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Present in Public: Call for Artists

Deadline: August 29, 2011

Present in Public: Call for Artists

Artists working in any medium are invited to apply for Present in Public, a development programme for new gift-based public works/interventions, leading to the showing of these works throughout the city of Liverpool as a part of Giving in to Gift on Saturday 12th November 2011.

As an exploration of the intricacies of the gift economy, Present in Public proposes an interrogation that will constantly shift focus between dissecting the common conception of gift as an altruistic act of generosity and the darker undercurrents within the concept – feelings of indebtedness, the potential for the abuse of generosity by individuals, institutions and the state.

Over the course of the project, participating artists will be expected to share their process and feed into the work of others; ‘gifting’ a perspective to their peers that would perhaps elude an artist working alone.

To apply, send a completed application form, along with documentation of past work and a publicity image to info[at]givingintogift.org.

Deadline for submissions: Midnight on Monday 29th August 2011.

For more information on the programme and to download an application, please visit the http://givingintogift.org/present-in-public/.