6.3.09

50 OTHER YEARS . CUBA IN REVIEW INTERNATIONAL ART CALL

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50 OTHER YEARS
CUBA IN REVIEW
1959 . 2009

INTERNACIONAL VIDEO AND PHOTO/DIGITAL ART CALL

ORGANIZATION
Nicholas Petrus
LAB.OITO7 Independent Art Gallery

IMPORTANT DATES
Registration deadline: June 19
Selection: from June 20 to July 3
Results: July 4
Opening: July 26 at 2:00 pm
Attendance: from July 27 to August 30
Free Admission. Visits by appointment.
Closure: August 30

OVERVIEW
The 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution is pervaded by distinct feelings. On one hand, a long-lost revolutionary nostalgia; on the other, the reality of an island that, after five decades, gives us little cause to celebrate with enthusiasm. It is with this critical mindset that LAB.OITO7 Independent Art Gallery issues a call for artists and photographers to submit their works on the theme 50 OTHER YEARS . Cuba in Review.

Artists may participate in the video or photo/digital art categories, as described below. All participants in the photo category must submit works of the same size: 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inches), vertical or horizontal.

Sales proceeds will be donated to help political prisoners arrested by Castro’s totalitarian regime. Institutional support will be provided by the manager of the cubanet.org Web site and the money will be donated to help the families of prisoners to continue their struggle for real, respectable and truthful democracy on the island.


REGISTRATION
Categories: video and photography/digital art.

1. The call is open to any person, from any nationality, but submissions must be made by e-mail. Minimum age: 18.
2. Each participant can only submit one image/work. Diptychs, triptychs and compositions will be considered one work.
3. In the video category, each participant can only submit one work, which must also be sent by e-mail.
4. Registration by e-mail must contain the following information: a) the registration form, b) brief resumé no more than two pages long (in DOC or PDF format), and c) the work.
5. After registering, participants will receive an e-mail from the organization, confirming the procedure was successful.

The registration is open until July 19, 2009, and must be made by e-mail. The e-mail subject must indicate “50OTHERYEARS – Registration”.

Registrations must be sent to:
lab.oito7@gmail.com


FILE SPECIFICATIONS
1. Photos and videos must be sent by e-mail, together with the registration form, as an attached file.
2. Image files must be converted to JPEG, TIF or PNG format, and must not exceed the 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inches).
3. Videos can be sent in any format, but must be sent in a single e-mail. Caution: most e-mail providers impose a limit on file size.

SELECTION
Selection committee: Nicholas Petrus, Fernanda Proença

1. The selection process will take place between June 20 and July 3, 2009.
2. The selection committee will choose 50 artists/images and 5 videos for exhibition.
3. Selected artists will be informed by e-mail, and the results will be posted at www.oito7.blogspot.com on July 4.
4. Non-selected artists will have their e-mails deleted, assuring that the rights to the work remain with those who produced them.

THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition will open on July 26.

1. The exhibition 50 OTHER YEARS . Cuba in Review is an initiative of LAB.OITO7, a gallery of independent art and contemporary exercises in tridimensional space.
2. The cost of printing the photographs of selected artists will be borne by LAB.OITO7 Independent Art Gallery.
3. The concept of the exhibition was designed by LAB.OITO7 Independent Art Gallery.
4. The exhibition will open to the public on July 26, at 2:00 pm. Subsequent visitation is only by appointment.
5. LAB.OITO7 Independent Art Gallery will be responsible for promoting the event by printed, digital and other media.

SALES AND RIGHTS
1. Selected artists (photo/digital art only) will cede their rights over the images to LAB.OITO7. The images will be incorporated into LAB.OITO7’s collection.
2. The works will be for sale for the set price of US$ 50 per image. Eighty percent of the proceeds will be donated to help Cuban journalists being held in prison because of their ideological divergence with Castro’s regime. The donation will help the prisoners and their families. For further information, check the Cubanet.org Web site. The other 20% will be retained by LAB.OITO as a maintenance fee, to pay the selection committee and to the print copies of the works.
3. Works not sold during the exhibition will be become part of LAB.OITO7’s collection.


FOR INFORMATION CONTACT THE ORGANIZATION
Nicholas Petrus
e-mail: nicholas.petrus@gmail.com

Image Francisco Aurelio Rodríguez Mora . Design Nicholas Petrus

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Um comentário:

Aimel Rios disse...

Sr. Petrus,
Muito obrigado aos esforços para ajudar os cubanos na nossa luta pela democracia e mostrar ao mundo através da arte ditadura que Cuba sofre.