Call for Students’ and Emerging Artists’ Contribution

New Art Biennale Art Future / Future Signs / Paradox Riga 2019

PARADOX Fine Art forum RIGA 2019 Art Future/ Future Signs will be held at the Art Academy of Latvia in 7 – 14 September 2019. PARADOX RIGA 2019 will set the stage for a three-year cycle of discussion addressing the Future of Art Education and Artistic Research. Future sites for Future PARADOX Fine Art Forums taking place in 2020 and 2021 will be announced soon.
Concurrently with PARADOX Fine Art forum RIGA 2019 “Art Future/ Future Signs”
New Art Biennale 2019 Art Future / Future Signs will be hosted by the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga.
The New Art Biennale 2019 Art Future / Future Signs is intended as a creative and virtual platform inviting students, young artists and researchers to propose, show, exchange, share and interact their artistic vision of the future of art education and artistic research. It is also intended to address the role of art and design as an instrument permitting to imagine, propose and shape future.
Under this broad focus, students and emerging artists are invited to provide artistic contributions on more subjects related to three strands of the PARADOX Fine Art forum RIGA 2019 Art Future / Future Signs:

A. Future Image, Vision and Sign

Artistic research as an instrument of visual future building;

B. Activating Future Art Education
The role of the art education in the development of the future awareness.

C. Future Traditions
Contractual and polemic role of art acting as apparatus of future making models.

All artworks submitted will be exhibited virtually at the online exhibition and selected artworks will be exhibited at the art show together with the outcomes of workshops.

Submit your application as one PDF to by 1 May 2019 (In the Subject line, put the Student projects).
Applicants are required to submit:

  1. 5 images representing intended artwork. These could consist of reproductions, visual projects or sketches;

  2. to be published on Art Future / Future Signs web gallery images should be in JPEG format, Mac and PC compatible, sized about 800 pixels high, or thereabouts, named in consistent manner – 01_lastname_tittle.jpg;

  3. applicants also could submit related digital media proposal (video (YouTube or Vimeo), computer game, Instagram, blogs), however, in such case applicants should be aware, that publication on Art Future / Future Signs web gallery not always would be technically possible;

  4. A concept of proposed future art (100 - 300 words)

  5. Short Bio (up to 60 words)

Applicants should specify their preferred forms of participation:

  • Participation at the 7-14 September 2019: Student projects, short courses and workshops (successful participants will be provided with 450 EUR travel grant );

  • Artworks on site (as digital prints of digital screen or computer projection at the exhibition hall of Art Academy of Latvia),

  • Performance,

  • Virtual participation at the internet exhibition being held on the web.

Authors will be notified about results by 15 May 2019.

PARADOX RIGA 2019 will advance the approaches and achievements elaborated in previous Paradox European Fine Art forum biennial conferences: London (2017), Poznan (2015), Granada (2013), Cork (2011), Palermo (2009), London (2007) and Utrecht (2006).

New Art Biennale 2019 Art Future / Future Signs RIGA 2019 is a part of the Centenary Celebration of the Art Academy of Latvia and supported by the Latvian state.

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