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POSTED 1

 

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POSTED 1 will be a curated international poster project of 12 selected artists, presented in June this year in 12 venues across the world simultaneously, and on a project website. Submission will be free, and open to all artists who’s work can be represented in A3 poster format. The website will be the hub of the project: it will include a curated gallery of submissions; documentation from each venue; and a public discussion forum.
For this project we have invited two established professionals also based in Cork to co-curate with us:

Rene Zechlin, (Curator of Exhibitions and Projects, Glucksman Gallery, Cork), Trevor Joyce, (Contemporary Poet, Founder and Chair of SoundEye International Poetry Festival)

This project aims to challenge the increasingly unquestioned commodification of images, writing, and public blank wall space through a temporary installation of posters that are not advertisements. The idea for this project came from a frustration with the lack of motivation among artists to engage with the public outside of the gallery/exhibition space, and how advertisers have appropriated public wall spaces.
In 1960 Paul Goodman (Compulsory Miseducation, Penguin, 1960),
U.S. literary and social critic, argued that
“… when the purpose of advertising was to give information… it was useful to be able to read; when the point of advertising is to create synthetic demand, it is better not to be able to read.”

Could the same be said of visual literacy? When the purpose of images is to stimulate, inspire, inform, challenge, etc. it is useful to recognise and pay attention to the images; when the point of images is purely as an advertising tool (whether for a product or the artist) would it be better to not notice or pay attention?
We want to show this project in social area of multi-disciplinary art venues, because we are interested in bringing art-forms together, and showing work outside the formal gallery space.

POSTED 1 will be presented in two formats – online and as a printed exhibition.
The website will be the hub of the entire project. We are in discussions with web designers to get quotes for design of the website, and plan to register it as http://www.skartpostedproject.ie . It will contain information identifying each image in the printed exhibition with the artist who’s work it depicts.
-a gallery of all submissions.
-a forum to facilitate open discussion on the selections and the selection process,
-a gallery documenting each stage of the POSTED project in each host venue, with images taken by the hosts.
– links to participating and selected artists, artists groups, support organisations, gallery spaces.
– links to relevant artists’ networks and resources around the world

To submit or for any further information please do email skartincork@gmail.com

Call for Submissions

Deadline and other dates

List of venues

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For POSTED 1 , SKART will be Sharon McCarthy, Kevin Tuohy, Cian McConn

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