2013 Visible Award: Open Call for Proposals
With a renewed advisory board composed of 18 curators and artists (98 weeks, Alessio Antoniolli, Zoe Butt, Heman Chong, Chto Delat?, Cosmin Costinas, Galit Eilat, Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Christine Eyene, Eungie Joo, Miguel Lopez, Sofia Olascoaga, Joseph Del Pesco, Raqs Media Collective, Bisi Silva, Pelin Tan, Claire Tancons, and Pauline J. Yao), the Visible prize comes to its second edition, and takes a step further in its aim to research, support and offer a discursive and productive platform to innovative artistic projects that are able to become visible also in fields other than the artistic one. The award not only takes up the discussions about the development of art in a responsible relationship with the complexities of social change, but it also offers artists real opportunities to produce, and thus the possibility to experiment and work on new visions that can have a significant impact on the shared imaginary and on reality itself.
For the first time, we are having a call for proposals, open until June 20 (UTC+1), to let artists and collectives submit projects, from which a selection will join the proposals nominated by the advisory board and will be published on our website. Ten shortlisted proposals will then be publicly discussed by a prestigious international jury chaired by Charles Esche (recently appointed 2014 São Paulo Bienal curator), and composed by a group of intellectuals operating in different fields of culture, that will gather next December at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, in order to assess the artistic projects and select the winner of the 2013 Visible Award.