SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 26 JUNE 2020
‘WHILE IN QUARANTINE’
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OPEN CALL FOR ART
WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ALL ARTISTS CURRENTLY LIVING AND WORKING IN NAMIBIA WHO HAVE PRODUCED WORK DURING THE COVID-19 2020 STATE EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN TO TAKE PART IN OUR ‘WHILE IN QUARANTINE’ EXHIBITION. THE FOCUS OF THE EXHIBITION IS TO REFLECT THE SPIRIT IN WHICH THESE WORKS WERE CREATED WHILE TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF A VERY STRANGE TIME.
W H O
This is an open call for all artists aged 16 years and older currently living and working in Namibia who produced work during COVID-19 2020 State Emergency lockdown.
W H E N
Opening: 14 July 2020
The exhibition is open to the public from the 14 July - 30th July 2020. The opening party will be held on 14 July 2020 at 18:00 pm. The well-being of our staff and visitors is our top priority. Please keep in mind that all COVID-19 NAA safety measures will apply.
W H E R E
The Namibian Arts Association Gallery, 10-14 Macadam Street, Ausspanplatz, Windhoek, Namibia.
E X H I B I T I O N T I T L E
‘While in Quarantine’
T H E M E
Since the outbreak of the Corona Pandemic, everyone has been dealing with social distance and isolation. Artists around the world always desire to stay creative. But what do you do with your time when you are in quarantine? This crisis is a global event that will continue to be told in history. Like other crises around the world, artists record history by expressing how they experience these events. The focus of the exhibition is to reflect the spirit in which these works were created while trying to make sense of a very strange time. A platform for expression of experience with regards to your immediate and imaginative environment during the COVID-19 2020 State Emergency lockdown.
T E C H N I Q U E
All forms of visual art can be submitted. The artist is free to use their own technique and style. We also welcome photography, cinematography & performance art.
T I M E T A B L E F O R T H E O P E N C A L L
Deadline for the Submissions: 26 June 2020. The selected artists will be notified on: 30 June 2020.
H O W TO A P P L Y
Submit 1-3 samples of your artwork, a short biography and your artist’s statement, website and/or social media links, along with your contact details, and a rough idea of what you plan to present in the exhibition. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your email application with the title ‘While in quarantine Exhibition Artist’ by no later than 26 June 2020.
S E L E C T I O N C O M M I T T E E
The Namibian Arts Association (A short-list will be chosen by the Namibian Arts Association).
T I M E T A B L E F O R T H E
E X H I B I T I O N
The Artist must send their submissions by 26 June 2020. Your artwork must be ready and delivered to the gallery by 3 July 2020.
The Namibian Arts Association will advertise and promote the exhibition and selected artists. It will host an opening reception. The opening will be scheduled in slot of 10 people for 10 minute. The Namibian Arts Association will arrange discussion sessions with the artists during the exhibition period.
A B O U T N A M I B I A N A R T S
A S S O C I A T I O N
The Namibian Arts Association is dedicated to the development and promotion of art and artists in Namibia. www.facebook.com/NAMIBIANARTSASSOCIATION