LATVIA INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS BIENNALE 2018

MEMORY BOX, International Ceramics Competition
Latvia, Daugavpils, December 1, 2017 – January 21, 2018

 

Anticipating the Centenary of the Latvian State and the 2nd Latvia International Ceramics Biennale in 2018, this year, on December 1, 2017, the Daugavpils Clay Art Centre in cooperation with the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will open an International Ceramics Competition MEMORY BOX. This time the exhibition is dedicated to the remembrance of the outstanding Latvian ceramist Pēteris Martinsons (1931-2013). In his creative work, Pēteris Martinsons repeatedly created Memory Boxes. They were predominantly small-sized geometric shapes, decorated with reliefs and vivid glazes. The artist immortalized his memories of places and people encountered, thus symbolically keeping them in safety and preventing them from fading.

 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

 Organisers                                                                                                                                                        

The International Ceramics Competitions MEMORY BOX is organised by the Daugavpils Clay Art Centre in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. The event is being implemented in the framework of the 2nd Latvia International Ceramics Biennale program in 2018, anticipating the Centenary of the Latvian state.

Curator of the exhibition:

Valentins Petjko, +37120207533, valentins.petjko@gmail.com

Jury                                                                                                                                                                  

Valda Podkalne (LATVIA), artist

Ieva Nagliņa (LATVIA), artist, curator, Riga Porcelain Museum

Māris Čačka (LATVIA), artist, curator, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre

Rasa Stružienė (LITHUANIA), Manager of Ceramics Pavillion of Panevežys Civic Art Gallery

Pille Kaleviste (ESTONIA), artist

Valentīns Petjko (LATVIA), artist, curator, Daugavpils Clay Art Centre

Participants                                                                                                                                                      

Individual artists, as well as groups of artists, are invited to submit their artworks for the International Ceramics Competition MEMORY BOX. The applicants are not restricted by age or nationality. Each applicant (individual artist or group of artists) can submit only one artwork.

The artwork submitted for the Competition must correspond to the thematic concept of the exhibition. A brief description of the memories related to the artwork should be specified in the Application Form (the text fragment will be displayed together with the annotation of the work). The maximum size of artwork is 25cm x 25cm x 25cm. The ceramic component in the artwork must be at least 80%, it must have been created in year 2016-2017 year. Artwork must not be displayed in other competitions, as well as published in catalogs.

Application procedure                                                                                                                                     

Individual artists and groups of artists are invited to apply for the International Ceramics Competition MEMORY BOX by filling:

  1. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

and submitting:

  1. 3 high printing quality jpg or jpeg images (600 dpi) of artwork by e-mailing to: licb2018@gmail.com. Images should represent the artwork from different angles on a neutral background (white, black or grey). Images of the selected artworks will be used to create the catalog of exhibition.

Applications must be submitted before 15th October 2017.

Applications submitted after 15th October 2017 will not be considered.

Assessment procedure                                                                                                                                    

The assessment of the submitted applications will be processed in 2 stages:

1st stage – selection of participating works

On a basis of documentation and images received, the jury will choose works for participation in the International Ceramics Competition MEMORY BOX. The results of selection will be announced by 23rd October 2017. Selected participants must deliver the selected works to the exhibition venue by 24th November 2017.

2nd stage – selection of the winning works

Three winners of the International Ceramics Competition MEMORY BOX will be selected prior to the opening of the exhibition in a closed jury vote after the evaluation of artworks on the spot.

The winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremony of the International Ceramics Competition MEMORY BOX on December 1, 2017. The winning entries will become the property of the organisers and part of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre collection.

Transportation & Insurance                                                                                                                            

Transportation of artworks to the exhibition venue:

23.10.2017. – 24.11.2017.

The participants selected during the 1st stage have to deliver the selected work to the exhibition venue before 24th November 2017. The work may be submitted in person directly to the exhibition venue during working hours or sent via door-to-door delivery service at the expense of the sender (participant). Participants are responsible for proper packaging for their work (the same packaging will be used by the organisers for the return of the work). All insurance costs during the transportation of work to the exhibition venue shall be born by the participant.

From arrival to exhibition venue till 28th February 2018, the organisers will provide a 24-hour security service.

Return of artworks:

22.01.2018.-28.02.2018.

Participants may either collect their work from the exhibition venue or use door-to-door delivery service at the expense of receiver (participant) from 21st January till 28th February 2018. All insurance costs during the return of work to the participant shall be born by the participant.

Participants may also donate their work to Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. In this case the work shall be included in the organisers International Contemporary Ceramics Collection and the donor will receive an appropriate certification by post.

Works that are not collected by 28th February 2018, will become property of the organisers, to all intents and purposes.

Exhibition                                                                                                                                                         

The exhibition of International Ceramics Competition MEMORY BOX will take place at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre form 1st December 2017 till 21st January 2018.

Exhibition venue:             Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre

Mihaila str. 3

Daugavpils, LV-5401

Latvia

www.rothkocenter.com

The exhibition setup will be exclusively undertaken by the organisers.

Awards                                                                                                                                                          

Possibility to hold a solo exhibition in the premises of the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center in winter 2019

Participation in the 6th International Ceramic Art Symposium CERAMIC LABORATORY in summer 2018

Benefits for Participants                                                                                                                                 

Exhibition

The works of the selected participants will be exhibited at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Latvia’s best renowned and largest centre for contemporary art, located in the Dinaburg Fortress, the historical area of Daugavpils, where the world’s best-known Latvian ceramist Pēteris Martinsons (1931 – 2013) was born. Since 2013, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre holds the largest selection of artworks by Pēteris Martinsons in its Contemporary Ceramics Collection.

Prize

The winners of the competition will have the opportunity to organize a solo exhibition at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center in winter 2019 and participate in the 6th Symposium on Ceramic Art CERAMIC LABORATORY in the summer of 2018.

Catalogue

All works exhibited during the MEMORY BOX exhibition will be included in the catalogue of the exhibition. Each participant will receive a copy of the catalogue along with the certificate of participation.

Promotion

The organisers will promote participants in art-related media, websites and social networks.

Donation

The artworks of prize-winning participants, as well as of those participants who decide to donate their works to the organisers, will be included in the Contemporary Ceramics Collection of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. The donors will receive an appropriate certification. The works will be stored under appropriate conditions, and will be exhibited at various exhibitions organised by organisers in Latvia and abroad.

Use of Personal Information                                                                                                                           

Participants allow the organisers to reproduce the images of prize-winning and other selected artworks, as well as other information about participants submitted within the application in any kind of media.

Contact information                                                                                                                                         

Valentins Petjko, Curator of Exhibition

tel.: +371 20207533, valentins.petjko@gmail.com