Brody ArtYard - print studio and gallery - is now accepting submissions for its Brody Anonymous Project. The Project takes place 8-11 October within Art Market Budapest 2015, prominent art fair in the Central and Eastern European region. Painters, photographers, sculptors, illustrators, street artists amongst others are welcome to participate.
Following the success of the last two years’ ‘Brody Anonymous Project’, we will present a selection of artworks anonymously, encouraging viewers to judge (and buy) on the basis on their senses only. No names, no signatures will influence the decision-making process, the audience just has to decide whether they like a specific artwork or not, relying on their senses. Names, bios and other key information will be provided to buyers after a purchase is made.
The core concept of the project is well aligned with the mission of Brody ArtYard that aims to democratise art, reinforce its appreciation and stimulate collection. Specifically, we hope the ‘Brody Anonymous Project’ series creates purchase opportunities for as many people as possible not only by offering a broad variety of artworks (in terms of content, medium, style) but also by making it affordable. Each piece will be available for the exact same price and no distinction will be made among the participating artists – whether the participant is an established artist or a newbie just launching his/her career. Also, we wish to undermine the conventional ideas linked to buying art, in which one examines the aesthetic features of the art piece, the career trajectory of the artists – the brand constructed around the name of the creator. Consequently, the Project is also designed to liberate creativity from the conventional notion of authorship.
We welcome applications from national and international artists. The Brody Anonymous Project supports a wide variety of media – feel free to submit paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media, to mention a few. Regrettably, we cannot process applications for video or sound art for this call.
To make a successful submission, please ensure you do as follows:
All proposals that meet the mentioned requirements will be reviewed by our jury. Only ONE (1) piece will be selected from each successful artist submission. Once the artist and chosen artwork has been selected, we will confirm by e-mail.
Delivery of artworks
After receiving the e-mail confirmation from Brody ArtYard, please deliver the art piece personally or by registered post (at your own cost) to:
At the fair, Art Market Budapest 2015
The Anonymous project artworks will be on display and for sale at Brody ArtYard’s stand at the Art Market Budapest 2015. All works have a fixed sale price of €350 +VAT. Upon sales, Brody ArtYard will receive a commission of 30% of the gross sale price.
Returning artworks to artists
If you delivered your artwork in person, please arrange for its collection no later than 30 October 2015. Thereafter, we will charge a storage fee of €2 per day until it is collected.
Confidentiality and intellectual property rights
All works submitted will be subject of a standard mutual confidentiality obligation: Brody ArtYard will safeguard all works received while protecting underlying intellectual property rights during its custodianship. Please note that no selection or sale is guaranteed.
This Open Call is not currently accepting applications.
STEP 1: EDIT PROFILE SUMMARY
Required info: date and place of birth, current city and country.
Optional info: website, social media links, gallery representation and personal photo.
STEP 2: EDIT LIST OF WORKS
Please upload images of your artworks.
Images should be uploaded with TITLE, MEDIUM, DIMENSIONS, PRODUCTION YEAR.
STEP 3: SUBMIT ARTIST STATEMENT
Please write (in max 200 words) a general introduction to your work as an artist. It is the what, how, and why of your work, from your own perspective. You can prepare the summary yourself, or you may include an extract from a published article for example or website, written by another individual. In the latter case please indicate references (name of the person who wrote the publication)
STEP 4: EDIT YOUR CURRICULUM VITAE AND EXHIBITION LIST
- your 5 most important solo exhibitions - enter the date as YEAR only AND
- your 5 most important, main group exhibition entries the same way.
STEP 5: CV SIDE COLUMN
+ Add education - please fill the form as prompted
+ Add collection - please complete the fields that pop up and note ‘date added’ should be indicated as year only.
The abovementioned information is a MUST to provide. Adding further information, such as awards, grants, residency listings are helpful but optional.
STEP 6: Update your works.io portfolio then click on ‘Apply now’ to add the final round of information to complete the submission:
STEP 7: kick back and enjoy the summer!
We will manage matters from this point on and get in touch by email.
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