A Man and His / Her Space

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:

  • The name/s of author/s of project and artist/s
  • Brief description of the project for the Cella Gallery and Hovorny including the technical solution and schedule of the installation (text in the extension of 1-2 regular pages)
  • Visualisation, images or other project documentation
  • Proposition of realisation terms - Artist/s portfolio including the updated CV
  • Portfolio or CV of the curator/s - Estimated exhibition budget and its financial coverage
  • In order to realise more financially demanding projects we recommend additional financial sources. Bludný kámen can be helpful in their achieving by the means of sending invitation letter for example

Bludný kámen, Cella Gallery and Hovorny provide:

  • Basic background for the installation including accommodation
  • Supposed budget for one project of 10 000 CZK for the installation materials + travelling costs (will be specified after the outcome of the grant results)
  • Basic PR (press release, social networks, poster and invitation printing, printing of other additional materials)
  • Opening

Application hand in:
It is possible to apply electronically at the email address Adres poczty elektronicznej jest chroniony przed robotami spamującymi. W przeglądarce musi być włączona obsługa JavaScript, żeby go zobaczyć. or in printed form to the address: Bludný kámen, z. s. Gudrichova 6 746 01 Opava

It is possible to apply till the 8th of March, 2019. The results will be announced on the 18th of March, 2019.


Projects can be consulted at email Adres poczty elektronicznej jest chroniony przed robotami spamującymi. W przeglądarce musi być włączona obsługa JavaScript, żeby go zobaczyć. or personally prior to mutual agreement.


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Wpisany przez Monika Żarnowska 11.02.2019r. Ostatnia zmiana 11.02.2019r.

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