Open Call for Broken Beauty Exhibition

Open call  /  11 Jul 2019  -  17 Oct 2019
Published: 11.07.2019
Open Call for Broken Beauty Exhibition.
Juan Riusech
DEADLINE: 17/10/2019

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What is beauty? When you got it broken? Broken Beauty …
Broken Beauty is the new exhibition by Alliages, held in Lille (France) and Munich (Schmuck 2020, Munich city center).
You are a contemporary art jewelry artist, then you can apply to participate in this exhibition.
Key Dates:
17th of October 2019
, the last day to apply.
30th of October 2019, results are sent to the applicants.
10 days before the exhibition, pieces need to arrive at ALLIAGES.
December 2019 - March 2020, Exhibition at ALLIAGES.
11th of March - 15th of March 2020, Exhibition during MJW 2020.

1. Purpose / Theme
Association ALLIAGES (Contemporary Art Jewelry, non-profit organization) organizes an exhibition to be held from December 2019 to March 2020 (*) at ALLIAGES Gallery in Lille (France) and during Schmuck 2020 event in Munich (March 11-15th, 2020). The exhibition theme is Broken Beauty and each artist may submit his/her own vision of the subject. (More dates & destinations will follow after Munich). A paper publication will be done at the end of the exhibition and the artists selected participating in all dates will have a free copy.

2. Application / Submission Deadline & Fee / Selection / Entry Criteria

Artists working in Contemporary Art Jewelry can apply for this exhibition with a maximum of 3 finished works (works sent in the application form are those that will be exposed, drafts are not accepted). Jewels presented must be one-of-a-kind artworks never shown with ALLIAGES and preferably not shown in previous Munich, Valencia & Athens jewelry weeks.
Applications must imperatively be sent via the dedicated form on the ALLIAGES's website and will contain all requested data. Other ways to submit will not be taken into consideration. If data sent is wrong or incomplete, the application will be cancelled.

Submission Deadline & Fee
Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 17th 2019, midnight. Applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted.
Only one application per artist will be accepted (first application sent). A fee of 10 (ten) € will be requested for the application (1 to 3 works) when application sent up to October 6th. A fee of 15 (fifteen) € will be requested if the application is sent on October 7th-17th.

Applications will be selected for October 30th 2019 latest date, and artist candidates will be informed of the curator’s choice by email (positive or negative). The selected works will be displayed at the gallery managed by Alliages, in Lille (France) and in Schmuck 2020 event. Additional destinations may be added afterwards (the participation of the new destinations is not mandatory). The exhibition is curated by Juan Riusech (contemporary art jeweler, curator and founder of ALLIAGES).

Entry Criteria: 
The artist may present freely his vision of the theme. Free choice of media/materials/size for the jewels. Works presented must be original, one-of-a-kind and created within the last 2 years and never showed before at the ALLIAGES gallery or in Schmuck. Up to 3 artworks can be submitted by each artist. Works can be to sell or only to show (not for sale).

3. Exhibition Fee
The selected artists will pay a participation fee of 69 (sixty-nine) Euros to participate in both events, Lille & Munich (why to pay). This amount will include the membership to the organization during the time of the exhibition. Any delay in the payment implies the exclusion of the artist from the exhibition. The artist will pay 15% of sales for the fixed costs of the association. All taxes or payment charges for this payment fee (bank transfer or Paypal charges) will be at the artist’s charge. If new destinations are added after Munich, each destination will have a small fee (25-45 €/each).

4. Work Presented / Transport
The selected artworks must be delivered at least 10 days before the opening (*). Works received after this deadline might not be presented. Artists have total freedom to make their artwork, however, organizers may refuse to show the artworks if they are displaced in their message (e.g. discrimination, racism, hate, etc …), are detrimental to the image of association, the quality of execution is deemed insufficient or if works sent are not those presented in the application.

The artists will send or drop the artworks to their costs, including all kind of taxes and fees (ex. custom taxes). Parcel weight cannot exceed 4kg.

Returns will be done using the original packaging sent by the artist and via La Poste French mail-post, not insured and no declared value, with tracking service. The full cost of the return is at Artist charge, including all kind of taxes (ex. custom taxes) or expenses. The artist can always recover his artwork at ALLIAGES headquarters (at his/her expense) or send his/her own carrier.
The organizers do not assume any liability or responsibility during the transport of works (both ways).

5. Responsibilities
As a member, the artist will be covered under the terms of the insurance contract of the organizer during the duration of the exhibition. All transportations will not be covered by organizer insurance. The artist can have his own insurance. Artist will respect the Internal Rules of ALLIAGES.

6. Consent
Selection decisions are irrevocable. Artist allows ALLIAGES to reproduce all media and data sent for the purpose of promoting the exhibition and its archives, in any form. Assignment of the right of media reproduction granted by the artist is the non-exclusive, non-transferable, unlimited territory for the distribution of reproductions.

7. Miscellaneous
Communication between the organizers and Artists will be in English. The artist approves the exhibition conditions by simply sending his/her application.

(*) Dates schedule will be sent to the selected artists.