Open Call for the Exhibition DNA by Alliages

Open call  /  23 Jan 2023  -  14 Mar 2023
Published: 24.01.2023
Open Call for the Exhibition DNA by Alliages.
Espace Solidor Museum, Cagnes-sur-mer
Juan Riusech
DEADLINE: 14/03/2023

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We all, every human being, have DNA something that defines us as an artist and even as a group of people with similar interests and identity. What is your artistic DNA? And how does it manifest itself in your contemporary jewellery art?
Alliages organizes an exhibition to be held from June to November 2023 at Espace Solidor Museum, the only museum in Europe fully dedicated to Contemporary Art Jewelry and owns one of the most important collections in the world which includes the Alliages Legacy Collection donated in 2019.

The exhibition theme is « DNA » and each artist may submit their own vision of the subject. A paper publication will be produced by the museum and each artist selected will have a free copy.

Artists working in Contemporary Art Jewelry can apply for this exhibition with only one finished piece. Artists at any level can apply (students, newly graduated & established). The proposition must be a one-of-a-kind artwork done in the last years or especially for this exhibition.
Applications must imperatively be sent via the dedicated form on the Alliages website and must contain all requested data in the exact way requested, especially the pictures. Any other form of application will not be accepted or taken into consideration. If the data sent are wrong or the form is incomplete, the application will automatically be cancelled.

How to Apply?
Go to the Alliages website and apply via the online form.
To be eligible for selection, you must first pay the application fee and use the confirmation payment code emailed to you by PayPal once paid. Your submission will NOT be accepted until your payment has been received
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 14th 2023 at midnight. Only one application per artist will be accepted (the first application sent).

Application Fee
A fee of 25 € will be requested for the application. Payment must be done using the payment form through Paypal. The application fee is non-refundable for any reason.

All applicants will be notified by March 26th, 2023 of the curator’s choice via email as to whether their application has been successful or not. The list of selected artists will be published on Alliages's social media accounts. The selected pieces will be displayed at the museum from June 10th to Nov 11th, 2023. The exhibition is curated by Juan Riusech, contemporary art jeweller, curator and founder of Alliages.

Entry Criteria
Each artist may freely present their vision of the theme with a free choice of media, materials and size. The piece presented must be original and one-of-a-kind. The pieces submitted are not for sale and will be returned at the end of the exhibition.

Image Guidelines
  • 3 different views of the piece that you are submitting in low resolution are required: 1 main view of the entire piece, 1 back view of the entire piece and 1 of the piece being worn to get an idea of the scale of the said piece;
  • A High Definition Picture of the main view is required;
  • You can send images in the following formats: either 1:1 (squared) or 4/3. However, if the work allows, the 1:1 format is the best required;
  • The low-resolution images must be 1500-2000px/side, 72dpi, 85% compression against a white background with good lighting; please avoid using flash; The maximum size for each image in low resolution is 700kb;
  • The high-resolution image must be 4000px/side, 300 dpi, 95 % compression in a totally white background and good lighting (this is mandatory for the catalogue)
  • Please ensure that your piece is well-centred in your image and is completely in focus, not blurry;
  • Please rename your image files in the following way: your-name_title_number-of-view (either 1, 2 or 3). Please do not use any spaces in the filename; you may use dash (-) or underscore (_) instead;
  • We can only accept .jpg/ .jpeg files.

Text Guidelines
We ask for a statement of the work proposed no more than 500 characters (including spaces and punctuation) and written in English.

Exhibition Fee
No fee will be required for this exhibition.

Works Presented / Transport
The selected artworks must be delivered to Alliages gallery at the latest on May 5th, 2023. Any work received after this deadline will not be included in the exhibition and returned at the artist’s charge. The piece sent to Alliages must be the same as those sent in the application and selected by the curator. Each artist has total freedom to make their artwork, however, organizers may refuse said work if it proves in any way to have a detrimental or discriminatory message (e.g. racism, hate, sex, etc …) or if the quality of execution is deemed insufficient.

Application: March 14th 2023 at 00:00 hrs.
Shortlist: March 26th 2023.
Reception of works: May 5th 2023.
Exhibition: June 10th to Nov 5th 2023.
Opening: Saturday, June 10th 2023 at 12:00 hrs.
Works received: May 5th 2023.

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Sébastien Carré. Necklace: DNA’s Causes?, 2014. cooper chain, hooked, japanese paper. Ø 2,5 x 200 cm. Photo by: Milo Lee. From series: My sweet Disease. Sébastien Carré
Necklace: DNA’s Causes?, 2014
cooper chain, hooked, japanese paper
Ø 2,5 x 200 cm
Photo by: Milo Lee
From series: My sweet Disease
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