Conceptual to Renaissance Art
This sounds like an absolutely fantastic art project. I don't qualify, but some of you might, if not, some of you might know someone who does. This is truely and exceptional chance for emerging artists.
We are looking for artists to be part of a project exploring the artistic relations between people seeking asylum in the UK, and people in the countries they have left behind
imagine.art.after is an exhibition about the proximity of art and life against the backdrop of contemporary world politics. All participating artists are from one of 35 countries whose people, according to the Home Office, make the most applications for asylum in the UK. The exhibition will take part in two stages during 2005.
The first stage of imagine.art.after will be hosted by Guardian Unlimited and will aim to serve as a platform for a dialogue between artists who are geographically separated but culturally related. Artists who are refugees based in London will be coupled with an artist from their country of origin and communicate with them. The artists who stayed and the artists who left will engage in a process of creating cross-narratives about situations in their individual areas of work and life. These may evolve along subtle lines of culture and history, place and displacement, survival and self-preservation. Using images, video and text, the art couples will embark on a journey to produce work, exchange views and engage in a dialogue with the exhibition's team, with journalists and Guardian Unlimited readers.
1) You are based in London and have gained or are seeking refugee status in the UK and you originally come from one of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, China, Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran , Iraq, Jamaica, Liberia, Moldova, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan , Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
2) You are an artist and / or film-maker resident, national, and currently living in one of the countries listed above.
3) You are an artist and/or film-maker with a track record of showing work in this or any other country.
4) You are willing to share your area of work and life with the exhibition's team, the journalists and Guardian Unlimited readers.