CLOSED: MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND

Deadline for Submission: May 18, 2018

Presented by IA&A at Hillyer, in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group

MICRO-MONUMENTS

MICRO-MONUMENTS (installation detail) Salzlandmuseum, Germany, 2015

EXHIBITION: MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND

LOCATION:

IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space)
9 Hillyer Court, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008.
www.athillyer.org.

EXHIBITION DATES: September 7– October 28, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 18, 2018

JUROR: Laura Roulet

ABOUT THE JUROR

Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer, specializing in contemporary and Latin American art. She was one of five international curators chosen for the citywide public art project, 5×5, a major initiative sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2012. She has organized exhibitions in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S., including at the OAS Art Museum of the Americas, the American University Museum, Katzen Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Artisphere, Hillyer Art Space, Project 4, Fusebox, and the DC Art Center. Recent exhibits and programming include A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall (Mexican Cultural Institute), Foon Sham: Escape (Katzen Center), Come Back to Rockville! a participatory, public art project for VisArts (Rockville, MD), Washington Produced Artists (40th anniversary for Washington Project for the Arts), the National Drawing Invitational (Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR), CSA: 40 Years of Community-Sourced Art (Arlington Arts Center, VA), and Medios y ambientes in Mexico City. She was a mentoring curator for DCAC and the first mentoring curator for VisArts in Rockville, MD in 2015.

Roulet is a frequent contributor to Sculpture magazine. Her other publications include many catalogue essays, encyclopedia entries, articles in American Art, Art Journal, Art Nexus, and the book Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art, the Guagua Aerea, the Trojan Horse and the Termite. She worked on the Ana Mendieta retrospective, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum in 2004, and contributed to that catalogue.

To enter, use www.entrythingy.com (instructions below).

THE WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP AND IA&A AT HILLYER
The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts, and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs, and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is the Washington-area initiative of International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs, and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public. Hillyer fulfills this mission through a series of exhibitions and public programs that feature local, regional, and international artists. Hillyer’s exhibition series focuses on under-represented artists, both emerging and established, that have not had a major solo exhibition within the last three years.

ELIGIBILITY:
This call for entries is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org, and send in a check, or may join online with your submission to the exhibition.

WSG members must have paid their dues for 2018 by the entry deadline to be eligible for this exhibition. Check the address label on this Call or the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, The Washington Sculptor, will show your membership status (example: MEMBER THROUGH 2018). Notices for 2018 dues were mailed Dec. 2017.

EXHIBITION CONCEPT FOR MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND

MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND aims to generate a new dialogue that resonates with sacred places, sanctuaries, native lands, excavation sites, and extraordinary scientific findings.

The inaugural MICRO-MONUMENTS exhibition took place in 2015 at the Landesmuseum in Schönebeck, Germany, as a collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group, in a cross-cultural, trans-Atlantic project. Building on the themes and success of this exhibition, MICRO- MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND will include the overall context of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary monuments across cultures. How does a diverse cultural artistic exchange generate questions about how we as human beings have an impact on the land we occupy, extort, and exploit? How can we learn from deep time and history to understand ourselves in a larger context, and what do we learn from the past that has not yet been practiced? How do we as a society address situations of protracted political instability, and situations that then arise out of long-smoldering unresolved conflicts?

The intention of MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND is to reveal a deeper understanding of people’s lives in history, and to allow contemporary artists to interpret topics of the cosmos and nature in order to reimagine monuments in our current culture.

Since the beginning, Dr. Gunnar Schellenberger, State Secretary for Culture in the State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, has supported MICRO-MONUMENTS. He continues to be instrumental in making this collaboration happen between IA&A at Hillyer and the Washington Sculptors Group. Artemis Herber, former WSG President and curator for the previous MICRO-MONUMENTS exhibitions, will return and serve as the Coordinating Curator to create a new exhibition that combines the work of WSG artists with curated work by German artists.

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED:

One of Germany’s most spectacular historic finds, the “Nebra Disc,” an object of 32 cm [12.6 inches] in diameter has become one of the most important, yet mysterious, reliquaries. It displays the world’s oldest known concrete depiction of astronomical phenomena. In tribute to the “Nebra Disc,” submitted work should be created no larger than 32 cm [12.6 inches] in any direction. The overall exhibition design consists of multiple free-standing pedestals. Each pedestal will be 40 cm (15.75 inches) square. These pedestals will be arranged in a manner that will represent underground formations, which will allow diverse and various perspectives and varying viewpoints from around Hillyer’s gallery space. Artwork must be installed on the pedestals provided without kinetic or light-related components.

An aerial orientation will be used to install MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND, bringing the viewer’s perspective of the work on pedestals down to ground level. Artwork will be installed on pedestals of varying height, from 12 inches up to 16 inches. The pedestals will also be fitted with wheels so that they can be moved into different configurations.

The juror will select 15 WSG member works for this exhibition.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

  • A maximum of 4 images of existing work or 4 images of proposed work (drawings) per artist will be considered.
  • A statement (not to exceed 250 words) should be included as a .pdf file.
  • To avoid being disqualified, do not include your name in either the statement or any of
    the description paragraphs on Entrythingy.
  • Entrythingy will allow four (4) entries for images, plus a 5th entry for the .pdf file.
  • All work must not exceed the dimensions of 12.6 inches in any direction. Maximum sculpture dimensions should be 12.6” h x 12.6” w x 12.6” d.
  • Submitting fewer than 4 images will not negatively affect your entry.
  • Works with kinetic or light-relationed components are not permitted.
  • Acceptable files include .jpeg, .pdf, and .doc.
  • Submit all images with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at 5” x 7” and a maximum file size of 2MB each.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY
Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists” at the top of the browser window. Click on “List of current calls.” Scroll down and click on the MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND listing. Create a login account if you do not have one, or login with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND call and complete the entry steps. There is a $5 entry fee. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive “accepted “or “not accepted” notification.

INSURANCE, COMMISSIONS, AND SALES
IA&A at Hillyer will insure the works for the duration of the exhibition period starting with the time the artwork is dropped off and signed over to the gallery. Said insurance will cover all losses normally covered by fine art insurance, but will not cover losses that are uninsurable through standard fine arts insurance policies. The proceeds of any insurance claim in respect of the work will be paid to the artist without deduction. Insurance during transportation is the responsibility of the artist. The gallery does not handle sales and does not take a commission. If anyone is interested in purchasing artwork, the gallery will put said person in direct contact with the artist.

EXHIBITION CALENDAR

March 23, 2018                                   Call Opens (using Entrythingy.com)

May 18, 2018                                      Call Closes (midnight EST)

May 21 – June 11, 2018                     Juror selects artwork

June 12 – June 15, 2018                    Artist notification

July 18, 2018                                      Press release goes out

September 3, 2018                             Artists deliver artwork to gallery 10am-9pm

September 4-5, 2018                          Artwork Installed in gallery

September 7, 2018                             Exhibition opening 6-9 pm

October 28, 2018                                Last day of Exhibition

October 29, 2018                                Artwork pickup, 12-9pm

CFE open call selected artists are asked to attend the opening reception.

CONTACT: WSG EXHIBITION MANAGERS:
Judith Pratt (703) 472-5305; moc.e1529609608m@tta1529609608rpmht1529609608iduj1529609608
Annie Farrar (724) 825-6488; moc.l1529609608iamg@1529609608einna1529609608.rarr1529609608af1529609608

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

  

MICRO-MONOUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND is presented by IA&A at Hillyer in collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group and State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of the State of Saxony-Anhalt.

This project is supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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