Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist-in-Residency Program (Shanghai, China)

Open Call for Applications

A broad range of contemporary art is at the very heart of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel. Its Artist Residency welcomes known and unknown artists from around the world, including China, to live and work in artist studios on the hotel premises for periods of up to six months.

Artists who are invited to participate in the Swatch Art Peace Hotel will live and work on the second and third floors of the hotel in studios made available to them at no cost, including a continental breakfast. Eighteen modular apartment-workshops can accommodate around forty artists per year, giving them the unique opportunity to discover Shanghai, to establish contacts with each other and to work on parallel or joint projects of their choosing. Eight studios are designed so that artists have a working space at their disposal which is separate from their living quarters; ten incorporate the workshop into the living space. The type of activity and the needs of the artists determine the type of housing to be awarded. Workshop space can also be shared.

As the artists are accomodated at the invitation of Swatch Group, they are only asked to leave a “trace” of their visit. A trace is typically a piece of art created by the artist during his or her stay; it is up to the artist to determine what form such a trace will take. The traces will become part of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Collection and will be presented to the public in the Virtual Museum.

No specific application deadline.

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