Entry deadline - 22 August 2021
The exhibition will be held from 1 October 2021 to 14 November 2021
The theme of the 2021 exhibition is “Plants.” The artists are invited to explore the relationships between humans, plants and nature in general.
The submitted work must have been created in the last two years.
The material used in making the submitted work must be porcelain. Other materials may be used to assist in exhibiting the works or as supplements to the installation (for example as a base, platform or stand) if these do not exceed 30% of the overall volume of the work. The dimensions of the submitted work (or the total dimensions of a group of works) must not exceed 21 cm x 21 cm x 21 cm. The minimum size of the works must be not less than 13 cm in at least one dimension.
Artists shall declare they are participating by sending a completed application form and a photograph of their work to email@example.com.
I was once asked a surprising question in a job interview: what plant do I associate myself with? This was something I hadn’t previously thought about. Maybe you have a favourite plant that you identify with? What plants do you recognise in nature? How many do you know the names of? What plants do you eat? Did you know that there is a law for the protection of plants?
Living in the city, it is easy to ignore plants or view them merely as decorative elements. However, their impact on our lives and the importance of the relationships between them is far greater than we might imagine. Finding ourselves in nature, we can shed the stereotype that we are slaves to it, and instead realise that we are inescapably dependant on each other. The constant rejuvenation process which plants undergo may be a source of terror or inspiration. The constant cycles of life remind us that we can’t just stay in the same place, hold back the inevitable or speed up the natural order of things.
For further questions, please, contact Curator of the exhibition Ieva Nagliņa - firstname.lastname@example.org.