR) gross
- production budget - 230 EUR / residency (460 EUR)

2020
fee for the exhibition - 700 EUR (it comes only once)
- new commissions production budget - TBA
- travel expenses
- accomodation in all of the locations

 

Interested applicants must send following documents in English:
1. CV (max 2 pages)
2. Motivation letter (max 1800 characters with spaces) in one PDF file
3. Portfolio in one PDF file

 

Please send both files to opencall@meetfactory.cz with title TENDOI:name and surname

Application deadline February 14th, 2019

Two finalists will be selected by a committee: Data Chigholashvili, Mariam Shergelashvili, Piotr Sikora, Lucia Kvočáková, Alba Folgado, Flavia Introzzi Lopez, Stanisław Ruksza. Results will be announced in the beginning of March 2019.

 

More info: newdictionaryofoldideas.org

Project organized by  MeetFactory Praha in colaboration with Silk Museum TbilisiTrafostacja Sztuki in Szczecinie and hablarenarte in Madrid.