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Call for Artwork: Picturing the Invisible Exhibition

Written by Post-Grad Communtiy
Published date 10 October 2019

We are looking for pre-existing artwork around the broad theme of ‘The Invisible’ to feature in a 2-day pop up exhibition.

Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts

7-9 November 2019

Deadline for submissions: Monday 21 October 2019

Post-Grad Students and recent Alumni from across UAL are invited to have artworks displayed in the space which will be curated by artist, alumni and post-grad coordinator Abbi Fletcher. The expression of interest should consist of a short CV/biography and up to 7 examples of relevant existing works. The format for applications must be digital. All mediums of work welcome!

The successful artists/designers/makers will

  • Have work featured in the exhibition with an expected audience of world leading academics and industry creatives.
  • Exhibit with a select number of talented artists from across UAL
  • Be provided with material for install and be featured in the Picturing the Invisible programme
  • Invited to talk about the work on the opening private view evening

We are looking for artists, designers or makers who

  • Have pre-existent work to feature in the show without making anything new
  • Relates to the theme of ‘Picturing the invisible’.

Practical Considerations

  • The selected artists/designers should have some availability between 6-8th November 2019
  • Be available to install (6th) and take-down on (8-9th)
  • The curator will be on hand throughout the process to help with any requirements

Additional Links

Please send your expression of interest, along with relevant images of your work digitally to Abbi Fletcher: a.fletcher@arts.ac.uk.

Exhibition concept

This exhibition will offer a structured opportunity to investigate the contemporary and historical context of art and science, exploring how research and production may have implications for discovery and invention within both disciplinary fields and how these may relate socially and culturally. Giving artists room to express their own ‘unknown’.

With the worlds current sense of urgency, this multifaceted and dynamic micro-exhibition will consider contemporary issues that exist at the intersection of curatorial practice and artistic production.

The theme of ‘the Invisible’ leads to complimenting themes of the unknowable, the absent, inaccessible, unrecorded, incompressible or unspoken.

This exhibition will invite the viewer to investigate the manifold ways by which artists deal with forms and concepts that are otherwise familiar with renewed appearances and meanings.

The narrative of the exhibition will be built around Paul Coldwell’s quote: “How can we articulate the invisible, that which is not known, or that which is not provable?”

Works will be presented fit into this theme of absence with each selected artist having the opportunity to adopt an entire section of the Triangle Space.