Science Gallery Rotterdam (The Netherlands) > Open call for the exhibition: (UN)REAL

Science Gallery Rotterdam invites artists, designers, and researchers to explore how our concept of “the real” is destabilized by science and technology by proposing projects to be part of its first exhibition on site at Erasmus MC. The theme (UN)REAL seeks to link this topic to the ongoing activity and cutting-edge research in biomedical science at the university medical center.

Your proposal could be to present a new or existing artwork, performance, workshop, research project, or other activity. Note that a central goal of Science Gallery Rotterdam is to produce content and programming to engage with 15–25 year-olds in the local community. There is both tension and creative possibility occupying the space between the real and unreal, so you are welcome to surprise us with proposals on topics outside of those listed as well. You might look to the history of art, including Surrealism, whose practitioners were fascinated by medical conditions, misperceptions, and dreaming.

Key words:
genetics, illusion, surrealism, human enhancement, regenerative medicine, mental conditions, misperception

Funding between 1.000 and 4.000 euro may be available, including all artist fees, materials, equipment, and shipping. Please note projects of larger scale may be considered if additional partners and funding can be secured. Five grants will be made available for proposals from the Rotterdam community.

Deadline: 1 July 2019

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