LABOR announces a call for artists and curators for the use of the space of LABOR as a studio or an open space for a two- or four-week time in August 2011. Successful applicants can use the space of LABOR for realizing projects related to visual culture. The aim of the residency is to provide a possibility for artists and curators for individual (or collective) work, introduction, and to get in contact with the Hungarian contemporary art scene. During the residency participants can use the spatial and technical facilities of LABOR (internet access, laptop), the library and the exhibition spaces. Participants of the residency will be invited to give a public presentation.
The residency project covers the use of the art space; upon request we can help in finding accommodation, seeking and building professional relationships.
Application should contain:
- detailed professional CV
- motivation letter and working plan (max. 2 pages), where the applicant states whether s/he would like to use the space for two or four weeks
Applications should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: 15th June 2011
LABOR was founded in September, 2007 as a joint initiative of C³ Centre for Culture & Communication Foundation, the Studio of Young Artists Association (FKSE and the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE) in the premises of the former Studio Gallery. In 2009 tranzit.hu has joined the collaboration.
LABOR is a platform where the objectives of partner institutions appear jointly:
• support of emerging artists
• projects related to the contemporary art education
initiatives advancing or reflecting on the structural changes of the
contemporary art world
• cooperation between art and the scientific
and technical domains
• events organized in the framework of international collaborations.
The purpose of the collaboration is to create a flexible, shared (art) space that provides a platform for art research as well as exhibitions, projects and occasional events.
LABOR aims to emphasize the social responsibility of contemporary art and its role in knowledge production. It organizes discursive programs to strengthen the debate- and discussion-culture of the local art world involving other fields of culture. Labor recently opened Bookspace, a reading room and library where current theoretical texts, magazines, and publications on visual culture ARE available
Labor program is supported by C³ Centre for Culture & Communication Foundation, the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE), the Studio of Young Artists Association (FKSE), tranzit. hu, National Cultural Fund.