A huge success for an open call for "Counterhegemony"

Nida Art Colony and the invited curator Andrea Liu are happy to announce that the open call for "Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context" was a great success: over 170 applications were received from countries all around the globe, including France, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Thailand, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, South Korea, Argentina, Mexico, Philippines.


Right now the curator is in process of revisiting all of the applications received. Due to a high number of applicants it is impossible to contact all interested in interviewing, therefore only shortlisted artists will be contacted for the interviewing by September 30.

“Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context” Fellowship Program will take place from November 1–December 19, 2014 and is curated by Andrea Liu. The exhibition at Contemporary Art Centre will take place from December 4–21, 2014.

Module 1: A Geneaology of the Participant attempts to unpack the different strands of polemics surrounding the notion of “activated spectatorship” in participatory art practices.

Module 2: Law as Raw Material conceptualizes law as an unstable field of contending epistemic claims and asks how art can suffuse or destabilize legal norms.

Module 3: Foucault Lab looks at the shift from a concept of power as external spectacle to power as an ongoing, pervasive violence.

Guest speakers:
Chto Delat (Russian art collective)
Jonas Staal (Dutch visual artist, founder of New World Summit)
Milo Rau (Swiss theater artist, founder of International Institute of Political Murder)
Julian Stallabrass (Marxist art critic, author of Art Incorporated and High Art Lite, Art History Professor at Courtauld Institute of Art, London)
Simon Sheikh (Program Director of Goldsmiths MFA Curating Program, Researcher at Former West)