The next Alice Prize will be held from 1 May to 6 June 2010. The Prize is now $20,000 (acquisitive) plus 4 weeks residency in Alice Springs. Entries close 30 October 2009 and selections take place in November 2009.
This is not an award restricted to landscape genre. For full details on conditions of entry and entry form click on the link embedded in the Title.
KUNSTRAUM KREUZBERG / BETHANIEN December 12th 2009 - January 17th 2010
CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: OCTOBER 15TH 2009
In the context of ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS a selection of drawings by international artists will be presented anonymously at KUNSTRAUM KREUZBERG / BETHANIEN. The general exhibition preparation starts with an international call for entries on the Internet. No demands are being made; age, biography or heritage of the originator do not play any role for the selection.
The artist's anonymity can be lifted by means of purchasing a drawing for the symbolic unit sales price of 150 EUR. The buyer can take his drawing right off the wall and s/he is then told the name of its author. The empty space the drawing leaves behind will be marked with the artist‘s full name and country of origin.
The given unit sales price should not be seen as a real market price, but as a place holder for any conceivable amount of money. Because the works are from both established artists and laymen, it is expected from the viewer to draw his own line between art and not-art. Common, art specific mechanisms like the importance of an artists` ego, price formation or prepared qualities which can be referred to a specific art context, should be reversed in this exhibition in an experimental way: the artists engage themselves to put their own person into the background for the benefit of the actual product, their artistic work.
Chaos and order, 2008 Galvanised wire, 60x60x60cm.
In my sculpture I try to create the conditions of human experience where we are surrounded by constant expansion of information and a multitude of tasks. I use the wire line, almost suspended in space, to suggest human fragility, feeling of isolation and contemplation.
Full listing of finalists can be accessed in the catalogue on the Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2009 site. EXHIBITION DATES Saturday 26 September – Sunday 5 October 2009 The Incinerator, 2 Small Street, Willoughby Open 10am - 5pm daily