“Waterstream” Open call for Public-Outdoor Art works in Almaty
Artecitya is very proud and happy to announce that in 2018 we are invited to curate ARTBAT FEST 9 in Almaty.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to synthetize and share the Artecitya principles and our 4 years’ experience of experiments and collaboration.
On this occasion, Artecitya & ARTBAT FEST launche an open call for a new commissioned artistic project.
Waterstream as a central structural element underlying the urbanistic layout of Almaty. Water as a threat, but also as a structural and organisational agent in cities and human landscapes.
Waterstream as a main theme, for the “Artbat fest 2018”, seems also an open and fruitful topic for wide range of creators. As Water is the first vital resource, an element common and essential to all species, it brings questions from religion, geopolitics, energy, leisure & entertainment, science, spirituality. Furthermore, it can raise awareness of the audience about the cycles of matter.
Artbat Fest 9 is joining Artecitya‘s mission of improving life in cities through artistic and technological innovations, this Open call looks for artistic projects or ideas that incorporate water as a catalyst of economic / urbanistic / social change; water as a material; and reflecting on the connecting power of water in the social role of art.
We will be especially interested in ideas for public space interventions, performances and installations that underline the potential of water to connect and destroy, movements of water, water as a natural force and water as a social catalyst.
Martin Bricelj Baraga, MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art
Simon Jacquemin, Bellastock
WHAT KIND OF PROJECT?
This curatorial program invites to coproduce public art proposal referring to the theme “waterstream”, actions that are focused on creative approaches and playful solutions to activating public space, participation, co-habitation.
Artworks should activate different waters in Almaty such as: Aryk channel, lakes or reservoirs, – (ex: city centre; Karasu lake; Sairan lake), fountains or other forms of water in the city.
We welcome proposals that involve DIY tactics, reused, repurposed or upcycled materials and discarded resources.
Production: two weeks from 10th to 24th August 2018.
The ArtBat Fest will takes place from the 24thof August till the end of September.
Artists, Researchers, Scientists, Architects, Students, to propose and to create public art structures in the public space and waters of Almaty.
The call is already open for Cental Asia artists