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OPEN CALL FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS

for the exhibition TOTAL SCREEN: Jean Baudrillard — Photographies & Remix , which will take place at the Université du Québec à Montréal’s Centre de design from May 19 to June 20, 2021.

TOTAL SCREEN is an invitation to discover the photography of Jean Baudrillard, a body of work never before shown in Canada.

Formerly exhibited at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, the Kassel Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Château Shatto in Los Angeles and at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, this exhibition will be the starting point for an international symposium, and a series of workshops that will offer different takes on Baudrillard’s legacy on our current relationship with images.

It is in the unprecedented, and utterly relevant, context that we are currently facing, that pieces by internationally acclaimed artists Penelope Umbrico, Adam Basanta, and Mishka Henner will be exhibited, in conversation with the philosopher’s own photographic work and provocative-thinking.

This call is an exceptional opportunity for emerging visual artists and designers to produce and exhibit an original piece, addressing one of the themes of this unprecedented event.

Guided by Jean Baudrillard’s thinking, complemented by his own photographic practice, this exhibition asks its participants to confront questions that remain largely unexplored by the philosopher.

ELEMENTS OF REFLECTION

1. The influential power of images
2. Images in the digital age through the lens of feminist, gender, and intersectional studies
3. Images in the digital age, through the lens of cultural decolonisation
4. Visual implosion, simulation, and singularity

PRIZE

▶ $700 CAD in exhibition support
▶ $1 500 CAD in production support
▶ Artwork exhibited at TOTAL SCREEN 

SUBMIT

1. PDF explaining your project in 400 words and sketches or any relevant image supporting your proposal. No more than 8MB
2. Execution timeline from November 2020 to March 2021
3. Technical information with material list and sizes of speculative works
4. biography and artist statement (300 words)

SELECTION CRITERIA

1. original work (not shown in a previous virtual or physical exhibition)
2. critical engagement with the themes of the exhibition and selected artists
3. technical feasibility and timetable of the project

DEADLINE

Send your proposal by November 15, 2020 to ecrantotal@uqam.ca
JURY

︎ Amandine Alessandra
Professor at École de Design
Université du Québec à Montréal

︎ Nathalie Bachand
Independent Author and Curator

︎ Scott Benesiinaabandan
Intermedia Artist

︎ Bénédicte Ramade
Associate Researcher CELAT
Université de Montréal

︎ Orysia Zabeida
Artist and Designer
Yale University