Uncertain States Open Call 2014

Uncertain States are proud to announce their first open call for lens-based artists’ work.

Ucs. co-founders David George, Spencer Rowell and Fiona Yaron-Field have teamed with the curator Mary George to ask you to contribute to the passion of the Uncertain States project and help find the very best contemporary lens-based art.

The open call will culminate in a four week exhibition in October at Four Corners Gallery in London’s East End to coincide with Ucs‘s 5th anniversary and the publication of the broadsheet Ucs. Issue 20. The title of which is: OPEN CALL 2014

Uniquely, we have put together an autonomous group of selectors for this process. They include the writer Sean O’Hagan, artists Richard Sawdon Smith, Melanie Manchot, Mari Marh, Julie Cockburn and art strategist Zelda Cheatle. The curatorial collective Ucs., Dave Than from Four Corners and Pete James will also be part of the selection process.

Each judge will select their own best of show and offer the reasons why the work has inspired them. These nine chosen artists will constitute, (alongside an exhibition presented through PhotoMonth 2014), the content of Ucs. Issue 20, which will be distributed to: V&A Museum London, Turner Contemporary Margate, Arnolfini Bristol, Impressions Gallery Bradford, Ikon Gallery & Library of Birmingham, Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art Newcastle, Open Eye Gallery Liverpool & Norwich University of the Arts. This special edition will explore the curation of the Open Call, include biographies and statements from the artists, offering insight into the selection process.

The closing date for submissions is August 10th 2014. The nine selected artists will be contacted by September 1st. All unsuccessful applications for the exhibition will be considered for future publication (please read submissions page).

To enter the Open Call, upload a single image (fee £15) or a series (up to five images Fee £25). Image size no larger than 2Mb please and also upload a statement and short biography.

More info: www.uncertainstates.com/