89plus Open Call for Serpentine Galleries Marathon

9 July 2013

International, multi-platform research project 89plus is calling for submissions from practitioners working across the fields of art, culture, science and technology, born in or after 1989, to be involved in Serpentine galleries’ annual Marathon series, as part of this year’s Frieze Art Fair in October.

Co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist, 89plus is conceived as a mapping of the generation of the aforementioned year, identifying it, not only as an emerging voice in the world, but a significant one considering it makes up almost half the world’s population. Born in the post-Cold War period, at the genesis of the web availability and the orbit of the first global positioning system satellite, these 24-year-olds have got a big legacy to live up to and 89plus is helping them do it. Submissions are welcome all year but the deadline for 2013 projects close on July 30.

See the Serpentine galleries website for more details. **

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Szpilman Award 2013 submissions open

25 June 2013

As the only one working with ephemeral works worldwide, the Szpilman Award 2013 is calling for submissions, closing September 30. Run by the Szpilman collective the award will go to the person who can make the best transitory work. The winner will be announced on November 10, receive a challenge cup, a trip to the Szpilman headquarters in the village of Cimochowizna in north-east Poland and cash from the dynamic cash kitty of the Jackpot Stipendium.

Raising the prize money in parallel to the event it goes with the transitory nature of the works, usually based around a specific event. Last year, Amanda Wachob was a finalist for getting a tattoo of Luke Skywalker with the intention of lasering off his hand, while Miná Minov won for offering her prize money as a bribe in a letter. She will be on the jury this year. See the Szpilman Award website for more details. **

Mina Minov

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The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale 2013 submissions open.

The Wrong.
15 April 2013

It’s a month of first editions in new media art with São Paulo’s The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale weighing in on the great land grab for what’s to be a significant movement toward transdisciplinarity in contemporary art. The festival itself runs from November 1 to December 31 and they’ve opened submissions to the public for ‘Homeostasis Lab’.

Emilio Gomariz, 'Fluids'. New work exhibited as screensaver at
Emilio Gomariz, ‘Fluids’. New work exhibited as screensaver at

Anyone who isn’t already involved in any other pavilion can apply and submissions, in a long list of “internet friendly” digital art, will be selected and curated up to and throughout the festival. See the The Wrong Biennale Facebook page for more information.**

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