Open Call - no application fee.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, 3rd December, (midnight GMT)
Gold remains an enigma within the history of art and culture, and while much has been analysed regarding its use, existence, and symbolism in art and culture, any historical discourse regarding the use of gold in art history has remained relatively stagnant in contemporary culture. Still, artists from the Byzantine period to Michelangelo and even Damien Hirst have made countless works with gold as the sole source, means, and directive of the work. Today, however, the use of gold in modern or contemporary art (while prevalent) is often used cheekily, consciously referencing the medium’s historical and overwrought allegorical signifiers, or self-awarely pointing out the kitsch connoted therein.
Beers.Lambert Contemporary is proud to announce a new open-call (completely free of any fees to the artist) in search of artwork that primarily adopts gold as its raison-d’être. The submitted work(s) can operate with this idea directly, conceptually, or in any process that informs its content or form; it may take the form of one or several pieces from an artist’s discipline; it can exist in gold or any other media, provided that the aura of gold is the artwork’s primary point of departure. Artists worldwide, at any career-stage are encouraged to submit.