KAOS
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE

28. 6. – 13. 8. 2019
Layer house, Škrlovec tower, Mergentaler gallery, Art district Kranj / Kranj, Slovenia

 

Layer house will be hosting the second festival of contemporary collage; the main exhibition, workshops, presentations and mingling with local and international artists in the art district of Kranj. KAOS is bringing an exhibition of contemporary use of collage and numerous accompanying events. This summer, it will be hard to avoid the creative chaos!

Layer house is the culture hub of Kranj. Artistic exhibitions, urban projects, relaxed coffee shop with big green terrace and evenings of outstanding music. The creative chaos brought the Layer house to the decision to organize a festival of contemporary collage. www.layer.si/en

Open call and an invitation to all the artists!

Layer house is inviting all artists from close and far to join the open call for the festival of contemporary collage – KAOS. We are looking for collage technique works for an exhibition in the Škrlovec tower gallery. The application is open until May 8th. The jury for the selection of the works that will be exhibited on KAOS Festival will be Petra Čeh (the curator of the exhibition, SI), Sonja Švec Španjol (art historian, HR) and one selected collage artist that will also participate on artist in residency exhibition (we will announce the invited artists on the 15th of April).

The open call starts on April 1st and ends on May 8th 2019.

HOW TO APPLY?

Application period: 1. 4. – 8. 5. 2019
Deadline May 8th 2019, 7:00 pm Slovenian time

Apply via application form below.

1. GUIDELINES FOR YOUR ARTWORK:

Your original artwork shouldn’t be older than 3 years. We invite all artists with affinity to collage technique to participate on the open call. We accept art works in collage technique made from all possible materials and from different branches of art. The theme of the second edition of the festival is ´Leftovers´. Your work has to refer to the theme in any imaginable way you choose. The only limit is size, art work shouldn’t be wider than 60 cm. You can only apply ONE art work.

Leftovers are not just pieces or fragments of split paper

Leftovers are also time which beats in front of us,

pieces of our figure in the broken mirror,

tiny things forgotten on dusty shelves,

memories of days past caught in a picture.

Leftovers are much more. From Leftovers we create kaleidoscope of memories, feelings and lust. The kaleidoscope of Leftovers becomes a selection of things that we wanted to leave behind.

Sometimes you can find some Leftovers on dusty shelves.

Some Leftovers we keep forever and art has the power to awaken them and put them back to life.

Art has the power to create new poetry from their stories.

2. SELECTION PROCESS OF ARTIST

Judging is conducted by a panel of 3 experts including:

Petra Čeh, art historian (SLO)

Sonja Švec Španjol, art historian (CRO)

One selected collage artist that will also participate on artist in residency exhibition (we will announce the third member of the jury on the 15th of April)

The selection will be done in the week from 9. 5. to 14. 5. 2019.
The final results will be announced on May 15th 2019 on our website. The selected artists will receive an email.

3. SENDING YOUR ART WORK AFTER THE SELECTION:

All the selected art works need to arrive until 15. 6. 2019 to the following address:

Layerjeva hiša

Tomšičeva 32

4000 Kranj

Slovenia

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your package arrives. You should pay the post and the package by yourself. Don´t forget to include your own full address for the return of the collage.

We don’t take responsibility for any damage to your work during shipment. The organization of the Kaos festival will not be held responsible in any way in case the package gets lost or damaged during transport, the time of the exhibition and/or on the way back to you. We will treat your collage with the greatest care! But we will not be held responsible for any damage or lost before or after the Kaos Festival.

4. CATALOGUE OF SELECTED ARTIST:

All of the exhibited artists will get a free copy of the catalogue after the exhibition. To ensure a place in our catalogue you have to upload a high-resolution picture (at least 300 dpi) of your collage. You should also upload the following information: title, size, media, your website, email, address and the name (real or artist name) that you want to see published. We will also need an artist statement and a short description of you and your collage art, a few words, which we will use on our website.

All: BEFORE May 31st. 2019.

 

ART WORK INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITION:
ABOUT ARTIST AND WORK:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING THE FILE:

Photo of art work should be addressed in the following order: title of collage, name and surname of artist, size of art work, year of production. In between words use minus sign (-) or underscore (_), BUT NO WHITESPACES (upload will fail in that case). Example of correct name: title-of-work_peter-pan_120x213_2019.jpg

Photos should be in JPG, in 300 dpi resolution and with shorter side minimum 1600 px/15 cm.