Free Art Fair 2024|Open Call for Artists Around the World

Deadline for Entries: Aug. 31 2024 at 11:59 pm TST.

 

VISION

我們打造一個平台,破除所有限制,讓藝術自由地在這裡發生。來自世界各地的藝術家、藝術團隊,沒有任何負擔地盡情創作、自由交流。等待被發掘、被看見的年輕創作者,給策展人、藝術媒體及藏家都看見。當我們創造出最大的自由,期待所有可能都實現。伊日美學生活基金會做為藝術生活的實踐者,從2014年開始舉辦台北藝術自由日,試圖開啟一個對話性的場域、視覺界域之外的想像空間。

The Free Art Fair serves as a platform that breaks down barriers, nurturing unrestricted artistic expression.  Artists and collectives worldwide converge here to freely create and exchange ideas. Emerging talents eagerly await discovery, gaining visibility among international curators, art media, and collectors. By fostering ultimate freedom, we envision the realization of all creative possibilities.  Since 2014, the YIRI LIVING Foundation has hosted the Free Art Fair, aiming to foster dialogue and imagination beyond conventional visual boundaries.

 

OVERVIEW

參加資格:
創作回應徵件主題「變形記」,開放給所有藝術家,所有藝術形式。

獎項:
入選藝術家將獲得台北藝術自由日免費展位,於2024111日至113日舉辦。此外,活動期間將頒發一個首獎及十個評審獎。

Eligibility
Open to all artists across all art forms, responding creatively to the theme “Metamorphosis.

What You Get
All selected artists will be offered a booth at the Free Art Fair, scheduled for November 1-3, 2024. Additionally, 1 First Prize and 10 Jury Prizes will be awarded during the event.

 

2024 徵件主題:變形記

THE THEMEMetamorphosis

「唯獨自由這個詞還能讓我感到興奮不已。我以為這個詞最適合用來長久地維持人類的狂熱。」安德烈‧布列東 André Breton

1924年,世界仍在第一次世界大戰與流感大流行後的動盪不安裡喘息,第一份超現實主義宣言在巴黎發表,以強烈的無政府主義與革命精神,企圖在自由與平等的基礎上發展出抵抗壓迫制度、進而想像未來的手段。從一把文學觀念的野火開始引燃一場藝術運動,將創造性的想像力從理性與傳統道德的束縛中解放出來,影響了幾乎所有形式的文化生產,並逐漸塑造後起世代的集體想像力,現在,我們會用「超現實」來形容那些超乎想像、超出理解範圍的事物。

1924年,卡夫卡的生命在社會思潮的風起雲湧間悄然落幕,他用《變形記》寫出二十世紀初剛進入工業化時代的人們對生活與命運感到的不安與焦慮,他想知道,當外在的世界已經過於荒謬,生活如同內在夢靨的一則則隱喻,人的可能性是什麼?

2024年,我們才剛揮去Covid-19的陰霾,地緣政治紛擾不斷,人工智慧帶來的第四次工業革命席捲全球,若演算法會思考、有感情,我們該如何調校對現實與人性的理解?一個世紀過去了,我們所面臨的處境和渴望解決的問題與超現實主義崛起的世代並無二致,當代生活能從中獲得什麼啟示?

2024年第六屆台北藝術自由日,以「變形記」為年度主題,超現實做為動詞,解放內在顛覆性的感知力量來對這個時代的各種議題提出挑釁,我們要找到許多或奇想、或變形、可能混合的新用語,來述說一個充滿無限可能性的自由世界。

今年冬天,如布列東所說,讓超現實主義成為「看不見的光線」,「它總有一天會讓我們戰勝自己的對手。所有的玫瑰都變成藍色,樹木也變成玻璃的了。」

“The mere word freedom is the only one that still excites me. I deem it capable of indefinitely sustaining the old human fanaticism.” — André Breton

In 1924, as the world was still reeling from the upheaval of World War I and the influenza pandemic, the first Surrealist Manifesto was published in Paris. It embodied a powerful spirit of anarchism and revolution, striving to develop means of resisting oppressive systems and imagining a future founded on freedom and equality. What began as a literary movement ignited an artistic revolution, liberating creative imagination from the constraints of reason and traditional morality. This movement influenced nearly every form of cultural production and gradually shaped the collective imagination of subsequent generations. Today, we use the term “surreal” to describe things that are beyond imagination and comprehension.

In the same year, Kafka’s life quietly concluded amid the social upheaval of the time. In The Metamorphosis, he captured the unease and anxiety felt by people entering the industrial age of the early 20th century. He pondered the possibilities for humanity when the external world had become absurd, and life itself resembled a series of internal nightmares and metaphors.

In 2024, as we emerge from the shadow of COVID-19 and face ongoing geopolitical conflicts, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by artificial intelligence, sweeps across the globe. If algorithms can think and feel, how do we recalibrate our understanding of reality and humanity? A century later, we grapple with issues and seek solutions much like the generation that saw the rise of Surrealism. What insights can contemporary life draw from this?

The 6th edition of the Free Art Fair in 2024, themed “Metamorphosis,” employs surrealism as a verb—unleashing the subversive power of perception to challenge the various issues of our time. Our aim is to explore previously undefined terms, which may be fantastical, transformative, or possibly hybrid, to narrate a world full of infinite possibilities and freedom.

This winter, as Breton once said, let Surrealism become the “invisible light” that will one day help us overcome our adversaries. “All roses will turn blue, and trees will become glass.”

 

EVENT DATES & DETAILS

活動日期:2024111日(五)至113日(日) 12:00-18:00
展出地點:瓶蓋工廠台北製造所(115028台北市南港區南港路二段13號)

Event Dates: Friday, November 1, 2024, to Sunday, November 3, 2024, 12:00-18:00
Venue: POPOP Taipei (No. 13, Section 2, Nangang Road, Nangang District, Taipei City 115028)

 

【獎項說明 FREE ART PRIZE

首獎1名,首獎獎金NT$ 200,000
評審獎10名,每名獎金NT$ 20,000
本獎金須依照中華民國所得稅法規定,中獎人如為我國境內居住之個人,應按中獎額扣取10%之扣繳稅款;中獎人如為非我國境內居住之個人,均按中獎額之20%就源扣繳。

First Prize: 1 winner, NT$ 200,000
Jury Prize: 10 winners, NT$ 20,000 each
*Prizes are subject to income tax under the laws of the Republic of China. A 10% withholding tax applies to Taiwan residents, and a 20% withholding tax applies to non-residents. 

 

【展位說明 THE BOOTH

展覽費用:免費
展位大小:300×150cm(無展牆)
設備提供:110V電源一組
注意事項:報名時請提供展覽規劃圖
主辦單位保留展位調整之權利,敬請見諒。

Exhibition Fee: Free
Booth Size: 300×150cm (floor space, no walls provided)
Equipment Provided: One 110V power outlet
Notes: Please include an exhibition layout with your submission.
*The committee reserves the right to adjust booth arrangements.

 

【參展流程 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & KEY DATES

STEP 1. 網路報名:即日起至2024831日(六)11:59 PM 台灣時間

於台北藝術自由日官網填寫線上申請表單(右上方點擊「APPLY」)
缺件、逾時或未依規格準備申請資料者,恕不受理申請。

Online SubmissionOpens from now until Saturday, August 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM TST.

Submit online via the Free Art Fair official website (Click the ‘APPLY’ button.)
*Submissions that are incomplete, late, or do not include all required materials will not be accepted.

STEP 2. 公布入選名單:2024101日(二)

主辦單位寄出「入選通知」,未獲入選者,恕不另行通知。
請入選者務必以 E-mail 回覆「參展確認」,105日前未完成入選通知回覆者,視同放棄展出,將開放遞補名額。

Notification of Selection: Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Artists whose submissions are selected for the event will be notified via email. Unselected artists will not be notified. Selected artists must confirm their participation by replying via email by October 5, 2024. Failure to confirm by this date will result in disqualification.

Step 3. 布展日期:20241031日(四)12:00-21:00

Installation DateThursday, October 31, 2024, 12:00-21:00

Step 4. 活動日程:2024111日(五)至113日(日)

Event DatesFriday, November 1, 2024, to Sunday, November 3, 2024

Step 5. 撤展日期:2024113日(日)18:30-21:00

Dismantling DateSunday, November 3, 2024, 18:30-21:00

 

布展規章約定條款 EVENT REGULATIONS

  • 嚴禁生火、使用瓦斯與燃放煙火爆竹、使用明火等可能危及歷史建築安全之行為。
  • 嚴禁以漿糊、膠紙、膠水、鐵釘、雙面泡棉膠等任何黏著之材料使用於瓶蓋工廠台北製造所內外壁面、地面及其他非參展者個人設備之上。
  • 瓶蓋工廠台北製造所內外場地嚴禁使用鋼釘、噴漆、電焊等方式施工。
  • 嚴禁將展品、物品固定或懸掛於室內外展覽場地之壁面、樑柱、天花板、屋頂等既有結構上。
  • 因園區空間有限,恕無法提供參展者任何車輛之進出。
  • 參展者之所有展品、個人物品均應自行保管,並自行辦理保險。
  • 參展者之所有展品、個人物品,如有遺失或毀損,主辦單位恕不負責。
  • 參展者需自行處理交易與稅務,主辦單位恕不負責。
  • 因展場空間有限,主辦單位無提供倉儲、寄物空間。
  • 參展者之展品、裝潢材料及廢棄物應於撤場期限前全部清除完畢並運離瓶蓋工廠台北製造所。
  • No open flames, gas, fireworks, or activities that could endanger the safety of the historical building.
  • Avoid using adhesive materials such as paste, tape, glue, nails, or double-sided foam tape on the walls, floors, or surfaces within POPOP Taipei.
  • Construction methods involving steel nails, spray paint, welding, etc., are strictly prohibited inside and outside of POPOP Taipei.
  • Exhibits and items must not be fixed or hung on the walls, beams, ceilings, or roofs of the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas.
  • Due to limited space, vehicles cannot enter the premises for exhibitors.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for the safekeeping and insurance of all exhibits and personal items.
  • The organizer is not liable for any loss or damage to exhibitors’ exhibits or personal items.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for handling transactions and taxes independently; the organizer does not assume responsibility.
  • No storage facilities are available due to limited space at the venue.
  • All exhibits, decoration materials, and waste must be completely removed from POPOP Taipei by the end of the dismantling period.

 

注意事項 ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • 一旦完成申請報名,即代表參展者已詳細閱讀「2024台北藝術自由日活動辦法」並同意相關約定條款。
  • 主辦單位保有最終修改本活動辦法之權利,詳細以活動官方網站公布為準。
  • 若有任何相關疑問,請E-mail[email protected]詢問。
  • By completing the submission, artists acknowledge that they have read and agree to the “Free Art Fair 2024 Event Regulations”.
  • The committee reserves the right to modify the event regulations. For details, please refer to the official website.
  • For any questions, please contact [email protected]

 

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