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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
48-Sheet artist commission opportunity
48-Sheet is a National and International project that will transform the city of Birmingham throughout April 2012 into a unique urban gallery by utilising up to 100 advertising billboards across the city for visual art.
For the inaugural 48-Sheet project, EC Arts have identified various key partners committed to this project including Jonathan Watkins, Director of the Ikon Gallery and Dr Jiang Jiehong, Director of Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BCU) who have identified international artists, Xu Zhen (Shaghai MadeIn Collective) and Raqs Media Collective (India) to co curate 60 billboards exhibiting new work created for this project.
EC Arts are now looking for established or emerging artists who can also develop the remaining 40 billboards to expand upon the existing National and International concepts within the overarching theme for the project of ? Cultural Curiosity?. The 48-Sheet project challenges the repetitive rhythm of a traditional advertising campaign by creating a network of unique and distinctive responses to the overarching project theme that will raise levels of consciousness and arouse cultural curiosity.
Artists will be invited to explore the concept by utilising billboards as their medium within this urban context. The sheer scale of the project and individual statements will provide an exciting opportunity to redefine the reach of art by giving it the footprint and visual impact usually reserved for the consumer market.