Opportunity: Wetlands in Taiwan

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Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a site-specific outdoor sculpture installation to be created during a 26-day artist in residency (April 11 – May 7, 2012) in Cheng Long, a small rural village near the southwestern coast of Taiwan in Kouhu Township,Yunlin County.

Cheng Long village view

This art project is an expansion of the 2010 and 2011 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Projects, going into the Village as well as the Wetlands. The selected artists will work with elementary school children and community residents to create large-scale sculpture installations focused on the theme of “What’s for Dinner?”

Rumen Dmitrov, Flying Boats, 2010

The artworks should reflect on environmental issues surrounding food production and emphasize organic aquaculture. Artworks will be in village public spaces, on abandoned buildings, and in the wetlands nature preserve, and artists will use recycled materials and natural materials to create their artworks that will stay on exhibition through 2013.

Residency in Taiwan: April 8 – May 7, 2012

Selected Artists Receive: NT50,000 (US$1,662), round trip economy airfare, accommodations and meals for 26 days in Taiwan, local transportation, volunteer help to find materials and make the artworks.

Send the following by email to Curator, Jane Ingram Allen, allenrebeccajanei@gmail.com

  1. Description of your proposed sculpture installation giving estimated size and materials (1 page .doc or .pdf ).
  2. Sketch of your proposed work as a .jpg or .pdf file (less1 MG )
  3. Images and image list (title, date made, dimensions, materials/media, and where located) of 6 previous outdoor sculpture installations (6 .jpg files each less than 1MG in size)
  4. CV (.doc or .pdf file)
  5. Contact information: Name, Present Address, Nationality, Email address and Website (.doc or .pdf file)

Deadline: 8 February 2012.

For more info: http://artproject4wetland.wordpress.com

Roy Staab, Invasive Species, 2010

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