Open Call for Installation Artists!

Posted May 24th, 2013 under Featured, Ikono, Installations


ikono invites Berlin based artists to take part in a year-long series of open calls, held in collaboration with Artconnect Berlin, to promote the visibility of the arts on a local and international scale.

Every other month in 2013, ikono and Artconnect Berlin will encourage submissions of artworks from local artists. Two artworks will be selected from each open call and presented on our local and international media platforms throughout the following months. Each call will focus on a specific artistic medium as a criterion for submission: sculpture, photography, painting, installation and drawing.

We are really happy with the results of our first three open calls for sculpture artists, photographers and Painters! We are now ready to move on to the next one: until July 8th, we are searching for submissions from installation artists working and living in Berlin. There is no specific theme, but please remember that our media platforms are family friendly, so, in general, we don’t accept nudity, gore or other adult content.

Details about presentation of selected work:
The two artworks selected from each call will be showcased in two unique films produced by ikono. They will be broadcasted on its two internationally viewed HDTV channels, ikonoTV (Germany) and ikonoMENASA (Middle East, Northern Africa and Southern Asia). The videos will also be presented on Artconnect’s and ikono’s blogs, alongside with in-depth interviews with the featured artists conducted by Artconnect Berlin. At the end of 2013, ikono will produce a short retrospective film highlighting all selected works to conclude the series.

The entire collection of open call interviews and films will remain available as an archive on Artconnect Berlin’s and ikono’s websites for general public access.

How to submit:

You will need an artist’s profile on Artconnect Berlin’s website, which is free and easy to create under www.artconnectberlin.com. Feel free to upload as many files as you want, as this is a great tool to connect with other artists in your area and share your art!

For the #4 Open Call for Installation artists, you should submit one artwork documented through still images or video. As a general rule, we ask you for up to five images (Max size per image: 1MB). Upon acceptance you will be required to upload a full quality version of the artwork along with full credit information. However, if you want to submit more than 5 images, feel free to contact us at the e-mail address below. To submit a video, please upload it or provide a link to your video on an active URL in the submission section indicated below. Your video must be viewable to the public. (Example: Blip.tv, Vimeo, YouTube, Custom URL). Videos of High Definition (HD) are preferred for previewing and screening purposes.

You must include the following production information in your submission: applicant’s name, country of origin, contact, link to your website (if you have one), link to your Artconnect Berlin profile, a small bio, a short description of your work.

The artworks must be your property and you must own the full copyrights of it. This applies to all visual and written content.

If you have all the information mentioned above, you are now ready to submit!

We are really looking forward to seeing your installations! Good luck!

Please send any further questions to: opencall@www.ikono.org

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