Calls for Entry

Washington Sculptors Group Call for Entries: MICRO-MONUMENTS

Photo courtesy of Washington Sculptors Group.

Photo courtesy of Washington Sculptors Group.

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Deadline: Monday, September 14 Midnight EST

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Click here to view site images, floor plan, and download the complete call.

About the Exhibition
Where does the origin of art lie? Art is often inspired by particular places. One such place is the mysterious site at Schönebeck, Germany and the 1.4-km long area between the villages of Schönebeck and Pömmelte-Zackmünde, where local excavations of circular graves have revealed an ancient monument site. This is part of a prehistoric monument landscape in central Saxony-Anhalt. It was initially integrated into a tourist program called “Himmelswege” (“Heavenly Paths”), which then placed it within the Federal Prehistoric Sites Program. With the discovery and excavation of the historic site, the State of Saxony-Anhalt intends to promote, develop, and support contemporary art through an examination of the site’s unique geography, the analysis of archaeological evidence, and its relationship to paleo-societal historic evidence.

The development of contemporary art projects at Schönebeck will serve to generate a dialogue regarding the surrounding excavation sites, and the extraordinary scientific findings in the overall context of prehistoric monuments across cultures. The contextual analysis and exploration of this site through art projects will reveal a deeper understanding of people’s lives in prehistoric times, and will allow artists’ interpretation on topics of the cosmos, nature, and contemporary culture, as well as past and future societies.

In the framework of the planned development of “Heavenly Paths” and the integration of the circular grave sites stands two projects currently underway: the first will be an exhibition at the Salzlandmuseum in Schönebeck; the second will be a project with Land Art installations that will be developed and created in the areas around the excavation sites in the future. The first exhibition, MICRO-MONUMENTS will take place at the Salzlandmuseum in Schönebeck in December 2015; a second project presenting Land Art installations will be developed and created in the areas around the excavation sites in the future.

About the Juror
Anne Reeve serves as assistant curator at Glenstone. In addition to her work on various exhibitions and publications, she oversees Glenstone’s Oral History Program, conducting interviews to document institutional history and enrich an understanding of the artists in the foundation’s collection. Her writing has appeared in Art in America and Art Papers magazine, and she is currently at work on a publication to accompany Glenstone’s upcoming exhibition of works by late American artist Fred Sandback.

For more information and to see the full call visit http://www.washingtonsculptors.org/callswsg.php.

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