2022 Open Call for Residency Artists

The Salt Museum

Entry Deadline: May. 8

1058 Jidojeung-doro, Jeungdo-myeon
Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do, SKR 58808


2022 Open Call for Residency Artists

Taepyung Salt Farm X LAMPLAB seeks artists to submit entries for the juried exhibition, ‘Art Like Salt.’ The winners will be chosen to participate in a residency program in Shinan, designated a ‘Slow City’, in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, with the opportunity to create work in any of the following formats; photography, video, installation, sculpture, or sound with the theme of ‘Dear Friend’.

2022 Theme :  The Open World, and Beyond
Anxiety about the future is the fate of human beings who do not know their own end. If we could know exactly how much time was given, humans would be able to live a very different life. The fate of living in a limited time reinforces the aspiration and challenge for permanence. All human activities for material and practical as well as nonmaterial and spiritual values are not solely for the time in this world we live in now.

The new media environment discloses that what’s right in front of you is not your whole world. Digital footprints that never disappear, virtual reality that continues to expand, and media environments that provide a more intense experience than reality have already come into our lives. We may have already got what we want. The ability to transcend time and space may be our blessing and disaster as we live in an unprepared world that Jose Saramago has shown us in 『Death with interruptions』.

What has happened over the past decade or so at the salt farm on a remote island by the sea is a testament to the technology-driven ‘the way the world expands.’ A bridge was built between the mainland and the island, and an airport was built within a 30-minute drive away, increasing convenient access to and from facilities. It will take only a second to find useful real information before setting foot on the island. People already know about the white salt farm, the red sunset, the milky sky, and the
waterway that winds through the tidal flats, just as people think of Van Gogh’s yellow sunflower fields before going to Provence in France. But art and artists exist for what we don’t know yet.

For the past three years, artists from all over the world have submitted applications to participate in the residency program, and the selected artists continued their lives and work for three months on the island. It was an exciting challenge for both artists and administrators to eat, sleep, continue their work, and meet people in a completely unfamiliar place. The artists’ time was incorporated into the works on the island and carried onto the exhibition. When the artists leave, the island expands with what they left behind. We are building up more and more stories across time and space. Expectations are high about what will happen in the new Earth that has been swept away by the pandemic.

#time&space #extension #post_covid19

● Media
Video, photography, installation, sculpture, and/or sound

● Benefits for the Winner(s)
The Winner(s) of the Year (an individual or group) will have the opportunity to participate in a residency program for 12 weeks between June and November 2022. (The residency and studio will be provided)
The artworks of the winner(s) will be exhibited at the Salt Museum located in South Korea, for 4 weeks for each artist.
The winner(s) also will be rewarded 5,000,000 KRW (before tax), and 1,500,000 KRW (before tax) for general expense, and travel expenses up to 1,200,000 KRW (before tax, the proof of airfare is required)

● Submission Period and Deadline
April 11th ~ May 8th, 2022 24:00 (Korea local time)

● How to Apply
Complete the online application form at https://forms.gle/dWZrmneUdRwXzyA57
Submit the PDF(horizontal) file with CV, artist statement, and the 10 ~ 20 images of  your artworks (including the info: title, year, dimension, and material) to [email protected]

● Notification
The winner(s) of the submission will be notified after May 23rd, 2022

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] , Chul S. Lee, Program Manager

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