SHIM Art Network, in partnership with TSDAP and Susak Expo, is pleased to announce an open call to visual artists in all media for applications to exhibit their work online in In Situ /In Place.
In Situ / In Place is a living and ongoing record of how artists around the world have responded to sheltering in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. While the format of the project will primarily be manifested as an e-catalog / digital exhibition, the project more importantly exists as a conceptual framework for expanding how we understand the creative process and an examination of the ways artists were thinking about their own practices during this historic moment and how they continue to adapt. In Situ / In Place will disclose the ways in which all artists had to accommodate the changes and limitations presented by the virus, and the ways each artist has overcome these challenges.
The artworks presented in In Situ / In Place should not be seen as something simply made during this time, but more about art made specifically for a certain place - wherever one was sheltering in situ, referring to the artwork produced and situated in an original, natural, or proper place or position. The project then, is a record of those things, acts, gestures, videos, performances, or objects, but also imbued with a sense of place and time.
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-The works submitted in your application should all have a clear relationship to how private and or public space informed the art act, process, or object.
-The works may or may not be offered for sale to the public at the sole discretion of each artist. Sales inquiries processed via SHIM Art Network or its partners on the artist’s behalf will be free of sales commission. Certain processing and transaction fees may be added to the sale price provided by the artist when listing prices, in order to approximate sales tax or VAT, credit card processing fees, and similar related expenses related to the transaction.
-Each artist or collaboration of artists selected to participate in the project will have artwork images presented in a 2-page spread in the exhibition e-catalog for the display of 1-4 unique artwork(s), or one unified art concept.
-There is no fee to apply.
-Artists chosen to exhibit in the project will be selected by SHIM Art Network and its exhibition partners based on the merits of their application. Participating artists will be required to pay SHIM Art Network a one-time Exhibitor Fee of USD $20. This fee will fund graphic design of the catalogue and curation and production of the online exhibition.
-Each selected artist will be provided access to a copy of the downloadable digital catalog, which they shall be permitted to print independently. The application below will also ask you to indicate your interest in purchasing a printed version of the catalog at additional cost. The production of a hardcopy print edition of the catalog will depend on the feedback received in the applications from participating artists; if a significant number of artists express a wish to have a printed copy, a limited bulk print run will be produced at a low and accessible cost per copy. Details will be made available regarding the availability of a potential hard copy catalog at a later date.
-Applications to participate in the project will be accepted for consideration now through Deceember 31st, 2020. The exhibition project and e-catalog will launch online in December 2020 as a living document, to be updated regularly as the project grows.
-The finished digital e-catalog will be permanently posted to the SHIM Art Network, The Social Distance Art Project (TSDAP), and Susak Expo websites in partnership.
Please review the information below, provide us with your professional information, and upload work sample images with descriptions.
Final acceptance of your application will be pending its review by SHIM Art Network and its partners. If accepted to the project, you will be notified promptly and provided more details about information to provide for