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OPEN CALL - ART TALK BY ARTISTS

​Why I am the right person to help you?

The first reason is that I am an art curator with a clear focus on topics such as identity, origins, past & memory, migration, validation of the past and stereotypes. Therefore if your art practise includes one of the topics, feel free to keep on reading.

The second reason is this is not my first open call and based on my previous experience, I have learned that the artists need help with improving their online presence. Therefore I have embraced the idea of Art Talks By Artists. At the beginning of 2020 I organized art talks face-to-face in a physical space with a live audience. After March 2020, I did 2 series of online artists talks when I did all the editing by myself. This call is the fourth and the most advanced version.

What will I gain as an artist?

Currently, I have an art blog and there are 3 sections. The last section is ready for your Art Talks, please have a look here. To each selected artist is dedicated a blog post featuring a video/podcast of the art talk. 

Once I have the post & podcast ready then I will publish it and circulate it within my network such my LinkedIn ProfileLinkedIn Page, IG, and FB.

What are the criteria for being selected?

The most important is the relevancy to my areas of research such as identity, origins, past & memory, migration, validation of the past and stereotypes. Then it is how close you can stick to the requirements below. eg if I have asked for 15 mins and you send me 30 mins then it is less likely I will select your podcast.

 

Another example is when I ask for no selfie videos and you send me a video where you go around your studio, pointing out your artworks and talking about them while you are in front of the camera and so on.

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If you are an artist and you would like to improve your online presence and share your art practise then feel free to answer my open call.

What are the benefits of the decent online presence for artists?

  • you can engage with your targeted audience

  • increase your credibility as an artist

  • gain more career opportunities

 

Requirements:

  • the length of the talk is 15 mins only

  • in English only

  • it is a voice recording accompanied with images of your artwork rendered as MP4, or AVI

  • no selfies videos

  • the talk should be spontaneous

  • notes on paper are welcomed but do not read out loud the whole text

  • presentation 90% visual or short videos accompanied with your voice explaining the artwork

  • minimum written text

  • the recording has to start with you saying "Produced for Temporary Space Berlin.....then you full name and country of origin.......

  • upload the file via form below (fee 30 EUR)

  • send me 1 individual photograph of your artwork which I can use as a cover image max 900MB

In case that you struggle with the concept of the art talk then the article What is an Art Statement at Art Business Info will help you with your research about what is expected from you.

To learn more about the art of selling art feel free to explore TASA courses by the artist Jason Matias who actually generates income from selling his artworks.

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Art Talks by Artists

Art Talks by Artists

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Art talk by Youri Visser-Benazeraf

Art talk by Youri Visser-Benazeraf

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Art Talk by Artist Robbie Kaye

Art Talk by Artist Robbie Kaye

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Art Talk by Youri Visser-Benazeraf


Youri, a French visual artist currently based in Berlin, is another artist who has replied to my open call. He draws his paintings upon Minimalism & Arte Povera. Using the technique of first tearing a canvas and then stitching it back together leaving a dominant scar on the canvas has become a core subject of his artworks.

Youri Visser-Benazeraf website

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Art Talk by Artist Robbie Kaye


I would like to talk about two projects that have particularly resonated with me. The first project is Beauty and Wisdom where Kaye interviewed a number of women in their ´70s asking them how they feel about the culture that is so heavily focused on the beauty of youth. The second photo project is Cracked: Reflection of Imperfection which provides a peek into the artist´s personal life. The reason I was captured by these two projects is their insights into female identity.

Robbie Kaye website

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