“If you are in the shit up to your neck, the only thing to do is to sing”. Samuel Beckett
Space36 is inviting artists working in any medium to explore notions of beauty in this age of uncertainty.
Buffeted by unreason, anxiety and bubbling hate, we need to build safe spaces where what is beautiful in being human can be explored.
We want to open up the idea of beauty- going beyond traditional ideas of ideal form and good taste, or the avantgarde’s suspicion of beauty as ideologically complicit with political power, to even more ancient ideas of the beautiful as an ethical way of being human.
Artists are invited to construct beauty in the performance of their art practice, be it visual art, performance, music, storytelling, poetry or whatever.
The questions we propose for the exhibition are: Can artists discover or invent a jagged notion of beauty that is appropriate for our times? Can this act as a gateway to discovering the possibilities of a better world?
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Information about Space36 here
Submission and participation is free. Selection will be based on how well the works respond to the spirit of what we are trying to achieve.
You can submit actual works or ideas for works. All mediums are welcome. We particularly encourage ideas for performative and participative works.
Deadline for submission: 23rdth April, Decision 28th April.
There will be an open meeting at Space36, 36 Ashley Road, N19 3AF on Wednesday 17th April, 6-8pm, to discuss ideas and meet other artists. RSVP please to Space36org@gmail.com if you are planning to attend.
Conditions for participation
The space is shared in a spirit of goodwill and the expectation that participating artists and the public will respect that it is also people's home.
Artists are asked to think in terms of a "leave no trace" approach with free standing works, non-invasive fixings and interventions that do not damage the fabric of the building.
All participating artists are expected to be present for at least 2 days during public opening hours and actively engage with visitors.
All artists must take equal part in promoting and publicising the project.