Open call out Artist Submissions on the theme of Curiosity For a unique exhibition in the small yet world reaching village of Camini- Calabria Photography, Painting, Illustration, Textiles, Sculpture, Print Email me your submissions: email@example.com Must include- Photo’s, short explanation of work, short biography, details about how you would prefer it to be displayed. (sales: we talk over email about that) Non-Local Artists- Because I have experience of this- it is easier if you submit small works or prints. Local Artists- Bigger art work accepted including sculpture.
I am very pleased and relieved to finally present this unique opportunity to show your work to a highly unusual audience at a 2 week long exhibition that I am curating!! Camini is normally a very tiny village with a small yet multicultural population. But every summer (for the Festa di San Nicola) sees the return of Camini Emigres from North Italy and Germany, the population quadruples. We will also have large visiting groups from Amnesty International, Journalists, film and documentary makers, writers, researchers. Next year Camini will be featured in a show at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC as part of an exhibition on the regeneration of rural areas. As Camini remains a small village with not a lot to do even during summer- this exhibition has a large captive audience unlike London where there is too much to see, too, too much pretention, too many hipsters. This is a humble place of tough hard working agriculturalists; the area has also suffered from very high poverty and unemployment levels. They haven’t had the same chances many of us city dwellers have experienced; it’s difficult to stay here. But people do stay and after a year here I feel a lot of respect for that. We also have a refugee population from Africa, Asia and the Middle East and we all need a little bit of inspiration and excitement in confusing times. I want to avoid obvious political propaganda art. ***The Curiosity Exhibition is about gently changing the conversation to something new and exciting. It’s finding something fascinating in a cupboard that seemed empty. It’s climbing to the top of an abandoned house and meowing until someone saves you whilst appreciating the epic view of the sea. Maybe you have a different interpretation, after all curiosity opened Pandora’s box. Sometimes a small question can change your entire life for the better or worse.***