To displace is to dislocate from its original position, to move away into unfamiliar territory. Different places contain their culture and provide its inhabitants with the information to survive. Relocation to a particular place means one must to adapt to these circumstances for survival, demanding strength to conform to new surroundings. How would objects change if they were misplaced? How do animals or people? In what way has their home prepared them for their new environment, and what affected their development? What is now home? This project will aim at the analysis of what the term 'displacement' may bear, containing in it many answerless questions and perspectives that are still to be understood.
What is the project?
An open call for artists and writers where, after the selection process, we will now make an exhibition. 14 artists were chosen from 58 applications by a judging panel made from 5 incredible individuals from different backgrounds within the arts.
This project aims to develop an open-submission exhibition method, which gives the opportunity for young and emerging artists to submit works they have been developing based on the topic of displacement. The resources for the development of the project will all be internet based, to try and reach the biggest possible audience, giving the project an international, global, characteristic.
The aim of this project is to create an online database of artworks and to promote the participating artists. Ten artists shall be selected by a judging panel and presented on the project website.
This project is developing in three different stages:
- The submission process, where, after its conclusion, an online exhibition will be held, showcasing a selection of the works of art alongside the artist’s profile;
- The crowdfunding event, to raise enough funds to complete the third and last stage (we are at this moment in space and time);
- An exhibition and a catalogue of the selected works and artists.
The artists are:
Angela ChenDana Davenport
And the selection board was made by...
Goia Mujalli is an artist who graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, and is now taking her Masters degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London. www.goiamujalli.com
Julia Clemente is an associate director at White Rainbow Gallery, in London. Julia has also co-curated an exhibition of public art, URBE, in 2008. www.white-rainbow.co.uk
Lucrecia Vinhães directs the PIPA prize for artists in Brazil. The prize's goal is to award and give visibility to artists that have been distinguished by their works and who are already known in the Brazilian art scene. www.pipaprize.com
Sara Pearce is an art advisor who helps private collectors build and manage their collections, whatever their area of interest, from Old Masters through to Emerging Masters! www.sarapearce.co.uk
Sarah Elson is an American art historian and collector with professional expertise as an advisor to private and corporate collections. Sarah also founded Launch Pad, a platform for emerging artists who have never exhibited in the UK. www.launchpadart.org
For some technical aspects, here is the breakdown of the budget:
- For transportation and framing: £2800
- Installation material and furniture: £1000
- Maintenance of the website: £200
- Renting of space (for 3-4 weeks): £5000
- Opening party (to which you are more than invited to attend): £700
These are some of the rewards:
Risks and challenges
Unfortunately, there are always risks. Donation rewards might be delayed, or exhibition dates may change. In any case, we will let you know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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