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Center for Contemporary Arts Celje

Public Institution

Exhibition venue: Likovni salon Celje

Exhibition period: 12 March - 18 April 2010

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2009

Center sodobnih umetnosti Celje (Center for Contemporary Art Celje) is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2004 with the main mission to initiate, develop and promote contemporary visual arts in the local, regional and international context.

Situated only one hour from the capital city of Ljubljana, and being one of the most representative institutions for the production and display of contemporary visual arts in the Stajerska region of Slovenia, the Center represents a creative hub devoted to arts, culture and theory, as experienced in the specific conditions of current social, political, and economic situation. Under the auspices of the City Council of Celje and its Cultural Department, the Center has been actively engaged in the project-based cultural programming in cooperation with the partners across the region (in Maribor, Graz, Zagreb) and beyond.

Center for Contemporary Art Celje is a complex of three exhibition venues in the downtown area of Celje: Galerija sodobne umetnosti (Gallery of Contemporary Art, since 1993), Likovni salon (Likovni Salon Gallery, since 1963), and Galerija Racka (Racka Gallery, since 2006). One of the Center's main activities is its Artist-in-Residence programme (up to two months) initiated in 2005.

Center for Contemporary Art Celje announces the International Open Call for exhibition project proposals to be held in the Likovni Salon Gallery in Spring 2010. The applications will be reviewed by curators of the Center for Contemporary Art Celje, and the results will be announced by 15 January 2010.

The Open Call is addressing contemporary visual artists, and groups/collectives from Slovenia and abroad who are invited to submit a solo-show proposal. The Call is not limited by any specific topic, and is open to all media (painting, sculpture, installations, photography, digital animation, sound-based art, video, interactive and interdisciplinary projects). The priority in the selection process will be given to the recent production that challenges a social environment, engages and interact with various audiences and/or communities and to the proposals that will also consider the Likovni salon's spatial possibilities. The gallery images and floor plan can be found on this address:

Artists are advised not to send the original artwork, but only the documentation (photographs, sketches, video and audio material, etc.) that will present the project's idea in detail. The received documentation will not be returned.

The application material (in English) should include:
- Name and surname of the artist/collective, address, telephone and email
- Project description
- Year of production
- Artist statement
- Technical details (equipment needed for the exhibition set-up)
- Biography/CV

Please send the application material to the following address:

Zavod Celeia Celje
Center sodobnih umetnosti / Likovni salon Krekov trg 3 3000 Celje Slovenia

For email applications:
Subject: Likovni salon Celje - Open Call - Solo Exhibition Project Proposal

Contact person: Irena Cercnik, Senior Curator
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