Call to Artists — Contemporary Grenada 2015

Oliver Benoit

Oliver Benoit

Contemporary Grenada 2015

Open call for artist participation.

The Contemporary Grenada Art Exhibition in September of 2014 was a historic moment in the lives of Grenadian artists; two curators from Cuba assessed the work, and had interviews with the participating artists. Several opportunities arose from this exhibition in 2015, including the Grenada National Pavilion at the Biennale di la Venezia, in Italy, and the TRIO Biennale in Brasil. While there is no guarantee of a repeat of this fantastic sequence of events, there is increasing international interest in the work.
Therefore to continue this momentum of contemporary art in Grenada, Contemporary Grenada 2015 will convene at the Grenada National Museum in the month of December. This exhibition is open to all artists, living in Grenada or abroad, however shipping and customs clearance will be the responsibility of the artist. The show will open during the 2nd week of December, and be in place approximately one month. This is not a commercial show, so prices will not be displayed. An online magazine will commemorate the exhibition.

Artists are encouraged to follow the curatorial theme, outlined below.

The application for consideration deadline is Oct 31, 2015. Artists will be notified the following week as to their acceptance in the show.

The application should be submitted electronically to the curator, susanmains@gmail.com
Application should include: Artist CV
Artist Statement about the work for this show
Proposal describing the work, with sketches or images

All forms of art will be considered, but special consideration will be given to photography and new media.

There is no fee for applying. Accepted artists will pay a small fee of $20 EC to help with expenses of the exhibition.

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Curatorial Theme

Grenada is in a time great social flux. Playing fields that were once teeming every evening with youth playing now sit empty. The electronic information portals such as phones, tablets and laptops are replacing the human interaction once so essential to the culture of communities. If artists are the “grios” of culture, the story tellers, the communicators, how do we interpret this reflection of who Grenada is becoming. Explore these issues in paintings, photography, sculptures, video, installations, and submit your work.

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