ART AWARD 2021: „WER sind WIR — WIR sind WER“
Deadline extended: August 21, 2021
This year, the 12th open Art Award call of Baustelle Schaustelle e. V. invites young artists to submit works on the open topic “WER sind WIR — WIR sind WER”.
After nearly 1 ½ years of restrictions and imposements, we as a team wished for a theme with ‘no direct’ correlation to the ongoing pandemic.
All proposals have to work with the room Brigittastraße 9 and be clearly visible through the window (we have to plan with the possibility of a window exhibition). Furthermore we don’t intend to show any violence or sexuality. The winner’s work will be shown in autumn 2021 in a solo exhibition at Baustelle Schaustelle Essen. In addition, the winner will present her/him work in one night of our series ZU GAST. All in all we hope for many creative and diverse portfolios and wish you best of luck!
The Art Award 2021 is bound to the topic “WER sind WIR — WIR sind WER”. Please submit a project (exposé), which is to be realized at Baustelle Schaustelle Essen in a solo exhibition. From the exposé the development of their own artistic work should emerge clearly.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The open call addresses artists up until the age of 35. The winner commits her-/himself to realize an exhibition in fall 2021 at Baustelle Schaustelle Essen. On this day there will be an introductory speech or artist talk. The winner will also introduce his/her work further by doing a lecture, talk, performance (or other forms) in our series “ZU GAST” in Essen or Düsseldorf. The winner is obligated to organize an introductory person and possible other interlocutors. We inform that there will be no budget other than the price money.
The project space Baustelle Schaustelle is a venue for young contemporary art. Since fall 2007 works by young international artists have been exhibited. The non-profit showroom in Brigittastraße, Essen which was initially intended as a temporary experimental platform, has become established as a permanent exhibition venue. From 2010 until 2020 the Art Award already received a great amount of positive feedback from artists and the media.
An independent jury (see “JURY”) will select the winner of the Art Award 2021. The prize money will be 1000 Euro. Half of it will be disbursed before and the other half after the exhibition. The winning project will be shown in a solo exhibition at Baustelle Schaustelle, Brigittastraße 9, 45130 Essen, in fall 2021 (opening date: to be decided). Furthermore, the winner will speak about her/his work within our series ZU GAST (date: a few days before opening). We will announce the winner a few days after the jury meeting on October 17th.
The application must be submitted by post only to: Baustelle Schaustelle, Brigittastraße 9, 45130 Essen, Germany, until August 21, 2021 (postmark date).
Complete applications must include:
_ Printed cover letter incl. contact information
_ Artist Portfolio
_ Curriculum vitae with realized projects
_ Exposé (sketch or draft of the planned work)
The submitted sketch or exposé should define how the project will be realized in our showroom in Essen. For the room plan please see
https://www.baustelle-schaustelle.de/en/about-en/about-us/. The submitted entries should be no larger than DIN A3. Applications including electronic media must be submitted on DVD or USB storage devices together with the written exposé. Ideally they should also include a synopsis of the given electronic work (i.e. videos). We would like to inform you that we will not accept originals. Applications can only be returned if there is a stamped and addressed envelope enclosed to the application. For better communication it is important that you hand in your complete address including email- and phone contact. Since we have no storage room applications which are not picked up until November 15, 2021 will be subject to disposal (pick up dates by appointment via email).
The members of the jury are:
- Dr. Anna Fricke, Museum Folkwang
- Dr. Thomas Kremer, Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn
- Dr. Stefanie Kreuzer (chairwoman), Art Museum Bonn
- Prof. Martin Pfeifle, Academy Düsseldorf
- Fari Shams, Fine Artist
- Dr. Peter Schüller, Art Collection NRW
COPYRIGHT AND INSURANCE
Baustelle Schaustelle holds no responsibility for submitted applications. Nor can insurance coverage be guaranteed during the transportation or subsequent exhibition of the works. Furthermore, apart from the prize money, financial support for the completion or transportation of works will not be provided under any circumstances. The copyright will remain unaffected. In connection with the contest and the exhibitions, the applicant must waive all his or her rights of usage. The artist allows Baustelle Schaustelle to use text and photo material for publicity and presentation for Baustelle Schaustelle. During the course of the show the exhibited works will remain on the premises of Baustelle Schaustelle. By participating in the contest,
the applicant agrees to the conditions listed above.
Baustelle Schaustelle – Raum für junge Kunst, Brigittastraße 9, 45130 Essen