A new edition of Currents is coming up! Currents is an annual group exhibition featuring work by recently graduated artists from academies in Flanders, Brussels, North Rhine-Westphalia and the south of the Netherlands. The 8thedition will open on December 15th.
With Currents, Marres develops, together with Z33 in Hasselt, a platform for new artists and curators, in order to foster an international infrastructure for talent development. The exhibition will be embedded in a broader guidance trajectory in which training, networking and professionalization are central. Helena Julian and Tim Hollander will be the curators of Currents #8. In recent years, more than 100 artists from 15 academies have exhibited their work, given presentations, and participated in workshops.
OPEN CALL GRADUATES
The measures taken as a result of COVID-19 bar the curators from visiting the graduation exhibitions. Through this open call, Marres and Z33 hope to offer all currently graduating artists an opportunity to participate. The selection will be made in August 2020.
Fine-arts students graduating this season from academies in Belgium, Germany, and the south of the Netherlands can send in their work. Marres and Z33 provide a fee, accommodation, travel and transport costs. There is also a small fee for production.
Please send your digital portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: Participation Currents #8. Your portfolio should contain:
- A maximum of three artworks, with a maximum of six clear photos of your work.
- 3 links to possible online streaming platforms for video(-registration) or sound.
- An introductory text about your work and/or yourself (maximum 400 words),
- Links to your social media profiles and/or website (if you have them)
- Your contact details.
Deadline: Sunday July 19, 2020.
Participating academies: Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design, AKV St. Joost Breda, AKV St. Joost Den Bosch, Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre Brussel, KASK Gent, KASK Antwerpen, Sint Lucas Antwerpen, LUCA Sint-Lucas Gent, LUCA Sint-Lukas Brussel, LUCA C-Mine Genk, PXL-MAD Hasselt.
Helena Julian (BE) is a curator and writer. She studied Art History and Critical Theory at the University of Antwerp. She writes for artists, institutions and magazines and teaches at the Sandberg Instituut. She was an assistant curator for If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and organized solo exhibitions for bologna.cc.
Tim Hollander (NL) is an artist, curator, scenographer and designer. He earned his Bachelor Fine Arts at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht in 2014 and in attended the residency program at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht 2016-2017. He works in a variety of media including installation, sculpture, drawing and self-published books.