[artinfo] Call for applications: "Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context" Artist Fellowship Program

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Call for applications: "Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context" 
Artist Fellowship Program

Deadline: September 17, 2014

Nida Art Colony
Taikos str. 43
LT-93121 Neringa

<http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=2690&N=9640&L=19&F=H>  Share 
Art in a Social Context" is a seven-week Artist Fellowship Program at 
NIDA Art Colony that looks at genealogy, or the epistemic context 
within which bodies of knowledge become intelligible and 
authoritative, as a point of departure in art production. It is aimed 
at any art or cultural production that exists within or in reference 
to social forms of resistance that coalesce in opposition to 
hegemonic structures. This could include sculpture, video, 
installation, public art, site-specific work, interventions, 
post-studio art, discursive formats, performance, queer/feminist or 
postcolonial work, and any other cultural production that does not 
take for granted or erase knowledge of the institutional container 
which frames art, discourse, and the legitimization of knowledge.

It is comprised of three modules: (1) 
Geneaology of the 
Participant, (2) <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=2690&N=9640&L=18569&F=H>Law 
as Raw Material, (3) 
Lab. There are two components to the artist residency: one is the 
artist's individual studio practice. The second is a think tank 
consisting of readings, presentations, discussions, performances, and 
text jams related to the three discursive modules, culminating in a 
group exhibition at the 
Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania, the largest museum for contemporary 
art in the Baltic States and the home of the Baltic Triennial, as 
well as a public presentation/series of panel discussions (created by 
artist residents) at the Reading Room of the 
Art Centre. 
Five to eight artists will be selected for the "Counterhegemony: Art 
in a Social Context" Fellowship Program, each of whom will receive a 
600 euro stipend, free housing, travel expenses to and from the NIDA 
Art Colony, and a small exhibition production stipend. 
"Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context" Fellowship Program will 
take place from November 1 to December 19, 2014 and is curated by 
Andrea Liu. The exhibition at Contemporary Art Centre will take place 
from December 4 to 21.

1: <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=2690&N=9640&L=18570&F=H>A 
Geneaology of the Participant attempts to unpack the different 
strands of polemics surrounding the notion of "activated 
spectatorship" in participatory art practices.

2: <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=2690&N=9640&L=18569&F=H>Law 
as Raw Material conceptualizes law as an unstable field of contending 
epistemic claims and asks how art can suffuse or destabilize legal 

3: <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=2690&N=9640&L=18568&F=H>Foucault 
Lab looks at the shift from a concept of power as external spectacle 
to power as an ongoing, pervasive violence.

Guest speakers: 
Delat (Russian art collective)
Staal (Dutch visual artist, founder of New World Summit)
Milo Rau (Swiss theater artist, founder of International Institute of 
Political Murder)
Stallabrass (Marxist art critic, author of Art Incorporated and High 
Art Lite, Art History Professor at Courtauld Institute of Art, London)
Simon Sheikh (Program Director of Goldsmiths MFA Curating Program, 
Researcher at Former West)

NIDA Art Colony is located on a breathtakingly scenic peninsula of 
the Curonian Spit in Lithuania.  NIDA Art Colony consists of five 
two-story (65 square meters) residences, equipped with individual 
artist's studio, bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette for each 
artist. Find out more about 
the <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=2690&N=9640&L=18577&F=H>physical 
accommodation of the residency and take 
a <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=2690&N=9640&L=18572&F=H>virtual 
tour of the commodious artist studios, living spaces, and state of 
the art facilities of Nida Art Colony.

"Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context" is open to visual artists 
from any country working in any medium (i.e. installation, video, 
experimental pedagogy, post-studio practice, sculpture, performance, 
intervention, public art, sound art, etc.). It is also open to 
performing artists, theorists, and art writers. Queer artists whose 
work engages queer theory or issues are encouraged to apply. For 
details on how to apply, please see application instructions 

The "Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context" Fellowship is not a 
pedagogical program, but a non-hierarchical platform for 
cross-pollination of ideas. The three discursive modules are merely 
"prompts" or catalysts for discussion. Though the conversations may 
begin with these topics, they may not necessarily end on them. 
Applicants will be selected based not only on their work and 
exhibition history, but their imbrication in and commitment to 
sociopolitical issues outside of "art proper," their capacity to 
engage with theory and their potential to be dynamic actors in an 
experimental intellectual environment. 

Collaborative teams can apply, with the understanding that only one 
stipend, one studio, and one living space will be allotted per 
collaborative team. Artists with activist backgrounds are encouraged 
to apply. 

Deadline: September 17
Contact for Skype interview: September 19-20
Final decisions: September 21

"Counterhegemony: Art in a Social Context" Postgraduate Artist 
Fellowship Program is conceived and directed by Andrea Liu.

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