OPEN CALL – INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
CONTEXTILE invites all artists, national and internationally, to present artworks for selection to the International Exhibition (competitive), integrated in the programme of its 4th Edition, Contextile 2018 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, which will take place in the city of Guimarães, from the 1st September to the 20th October 2018.
In 2018, the Contextile biennial focuses its activity on the thematic concept In-Organic, transversal to all the rubrics of its programmatic contents. (*)
The Competitive International Exhibition will be composed by 50 artworks from 50 artists, selected by an international jury who will also award an Acquisition Prize and Honourable Mentions, at the moment of the biennial’s opening. (The 50 works of the international exhibition may also be selected, during the biennial, for the ATP Acquisition prize and the ASM Acquisition prize, in the amount of 2,500 euros).
The interested artists may apply with new creations or recent artworks, until the 25th February 2018, being accepted all artistic expressions in the visual arts disciplines. The proposals and artworks submitted for the competition will have to be around the textile element, through its concept, theme, techniques or materials. The artworks will have to be highly creative, original and technically competent.
Will be accepted artworks of free thematics or developed from the In-Organic concept. The jury also reserves, the right to select one of the participant artists in the international competition, which evaluates as appropriate, to develop an artistic intervention in another place of the city (or location) exterior to the venue of the competitive exhibition.