The Arcades Project open call
Deadline: 13/09/2019 | Published: 19/08/2019 | Venue: Duke Street Arcade | City: Cardiff | Country: United Kingdom | Rory Duckhouse
Existing artworks that deal with the themes of Walter Benjamins book The Arcades Project for exhibition in October. Artist fee: £200 Deadline: 13th September 2019
Open Call for The Arcades Project Cardiff
Deadline: 13 September 2019
Artist fee: £200
Proposed Exhibition date - October 2019
This open call is for an exhibition that will happen in the Duke Street Arcade in Cardiff based around Walter Benjamins text, The Arcades Project.
Using cultural theorist Walter Benjamin’s book The Arcades Project as its inspiration, the exhibitions will relate to this text and the issues it explores. The Arcades Project is the culmination of Walter Benjamin’s notebooks, an unfinished text that is divided into a series of folders labelled A – r. Each folder deals with a different topic, from Baudelaire, the Flaneur, ancient Paris, boredom, conspiracies, photography, the stock exchange to the commune and many more. The book is a wieldy tome that foresaw the evolution of the multi complex shopping centre and the mall.
The artworks will be included as part of a holistic exhibition programme that will include the exhibition, talks and a performance programme. A publication will be produced of the programme that will be given to the artists selected.
I am looking for pre existing works that are influenced by any of the following themes:
City Centre Architecture
The Flaneur / Urban walking
The unfinished text
Or any of the convolutes in the book. These are:
Convolute A "Arcades, Magazins de Nouveautés, Sales Clerks"
Convolute B "Fashion"
Convolute C "Ancient Paris, Catacombs, Demolitions, Decline of Paris"
Convolute D "Boredom, Eternal Return"
Convolute E: "Haussmannization, Barricade Fighting"
Convolute F: "Iron Construction"
Convolute G: "Exhibitions, Advertising, Grandville"
Convolute H "The Collector"
Convolute I "The Interior, the Trace"
Convolute J "Baudelaire"
Convolute K "Dream City and Dream House, Dreams of the Future, Anthropological Nihilism, Jung"
Convolute L "Dream House, Museum, Spa"
Convolute M "The Flâneur"
Convolute N "Theory of Knowledge, Theory of Progress"
Convolute O "Prostitution, Gambling"
Convolute P "The Streets of Paris"
Convolute Q "Panorama"
Convolute R "Mirrors"
Convolute S "Painting, Jugendstil, Novelty"
Convolute T "Modes of Lighting"
Convolute U "Saint-Simon, Railroads"
Convolute V "Conspiracies, Compagnonnage"
Convolute W "Fourier"
Convolute X "Marx
Convolute Y "Photography"
Convolute Z "The Doll, the Automaton"
Each artist chosen will be paid a fee of £200 and their work will be included in the publication alongside the programme. Artists will receive a copy of the publication.
Artists will be responsible for the insurance of their artwork.
Artwork will need to be delivered by 27th September 2019. The work will be returned upon the closing of the exhibition.
The exhibition has been funded through a kickstarter campaign with support from National Business Sales, Greazy Vegan and Greens Vegan.
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