Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Tallinn Art Hall and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius announce an open call to select creatives for an upcoming archipelago of events, tentatively titled History of Joy, Part 4.
Curated by Kaspars Groševs, Virginija Januškevičiūtė and Siim Preiman, the event series aims to bridge communities and provide an alternative platform for employing creatives during a time of isolation and uncertainty. Visual artists, musicians, performers and writers from, based in or otherwise connected to the Baltic states are invited to propose ideas for contributions, which can take any form, either physical or virtual. All the contributions will be shared in one way or another on a common web platform. It could be publishing of a text or a visual essay, launch of a film or a soundtrack, an online streaming session that’s also recorded, a special project for an internet platform of your choosing, or any other way you can imagine sharing your work with others online – we will try to accommodate your chosen form in conversation with you.
The title of the project reflects on the many historical shifts in exhibition-making, with an aim to emphasise the distinct current moment and a myriad of different ways we can engage with it. The curatorial team aims to emphasise that a physical public exhibition hasn’t always – and not for everyone – been the main format for experiencing art.
Each selected artist will be supported in the execution of their project by one of the three partnering institutions. Besides a fee and production budget, this support can include facilities like spaces or technical equipment.
The series of online presentations is aimed to launch in May 2021.