Open call for MUU artist members: Theme: Space, Environment, Architecture

– Video works at Platforms Project Independent Art Fair and Night of the Arts in Museum of Finnish Architecture

This open call is for video works to be displayed in the MUU Gallery section of the Platform Project Independent Art Fair in Athens in May 2020 and at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki in August 2020. The call is only for members of Artists’ Association MUU.

The theme of the screenings is space, environment and architecture. We are looking for videos that explore issues relating to space and place and to the built environment and architecture. Bold and innovative interpretations of the theme are especially welcome.

Notice: application deadline Thursday 20 February 2020 (at 23:59)

Events and venues

Platforms Project 2020 is an international art fair for artist-run galleries and project spaces. It is now organised for the eighth time, and will take place 14–17 May 2020.It will be held at the Nikos Kessanlis Exhibition Hall of the Athens School of Fine Arts, which served as one of the main venues in Athens of the Documenta festival in 2017. MUU Gallery is now invited to the fair for the fifth time. The MUU Gallery section will feature video works by the association’s member artists submitted in response to this open call. During the fair, MUU will also announce an open call for video artists working in Greece for works to be presented in Helsinki in August.

The event to be staged in Helsinki on Night of the Arts, 20 August 2020, is a joint effort by MUU and the Museum of Finnish Architecture. An experimental project to join video art and architecture, the event will feature screenings of the results from both open calls. The screenings on the Night of the Arts will concentrate on cross-disciplinarity, with a special focus on how space, environment and architecture can be used in contemporary art both as inspiration and medium. The event will also be used to examine how the architecture museum can be purposed as a venue for video art. The selected videos will complement, comment on and develop further the themes of summer exhibitions at the Museum of Finnish Architecture.

Terms and conditions

Only new video works completed within the past five years are eligible. Max. duration is 10 minutes.

Please note that works at the art fair in Athens will be screened on monitors. Small-scale video installations are also eligible for the Athens fair, provided they are easy to mount technically, and especially is you can provide the technology. Let us know in the application form. The works selected for the Museum of Finnish Architecture will be projected on screen.

Fill in the application form via THIS LINK.

We only accept electronic applications.

The open call will expire on Thursday 20 February 2020.
The selection will be done by an exhibition team from MUU and representatives from the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
The results of the selection will be announced in the end of February.
Selected artists need to submit their video files during March 2020.

Enquiries: Timo Soppela, director(a)

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