Call for Participation: Dysfunctionalities in Contemporary Art Part 2, Symposium/Artist’s Residency

Dysfunctionalities in Contemporary Art Part 2
Symposium/Artist’s Residency
Call for Participation
Symposium / Artist’s residency exploring notions and issues relating to dysfunctionalities in Contemporary Art impacting upon contemporary practices.
The distorting influence of the art market on the creative process, its effect on perception, the role of mass culture, art education and the influence of politics and disparate ideologies on artistic trends; Conditions that raise questions and foster philosophical dialogue aiming toward useful redefinitions of values in art, the societal status of the Artist, evolution, alternative and exit strategies, etc. will be some of the issues to be discussed at the symposium
In this second international part of the symposium, participants will explore the above themes in the context of a conference featuring, lectures, presentation and discussions, as well as in parallel residency practices by visiting artists along side a number of Cypriot artists.
Taking place in Limassol, Cyprus, visiting access to the events will be open to all, as the symposium aims to offer opportunities for visional exchange and dialogue not only between symposium participants but also with the general public.
This is the second part of a two part symposium/Artists residency/research program.

The first part took place last July was hosted by The Mitos Centre of Performing Arts’ “The Yard Residency” program, focusing primarily on Cypriot related concerns. The Second part, with international participants, will be taking place in late November, five days in duration, 30th November – 4th December 2016 in cooperation with the International Artists Association (IAA) and with the generous support of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT).
Both parts are organized by E.KA.TE. (Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts) and sponsored by the Cultural Services department of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

1. Open to all I.A.A members
2. Open to both lecturers and Artists
3. Proposals must reach E.KA.TE.(Cyprus Chamber of Fine Art ) Nicosia, Cyprus by the Tuesday 15th November, 2016,
4. Artist’s Proposals must be accompanied by samples/documentation of previous works.
5. Lecture proposals must be accompanied by a brief summary of their presentation as well as their C.V.

1. Acceptance for participation will cover food plus accommodation.
2. Reimbursement of air ticket costs up to 300 euro.
3. E.KA.TE. will publish a catalogue of the event.
4. Coordinate presentations and discussions and arrange studio spaces.
5. Event will be promoted and advertized.
6. E.KA.TE. will organize an exhibition plus an opening party.
Curators: Katina Kosta (00357) 96888661, Theodora Foutrou (00357)99534248,
Michael Vaughan-Smith (00357)99147099, (00357)99993602
P.O.Box 22436 – Παίωνος 11, 1016 Λευκωσία/ 11 Peonos Str. 10161 Lefkosia, Cyprus
Τηλ./Tel: 22 466426, Φαξ/Fax: 22466424

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