[artinfo] SHAME, open call for artist in residence program 2014/2015

Galerija Miroslav Kraljeviç info at g-mk.hr
Sun Jun 23 17:33:21 CEST 2013



	In 2014/2015, Center for Contemporary 
Arts (Celje), Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery (Zagreb) 
and the feminist curatorial group Red Min(e)d 
(Sarajevo/Ljubljana/Munich/Belgrade) are 
initiating a collaborative research project 
focused on the topic of Shame.

		The aim of the project is to 
question the modes through which the affect of 
shame becomes activated or produced. Shame 
operates on the relation between the self and the 
other, between the emotional and social. 
Experiencing shame is internalized. It belongs to 
the body and it affects the body by an emotional 
intensity that causes disorientation in the 
subject's perception of his/hers own identity. 
Through shaming feelings of guilt, embarrassment 
and unworthiness arise within the subject, making 
him/her experience these emotions as if 
he's/she's done something wrong or bad in front 
of others. For example, nudity provokes shame, 
not because of the nudity per se, but because of 
an inability to escape, to hide, symbolizing the 
inevitable presence of the self. Likewise, 
humiliation as a result of the violent intrusion 
of social rules set by the controlling mechanism 
of a hegemonic and patriarchal power relation 
causes shame through suppression, inferiority or 
constitutional inadequacy. Therefore, to be 
ashamed can be understood as being left with 
something for which we can't take responsibility 
or with something that we want to cover (to hide) 
or with something that we should resist. This 
process enables the construction of a shamed 
identity that can be applied on the individual or 
on a particular population. If experiencing shame 
is an internalized modality, the anthropological 
formula that produces the social, cultural or 
material process of shaming is located outside 
the body, belonging to the other. The normative 
structure of a particular society constructs 
normative behavior. Any discrepancy from the 
prescribed norms initiates the process of shaming 
through which a certain type of behavior becomes 

		By investigating artistic, 
cultural, social, political, anthropological and 
historical processes we will try to find the 
means that constitute shame in a particular 
culture and ask to which structural processes of 
identification the affect of shame is being 
attached. Is it attached to the conditions of the 
body and therefore applied to a particular mode 
of sexual behavior, gender or age? Or is it a 
matter of class, religion, race, culture or 

		Unpacking these questions will 
help to reveal the hidden motives and drives that 
initiate the process of shaming. Could shaming be 
understood as a tool that enables the power to 
marginalize and oppress certain members of the 
society? Or perhaps as a mode for practicing and 
sustaining control over the body? Can shame 
convey potency and articulate resistance? Which 
type of shame is being allowed and encouraged 
within today's society that re/produces 
capitalist and patriarchal power relations?

The project aims to investigate the topic by 
initiating a discursive platform that will bring 
together different disciplines and modes of 
thought reflecting upon the notion of shame.

For this purpose the Center for Contemporary Arts 
Celje, Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery Zagreb and the 
feminist curatorial group Red Min(e)d 
(Sarajevo/Ljubljana/Munich/Belgrade) are 
publishing an open call for collaboration in the 
residential programme 2014/2015.

The open call invites artists, who within their 
own artistic practice research the proposed 
topic, for a residency (length of the residency 
varies from three weeks to two months) focused on 
in-depth research as a contribution to the 

		The residency will take place in:

Center for Contemporary Arts, Celje: 

	Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb: 

	Association for Culture and Art CRVENA http://www.crvena.ba/

		The outcome of the residency:

Public presentation of the artist´s work in the 
Center for Contemporary Arts, Celje and/or 
Miroslav Kraljevic Zagreb/Association for Culture 
and Art CRVENA (the format of the presentation 
will be decided upon with the selected artist).
The project is going to be presented through 
various workshops, lectures, seminars, artist 
talks and the final exhibition showing the 
results of the project.

		In order to apply, please send the following documentation:

		- Personal data (name, surname, date of birth)

		- Contact details (email, address and phone number)

- Letter of motivation (elaborate upon your interest in the proposed topic)

		- Portfolio

		Please send your application to one of the following addresses:

		1. Center for Contemporary Arts 
Celje (attn. Maja Hodo”cek), Krekov trg 3, 3000 
Celje, Slovenia or to the following email: 
maja.hodoscek at celje.si

		2. Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery 
(attn. Ana Kovacic), ·ubiceva 29, 10000 Zagreb, 
Croatia, or to the following email: 
ana.kovacic at g-mk.hr or info at g-mk.hr

		3. Association for Culture and 
Art CRVENA (attn. Danijela DugandÏic Îivanovic), 
Hamdije Cemerlica 11/1, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia 
and Herzegovina or to the following email: 
danijela at crvena.ba or info at crvena.ba

		APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 September 2013

		* The curatorial board will 
decide upon the selected artists and locations of 
the residence. The selected artists will be 
notified by 25 October 2013.

Gallery Miroslav Kraljevic
	Subiceva 29
	10 000 Zagreb

	telephone: 00385915122028
	working hours:
	tue-fri 12-19
	sat     11-13


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