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14 Apr 2013

Zurich | open call to artists

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17ZWEI in Zurich, Switzerland calls for proposals from artists and artist groups to submit artwork to be displayed on a temporary basis in a busy public location in the city of Zurich's business district.


We welcome professional artists and artist groups to submit a proposal for a two dimensional artwork (size 16 m x 2.15 m) which will be publicly displayed for 4-6 weeks in a highly frequented underpass in Zurich’s (Switzerland) new business district.

Deadline for proposals: April 14 2013

We are looking for artists who are interested in working with the immediate surrounding of the urban neighborhood of Hardbrücke public area (the underpass), the location of the underpass or Zurich’s urbanity in general. The public area Hardbrücke can be a window that offers connections and associations of any and all sorts.
17ZWEI Call 2013 is a continuation of a first call made in 2012, which was a great success. We are looking forward to carry on displaying artworks from all over the world.

Applications must be submitted in English or German.
Each applicant may submit only one concept.

The application should include:
Contact information of the artist, (including: name, surname, postal address, e-mail address, phone number).
A curriculum vitae, no longer than 1A4 page as a PDF,
An artist portfolio of five works no older than five years.
A project proposal (which can be a description of max. 300 – 500 words and a visual sketch with the correct proporitons of the tarp).
Please submit your complete application as a PDF by e-mail until, 14st April 2013 to call@17zwei.ch, (please note, only complete applications will be considered)., The application process:, Once the deadline has passed, a jury will select 4-6 works.

The selected artists will receive an artist’s fee of 1000 CHF. In addition to the artist’s fee we offer to cover the travel expenses to Zurich to the opening of the artwork (there is no cash alternative for trip costs). Each piece will be displayed for minimum of 4 weeks., Please note that the artwork will be printed on a 16 x 2.15 meter truck tarp. The truck tarp print will become part of the Deutsche Bank art collection after the public displaying period., If your work gets selected you will be informed of the dates your work will be on display. The decision of the jury will be mailed out to all participants at the end of April., The project is funded by Deutsche Bank and ZHdK.

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