26. maj 2020.
Open call, ATLAS of Particles – Are you … (predictable)?
The Association of Fine Artists of Serbia (ULUS) Expanded Media Section
announces open call for the exhibition
ATLAS of Particles-Are you … (predictable)?
that will take place from 02nd July 2020 until 25th July 2020
in Pavilion CVIJETA ZUZORIĆ Mali Kalemegdan 1, 11000 Belgrade
ULUS, as a professional association of artists active in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, accomplishes its mission in promoting and protecting the working and professional rights and interests of visual artists; securing their better social standing and accordingly securing a better position for visual art in society; raising the quality of artistic production and organizing a referent and representative art program. For the first time, the expanded media branch of this association is organizing an annual exhibition – which, in addition to the Triennial Festival, aims to provide insight into the production of membership in the expanded media format, ie. time-based arts.
The first edition of the exhibition will be held with the subtitle “ATLAS of Particles – Are you… (predictable)?”, containing both scientific and artistic, but also wider social connotations.
According to quantum physics, particles are the smallest, sometimes hypothetical, quantities of a substance, characterized by a variety of magnetic and wave motions, as well as different types of structures and effects. The term and definition of “particles” can be the initial impulse for artistic research – based both on scientific and poetic principles. Also, particles as new, quantum parameters of understanding space and time can serve as a basis for re-thinking about what defines us in material and digital space.
Predictability often implies generally accepted social, political, esthetic criteria, prejudices or expectations.
We invite artists to submit works dealing with:
– interactions of visible or invisible forces and technologies of the digital age,
– the relationship of the individual and the superstructures,
– the relationship of media and technology to individual existence,
– the supremacy of technology over nature,
– language, coded communication,
– different parameters that affect human perception,
– contemporary critical thinking of environmental problems (all kinds of pollution).
The competition is open to all works that are in the domain of expanded media, such as video, experimental film, audio installations, performances, various forms of multimedia and intermediate (ambient art, happenings, concept art, land art, body art, digital photography, street art, mail art and more), interactive installations (works realized through computers, microphones, electronic sensors, networking), the art of software and applications, etc.
It is also possible to propose accompanying programs, presentations within time frame of the exhibition. In this case, basic information, a description of the proposed program, documentation on the topic and idea of the program should be provided, together with a proposal for a date of presentation.
The competition is open to all artists, and each author or art group has the right to apply with two works for the exhibition created no later than 2018.
The application (one for each work) should include:
- completed application form (attached),
- visual presentation of the work – insert from the proposed work in .mp4, .jpg, .wav format or a link to the visual and textual documentation of the work. At least one 10x15cm photo, 300 dpi resolution, RGB color mode is required for each submitted work. In the case of video or process work, a preview link (Vimeo, Youtube…) should be provided in the form of an insert not longer than 3 minutes.
3. certificate of paid membership dues for the current year for ULUS members and confirmation of payment of registration fee of 600 RSD. For non-members a receipt for payment of material fees of production of the exhibition in the amount of RSD 1,200 RSD should be submitted, while the entry fee for foreign artists is EUR 10.
Payment in the home country is made according to the following instructions:
Association of Fine Artists of Serbia, Mali Kalemegdan 1, 11000 Beograd Purpose of Payment: Material costs for the production of the exhibition of the PM- ULUS section
Account number: 325-9500600026388-38
Payment from abroad should be made according to the following instructions:
Intermediary: OTP BANK PLC, BUDAPEST, SWIFT CODE: OTPVHUHB, Account with institution: VOJVODJANSKA BANKA A.D., SWIFT CODE: OTPVRS22, Beneficiary Customer: / RS35325960160000399767, ASSOCIATION OF FINE ARTIST OF SERBIA, SERBIAN, SERBIAN
Contest applications, which must contain all the competition materials, should be submitted by e-mail to:
until June 19th, 2020 at 11.59 p.m.
Applications can also be submitted in person at Cvijeta Zuzorić Pavilion
(Application form + DVD)
or by post at:
Pavilion CVIJETA ZUZORIĆ
Mali Kalemegdan 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
with the caption: “For the competition – EXHIBITION OF THE EXPANDED MEDIA SECTION 2020” Electronic submission for each work are mandatory.
The competition for submission of works is open from 26th May 2020 to 19th June 2020. The authors will be notified about the decisions of the jury latest until 23rd June 2020.
Reception of the works for the exhibition will be done on 25th June 2020. The exhibition will be installed on 30th June and 01st July 2020.
The deadline for submission of information for the catalog and website is 25th June 2020.
The opening of the exhibition will be held on 02nd July 2020 from 7-9 p.m. The return of works upon completion of the exhibition will take place on 26.07, 27.07 and 28th July 2020.
No later than five days after the notification that the work has been accepted, the author is obliged to submit electronically:
- at least one photograph of the following characteristics: resolution 300dpi, CMYK color mode, .jpg or .png format.
- technical description for all accepted works contained in the file name (work title, author, technique, dimension / duration of work, year of origin);
- text about the work – up to 250 words;
- short narrative biography of the artist – up to 250 words.
The organizer reserves the right to exclude the artists who do not submit the required materials in a timely manner.
Incomplete, untimely or applications that do not meet the requirements of the competition will not be considered. Materials that do not match the content of the competition will not be selected. The selectors reserve the right to contact the authors in case of ambiguity and request additional documentation. The selection of works is done by the Organizing Committee of the Exhibition consisting of 3 (three) members who have been appointed by the Expanded Media Section and the ULUS Committee. Selectors and curators reserve the right to include in the selection a certain number of artists by invitation.
Due to the newly created circumstances caused by the pandemic the organizing committee of the exhibition reserves the right to make changes in time and space.
Each artist, given the modest potential funding of ULUS, may receive a letter of support to borrow equipment or provide it to display his work. ULUS has at its disposal a certain amount of equipment, and for its part will make every effort to obtain additional equipment for all exhibitors.
At their request, the Organizing Committee will send to the authors of the selected works an appropriate certificate, in order to be able to obtain additional financial resources for participation and / or post production of the artwork – from sponsors, donors and / or local organizations.
Due to the difficult financial situation of the Association, the fees for this year could not be completely canceled, but reduced.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the catalog will be published primarily in PDF format, and the data from the applications will be transferred to this publication, which will be sent to the participants by e-mail. If financial possibilities permit, a catalog in paper format will also be printed. Each participant of the exhibition is entitled to one free copy.
Transport work and customs clearance (for applications outside Serbia) is carried by the artist. ULUS will issue the necessary documentation to confirm the purpose of importing the author’s work.
ULUS shall be liable for damage or disappearance of the works from the day they are received into the possession until the day they are submitted for export customs procedure, or until the artist personally takes it back.
ULUS is not responsible for damage or disappearance of works in case of force majeure (natural disasters, unpredictable difficult circumstances, war events, etc.).
ULUS will not be liable for any damages or missing works that have not been taken back by the last given date of 26, 27 and 28th July 2020.