[artinfo] International_invitation_to_tender_for_an_arts_project_on_

Depot Claudia Schenk depot at depotdortmund.de
Mon Oct 17 18:58:53 CEST 2005


International invitation to tender for an arts project on the subject 
SLEEP including an exhibition in the Depot in Dortmund, Germany.

Organizer:  Depot e.V.
Centre for craftsmanship, arts, media and neighbourhood
Immermannstrasse 39
44147 Dortmund, Germany
Phone: 0049 - (0) 231-900 806
Fax:   0049 - (0) 231-900 808
info at dormART.de

Contact: Claudia Schenk

Description of the project:

The independent arts centre Depot in Dortmund organizes the 
international arts project and exhibition dormART on the subject 
SLEEP. This project is inspired by the internationality of the 
Football World Cup 2006 with its multitude of guests and football 
fans from all over the world.

Eleven national and international artists will be invited to work on 
the topics of "sleep" and the "culture of sleep", and to present the 
result of their concepts and ideas - judged by a jury of museum 
directors, curators
and specialized journalists beforehand - to an international audience 
within the scope of a public exhibition.

A room installation consisting of eleven individually designed rooms 
will be created. These rooms are supposed to be rent out to art 
lovers and football fans as an overnight accommodation during the 
World Cup 2006. The media
the artists use as well as their approach to the idea of "sleep" and 
the layout of the rooms are completely optional.

Each of the participating artists will have a standardized lot (4 x 4 
metres, 3 metres high, open on top) at his free disposal. The site 
where the project and the exhibition will be carried out is the so 
called "Schiebebuehne (traverser)", the central hall of a former 
tramway depot. During the day the whole hall (measuring approx. 850 
square metres with a height of 12 metres) is flooded by daylight 
coming in through the ridge turrets and the large windows on the back 
and the front of the building.

Entitled to participate are all visual artists who are older than 35 
years of age and who are able to prove at least on exhibition of 
their works in a public funded institution (Museum, Public Exhibition 
Hall, and etcetera) as well as some experience in international 
projects and exhibitions. The competition is worldwide and open 
participants from all countries.

The six-week exhibition is split in two parts.
 From May 26th - June 7th 2006 the installations will be presented to 
national and international visitors in a public exhibition.
During the four weeks of the World Cup the rooms will serve as 
"private hotel rooms" for art lovers, collectors or football fans.

Schedule / brief:

Submission of the concepts: From October 1st - December 31st 2005
Announcement of the jury's decision: March 2006
Realization of the project in the Depot: May 14th - 25th 2006
The first part of the exhibition (open to the public): From May 26th
(Vernissage) - June 7th 2006
The second part of the exhibition(private letting): From June 8th - 
on July 9th 2006 (Finissage)

For detailed information please take a look at our website: www.dormart.de.
Also on the website you can find the invitation of tender.

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