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Open Call: The Art of the Icon. 14-day artist residency in Athens, Greece

Open call  /  17 May 2024  -  26 May 2024
Published: 17.05.2024
Open Call: The Art of the Icon. 14-day artist residency in Athens, Greece.
ZLR Betriebsimperium
Management:
Loukia Richards, Christoph Ziegler
DEADLINE: 26/05/2024
 Medieval church. Photo: Chr. Ziegler.
 Medieval church. Photo: Chr. Ziegler

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Intro
The Art Of The Icon is a residency and video/comics/narrative project for visual artists, jewelers, crafters, designers, filmmakers, performers, art theorists, curators, and academics who wish to explore Athens' medieval and Byzantine cultural traditions that still live on. The residency program initiates participants in understanding how to read, and be inspired by, the icon tradition, and explains concepts of time, space, eternity, providence, and divine union embedded in the visual language of Orthodox art.
Byzantine art, a highly conceptual art created by a combination of mastering ancient techniques and preparing the artist's body and mind for creative contemplation, is widely unknown to the West. Icons are intellectual and emotional bridges to the invisible world, while the sacred space becomes a stage for performing rituals of bonding between past, present, and future.

The Art Of The Icon residency program includes an online introductory course into Byzantine art history, and its significance for contemporary conceptual art, Pop Art, and major modern art movements, guided visits at Unesco sites, museums, and Byzantine monuments, individual tips on Athens' secret addresses, a narrative, comics and video workshop in Athens, as well as curatorial and editorial advice for the realization of a creative video or comics or narrative.

Participants’ videos inspired by the residency program will be screened at Munich's Schmuck Jewelry Week 2025. Comics or narratives will be published in SMCK Magazine.

Residents' work inspired by The Art Of The Icon will also be promoted through the press and social media.

> The Art of the Icon Residency includes:
  • Online introduction before arrival.
  • 14 days / 13 nights accommodation in (central) Athens.
  • Three optional presentation formats:
  1. Participation in SMCK On Reel video festival
  2. Comics or narrative to be published in the digital/print medium SMCK Magazine.
  3. (Text) publication in the digital/print medium SMCK Magazine.
  • Support and advice for developing a narrative/script/comics/video.
  • A guided city tour plus a visit to Unesco sites, museums, and art venues

> Participation:

Disciplines: Artists who work in the field of ­jewelry, object, design, sculpture, installation, performance, video, photography, textile art, ceramics, as well as filmmakers, crafters, art theorists, researchers, and curators are encouraged to apply.

Application requirements: Artists must be at least 30 years of age.

Residency duration: 14 days (13 nights).

Exhibition/presentation: 2 days (during the second week of the residency).

Price: 730 € / paid by the artist.
The fee includes accommodation in a central Athen studio for individual artists. The fee does not include travel fares, entry tickets for museums and archaeological sites, meals, artist material or tools, or print matter.

Residency dates are from Monday, 17 June to Sunday, 30 June 2024.

How to apply:
Click here to get all the information on how to apply.

The application deadline is Sunday 26 May 2024.
 
Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler.
Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler

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Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler.
Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler.
Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler.
Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler

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Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler.
Byzantine art – Icon. Photo: Chr. Ziegler

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