Press release. Örebro, may 30, 2016.
Today OpenART launch OpenCALL – An application for professional artist to apply for the exhibition 2017. In tradition OpenART opens the opportunity for artists to apply with contemporary art and ideas, with a wide range in concepts and procedures. It turns to professional artists from all over the world. The application can be found on OpenARTs website www.openart.se and is open 30th May – 2nd August 2016.
A jury of three professional artists are invited to make the selection. The jury consists of Cecilia Jansson (artist), Peter Ojstersek (artist and senior lecturer) and Pia Männikkö (artist).
Before the exhibition in 2015, 430 artists from 70 different countries applied through OpenCALL, where 45 were then invited to be a part of OpenART 2015. In total, 70 artists from 19 countries were a part of last year’s exhibition.
The biannual art exhibition happens every other year and next time will be 18th June – 10th September in 2017. A huge part of the work that go on in 2016 covers the process of selection of artists.
Until this year OpenART has worked as a project, but is since 2016 a municipally unit.