THE SALON DE REFUSÉES

Open Call for female (read) artists: In the vibrant heart of Berlin’s art scene, a revolution is unfolding. It’s not heralded with loud proclamations but whispered in the language of art and expression. krautART ARTspace invites you to be a part of this artistic uprising through its Salon de Refusées, an initiative that boldly challenges the norms and celebrates the voices of women and female-read artists.

WHY THIS MATTERS

In an industry where the tapestry of creativity is rich and diverse, the threads woven by women and female-read artists remain underrepresented. This disparity isn’t just a gap; it’s a gaping chasm in the narrative of art. The Salon de Refusées is not just any Open Call; it’s a statement, a beacon of hope, and a testament to the power of inclusivity in art.

A NOD TO HISTORY WITH A MODERN TWIST

The Salon des Refusés of 1863, a monumental event in Paris, set the stage for artists rejected by the official Salon, including notable figures like Édouard Manet, Gustave Courbet, and Paul Cézanne. This historic exhibition, commanded by Napoleon III, broke traditional barriers, allowing avant-garde artists to challenge art norms and gain public exposure for the first time. It symbolized a rebellion against artistic conventions and opened new doors for art styles and perspectives.

Today’s art world, however, often traps artists in a cycle where past success predicates future opportunities, particularly sidelining women and minorites. The Open Call “Salon de Refusées” at krautART ARTspace confronts this cycle, offering a stage for artists whose rejection becomes a catalyst for showcasing their talent. Drawing inspiration from the 1863 Salon, our Open Call “Salon de Refusées” stands as a testament to overcoming the conventional art world’s exclusivity. It’s a space where rejection marks the start of a new, inclusive artistic journey, celebrating creativity beyond traditional accolades.

YOUR ART, YOUR STORY

Are you a woman or read as female? Has your art been turned away by juried art shows? Then this is your moment. We are looking for artists who have faced rejection and are ready to turn that into a powerful statement. Whether it’s a canvas that speaks in colors, a sculpture that tells a story, or an installation that defies convention, your art has a home here.

WHAT WE SEEK

Our Open Call welcomes submissions from female and female-read artists whose works have faced rejection within the past 18 months. Our scope includes a wide range of artistic expressions, from traditional to modern mediums. We eagerly anticipate receiving 2D works, along with a limited selection of 3D works and installations due to spatial constraints. Artists specializing in VR/AR projects, as well as any other art forms requiring technical equipment, should note that they will need to provide their own technology and setup.

Application Start: November 13th, 2023

Apply Here: Salon de Refusées Open Call

Submission Deadline: December 13, 2023

Vernissage: February 29, 2024

weekly artist talks

Finissage: March 28, 2024

ADDITIONAL OPEN CALL INFO:

Artworks must be ready for display or hanging.

Artists are responsible for the transportation and insurance of their artworks.

There is no application fee.

Due to space limitations, the exhibition will be curated to ensure a diverse range of styles and voices are represented.

BE PART OF THE CHANGE

The Open Call is for more than just an exhibition; we’re starting a movement. It’s about breaking barriers, challenging perceptions, and making sure that every voice in the art world is not just heard but celebrated. Your art deserves to be seen, your stories deserve to be told, and your voice deserves to be heard.

LET’S WRITE HISTORY TOGETHER

Join us at krautART ARTspace for the vernissage on February 29, 2024. Let your art speak the truths that have been silenced for too long. Let’s make the Salon de Refusées not just a moment in art history, but a pivotal point in the journey towards a more inclusive and equitable art world.

WE AWAIT YOUR ART

Your creativity and resilience are what will drive this exhibition. Don’t let rejection define your art; let it fuel your journey. Submit your work to the Open Call, share your story, and be a part of something truly revolutionary.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT ARTWORK TO THE SALON DE REFUSÉES?

Female and female-read artists who have faced artwork rejection within the past 18 months are eligible to submit.

IS THERE A SUBMISSION FEE?

No, there is no fee to submit your artwork to the Salon de Refusées.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS?

December 13th, 2023 is the deadline for submissions. We encourage artists to submit their works early.

Submission Terms for the Salon des Refusées Exhibition at krautART ARTspace

By submitting to krautART ARTspace’s Salon des Refusées, artists agree to the following terms:

Use of Information and Artwork for Promotion:

The artist consents to the use of submitted information and artwork images for promoting the open call and the exhibition. This includes use in newsletters, press releases, and on social media platforms.

Photography and Further Promotion:

If selected, the artist agrees to themselves and their artwork being photographed. These photographs may be used for further promotional activities related to krautART ARTspace.

Insurance Responsibility:

krautART ARTspace, as an artist-run space with no funding, does not insure artworks. Artists wishing to insure their artworks must arrange their own insurance.

Transportation and Collection of Artwork:

The artist is responsible for delivering/sending and collecting their artworks within the specified timeframe. If unable to collect personally, the artist must arrange for someone else to do so. krautART ARTspace does not have storage capacity.

Additional Exhibition Requirements:

Artworks must be ready to hang or display.
Artists must provide any necessary technology or equipment for their installations.
Artists must adhere to the submission requirements as detailed in the open call.
By submitting, artists acknowledge and agree to these terms. This agreement is integral to participation in the Salon des Refusées at krautART ARTspace.

Website link: https://www.krautart.de/open-call-salon-de-refusees-en/

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  1. zabel charrié

    Hello, it is a pity that it is not possible to send you works by parcel, since you can not send them back to us. impossible to apply from abroad (France, in this case).

    Good day to you,

    Zabel Charrié

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