Friday, March 2, 2012

“Undergo. The Parallels” in Tbilisi, Georgia

Open Call for Artists

By GeoAir
May - June 2012

The exhibition project “undergo. the parallels” is a site-specific project in 10 pedestrian underground passages of Tbilisi, Georgia. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, these underground passages have experienced different stages of existence and today are still under development. The goals for “undergo. the parallels” are both practical and artistic. The practical goals are to animate the population of Tbilisi to more frequent usage of underground passageways. For these artists will work directly on site in the passageways, some of the works will be displayed during the whole project period, but also temporal actions and performances will be held in different passageways. The artistic goals are for site-specific works (light installations, sound installations, photography, street art, etc) to be produced to address socio-political and concrete practical issues mentioned above. Tbilisi and Georgian audience is not used to art in public space and in participatory art. With the project “undergo. the parallels” aims to confront the general public with unconventional ways of perceptions of art and engagement with it. Some artworks as street art, light installations, produced during the project, could also remain on-site and act as a long-term attraction in both practical and aesthetical ways for the

Organizers are now responsible for damage or loss of the artwork due to the fact that this is a public space project. Priority will be given to projects which will not be expensive and technically difficult to realize. The artwork presented for the exhibition should be relevant to the city of Tbilisi and relate thematically to the underground passages. It is important to know, that the
project is of a low budget, thus GeoAIR can not carry costs of artists’ travel, accommodation and living costs to work on site, BUT will assist artists in applying for funding. Because of the same financial issues, works can not be returned back after the project is ended.

The interested applicants should mail us the following information in PDF format:
The concept of the work an technical description
Approximate budget of the work
Artist’s CV
Portfolio of realized projects/works.

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