Call for artworks to be presented during SURVIVAL 16 Art Review
SURVIVAL 16 Art Review
The Wallenberg-Pachaly palace
ul. Szajnochy 10, Wrocław
curators: Michał Bieniek, Anna Kołodziejczyk, Anna Stec
The SURVIVAL Art Review – one of the largest reviews of art in public space in Poland – will be held in Wrocław for the 16th time.
The SURVIVAL Art Review is an artistic event that for 15 years has been intended to present contemporary art in the urban space of Wrocław. Each year the festival is held in a different place. The selected venues are buildings or public spaces, forgotten, abandoned or neglected, suspended between the former glory and the uncertain future. The 16 th edition of the Review will take place in the classical palace of the Wallenberg-Pachaly family. Designed in the 18 th century by Carl Gotthard Langhans, it combined residential and representative functions. The first floor was a luxury residence, while the ground floor was the seat of Commerzbank, a commercial banking enterprise. After 1945 the edifice was adapted to serve as a library and administrative centre of the University of Wrocław. In 2013 it was put out of use and offered for sale. Due to its history, the former function and the current value (as a cultural and financial asset), the motto and subject of this year’s edition of the Review is Capital (understood in economic terms, but also as human, intellectual, symbolic or political capital). We invite visual artists to submit ideas for artworks made in different media that would be connected with the motto Capital and the context of the venue.
SURVIVAL 16 Art Review is organised by the Art Transparent Foundation.
The artworks to be presented during the Review will be chosen in accordance with two principles adopted by the Organiser: by competition and by individual invitation of the curators.
Priority is given to projects that have never been publicly presented before and were made especially for the competition.
Each Artist (individual artists or a group of artists) can submit maximum three projects.
The Organiser guarantees partial reimbursement for the costs of preparing the artwork for the Review, up to the pre-arranged amount specified in a separate civil law contract, basing on this contract or separate invoices.
The Organiser provides technical and organisational assistance with the assembly by previous arrangement.
Returning the artworks after the Review is subject to separate arrangements with the Organiser.
The Organiser provides free accommodation to artists from outside Wrocław for the duration of the assembly by previous arrangement (maximum 2–3 nights, at a hostel or similar standard; please contact us if a longer stay is necessary). The Organiser reimburses travel expenses up to the amount of TLK train fare in second-class car. Artists are asked to provide information about their city of departure for the Review.
For more informations: www.survival.art.pl