Kateřina Šedá is looking for about 80 artists London or UK-based to take part in her action ‘FROM MORNING TILL NIGHT’ on Saturday 3 September, 2011.
It’s a great project and we’re sure everyone involved will really enjoy the experience. Please have a look at the open call and forward it to anyone you know or work with, who might be interested in taking part.
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS – Mass choreographic action
Tate Modern, London
Date of the event: Saturday 3 September 2011, 06.00-20.00
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 10 August 2011 by 17.00
Description of the project:
For this new large-scale project staged in the surroundings of Tate Modern, the artist Katerina Šedá has invited 80 people from the small village of Bedrichovice in the Czech Republic to London. By asking the villagers to re-enact their everyday actions in this alien environment, Šedá aims to explore the conventions and behaviour that unify and divide these two disparate places.
Katerina Šedá was born in 1977 in Brno, Czech Republic. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and the School of Applied Arts in Brno. Šedá has exhibited widely in several group exhibitions, including this year’s Venice Biennale, at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels and Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin (2011) and recently had solo-shows at Cubitt Gallery, London, Kunstlerhaus Bremen and Museums Sheffield.
Katerina Šedá would like to invite 80 professional and amateur artists (London or UK-based) and invite them to take part in this action, to be performed on Saturday 3 September 2011 in and around Tate Modern.
Each artist will be invited to paint, draw or sketch (all techniques, formats and materials welcome) a part of the Czech Village as chosen by Šedá, in a realist manner.
Participating artists will be given a photo to learn and practice from in the lead up to the event and they will also be instructed on the specific location where they will be based on 3 September 2011.
Who are we looking for:
80 artists of all ages, male/female. In particular those who specialise in realist or landscape painting, or who are comfortable and happy to paint or draw in a realist manner for a whole day on Saturday 3 September 2011.
Please note that you do not need to be a professional artist, amateurs welcome.
All formats and materials welcome. Please be willing to provide your own materials (and easel if needed).
Expectations of the role:
You need to commit to participate in this action for the whole day on Saturday 3 September 2011, from 06:00 to 20:00. We also request that you are able to attend one meeting at Tate Modern prior to the action (either Thursday 1 September or Friday 2 September, date tbc).
If you take part in the project, you need to be willing to donate your work to Šedá, as this forms an integral part of the commission. In exchange, you will be credited on all promotional material related to this project.
What we are offering:
A unique opportunity to take part in an exciting new work by the Czech contemporary artist Katerina Šedá, organised and commissioned by Tate Modern. Breaks will be provided and free lunch available. Please note that there is no car parking at Tate Modern.
How to apply:
To make an application for this voluntary position, please send your CV (with your mobile number), a short covering letter, with a picture of one your works ‘in a realist manner’ (low res) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also confirm your availability for either 1 or 2 of September.
The closing date for the return of completed application forms is Wednesday 10 August 2011, 17.00.
Please DO NOT APPLY if you cannot commit to the full day of the action on Saturday 3 September 2011.