Open Call for Exhibition Proposals: VAULT or WINDOWS

Open call  /  15 Oct 2020  -  21 Oct 2020
Published: 15.10.2020

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Call out for exhibition proposal at A-Gallery for two projects: VAULT and WINDOWS. VAULT is an exhibition space at A-gallery, focusing on showcasing new works by professional jewellery artists and blacksmiths. WINDOWS, established last year, is a platform for window exhibitions to show new and exhibited contemporary jewellery work.
VAULT is an exhibition space at A-gallery, focusing on showcasing new works by professional jewellery artists and blacksmiths. VAULT acts as a historic touching point between the original and the contemporary functions of the building – that of a former goldsmith’s shop and of the most notable exhibition space for contemporary jewellery and blacksmithing in Tallinn. VAULT welcomes artists, writers and researchers whose work stems from contemporary jewellery and craft practices in the context of broader visual culture.

The floor plan of A-Gallery's VAULT can be found below(in this link). The floor plan's measurements are marked in centimetres. The height of the vault is 315 cm and size 5.2 m2. It is possible to exhibit works by using cables and magnets. Painting and drilling is not possible in the space. The exhibition space of VAULT extends to one of the windows facing Hobusepea Street.

WINDOWS is a platform for window exhibitions at A-gallery, established in 2019 with the aim of showcasing both new and previously exhibited work of practitioners in the field of contemporary jewellery in a compact format and extending the gallery's exhibition space into public space. WINDOWS welcomes both solo projects and collectively created expositions engaging with contemporary jewellery and craft practices within the field of visual culture.

WINDOWS invites a two-directional gaze, to look both in and out. As such, the space can also accommodate works stemming from the field of jewellery but developed in collaboration with fields concerned with body and space, such as design, fashion, architecture, visual and performance art. WINDOWS is located in Tallinn Old Town, on the corner of Hobusepea Street and Pikk Street. WINDOWS is comprised of five spaces – one large and four small windows. WINDOWS welcomes visitors day and night, in every weather.
The measurements of A-gallery's windows are 220x140x48 cm (height/width/depth), except for the large window facing Hobusepea Street, which measures 220x300x85 cm. The window spaces include ceiling hooks for hanging, lighting fixtures and electrical sockets.

To apply, please submit the following information:
  • The call you are applying to (VAULT or WINDOWS, note that it is not possible to apply with the same project to both calls. It is however possible to submit two different projects).
  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Description of the project (2000-2500 characters)
  • Visual material relevant to the project (up to 5 images in one PDF file).
  • List of equipment and/ or requirements for exhibiting works.
  • Recent CV(s)/resume(s) of the participating artists.
  • Portfolio(s) of the participating artist(s) (only one PDF file per person with up to 5 images). The images should include captions or short descriptions. For videos/films, please provide links to your own website, Vimeo page, YouTube page, etc. Do not attach actual video files.
  • Alternatively, you can include a link to your web portfolio page.
  • Preferred exhibition period (month / quarter).

Please submit only electronic copies of the above in ONE email under 5 MB to:
Costs of installing, production and the opening event are covered by the artist(s). A-gallery provides a letter of confirmation for funding applications, upon request. The exhibition period is approximately four weeks for VAULT and six weeks for WINDOWS.

The submission deadlines for both VAULT and WINDOWS are 21 October 2020.
Applications received after the deadline or missing any of the required information will not be considered. The exhibition programme is approved by the team of A-gallery. Artists chosen for the programme will be notified from 4 November 2020 onwards.

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