Seek Art

English: seek truth from facts

English: seek truth from facts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Seek Art, a Beta site for what I refer to as high-end art, produced the RAZE site-specific exhibition in Beijing featuring a range of media, including sculpture, installations, sound, and street actions with QR-Codes appearing as part of the exhibition pointing to a media based project online.

For RAZE, the artist Zhang Ding served placebo ecstasy-shaped cakes to the viewing audience during his performance, inviting them to consume and altering their states of mind or experience through participation. The artist then took portraits of viewers.

Seek Art then produced a limited edition DVD of the RAZE exhibition, available in their /Lab.

The Seek Art shop offers limited-edition art objects created by  artists and produced by their /lab.

The SEEK-ART.com network of international artists range in medium and practice.  Michele Thursz, Founder and Artistic Director, is an independent cultural producer and consultant based in New York City. From 1999-2009, Thursz co-founded and directed Moving Image Gallery [MIG], NYC, one of the first galleries to show contemporary artists using electronic and computer-based mediums. You will find her contact information on the Seek Art site.

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If Walls Could Talk: Another Art Hotel Opportunity

Artist Marketing Resources blog has posted about a variety of Art Hotel opportunities over the years, and many art hotels are included in our Art Consultant list.

This call is from an art hotel, the Gladstone, in Toronto–

Call for Submissions: Experiential Illustration Show, Gladstone Hotel, closes June 13

Call for Submissions: If Walls Could Talk, Gladstone Hotel

IF WALLS COULD TALK
The Gladstone Hotel’s Experiential Illustration Show
March 6 to 16, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Attention: Illustrators, painters, designers, comic artists, textile artists, graffiti writers, street artists, mixed media artists, typographers, printmakers, animators, new media artists, craftspeople and all non-lens-based visual artists.

The Gladstone Hotel seeks expressions of interest for contemporary, experiential projects for its inaugural illustration event, If Walls Could Talk. This group exhibition will take place March 6 – 16, 2014 at the historic Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto.

If Walls Could Talk will challenge Canadian and international artists to work outside their traditional practices—to occupy and alter spaces in dramatic, conceptual, or experimental ways. The majority of the site-specific work will be localized on the hotel’s second floor, but we encourage applicants to consider proposing projects for all public spaces throughout the hotel.

Artists may participate independently or in collaboration with a partner, or as a team. Ideal candidates for juried consideration are practitioners who approach their disciplines with a radical personal vision. These artists/designers use illustration—or a practice related to illustration—to converse, connect, collaborate, and construct. Successful projects will create delight in the unexpected.

JURY

Diti Katona: founding partner and creative director, Concrete Design
Gary Taxali: fine artist and illustrator
Jason Logan: author, illustrator, designer, and creative director of Rogers Publishing
Mikey Richardson: co-owner and creative director, AmoebaCorp
Paul Dallas: chair of Illustration, OCAD University
Virginia Johnson: illustrator, textile designer, and owner of Virginia Johnson Lifestyle
Zak Mroueh: president, executive creative director and founder, Zulu Alpha Kilo

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
There are two ways to participate:

Immersive Room Installation

  • Create new work that is site-specific and installation-based. Key words for room installations are immersive, spatial, experiential, and interactive.

Site-Specific Public Space Project

  • Spaces to consider:
 main spaces and hallways adjacent to the second floor gallery; public areas throughout the hotel, including the stairwell, elevator shaft, Melody Bar, café, and lower green roof.

To submit to If Walls Could Talk, please email your expression of interest (PDF only) to ifwallscouldtalk2014@gmail.com before 11 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Submissions must include:

  • CV, contact information (email and phone), and bio (minimum 100 words, including preferred medium) for all participating artists.
  • Link(s) to artist website(s), if applicable. Provide 5–10 images of past works or projects, with notations indicating medium and dimensions of depicted pieces.
  • Description of a proposed exhibition that is specific to If Walls Could Talk. Please describe the project you plan to create, detailing the medium(s) and materials you will use. Indicate clearly whether you are applying for a room installation or public space, and estimate dimensions of the work you intend to create.

Once selected, each participant will have the opportunity to discuss their project further with the curator. The curator will also be available to discuss work as it develops.

NOTE: Several past participants of Gladstone Hotel art events have successfully obtained exhibition assistance grants and sponsorships.

For more information, contact curator Leila Courey at ifwallscouldtalk2014@gmail.com or Noa Bronstein, Director of Exhibitions & Cultural Promotions, Gladstone Hotel at noa@gladstonehotel.com.

Gladstone Hotel website

Call For Submissions– Art on Gentrification

I’ve found yet another interesting theme exhibition. This one is on gentrification.  Lots of questions, thoughts, and opinions come up with artists regarding gentrification. Artists are important agents in the initiation of gentrification in run-down neighborhoods. Artists bring in cultural capital that leads to economic capital.

A SITE SPECIFIC SHOW ON GENTRIFICATION at the Beacon Arts Building. Go to their website to see pics of their massive exhibition space:

http://beaconartsbuilding.com/exhibitions

Submissions and proposals should be sent to  bab.submissions@gmail.com by July 25, 2012. 

P.S. They are even accepting articles for publication for this project. I would like to connect with artists to collaborate on an article (http://bit.ly/Artarticles)–email Marie Kazalia at:  MarieKazalia@gmail.com