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5 July 2011 Call for Submissions: Building Dwelling Thinking-Bauen Wohnen Denken, Group Exhibition in Berlin at smartloft apt&art

Call for Submissions
Building Dwelling Thinking-Bauen Wohnen Denken
Group Exhibition in Berlin at smartloft apt&art
opening: 6-9pm Thursday, 15 September 2011
show duration: 15 Sept 2011 -1 Feb 2012

The essay „Building Dwelling Thinking-Bauen Wohnen Denken“ written in 1951 by the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, will be the springboard from which our next exhibition will be developed, considered, and framed. The exhibition works need not have a direct or obvious reference to this essay, rather we want to provide the artists with a timeless text in which to inspire and engage their works within our living spaces.

Art challenges us to think. An artist´s opinions, reactions, and his or her world is uniquely expressed in artworks, often with relevance to society and politics. smartloft apartments&art believes that bringing art from the gallery into a private space allows a more intimate conversation between the work and the observer. Living with an artwork generates a different type of contemplation and introspection than the experience permitted at a gallery or museum. Not only are we intent in providing a resonant experience to our guests, but we are also interested in presenting artists the opportunity to show in our carefully designed apartments, and/or to create site specific work which then only belongs to this particular space and time.
Furthermore, Berlin boast more than 6000 artists many of whom are international. We would like to ask artists to consider the theme of Building Dwelling Thinking-Bauen Wohnen Denken in Berlin and one’s relationship the space in which is changing through building, dwellling and thinking.

Submission Format:
Artists should submit work which engages/references/activates the concepts of Building Dwelling Thinking, or submit a proposal of a new project which investigates the theme.
Full contact information including address, day/evening phone numbers, email address and website
Artist CV/resume and artist statement
All mediums will be considered including but not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, video
CD: no more than 15 digital images clearly labeled in this manner LASTNAME_1.jpg
Please make sure your images are at least 300 dpi and 12 x 15 cm.
DVD: no more than 10 minutes
Work list including title, size, media, and any notes or brief text about pieces.
For time based works, please include at least 3 digital video stills or photographs at least 300 dpi and 12 x 15 cm.
Artists will be notified within 3 weeks of submission deadline.
There is no fee for submissions.
Please be aware the exhibition is 4.5 months and the work should be available for exhibition for the entire duration.
Venue will organize an opening and will pay for invitation cards, opening refreshments, insurance on the work while on display, and a small productions fee.
Artists are responsible for delivery expenses, install and de-install of their work.
Please submit completed submissions postmarked by July 5th 2011 or hand-delivered* by 5pm to:

Curatorial Review
smartloft apt&art
chorinerstr. 7
10119 Berlin


Questions? Please email us:
Apartment spaces are also available for viewing by appointment.
*To hand-deliver, please make arrangements by email.

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