A Man and His/Her Space – Open call for submissions of exhibition projects for the Cella Gallery and Hovorny in Opava Bludný kámen | Cella Gallery and Hovorny | Opava | till the 8th of March, 2019
Bludný kámen announces an open call for the submission of exhibition projects for the Cella Gallery and Hovorny in Opava starting in April 2019. The call is addressed to both Czech and international artists as well as artistic groups and curators with neither age nor media of expression limitation.
"How much space does a man take? Is there any space that man has not conquered? Is space constant or is it changeable? How does a man interact with the surrounding space and how does the space affect him/her?
Is the current position of man still given mainly by physical parameters or is his/her position determined by his/her position in social-political arena limited by social, gender, ethnic, health or professional factors? Are his/her expressions in any of the personal, intimate or spiritual world the most decisive? Are the most influential the expressions that man shows publicly and he/she thus influences his/her surroundings. Or is the focus of the human existence shifted to the world of data and information – virtual world?
Can empty space still be considered space? Is there in the environment of these days which is virtually overfilled still space for emptiness? Can space exist without human beings? We perceive space as a portfolio of possibilities but as well as concrete physical space that is perceived by each individual differently. Both these perceptions of space determine human orientation, influence each other but they are in opposition to each other as well. We appeal to the artists to explore the portfolio of possibilities in the surrounding physical world and find its limits. We appeal to the artists to seek the harmonious arrangement of space and to point to the conflicting situations and the points of clash in the movement of human beings in both public and private space. We ask them to specify the prerequisites and consequences of implementing such arrangement.”
The term of realisation will be specified according to the agreement between the author of the project and the curators. The duration of one project ranges from three to five weeks.
The evaluation committee will consist of Bludný kámen members (Nela Bártová, Jakub Frank, Matěj Frank, Martin Klimeš, Vendula Kolářová) and an invited curator (Tomáš Knoflíček).
The long-term programme of Cella Gallery and Hovorny is focused on the presentation of contemporary art which can be perceived from the point of view of its contents, form, social – political standpoint as discovering, confirming, radical. It does not leave you in peace and undermines the fix imaginations,
formulae and relations. Exhibition called “A man and his/her space” will be part of exhibition programme in autumn of 2020 and it will present certain findings about the position of a man and his/her space
seen in its broad meaning.
The application has to consist of:
Bludný kámen, Cella Gallery and Hovorny provide:
Application hand in:
It is possible to apply till the 8th of March, 2019. The results will be announced on the 18th of March, 2019.