MULTIDISCIPLINAR RESIDENCE - ART DELIRIUM
January – March 2018
Deadline: Dec, the 10th 2017
CREATORS: Belén Conesa
ORGANIZED by La Postiza / la postiza.com
It will be an “unconventional” residency program in which national and international creators will develop their work around Joseph Beuys, the artist. We will set up an “enlarged” concept of art, opening the horizon of creativity beyond the ghetto of art, alluding to the horizontal proposition of Joseph Beuys “every man is an artist.” In that context, everyone will develop their own piece of art according to their interests.
This new program will work on the extended conception of aesthetics to an anthropological theory of creativity, through art. “Human knowledge comes from art,” says Beuys, every ability comes from human being’s artistic capacity, when he/she is creatively active.
We will work on the artist’s theories and his own pieces of art. Art as a social outreach and a political-spiritual dimension that will try to show both human being’s precariousness and greatness.
Expectations towards the artist
Every two weeks there will be round tables around the artists in their different perspectives, every angle of their work and of course around residents’ work. The result of the experimentation carried out by the participants will be part of a series of actions in non-artistic spaces / artistic spaces that will be decided according to the result.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The utopist, the painter, the sculptor, the graphic designer, the performer, the art theorist, the politician, the poet, the scientist, the dandy, the caveman, the teacher, the charismatic leader, the shaman … that was Joseph Beuys, and all of them will be admitted in the program from January to March 2018.
Pick up from the airport/train/bus station
Information about the area and cultural / touristic Murcia
Information about art supplies
Drive to the art supplies
Duration of residency
The program will start January, 10tht and will finish March 31st, 2018. Minimum stay one month, máximum three. Minimum stay: one month. Maximum: three months.
A typical local house in a historical moorish location: La Cueva (Monteagudo District) in a fertile area/farm. An authentic and confortable space, only 20/30 mins by bus / bike to the city centre.
3 Bikes for all the residents
Common Areas Cleaning Service
A studio with a big table, inside + patio/garden + garage working space.
Fees and support
Room + exhibition + promotion + support + official certificate (if requested)
3 Individual Rooms : 850 €
1 Double Room: 600 € (only for friends / couple)
This is what you will get in return:
- You will share the house with more artists (from one to three).
- There will be round tables every two weeks with residents and local artists to share your works with the rest and mark some guidelines
- You will participate in a final exhibition
La Postiza is not able to offer grants for resident artists at this moment. We can assist artists seeking grants in your country or institution, by providing an invitation letter or preparing a detailed budget.
Send your applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a short description of the project you intend to work on during your stay at the retreat, as well as a proposal of your involvement with or the activities in the local community (if you are interested), a brief biographical note with bibliographical information, cv, preferred date of arrival and length of stay, the number of persons that will be staying with you, and detailed contact information.
Interested are asked to make applications previously. Residency is not confirmed until payment is received.
Each application will be considered on individual basis and on its own merit. Particular preferences regarding the date of arrival and the length of stay will be taken into account and, if possible, respected. If not, alternative dates will be offered.
We also ask for your personal contribution (only if you want, of course) because we collaborate with Murcia University, Murcia School of Arts and other cultural centres, and it’d be nice if you’d like to do a workshop or lecture about your work or about how art/cultural world is in your home country / home town.
If you are happy to participate, please, send the application letter, your portfolio & cv to us before 22nd December 2017.