Call for application: Omnia Vanitas

Call for application: Omnia Vanitas

WCC BF organises the exposition Omnia Vanitas. This is the call for applications.

Exhibition - call for application
At WCC-BF Gallery , at the Anciens Abattoirs in the city of Mons, Belgium. From 24th october 2015 to 10th january 2016. Along with the European Prize for Applied Arts in the Grand Hall at the same location.

The «real death», the funerals are more and more delegated to third parties: nurses, doctors, funeral undertakers…
This process leads to a dipossession of the close friend’s death. However the death – or more exactly its image – is more and more present in our daily life : news reports on TV or in newspapers, in stories, games, fashion, music, tattoos etc…
VANITAS, invites you to translate your perception of death with your own means of expression; your own death, the loss of a loved or a unknown person. Peaceful or violent death, expected or unfair, hoping for desperating. If the death is a highly serious matter, evoking it may be of a total different note. In brief, humour, derision, irony are far from being forbidden. Neither is discretion.

This call is open to the artists from the European Union countries. Each discipline within the applied arts is allowed, as well as design, photography, styling, tattoo, fashion accessories…

A selection committee of the submitted files and will consist of, amongst others, representatives from: the Gallery Koma, Mons, the Maison de la culture ofTournai and the WCC-BF.
An «all risks» insurance will cover the works from the time of arrival at the Gallery of the WCC-BF until the time of picking up at the premises of the WCC-BF by the artist or their return to the artist’s workshop.

All the text must be submitted in French or in English
• A CV, of maximum one page A4, with the major events of the artist’s professional career and complete data: first name, surname, complete address, telephone, e-mail, website.
• 2 Pictures of every work submitted and free of rights.
In the application form the candidate will integrate 2 photographs of every work submitted on a neutral background taken from different sides in HR ( 300dpi, format .jpg, minimum 20x15cm) Complete caption for each picture: NAME, surname, the title of the work, year of creation, name of photographer (EX: DUPONT.Josiane.Black rose.2013. Photo Alain Durant)
• A document in Word(.doc or .docx) with complete caption for each picture: Name and surname of artist, the title of the work, a description of the materials and techniques, the dimensions and weight of the piece, the date of its creation and the name of the photographer.
• A text in Word (.doc or .docx) about the artist and his work (statement). One A4 page max.
All the files for application have to be send to WCC-BF exclusively by using the site and addressed to before 20th March 2015.
By the mere fact of submitting their entry, participants are understood to have thereby accepted the regulations.

Delivery of the selected works:
The works will be sent, transport costs in charge of the artists, to: WCC-BF, Les Anciens Abattoirs, 17/02, B-7000 Mons (Belgium), From Monday until Friday, between 9.30 and 16.30, The works will be returned, costs paid by the organisers, as soon as the exhibition closes down.

20 March 2015 : Deadline for submission of the complete application to the WCC-BF
Mid-April 2015 : Selection of candidates
1st September 2015 : Delivery of deposit form
(list will be sent to every selected maker)
28>30 September 2015: Delivery of the selected objects to the WCC-BF
23 October 2015 : Opening of the exhibition OMNIA VANITAS
The application documents are to be sent exclusively by, to:

For any further information:
Johanne Schadron, project leader at WCC-BF
Les Anciens Abattoirs
Rue de la Trouille, 17/02, B- 7000 Mons (Belgium)
Office open from Monday to Friday, between 9.30 and 16.30
Tel. +32-(0)65 84 64 67