INITIATOR Artist-in-residence programme Open call 2018

Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture launches Initiator, the first artist-in-residence programme fully dedicated to installation art (site specific, environments etc.). The goal of this residency is to provide space for research, experiment and production for emerging artists, aspiring to become a hub for installation art. Initiator is open to Greek and international contemporary art practitioners in the beginning of their career with interest in installation art, providing them the opportunity to live and work in Eleusis for one month. Initiator offers an one-week intensive workshop  initiating the artists in the methodologies and practices of installation art with two Initiators (mentors): the curator Anne Langlois, co-founder of the contemporary art centre 40mcube (Rennes, France) and the artist Benoît-Marie Moriceau, co-founder of the workshop Mosquito Coast Factory (Nantes, France). The activities of the Initiator programme are concentrated on the major “production” areas of Eleusis: the neighbourhood of Lower Eleusis, the port and the industrial zone. Thus, during the residency participants are urged to explore socio-political questions around work and de-industrialisation and interact with the local community. Artists from the Balkan region are especially encouraged to apply. Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture collaborates also with the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Serbia) for the selection. This year, the result of Initiator artist-in-residence programme will lead to an exhibition that will take place in November-December 2018 in Eleusis with the guidance of this years’ Initiators. The application deadline is August 25, 2018. The results will be available around September 5, 2018 by e-mail. APPLICATION GUIDELINES Application period: 31.07.2018- 25.08.2018 The results will be available by September 5, 2018 via e-mail. Initiator will start on October 8, 2018 and will last one month. All applications are reviewed by the Initiators Anne Langlois (40mcube) and Benoît-Marie Moriceau (Mosquito Coast Factory), the Director of Contemporary Art of Εleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture, Eleni Riga in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina represented by the Senior Curator, Sanja Kojić Mladenov and the associate for the organization and coordination of projects of international cooperation, Tijana Filipov for the artists from the larger Balkan region. Only successful Applicants are informed on the status of their application by email. Due to large numbers of applications, it is not possible to elaborate on individual decisions. Who can apply? We invite  artists that have completed an arts education in Greece  and/or abroad, preferably younger than 35 years old, with a background on installation art and a minimum of three exhibitions (solo and group shows). How can I apply? Send a short motivation letter at [email protected], explaining your interest in installation art and your particular interest in Eleusis (not more than 1500 words in total) and a portfolio up to 10 MB. Language: English. Participants’ number is limited. What is included in the programme ?

  • One-week intensive workshop on installation art and guidance by this year’s guest initiators..
  • Group meetings and discussions between the residents and the guest initiators.
  • Individual meetings and guidance to enable each participant  to develop his/her own installation to open in November 2018.

What Initiator provides? Initiator provides accommodation, per diem, work budget (up to 500 euros) and covers the travel expenses for 2 international artists (up to 500 euros). All successful candidates will stay in Eleusis and work with the local community for the whole duration of the programme.  Initiators: Anne Langlois Anne Langlois is a curator, co-founder and co-director of 40mcube and executive producer for the Fondation de France’s New Patrons action. Anne Langlois holds a master’s degree in exhibition and in history of art. In 2001, with her collaborator Patrice Goasduff, she founded 40mcube, a contemporary art centre which concentrates a studio for the production of works, an artists’ residence, a training organisation and an office for organising contemporary art projects. Considering that public space is a place to be invested by artists, 40mcube presents works there punctually, creates a sculpture park, the HubHug Sculpture Project, and accompanies citizens in the commissioning of art works. Anne Langlois also regularly participates in programmes of public commissioning artworks and in the programme 1%, comissiong artworks for public buildings. In parallel with its exhibition programme, 40mcube is setting up a studio for the production of works, artist residencies on the territory and in companies, and creating in 2014 the first professional training course for artists, GENERATOR, in collaboration with the Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne. For more information: Benoît-Marie Moriceau The installations of Benoît-Marie Moriceau develop according to the circumstances of the exhibition or according to the nature of the places in which he is brought to intervene. The different places he invests can be considered as much as the supports of his works as the works themselves. Since 2006, his work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions including The Relative Size of Things & The Vertigo of The Infinite Champs Libres in 2018; Rien de plus tout du moins at Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine in 2014,  L’hiver te demandera ce que tu as fait l’été at the gallery Mélanie Rio in Nantes, Scaling Housing Unit in Maison radieuse Le Corbusier among others. His works have been regularly presented in group exhibitions in France and abroad including Fieldwork Marfa in Texas and Hapax Legomena at Mercer Union in Toronto in 2013; Dynasty at the Palais de Tokyo and at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris – ARC and No Soul For Sale, A Festival of Independents at the Tate Modern in London in 2010. In 2011, the artist inaugurated the workshop Mosquito Coast Factory, designed by the architecture studio Tolila + gilliland and in which exhibitions are regularly organized. For more information: oeuvres/MORICEAU Partners: Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina maintains a museological-research approach to the preservation, exhibition and presentation of works of contemporary art of the second half of the 20th and the 21st century, linking the local with the international art scene. Sanja Kojić Mladenov Sanja Kojić Mladenov is a curator, art historian and researcher in the field of recent artistic practice, media and gender, since 1995. Graduated from History of Art department at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, and completed postgraduate Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Novi Sad (ACIMSI), currently attending PhD studies at the same University. She is the Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad since 2006, where she runs the Department of Current Art Exhibitions and Center for Intermedia and Digital Art. Curator of Serbian Pavilion on 54th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2011 and exhibition Light and Darkness of Symbols, Dragoljub Raša Todosijević, winner of the the UniCredit Venice Award. Winner of the “Lazar Trifunović” Award in 2016, for the best critical art practice and critical review of the contemporary scene in Serbia, as well as the award of the Society of Art Historians of Serbia for the best author exhibition in 2013. She is the author and curator of many thematic exhibitions and research projects in Serbia and abroad, as well as international and EU projects Performing the Museum and Risk Change Tijana Filipov Tijana Filipov is an architect. Graduated from the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad. Since 2013 she has been working at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, as a associate, where she is engaged in the organization and coordination of projects of international cooperation. Since 2016 she has been the project manager of the international project Risk Change, supported by the European Commission, through the Creative Europe program. Also, she was engaged as a curator at several exhibitions. She is a member of the VISART Association for Visual Arts and Culture, with which she has worked on organization, coordination and production of the Night of Museums, as well as on projects such as Mapping_humanization of public urban spaces, Photo-transition, Performances and actions, etc. In the past she has worked as a scenographer for the Science Festival in Belgrade.

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