PASSION FOR FREEDOM ART FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRIES 2015
Deadline: 28 August 2015
Application fee: £20
CALL FOR ENTRIES - 7th INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION – PASSION FOR FREEDOM, LONDON
DEADLINE for Artists’ submissions: 28 AUGUST 2015
EXHIBITION: 21-26 SEPTEMBER 2015 AT MALL GALLERIES
Passion for Freedom invites submissions from visual artists working in the following mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, print making, photography, mixed media, installation and video.
Artists are asked to respond to the following questions or one of them through their work and a short artist statement discussing their work (online form – one of the sections):
1. WHAT IS FREEDOM?
2. HOW EASY IS IT TO LOSE IT?
3. HOW HARD IS IT TO GET IT BACK?
Passion for Freedom with Mall Galleries
Mall Galleries is a major contemporary gallery space in the heart of Central London, championing the work of new and established artists. For over 40 years Mall Galleries has played a crucial role in diversifying the practice of figurative art, exploring its boundaries while promoting, inspiring and educating audiences with new exhibitions and interpretations of the contemporary world.
1. Read Terms & Conditions, complete and tick to agree to Terms and Conditions in the online Submission Form
2. Pay the entry fee – £20. Your work will not be considered by the Panel of Judges if you did not proceed with the payment.
3. Upload image/images of your work not smaller than 1MB. Include links and any necessary passwords to time based media in the submission form.
Gary Hill – one of the most prominent American foundational artists in video art.
Sarah Maple – provocative young British artist, feminist and activist.
Dr Lee Weinberg – curator, art researcher and lecturer at Goldsmith University.
Jasvinder Sangera – one of The Guardian’s ‘100 most inspiring women in the World’,
the Ambassador for Peace Award, the Pride of Britain Award, among many others.
Paul Carter Robinson – founding partner and CEO Artlyst – a comprehensive international what’s on guide for art events, exhibitions, fairs and auctions.
For more details, Terms & Conditions please visit our website: www.passionforfreedom.co.uk
So far the competition has featured hundreds of artists from all over the world, including Ai Weiwei, Jafar Panahi, Miriam Elia, Daniel Arzola, Sarah Maple, Steve Rosenthal, Robb Leech, Firoozeh Bazrafkan, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou among others.
"Brave" artists from around the world such as Ai Weiwei (who spent three months in prison and is banned from contacting the media), Jafar Panahi (several times arrested on charges of propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran), Johan van der Dong (no gallery in Europe has courage to show his work for the fear of attacks), Ferri Farahmandi, Azadeh Behroozi and many others, showed their works at the Freedom festival and still have the courage to create despite the threats to their lives and the safety of their family. Some are forced to hide behind a pseudonym; others withdraw their works or self-censor themselves to avoid "offending religious feelings".
“The Passion for Freedom project embodies everything that I believe and it was the most amazing platform for my deeply personal work. I want the world to know that the oppression of women and girls must stop and that we must always question the rules of our cultures.”
Tasleem Mulhall Yemen/UK
“Passion for freedom festival was an eye opener, thought provoking and a passionate meeting of artistic minds. During the duration of the festival, the response was so positive and opened several discussions as well as many doors. As an artist it reinforces my place within society n raising awareness through my art.”
Nicolas Laborie France /UK
“Freedom is a fragile balance and they [PFF] stated this with their beautiful view and exhibition they worked on so carefully on. This festival deserves worldwide recognition and attention. It has more than proven its existence because it shows us how precious peace, freedom and security are.”
Johan van der Dong (Netherland)