Sideways Festival 2012 - Exploring pathscapes in Belgium --- August 17th till September 17th 2012
Contributed by Sideways on 21/07/2011 13:04 in Calls for participation
Sideways is a translocal, experimental festival for contemporary art and cultural research, exploring different ‘pathscapes’ in the northern region of Belgium. This first-time event will unfold on the go across a four week period in the summer of 2012. It foresees a broad program of visual art, walks, live art and sitespecific interventions. The project is a joint initiative of an environmental NGO (Trage Wegen), a visual arts’ centre (Verbeke Foundation) and an artist collective (Glasbak). The festival invites artists and audiences to explore the many non-motorized paths and trails folded into the spaces of our everyday life. We propose the term pathscapes to differentiate these landscape lines and their surroundings form motorized roads and streets. Ubiquitous yet overlooked, these pathscapes comprise a broad diversity of ‘spaces of going’: crooked rural footpaths; cycleways spanning many kilometres; straight tow paths on the banks of waterways; transient ‘desire lines’ leading from one urban area to another; barely perceptible, overgrown backroads; picturesque hollow ways; etc. Along these paths and trails, people move around and engage with their surroundings. Sideways sparks an investigation of these familiar places, asking artists to visit them, to rethink or re-imagine our experiences as we go along a variety of pathscapes. As such, the festival aims to question the past history, present use and future potential of these landscape features, as well as our conceptions of time, space, movement and memory.
The event itself moves beyond the conventional spaces of art display and reception. The Sideways programme stages diverse actions and situations on the open-air sites of paths and trails, both rural and urban. The programming blends arts-based and artistic practices with more vernacular forms of creativity and poetic practice that emerge along pathways. As such, Sideways sets out to create a collaborative meeting ground where artists and audiences can experience the multiple charms of being on the go.
The Sideways Festival is currently accepting artists’ proposals.
General considerations and requirements
- All projects must engage with the main thematic thread of Sideways (pathscapes) or address related questions (see also project background below).
- Proposals may concern the journey component of the festival (or a phase thereof), as well as an intervention at one of the festival nodes (or a combination of both).
- Sideways is an outdoor festival taking place along actual footpaths, cycleways and backroads. Projects should consider the here and now of these sites: alongside people purposefully visiting the festival event, many passers-by will come across the works by chance. Overall, audience engagement will be essential to the success of the experiences, for both artist and audience.
- Art projects can deal with the sites (pathscapes) in various ways: physically, experientially, socially, by association, etc. Projects can take the form of outdoor installations, choreographed physical activities, artist-led excursions, work with new/locative media, meetings, ephemeral gestures, performances, sculptures, mapping, etc. Artists may also be involved in the shaping of the festival journey (introducing cues for action, a consistent attribute or focus, a blog or log book, etc.).
- The festival organisation will facilitate local partnerships, undertake all negotiations to allow projects to use public/private space and provide the necessary production facilities (residencies, promotional support, assistance in development of the project etc.). However, artists are expected to be highly involved in the preparation and installation of their exhibit, project or performance.
Procedure and timeline
The collaboration with artists is based upon the procedure outlined below. Depending on the dynamics of the festival’s development, some elements may be added or altered.
- August 15th 2011 – Deadline for receipt of proposals and applications.
- Projects will be reviewed and selected by a jury panel including art experts and the Sideways team. Notification of accepted proposals will follow latest August 30th 2011.
- A series of prospective visits to different festival sites will be organized in September 2011. Selected artists will be invited to take part in these exchange meetings, conceived as moments to explore the terrain, match expectations, finetune project forms, etc.
- Selected projects will be realised, presented and/or performed as part of the Sideways festival, between August 17th and September 17th 2012 (tbc).
Proposals - application details
Applications must be written in English, French or Dutch. The complete application (paper or digital form) should be sent to the following address before August 15th 2011:
Trage Wegen vzw
9000 Gent (Belgium)
The World in a Shell - polliniferous project
Contributed by Hans Kalliwoda on 06/06/2011 16:20 in New works
polliniferous [poliniferus] adj. Producing or carrying of pollen.
The polliniferous project is a series of art interventions, using the World in a Shell as laboratory. The purpose of these interventions is the investigation of new methods of learning and knowledge production. This occurs by establishing different process-orientated, collaborative, multidisciplinary and/or cross-cultural situations that lead to intellectual cross-pollination, thereby transcending established paradigms. The project aims to go beyond inspirations; it wants to get the process of change into motion. http://www.youtube.com/WorldinaShell
The aesthetics of the laboratory and the operational analogue and digital infrastructures (see 'technology' http://www.worldinashell.net/rhizome/WiaS_brief.html) facilitate an environment, where post- anthropological research and tacit knowledge searching can take place. By winning hearts and minds of the host people, their intuitive know-how of the participants can be expressed spontaneously and will be captured. Without pre-defining results we can expect new insights, and may get closer to the answer concerning the viability of nomadism for the 21-century...as long as we are willing and able to reconsider our concept of home.
On location within indigenous cultures the World in a Shell transforms itself into a swap-shop with functions such as a cinema, a stage for theatre and film productions and into a community space for play and workshops. All chosen destinations are in or nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites with indigenous peoples, with the first placement in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana with the San (Bushman). The next destination will be with the Inuit in Ilulissat, Greenland. The focus on indigenous people is guided by the goal of trying to find ways to resist the disappearance of their cultures and their vast libraries of knowledge by creating a better understanding of the value and importance of these people for "modern" men and women. Being a metaphoric “treasure box” the World in a Shell becomes the first mobile World-heritage-site.
As a public exhibit, the project is a walk-in-sculpture, an artwork in its own right. Additionally, by applying different methods of staging, people get triggered to change from a passive observer into an active participant - and therefore become part of the sculpture. Meanwhile workshops and brainstorming sessions with the academic community and other decision makers are taking place. In 2010 the project has been exhibited at the Museumpark Rotterdam and hosted by the Netherlands Architecture institute and V2_; and was part of the PICNIC 2010 event in the Westerpark, Amsterdam. An exhibition catalogue has been published.
On a technology level, the World in a Shell explores the limits of the de-centralization of energy production and the raising of awareness on energy consumption in the framework of autonomy and mobility, by using new media components and the internet. We have had success with preliminary attempts to integrate 48-hour weather forecasts to pave the way for further development of a self-learning system, of sufficient intelligence for on-the-fly "smart" regulation of energy production, storage and consumption. As an open source and experimental playground, scientists have been invited to use the unit to investigate human-intelligent-systems coordination under "real-live" conditions.
contact: hans kalliwoda firstname.lastname@example.org
tel. +31 20 419 49 49
production: blindpainters foundation/amsterdam
A call for unrealized projects
Contributed by Agency of Unrealized Projects on 17/05/2011 18:57 in Calls for participation
A call for unrealized projects
Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works, in this way charting the terrain of a contingent future.
Though the state of being unrealized implies the potential for realization, not all projects are intended to be carried out. In other instances, artists deliberately leave works incomplete, to record very interesting "failures" or experiments. Other planned projects involve consciously utopian, non-utilitarian, and conceptual spaces that were not made available for realization. Whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action.
You are invited to contribute your own unrealized projects to AUP's growing archive. Contributions can include text (DOC) and image files (two JPEGs or PDFs up to 2MB each), and can be submitted online at www.e-flux.com/aup. Please include one paragraph describing your project.
Submission deadline: May 25, 2011
The Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) will be opening a temporary office in Basel this June, comprising of an archive of unrealized art projects. This will present projects collected through this open call and those collated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa following several years of international research conducted in the late 90s. AUP follows the exhibition of the book project Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects, presented as a public archive at e-flux in 2009.
AUP is a project of e-flux in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery devised by Julieta Aranda, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones and Anton Vidokle.
Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) identity is designed by Liam Gillick.
OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2011 UNIDEE in Residence
Contributed by UNIDEE - University of Ideas on 11/01/2011 11:29 in Announcements
OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2011
UNIDEE in Residence 2011: 15th June-15th October
Application Deadline:20th January 2011
UNIDEE – University of Ideas is the international pole of formation and exchange between knowledge and diverse problematics, open to a varied and multidisciplined group of creatives, professional people and students. Here art abandons the conventional cannons and places instead to integrate itself with society and with other disciplines: communication, production, economics, politic, architecture, design, literature, music, spirituality, ecology and nourishment.
UNIDEE in Residence runs for four months - from June to October - to explore the rapport between art and society and to investigate methodologies of creative interventions able to activate projects for a socially responsible change in society. Unidee in residence forms a new professional skill: that of 'activator' of projects for a Responsible Transformation of Society, which reunites the characteristics and skills of the artist, curator, business people and managers of cultural projects. At Cittadellarte the residents' acquire a professional creative dimension that is productive and socially relevant, capable of responsibly confronting the problematics of real society and that offers innovative proposals to companies and administrations in different contexts.
The UNIDEE programme develops in direct synergy with the activities of Cittadellarte, interacting with the exhibitions, research and projects of the Uffizi in the areas of ecological architecture (Architecture Office), sustainable design (Production Office), of economic alternatives (Economics Office), of intercultural Dialogue (Politics Office and Love Difference Project), of the relation between ecology and creativity (Ecology Office and ReMida Project), of affective cuisine (Nourishment Office), of art and social change (Art Office) and of the spirituality of art (Spirituality Office).
The residents in this way have the opportunity to enter into contact and collaborate with the diverse realities of the territory and with the businesses and institutional partners of Cittadellarte. Numerous meetings, lectures, workshops with experts from the creative world, business and art are organised that share with the residents their experience and knowledge.
The open studio UNIDEE in Progress, which takes place at the end of the formative course, presents the ideas and projects developed to the public.
UNIDEE Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 27
Phone: +39 015 0991 462
project room @ aquarium: International artist-in-residence programme
Contributed by Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain on 23/12/2010 16:26 in Calls for participation
project room @ aquarium: International artist-in-residence programme
Call for applications
from 16 May to 8 July 2011
exhibition from 9 July to 11 September 2011
opens Friday, 8 July 2011
from 5 September to 28 October 2011
exhibition from 29 October 2011 to 8 January 2012
opens Friday, 28 October 2011
In 2011, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain will host the next edition of project room @ aquarium, an artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called "Aquarium", a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion. This international residency programme, while welcoming proposals taking full advantage of the place's very specific architecture, is encouraging applications aiming to stimulate exchange and debate in relation with the local context and socio-cultural issues in Luxembourg.
project room @ aquarium forms an integral part of the Casino Luxembourg's agenda of exhibitions and events. Furthermore to the work that the participants are asked to realise during their stay in Luxembourg, they are expected to participate in the activities of Casino Luxembourg on specific occasions to be defined with the Casino team. Their project will be exhibited over a period of two months at the end of the residency and documented in a publication.
The residency is open to all individuals or artists' collectives wishing to develop their practice in a professional context by creating new work. Applicants are free to choose their means of artistic expression but must give documented proof of at least three years' work and exhibition practice and not be older than 40 years. In order to facilitate communication with the local scene, participants should be fluent in either English, French or German. All applicants must hold a valid visa for the duration of the residency.
A jury of experts will select the candidates for the two residencies to be held in 2011 based on the quality of work and the applicants' potential to use the residency to maximum benefit. The selected candidates will be informed of the jury results via email at the end of February 2011.
The 2010/2011 years' jury members are Jean-Jacques Dumont, artist and professor, École supérieure d'art Metz Métropole (ESAMM) and École Supérieure des Arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (ÉSADS); Berit Fischer, freelance curator, Berlin; Emmanuel Lambion, freelance curator and art worker / Bn Projects, Brussels; Kevin Muhlen, artistic director, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain; Christine Walentiny, exhibitions manager and project coordinator, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain.
Casino Luxembourg will provide financial and technical support and will be in charge of implementing the artist's project to a maximum cost of EUR 10,000. Participants will be accommodated in a centrally located, self-sufficient flat at Centre Culturel de Rencontres Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg city. Casino Luxembourg will take over the artist's travel costs to and from Luxemburg and will provide a bulk sum of EUR 1,800 toward general expenses, to be paid in four instalments, the first of which will be made upon arrival. At the end of the residency, participants will receive an artist fee of EUR 1,500.
Deadline for applications: 12 January 2011
Applications must be fully completed and submitted in due time in order to be considered.
Submission of application: guidelines
Candidates are asked to respect the criteria as described above and to send their application file before 12 January 2011. All the below mentioned documents are to be sent to Casino Luxembourg per e-mail to the attention of Christine Walentiny in a single printable PDF file.
Your application file should include the following documents:
1) Application form: personal information
to be downloaded on the internet site of Casino Luxembourg: www.casino-luxembourg.lu
2) Scan/copy of your passport or identity card
3) Curriculum vitae
including your educational record and exhibitions (press articles optional) from 2007 onwards
4) Artist's statement including:
a. a description of your artistic work and practice in 250 words maximum
b. a selection of 3 finished projects/works of art that you briefly explain
Please include a maximum of 3 images per project. If you wish to send a film, please do this via www.wetransfer.com (not more than 3 films in total will be considered!)
5) Letter of intent (350 words maximum)
including a brief description of your motivation and of what you will be working on contentwise
while being in Luxembourg. No final project for the space is required at this stage, but an outline of your intentions has to be clearly stated in your letter.
Contact and enquiries
Christine Walentiny, project coordinator
The Collaborative Research Residency
Contributed by CRResidency on 20/12/2010 16:31 in Calls for participation
OPEN CALL for the 2011-edition:
BAC, Baltic Art Center in Visby, Sweden; The Factory of Art and Design (FFKD) in Copenhagen, Denmark and Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway jointly invite professionals within the field of visual art to apply to our new Collaborative Research Residency.
The Collaborative Research Residency offers one month residencies spring 2011 for research groups of three collaborators where at least one has a contemporary visual arts background (artist/curator/art critic). The programme encourages new relationships and should be seen as a chance to try out different types of collaborations, which may have an inter-disciplinary character. We welcome applications from research groups of three people, where a minimum of two people are based in or coming from the Nordic and Baltic countries.
This residency programme is a pilot project, and differs from our other residency programmes in two ways: it focuses on collaborative rather than individual practice, and it emphasises the research phase.
The application should outline the initial research idea, how you imagine the collaborative research process, as well as a clear motivation for why you wish to collaborate and how you see that your respective practices can enrich each other.
In 2011 we offer residencies to three groups of three people each to stay for one month in one of the three host institutions. A stipend of 1400 per month for each person, travel costs up to 1000 for the group, accommodation and a studio or office facility will be provided. 500 will be allocated to each collaborating unit for expenses associated to their research.
The application should include: a description of the initial idea, an outline of the imagined process and a clear motivation for the collaboration.
A minimum of two applicants must be from any of the Nordic or Baltic countries, or be professionally based in any of these countries.
Please see www.crresidency.net for detailed information.
Application deadline: 1 February 2011
Residency duration: one month (30 consecutive days) residency
BAC: March-June 2011/ FFKD: April-June 2011 / HKS: either April or May 2011.
Baltic Art Center is a production office and work place for artists, curators and contemporary art writers located at the Swedish island Gotland. BAC runs a variety of different production- and residency programs. It is a flexible organization placing the artistic process at the centre of its activities it therefore has no permanent studios or exhibition rooms. BAC is working actively with questions concerning the relationship between artistic process, institution and society with the aim to continuously assess and re-think our working methods.
The Factory of Art and Design (FFKD) is an artist-run institution in Copenhagen, Denmark. FFKD houses 55 studios for professional visual artists and designers and a 1000m2 production hall, which is used for exhibitions and events. We run a variety of different international residency programs and collaborate equally on a local, national and international level in issues dealing with the conditions of artistic production.
Hordaland Art Centre based in Bergen, Norway was established 1976 as the first artist run art centre in Norway. Its activities are based around the exhibition programme with equal emphasis on seminars, presentations and dialogue. Since 1987 Hordaland Art Centre has had a residency programme, from 2008 open to international artist, curators, writers and other art professionals. Hordaland Art Centre is situated in one of the oldest remaining school buildings in Bergen where we focus on local commitment in an international every day.
Call for applications: Curating in the expanded field
Contributed by Curatorial Programme of de Appel arts centre on 08/12/2010 10:29 in Calls for participation
Call for applications: Curating in the expanded field
PROGRAMME 2011/2012: Curating in the expanded field
Application deadline: 15 January 2011
Initiated in 1994, the Curatorial Programme of de Appel arts centre wishes to offer young curators a condensed package of experiences and skills that can be seen as instruments to enhance the development of their professional career. The eight-month long Curatorial Programme exists in its current form since 2006, with a thematically organised curriculum and an extended tutorial team. It encompasses a dense array of theoretical seminars, thematic workshops, field trips in Europe and Asia, practice-related assignments and encounters with artists and art professionals. The programme pays attention to the history of exhibition-making, diverse curatorial practices, institution building and project management. The unique thematic focus is on the polarity between 'free-lance ' and 'institutional' curating and on the examination of 'context-responsive' curating. The programme explores through which formats and methodologies curators deal with the presentation of art in the 'expanded field' outside of the white cube and how they respond to the cultural moment.
The following parts of the programme are considered to be of vital importance:
- The opportunity to research theoretical issues and developments in regular sessions with a tutorial teamconsisting e.g. of Floris Alkemade (architect,NL), Liesbeth Bik (visual artist, NL), Ann Demeester (director de Appel arts centre, BE/NL), Charles Esche (director Van Abbe Museum, UK/NL), Annie Fletcher (curator, IR/NL), Elena Filipovic (curator/writer, US/BE), Henk Slager (philosopher/curator, NL), Lisette Smits (independent researcher/curator, NL), and Jan Verwoert (art critic, DE).
- The opportunity to meet and have an exchange with a large number of artists, curators, critics and other international professionals through thematic seminars and informal encounters. Guest teachers over the past years have been e.g. Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gerardo Mosquera, Ann Goldstein, Paul O'Neill, Paulo Herkenhoff, Jacques Rancière, Simon Sheikh, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Jan Hoet, Teresa Gleadowe, Tirdad Zolghadr, Ulay and Nina Möntmann.
- The opportunity to get acquainted with de Appel arts centre from 'the inside', and get a better insight into the mechanisms and governing principles of a contemporary institution for visual arts.
- The possibility to make a long journey outside of Western Europe and a minimum of 7 field trips, within Europe.
1. A letter of motivation in which you state your personal drive as well as your expectations of the programme.
2. A proposal for a project (5-15 pages), including: concept and location of the project (main focus, explanation of context and relevance), the participating artists (including some image material), a realistic budget, a publicity plan (not obliged)
3. A CV, including an extensive description of your relevant working experience
4. Two written references of (former) tutors, professors or employers, in English.
On the basis of the submitted documents twelve candidates will be short-listed. These candidates will be invited to come to Amsterdam in the second week of March for an interview with an international jury, who will select the final six participants of the Curatorial Programme 2011/2012.
Application deadline: January 15th 2011
Send completed applications (in two-fold) to:
de Appel arts centre
Attn. Hendrik Folkerts/Nathalie Hartjes
P.O. Box 10764
1001 ET Amsterdam
For further information please visit our website
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Nathalie Hartjes (coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
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f +31 (0)20 6225215
The Spring Exhibition 2011- call for entries
Contributed by Charlottenborg Fonden on 08/12/2010 10:25 in Calls for participation
The Spring Exhibition 2011- call for entries
Exhibition organised by: Charlottenborg Fonden
Exhibition held at: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Submission dates: 10 - 16 January 2011
For more information: http://www.forårsudstillingen.dk
The Spring Exhibition (‘Forårsudstillingen’) is one of the most important open submission
exhibitions in Europe, and has been held annually at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen since 1857. It
originated as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists and now features participants
from many countries. Over the years the exhibition has included early works by such renowned
international figures as Vilhelm Hammershøi, Alvar Aalto, Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Lilibeth
Cuenca Rasmussen and many others.
Submissions for the Spring Exhibition 2011 can be made by artists of any nationality and country of
residence, over the age of 18, and are made digitally in the period 10 -16 January 2011. You can
apply with up to 5 contributions in the categories: painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic
art, architecture, design / craft., photography, video, film, performance, animation, sound art,
net.art, software art, visual poetry (mixed forms of text and image).
One of the consistent features of the Spring Exhibition is its independent jury, which consists of
artists and other arts professionals from Scandinavia and beyond. Jury members are chosen for
their sympathy with artists’ working practices, as well as for their strong international outlook, and in
2011 the jury will be:
- Kirstine Roepstorff (DK/DE), artist and curator (chairman)
- Thora Dolven Balke (NO), artist
- Johanna Billing (SE), artist
- René Block (DE/DK), curator
- Bart van der Heide (NL/DE), curator
Contributed by Berlin Biennale on 04/12/2010 15:24 in Calls for participation
Image: Hiwa K
Within the framework of the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in 2012, curated by Artur Żmijewski, artists from all over the world are requested to send in their artist material for a research investigation, following the conditions below.
We accept artistic material in hard copy formats not bigger than A3 (297 x 420 mm or 11.69 x 16.54 in.), printed images, digital data, as well as DVDs.
PDFs in A4 (297 mm x 210 mm or 11.7 x 8.3 inches) or fax will also be accepted.
Please do not send any original artworks.
We welcome all possible languages of your artistic comments and explanations. However there should equally be an English version.
As the research also focuses on the question whether artists consider themselves to be political, please inform us about your political inclination (e.g. rightist, leftist, liberal, nationalist, anarchist, feminist, masculinist, or whatever you identify yourself with) or whether you are not interested in politics at all.
Please send your artistic statement or presentation as a hardcopy via regular mail, via e-mail or fax to the following address or number before January 15, 2011:
– Open Call –
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
fax: +49. 30. 24 34 59 88
This open call is not guarantying that you will be invited to take part in the 7th Berlin Biennale. Please be aware that your submission might be used and published within its framework. Please also consider that the 7th Berlin Biennale is not able to send back any received material, but that everything will be integrated into the public research archive of the Berlin Biennale.
John Cage Of what is and what might have been
Contributed by SCHUNCK on 21/07/2010 12:20 in Announcements
John Cage Of what is and what might have been
Deadline 22 August 2010
SCHUNCK* is launching an OPEN CALL for artistic projects
inspired by John Cage. The entries will be showcased during
the exhibition and on the website, then a selection of entries will be realised up until 28 November 2010.
The motivation behind this open call is the exhibition titled The
Anarchy of Silence John Cage and Experimental Art in SCHUNCK* showing from 3 September through 28 November in Heerlen, the Netherlands. During the exhibition, SCHUNCK* will organise an accompanying programme in collaboration
with Cultura Nova titled John Cage Of what is and what
might have been. Room will be made in this project for your
entries as part of the OPEN CALL.
As a musician, writer and philosopher, Cage strove to push back the boundaries of the acceptable - not
only in music but in other disciplines too. This approach formed the cornerstone for a philosophical exploration free of disciplinary conventions, free of taste and of traditional models of aesthetic experience.
Present-day artists give their interpretation of Cage's oeuvre in a series of concerts, installations, lectures
and performances: they show what is and what could have been.
John Cage was and is a source of inspiration for artists due to his commitment to everything new, the non-subjective and the changeable. Words as a non-intention and indeterminacy are an essential part of
that. Cage composed his first works in 1951 including Music of Changes, with help from games of chance. He changed the mental models surrounding 'compositions' and embraced technology, which redefined the effect of art on sensory perception. He used his work to break the existing, traditional boundaries within
and between various forms of art, as well as the common ways of showing and exhibition.
With The Anarchy of Silence John Cage and Experimental Art, not only is SCHUNCK* presenting the
largest exposition dedicated to the composer since his death in 1992. It is also presenting the first exhibition to place John Cages’ work in the context of music history and the history of the visual and performing arts.
The exhibition follows Cage's career in chronological order from 1930 until the late 1980's. It includes over two hundred works, including original scores, paintings, noise works, films and multimedia installations by
not only by John Cage himself but also by Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, La
Monte Young, Nam June Paik and Fluxus, and others. Cage put a bomb under the artistic conventions of his time. As John Cage Of what is and what might
have been shows, his influence is still felt today. The retrospective, put together by Julia Robinson and realised in co-production with the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Norway and MACBA Barcelona, presents
John Cage as an all-round innovator.
SCHUNCK*, Postbus 1, 6400 AA Heerlen, t +31 45 5772200, e email@example.com, www.schunck.nl
Novel idea, developed concept or ready-made implementation, from the musical arena, the visual arts, performance, dance, philosophy, literature or architecture –
Send your project proposals between now until 22 August on various media to firstname.lastname@example.org or Schunck, Open Call, P.O. Box 1, 6400AA
Heerlen, the Netherlands.
A jury will decide from 3 September through 28 November 2010 which entries will be considered for implementation and how much money is available for this. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to the
publication of its contents.
For more information on the terms and conditions, see www.SCHUNCK.nl