Monday, 30 July 2012

Critical Mass: Call for Papers

Critical Mass Symposium, 6th December 2012

Artes Mundi have a really exciting opportunity to propose papers for its Critical Mass Symposium to be held as part of a programme of events during Artes Mundi 5.

Critical Mass aims to initiate alternative critical dialogue with emerging practitioners, writers, students and recent graduates. Critical Mass is particularly interested in experimental papers, ideas, actions, collaboration and processes of learning, which will engage this specific audience with Artes Mundi 5.

Proposals are welcomed from individuals and groups across practice-based, theoretical, literary, philosophical, sociological backgrounds and beyond. The aim of Critical Mass is to occupy the in-between, the unpredictable and fluid space between institution (university, museum) and the practices of this year’s shortlisted artists: Miriam Bäckström, Tania Bruguera, Phil Collins, Sheela Gowda, Teresa Margolles, Darius Mikšys andApolonija Šušteršič.

The Critical Mass Symposium will seek to explore the potentiality of the green room, as both a space of performance and the space of waiting to perform. Where art practice can no longer be defined by studio and gallery environments how do artists filter, prepare and become equipped to perform on such a stage.

The deadline for proposals is 4pm on the 31st August 2012.

For more information and details on how to submit your proposal, visit

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