OPEN e v+ a, as Ireland's preeminent annual exhibition of contemporary art, is an open submission exhibition, open to all artists world-wide, working in any and all materials, media, design practices, styles, genres, themes and concepts.
Final Deadline for OPEN Submissions is Friday 27 of November 2009
Curator: Elizabeth Bonde Hatz
The Curator for the 34th annual exhibition, e v+ a 2010, will, as usual, exercise sole responsibility for adjudicating the open submissions, extending invitations to internationally prominent artists of her choice, selecting all the artworks and venues, designing the exhibition's installation in city centre Limerick, assigning production budget allocations, determining the OPEN e v+ a awards and contributing an essay to the catalogue.
Raised with art, Hatz is an architect and holds an AA Diploma/ SAR/MSA, and is Professor of Architecture at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. She teaches also at SAUL School of Architecture, University of Limerick since the start of that school in 2006.
As head of SAR (Swedish Association of Architects) in 93-94, Hatz co-founded Fargfabriken, the internationally renowned scene for Art and Architecture in Stockholm. She serves as an active board member since 1995. Fargfabriken has staged exhibitions of Maurizio Cattelan, Carsten Höller, Jan Håfström, Moment Ginza, Gunilla Leander, Mike & Doug Starn: Gravity of Light, Brion Gysin: INFLUENCE, The Expanded Book, Bo I. Cavefors, Christer Strömholm: On verra bien, Jean-Pierre Khazem &Andreas Angelidakis: Pause, Christian Partos,Sergey Schvemberger, Matthias Johansson among others.
Hatz leads the Government funded project "Artistic Research within Architecture" at KTH, within the AKAD, the Academy of practice-based research in Architecture and Design. She has exhibited work at Fargfabriken in 2004, at the Art & Science Festival 2005 and at Lund Art Hall in 2006, with the AKAD event "Beginnings", curated the exhibition "The Dream Museum" at the National Museum in Stockholm and designed the international exhibition "Traces of Congo" which toured the four Scandinavian capitals. Her writings have been published in Sweden, UK and Ireland: for instance, Arkitektur(2003) and Architecture Ireland (2008, 2009).
OPEN e v+ a 2010 SUBMISSION PROCEDURES: COLLECTION POINTS DATES:
ACCESS APPLICATION FORMS AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AT http://www.eva.ie
SUBMISSIONS MAY BE MADE EITHER:
1. Directly in Ireland at the specified collection drop points given below. 2. By post/courier only to the e v+ a administration offices given below.
Please note: no submissions may be made or accepted by means of fax or email.
IN IRELAND: Artists may submit work/proposals/documentation directly, with the completed application form and entry fee enclosed, at the following collection points:
BELFAST: ORMEAU BATHS GALLERY: Tues 24 November 2009 10AM TO 4 PM
GALWAY: GALWAY ARTS CENTRE: Wed 25 November 2009 10 AM TO 4 PM
CORK: CRAWFORD COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN: Wed 25 November 2009 10 AM TO 4 PM
DUBLIN: THE FIRESTATION ARTISTS STUDIOS: Thu 26 November 2009 10 AM TO 4 PM
LIMERICK: LIMERICK CITY HALL: Fri 27 November 2009 10 AM TO 4 PM
BY POST/COURIER: Artists submitting works/proposals/documentation by post or courier may send them with a completed entry form (with entry fee enclosed) directly to either of the e v+ a contact addresses below:
e v+ a: c/o THE BELLTABLE ARTS CENTRE, 69 O'Connell Street, Limerick, Ireland or e v+ a: c/o THE LIMERICK CITY GALLERY OF ART, Pery Square, Limerick, Ireland
To be eligible for adjudication such submissions must arrive on or before the
FINAL DATE/ TIME FOR SUBMISSIONS: 5PM ON FRIDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2009.
All submitting artists will be notified of the Curator's decisions as soon as possible after the adjudication process has been completed.
Please make all queries and requests for hard-copy application forms and guidelines to: firstname.lastname@example.org +353 (0) 61 318240; Fax: +353 (0) 61 318241 Mobile: +353 (0) 87 94 77042
e v+ a 2010
34th annual exhibition
Kurator: Elizabeth Bonde Hatz