Art in General facilitates the production and exhibition of artist’s proposed projects, shifting its mode of support according to what is required for the full realization of their art work.
The open call period for 2008 lasts until 11:59 pm Monday March 31st. If you would like to submit a proposal, go to our open call website http://commissions.artingeneral.org, read all the guidelines and restrictions, create your profile and get to work!
The annual open call is not designed to respond to a given theme, site, or moment. It is open-ended with the intention of inviting artists to profoundly explore their individual interests, and for them to develop a proposal that is in principle rooted in their ongoing or burgeoning interests. Art in General is interested in commissioning works that are creative, inventive, and that propose critical and imaginative approaches to content and form. The selection process also takes into account the many and diverse artistic practices that artist develop and make use of today, with the purpose of presenting various ways of being, experiencing, and working in this world.
Art in General has a different relationship to each artist, and thus to each project. To intellectually and logistically address the artist’s project proposal, Art in General acts primarily as a catalyst, sometimes as a co-producer, and other times as the starting point of a larger, long-term artistic endeavor. And this is what the commissions program aims for: to provide the artists with an optimal support structure and venue to realize and present their work in the best form—an exhibition, an event, a performance, a location-based work in the public domain or the very platforms of discursive space.