Dear friends Artists,
OSTEN Skopje (as an Organizer) announces the OPEN CALL for ARTISTS to apply for a GROUP EXHIBITION
at the OSTEN GALLERY Skopje for 2023!!!
By organizing your GROUP EXHIBITION OSTEN offers three unique opportunities altogether:
- To participate at the OSTEN ART FESTIVAL Skopje 2023 (with a possibility to be awarded as a group according to the system of awards of the OAF Skopje 2023) ► Link
- To be a part of the PREVIEW PROGRAM and thus to be among the first participating group of artists at the OSTEN BIENNIAL Skopje 2024 (without an entry fee for a group application and with a possibility to be selected/awarded according to the OSTEN BIENNIAL's selection/jurying process & system of awards) ► Link
- To exhibit side-by-side along the work(s) by the world's most prominent artists (awarded with the main awards in one of the previous editions of the OSTEN BIENNIAL) from the Collection of the OSTEN MUSEUM Skopje, such as Picasso, Vasarely Dali, Miro, Soulages, Kabakov, Kosuth, Abramovic, Cragg, Christo, etc. … for full information please check the Link: ► Link
Concept of the GROUP EXHIBITION
The Organizer accepts GROUPS of 3 to 5 Artists. The group which wants to apply for an exhibition should appoint a COORDINATOR who will represent the group and who will closely cooperate with the OSTEN’s curator to organize the GROUP EXHIBITION according to the high standards for professional organization of exhibitions in the OSTEN Gallery Skopje (see the gallery's plan attached).
The most unique opportunity for you is to exhibit as a group alongside the artwork(s) by world-renowned artists – the holders of the OSTEN BIENNIAL’s main awards: GRAND PRIX for Lifetime Achievement, WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE Award, FIRST AWARD, etc. (TBD in coordination with the OSTEN’s curator)
Conditions for PARTICIPATION
THREE to FIVE ARTISTS can APPLY for a GROUP EXHIBITION
(regardless of their age, geographical origin, gender, or technique/media they are working in) by submitting the APPLICATION FORM (by the group’s coordinator) along with the exhibition’s concept, Artists’ CVs & portrait photos, and the digital images of the works by the artists who join the exhibition.
will be sent to the group coordinators for all ACCEPTED GROUPS EXHIBITIONS from the Organizer’s e-mail address (the Organizer holds the right not to accept the applicants without further explanation)
applies for the accepted Groups in two options:
WITH Artists’ PERSONAL PRESENCE at the group’s exhibition
WITHOUT Artists’ PERSONAL PRESENCE at the group’s exhibition
to/from Skopje (for those who plan to come to Skopje) is the Artists’ responsibility.
The TRANSPORT of the Group’s works
to/from Skopje (at least one month before the exhibition’s opening) is the Artists’ responsibility. The Organizer shall not be responsible for loss or damage of the works during the transportation.
OSTEN Skopje, 8 Udarna Brigada 2, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
While sending the works write on the package: NOT FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES / FOR EXHIBITION ONLY!!!
SUMMARY of what OSTEN provides
ORGANIZATION of the GROUP EXHIBITION
in the frame of the OSTEN ART FESTIVAL Skopje 2023 (the PREVIEW PROGRAM of the OSTEN BIENNIAL Skopje 2024)
RENT of the OSTEN Gallery
for 14 days (certain dates TBD according to the available terms for exhibitions)
for the exhibition by Macedonian curator (if the group applies with an already curated project, we’ll accept the curator’s text about the project)
– poster, invitation, banner (1 poster + 5 copies of the catalog to each artist)
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
of the exhibition
MEDIA & SOCIAL MEDIA
For the Artists of the Group who will come to Skopje OSTEN additionally provides:
(incl. breakfast) for 5 nights at the OSTEN ART HOTEL (http://ostenarthotel.com)
If the Artist wants to stay more days at the OSTEN ART Hotel the friendly price for the accommodation (incl. breakfast)
If the Artist plans to come with an accompanying person, it is free of charge if staying in the same room. If additional room is needed, OSTEN ART Hotel provides accommodation (incl. breakfast) for a friendly price
GROUP’s PRINT PORTFOLIO
of 2 - 4 works per artist in limited edition (in agreement with the Group)
CULTURAL / ART TOUR
… and a huge opportunity for FURTHER COOPERATION
(in North Macedonia and internationally)