The Call is developed as a partnership with the Centre for Culture and Development’s Images program focusing on East and West Africa and Middle East.
Applicants from Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Palestine and Egypt are particularly encouraged to send proposals.
Application Deadline: 1 November 2015
Notification of selected proposal(s): 1 December 2015
Exhibition Period: June – September 2016
About Kunsthal Aarhus
Established in 1917, Kunsthal Aarhus is contemporary art institution located in the city of Aarhus, Denmark. It presents a programme of changing exhibitions as well as a public programme including talks, seminars, writings, performances, concerts and screenings.
Kunsthal Aarhus provides a dynamic platform for collaborative and transdisciplinary research, artistic experimentation and critical engagement. It operates as an incubator for ideas through initiating, commissioning, producing and presenting new work for a local and international public. Read more about us at: http://kunsthalaarhus.dk/en/about
About the Programme
In January 2015 Kunsthal Aarhus launched two-year artistic programme exploring the idea of COLLECTIVE MAKING. With this, we propose to examine collective processes of production, in recognition that creativity need not be bound to individualism and conventional ideas of authorship.
Although there is a long history of artist collectives, and artist associations linked to Kunsthals (like Kunsthal Aarhus), contemporary art has remained dominated by individualised practices for the most part.
We ask what are the challenges for artworks produced through collaborative, distributed and socialised forms now it has become more fashionable?
While large part of Kunsthal Aarhus programme brings attention to artistic and curatorial practice in Denmark and in particular explores artists associations and artists/curatorial collectives located in Denmark, this Call is a partnership with the Centre for Culture and Development’s Images program, and expands our interest to explore collective practices in East and West Africa and Middle East in particular.
See our past and current programme at: http://kunsthalaarhus.dk/en/programme
Exhibition to be realised at Kunsthal Aarhus in the summer 2016 will be selected from submitted proposals by an international jury composed of:
Sarah Rifky, Curator and Co-director of Beirut art space in Cairo, Egypt
Bisi Silva, Artistic Director, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos
Alia Rayyan, Curator and Artistic Director of Al Hoash Gallery – the Palestinian Art Court, Jerusalem, Palestine
Joasia Krysa, Artistic Director, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark
The proposal must include the following: