Applications are open for the Indian Ceramics Triennale 2024: Common Ground
After the success of the first edition of the Indian Ceramics Triennale, Breaking Ground, held at the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur in 2018, we are truly excited to announce plans for the second edition: Common Ground. This iteration of the Triennale will be held at Arthshila and other venues in New Delhi in January 2024.
Applications are due February 20, 2023. Apply here (via Google Forms)
Common Ground proposes to explore the ground – metaphorically and literally on which we meet. The ground we walk on is uneven. We are separated by privilege, politics, motivation, experience and access to knowledge, yet we remain bound by a common humanity; a common heritage and a co-dependant future. We are all – every one of us keepers of this earth.
In this iteration of the Triennale we are interested in creating a dialogue between our varied pasts and presents, between material and methodology, between congruence and diversity, and technology and tradition, expressed primarily in the language of clay. Above all we are interested in generating ideas and possibilities for our material.
In investigating multiplicity, the Triennale aims for greater inclusivity. As Common Ground will be firmly located within the complex urban fabric, artists are encouraged to engage with dualities of degeneration/regeneration, exclusion/inclusion, lost and found histories, building bridges between the myriad anomalies.
We invite proposals, individual or collaborative, that push the boundaries of clay practices while exploring commonality, diversity, and engagement. It will focus on practices that mediate between readings of precedent and practice, historical and contemporary, material and ephemeral.
We invite you to send in your proposals following the guidelines listed below. Your proposal can be elaborated through drawings and photos as necessary. The proposals should reach us by February 10th, 2023. A curatorial committee will make the final selection of artists.
• The open call is for clay based projects by practising artists – individuals, collectives or collaborations.
• Artists could explore possibilities of collaboration and exchange with practitioners of all genres from traditional to modern. Media like sound, photography, textiles, film, performance, digital and other technologies etc could be incorporated in artworks
• Artists with roots in traditional pottery cultures and artists engaging meaningfully with practices and practitioners of traditional pottery cultures encouraged to apply.
Guidelines for participants
•To propose a project that stands as one conceptual whole, and if it consists of several parts they connect thematically to come across as one body of work.
•To push the boundaries of ceramic arts.
•To ensure that the project proposed can be executed and transported to the venue by December 15, 2023
Selection and Notification
•The selection committee shall review applications based on quality, relation to the intent of the exhibition, artistic merit and feasibility of the project proposed.
•Results to be announced by March 15th, 2023.
• Proposed project description of no more than 500 words explaining conceptual premise and intent for participation. A short (upto 3 mins) video application is also acceptable. Your proposal can be elaborated through (upto 5) drawings and photos/video as necessary.
• Five images or 2 videos of previous work upto 2 mins in length. Each image/video should be named with your full name followed by serial numbers 1 to 5.
• 100 word biographical statement in 3rd person.
• Resume (2pages max) in word/pdf format.
• Please limit each video file under 100MB and other file types under 1MB. All images should be in .jpg, videos in .mp4 format.
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