The call is open internationally to new artists working with photography. This call aim is to select 30 new artists and 8 new curators. The jurors are looking for new artists who fit in the following definition:
– Be in the early stage of her/his career;
– Show significant artistic potential;
– Be defined by artistic practice engaged with contemporary discourse;
– Have had no more than 2 individual and/or 3 collective exhibitions in a festival/museum;
– Lack international exposure.
PARALLEL is a platform that brings together 18 creative European organizations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships, in order to set new standards in contemporary photography. Members include museums, galleries, festivals, art schools and publishers – 18 of the most vibrant European cultural hubs, from 16 countries, that will participate in selecting and hosting new artists and curators, organizing exhibitions and promoting artistic networking. The large and diverse nature of the network ensures a wide geographical spread and a fertile ground for fostering new dialogues, sparking ideas and helping to boost creativity.
PARALLEL intends to remove artificial boundaries between artists and curators to create grounds for promoting a horizontal way of working and new forms of artistic cooperation through a process that instigates encounters to promote synergies and cross-fertilisation.
The Platform work process is implemented in two-phases: Creative Guidance – selection, tutoring, peer learning and curatorship. Exhibition Platform – a diverse exhibition network engaging exhibitors, universities and art schools. The first PARALLEL Platform cycle had its first moment in November 2017 and ends in September 2018 at the Intersection Zagreb.
PARALLEL is designed and led by Procur.arte and is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme (2017 – 2021).
More information at http://parallelplatform.org/
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March 14, 2018 to May 04, 2018