Open Call for the exhibition
"Echoes of Family Relations 2024"
Application deadline: January 20, 2024
Julia Shlenskaya, Art Producer and Conceptual Artist, is organizing a new exhibition titled "Echoes of Family Relations 2024", planned to be held at the KC Dorćol gallery in Belgrade at the 26 of February to the 2 of March 2024.

In this exhibition, artists are invited to explore family values and relationships through art.

Potential Questions for Exploration in Art:
  1. What elements shape individual and familial identity? How do family values influence the formation of one's personality?
  2. Which family traditions are passed down from generation to generation? How do rituals support the unity and connection within a family?
  3. How do families navigate conflicts? What is the process of resolving disagreements, and what makes a family resilient in challenging times?
  4. Which moments are considered the happiest in a family's life? How can artistic forms express these moments?
  5. How can art reflect the diversity of family structures and perspectives on family life?
  6. What are the most important family values for you, and why?
  7. Which moments in family relationships inspire creativity? How can family stories inspire the creation of art?
  8. In what ways can art serve as a means of communication between generations?
  9. How can artistic works support and heal family wounds?
To become a participant of the exhibition, you need to:
Fill out the form and attach two files:

— About the author

— Concept and work(s) / references
(concept is the most important part)

File formats accepted: DOCX (Word document), PDF, PPTX (PowerPoint presentation)

More detailed requirements are provided below.
  1. Brainstorming and Requirements
Please consider which of your existing works or new creations you envision in the context of the exhibition.

The artwork submitted for the exhibition can be either newly crafted (created specifically for the open call) or pre-existing. If the artwork already exists, it should reflect the previously described concept of this exhibition.
2. Concept and Works
For an existing artwork, please provide a detailed description, along with photographs and dimensions of the piece. Prepare an artist's statement.

For a new artwork, please formulate the concept of your work(s) and think about which references could best reflect your idea. Choose 3-5 references that align with the concept of your work or create sketches.

Provide information about the size and materials of your work(s) in the concept. Format the document and name it as "First Name Last Name_Concept and References."

Note: The final description of the exhibited concept on the label may be subject to validation by the curator of the exhibition.
3. Self-presentation
Think about how you would like to present yourself. Gather information about your exhibition experience or other relevant experience in the field of art. Describe yourself, your creative ideas, and aspirations. Attach a photo of yourself and a brief biography. Include your contact information for communication. Format the document and name it as "First Name Last Name_About the Author."

Previous exhibition experience is not required. Therefore, if you have little or no exhibition experience, please elaborate on your goals and vision, explaining the purpose behind your submission to the exhibition.
4. Submission
Once you have prepared both files, find the "Submit Application" button on this page and fill out the form, attaching the documents. Expect to receive feedback within 4-7 days after close the open-call.

If your concept is accepted, it's time to start working on bringing it to life.

PS: When you send a request you automatically accept publication on sites and advertising of this exhibition.
5. Details
Multiple requests of works can be considered at the open-call. However, ultimately, each participant will have no more than one work selected. The selected piece must be exhibited for the entire duration, from the official opening to the official closing of the exhibition.

Fluency in English is not mandatory (if needed, we can assist).

The artwork presented in this exhibition may be reused for other exhibitions by artist.

Submission of applications in Russian or English. The application process is free of charge. Participation in the exhibition can be for a fixed fee, depending on the venue where the exhibition will take place.
6. Notes
The artist is responsible for the installation, dismantling, and logistics of their work (installation - the day before the exhibition opens, dismantling - the day after the exhibition closes). The placement of artworks is coordinated with the curator.

In case of any disputes between artists and the organizing team regarding the rules and details of the exhibition, there is an opportunity for resolution with a win-win approach. If a win-win resolution cannot be reached, the final decision rests with the exhibition organizers. By submitting an application for the open call, you agree to the conditions outlined in this open call.
For any inquiries regarding the exhibition, you can reach out to the exhibition curator via email or on social media platforms.
  • Julia Shlenskaya
    Art Producer

    Julia is an Art Producer and Conceptual Artist, driven by a passion for exploring the intricacies of psychology and interpersonal relationships. Her objective is to prompt viewers to contemplate their inner world, delving into emotions, feelings, memories, fears, and insecurities.

    Julia's conceptual art installations and video projects have garnered attention at exhibitions in Russia and Serbia. Simultaneously, her films have been screened, nominated, and honored at various festivals worldwide.

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