‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Open Call to UK Artists Schwartz Gallery

'ex-ca-vate-site-two' curated by Ismail Erbil 2015

 

UK Artists, if you are making contemporary work, take a look at the past shows at Schwartz Gallery on their website. Or visit the gallery now. If your work fits, then the small fee to submit to this opportunity may get you in. If you are looking for more art galleries click here  and here.

‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ Open Call to Artists artists living and working in London and the U.K only.

Curated by Ismail Erbil

Deadline for applications: Thursday 21st May 2015

Exhibition dates: 03.06.15 – 04.07.2015
Gallery opening times: Thursday, Friday & Saturdays 1 – 6 pm or by  appointment

Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursdays: 4th June & 2nd July 2015, 6 – 9 pm

‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ is a group show in an open call format curated by artist-curator Ismail Erbil that investigates the relationship between finished works and those found in the artist’s studios, thinking of this relationship as a type of excavation.   Re-visiting the studio in a gallery environment Erbil records and reconsiders curatorial relationships and questions the context of the gallery versus the studio revealing often hidden or unseen aspects of an artist’s practice. Displaying a sense of unearthed visions creates unorthodox sites of interaction between artworks, the gallery space and the viewer.  A large structure in the centre of the gallery references Joseph Beuys sculpture work ‘Fat Battery’ 1963 and Meret Oppenheim object 1936.  This investigation at Schwartz Gallery extends from Erbil’s ideas of ‘digging’ for minimalist visions, saturation and construction as a dimension of the artist’s role, questioning the act of erasing and displaying broken artworks.  The viewer will also have the option to be guided by the gallery assistants to link up finished objects with studio objects disrupting their process of engaging with the exhibition and shifting their role into that of active agent in the context of the exhibition as an installation.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Artists are encouraged to apply with work that responds to the above ideas of excavation, unearthed visions and the idea of finishes versus the unfinished.
If you would like to be part of ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ please continue to the applications guidelines below:

KEY DATES:
Deadline for applications: Thursday 21st May 2015.  Selected artists announced on Schwartz Gallery website: Tuesday 26th May 2015
Private view: Wednesday 3rd June 6 – 8.30 p.m
Exhibition dates: 03/06/15 – 04/07/2015
Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday 1 – 6 p.m or by appointment

FEES:
Application and processing fee: £12 (via paypal) per application of up to two artworks per artist.  The fee is non-refundable. Please include your PayPal Payment Reference Number when completing the ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ application form.

GUIDELINES:
*‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ is open to artists living and working in London and the U.K only.
*Work across all media will be considered. There is no size restriction.
*Each applicant can submit up to two pieces of work, saved as JPG files no larger than 1MB per image ( 2 images in total maximum per applicant).
*Selecting studio objects by the selected artists will be the responsibility of the curator.  Artists should not to send images of studio objects but only of finished works.
*Each applicant should attach a one page CV when submitting their application (word doc or pdf).*No late submissions will be accepted.
*THE GALLERY WILL  NOT CONSIDER ARTISTS WORK WITH IMAGES LARGER THAN THE 1MB PER IMAGE LIMIT. THESE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
*All works must have been made since 2013.
*Applicants should be aged 18 and over at the time of applying.
*Number each image to correspond to the work list on the application form.
*Schwartz Gallery reserves the right to not display any artwork that is significantly different from the art that was accepted from the submission.
* Work submitted must be available and remain on display until the end of the exhibition with selected artists signing a consignment form.
*Work will need to be collected at the end of the exhibition (Selected artists will be contacted regarding the delivery and collection dates).  The gallery can arrange for work to be posted back to the artists as long as all costs and packaging have been covered by the artists.
*Artists are advised to insure their own works. The gallery will not be responsible for theft, loss or damage to their work.
*Once artists have delivered work, the hanging of the show will be the responsibility of the gallery. Exhibited works may be photographed for promotional purposes.The gallery reserves the right to extend the application deadline and re-schedule the exhibition dates.
Please e-mail your completed application form and all required support materials to info@schwartzgallery.co.uk with your name and ‘ex-ca-vate-site-two’ in the subject title.

http://www.schwartzgallery.co.uk/

Schwartz Gallery, Schwartz Wharf
92 White Post Lane, Ground floor, Building 2, London, E9 5GU
Copyright © 2015 Erbil.Michalopoulos, All rights reserved

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