In times where our lives seem on the edge most of us take refuge in something where they can express their inner self, and nobody does that with more passion and struggle than artists. The aim of this exhibition is simple - to express our "Inner World" to the world, to show our commitment during the greatest single challenge of our generation and to prove that we are not "less" than the generations of great artists before us.
Everyone of us has been at a point in life where we had to endure, endure the lack of support, the lack of understanding from people around us particularly the ones close to us, criticism and the notorious line - "why don’t you get a real job?"
Yet in these times where we face deadly pandemics and challenges all around, the creators are badly affected and nobody wants to support arts because artists are not "critical workers"... Is that so?!
No it’s not! In 80 years when people will walk in a museum and see a work done in 2020, they won’t remember anything about any pandemic or struggles and rightly so, the good things always survive and transcend time.
If we visit the National Gallery in Washington and see Picasso’s Still Life from 1918 will we think about the 1918 Spanish flu? Most of us won’t, we will think how passionately they worked in those times, how great it was, how famous they’ve become.
The aim of this exhibition is simple - to express our "Inner World" to the world, to show our commitment during the greatest single challenge of our generation and to prove that we are not "less" than the generations of great artists before us.
To apply for Inner World exhibition simply send us 3 images of your work (3 separate works), Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price and a short bio, no more than 150 words.
Eligible media but not limited to: painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, installation, performance, video, print.
Important Note: The artworks should not exceed 150/150 centimetres.
The open call will be open from 11 May 2020 until 20 June 2020.
Selection of the artist will be done in 2 steps:
Throughout the open call we will preselect a group of artists to go in the final phase.
Once the open call is closed a group of 3 judges will select 15 artists that will participate in the exhibition.
To apply for for Inner World open call is free of charge, only the preselected artists will be required to pay a small fee of £15 (a PayPal invoice will follow after the confirmation).
On 22nd June the judge panel will select the 15 winners and on 23rd June we will officially announce them.
The selected 15 will be required to deliver their works on 7th July between 11 am and 6 pm at the following address: 41- 71 Commercial Road, E1 1LA - 5th floor, studio 501.
Our chosen spot for this exhibition is in the heart of London - Aldgate Studios, 41 - 71 Commercial Road, E1 1LA.
The exhibition will run from 10th to 17th July with a private view on 10th July - 6 to 9 pm (if social distance is still applicable we will be conducting pre-booked tours of 3 to 5 people during the whole period of the exhibition). Make sure you keep an eye on our Instagram page - we will post some of our favourites along the way.
Artist from what countries are eligible to apply? - artist of any country and any background can apply.
Can the work be shipped? - yes the work can be shipped to us.
If I pay the £15 will I be guaranteed to participate? - no, you will be one of the preselected artists that qualifies for the judge panned- the judge panel will select 15 artists out of all submissions.
Good luck to you all!
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