www.CULTUREINSIDE.com, international artist network with headquarter in Luxembourg, is publishing its call for entries 2011:
CHANGES - a juried art exhibtion - This ongoing call is running until July 31 2011.
Early subscription until April, 15th 2011.
Our partner for the real brick and mortar exhibition is the Centre Culturel de Rencontres Abbaye de Neumünster (www.ccrn.lu). The Abbaye is one of Luxembourg's historic areas on the list of Unesco’s world heritages, today a prestigious exhibition space in Luxembourg-city.
The exhibition will take place from October 28 - November 20, 2011.
read the call description here in the following:
The last 12 months have been revealed a powerful movement of freedom and transparency that has emerged via the internet. It influenced people throughout the world, especially in the middle east to challenge tradition and custom in ways not before seen on this scale. Authoritarian governments tightly controlled information and news for decades without serious challenge. The first chinks in their armor was initiated through social media sites. Social networking sites, smart phones, flash mobs are the core engines that have powered these mass movements throughout the world.They became tools for social action.
Wikileaks published American cables that candidly revealed secrets about International governments, including the Ben Ali family that ruled Tunisia for 30 years. These cables, exposing the greed of the Ben Ali family were publicized, Tunisians were outraged. The greed of ruling families throughout the Mideast is legendary, but independent verification was the straw that broke the camels back, so to speak. Two autocratic governments have already fallen and several more seem to be at their end.
Economic pressures effected world economies. The fury of people who have been denied opportunity and freedom in this difficult climate was magnified by social networking sites that allowed them to communicate their dissatisfaction and plan protests, to get the word out.
CultureInside is a social networking site for artists. We hope that the same social currency that allowed people to use facebook to politically organize will allow visual artists, a small but important subculture, to organize for mutual support and the creation of an international community that can bypass traditional art world elitism and structures.
Art is a litmus test for freedom in modern society. If images can be openly created and shared, then the complex ideas behind them often not even consciously known, are a part of the zeitgeist.
We from CultureInside want to create an exhibition called Changes, that celebrated this time of change.
What can artists bring to the table. What perceptions underly this transformation. The People of Egypt and Tunisia are celebrating.
Wikileaks is in disarray and Julian Assange, It's founder is facing charges, the private who leaked the cables is facing life in prison and is held in solitary in a military brig. The drama of this story and its implications would be strange for fiction if it were not true and being played out in current events. Text by Frank Shifreen, NYC read more>:
• An international curatorial committee composed of art professionals selects up to 40 winning entries to be exhibited in the show, plus video plus sculptures.
• At the inauguration one of the winning artists will be honored by CULTUREINSIDE Art Award 2011.
• All winning artists will profit from a free one-year-subscription to the Artist Promotion Services APS.
• The exhibition is running from October 28 to November 20, 2011 in the historic and presitigous exhibition space in Luxembourg CCRN Abbaye de neumünster.
• A book will be published about call and exhibition.