June 9, 2021
Together with architectural planning and interventions by Dutch architects MVRDV, the UK landscaping studio Harris Bugg, and with the support of the London-based company Fabrix, Atelier Gardens wants artists to define, through an intervention on the facades of its entrance on Oberlandstraße, a starting point for the upcoming long-term program at its evolving campus. The mural is welcome to also involve one or two of the side facades of the building.
Proposals should respond to the two main components of the name to be established, atelier and garden, which reflect two aspects of the campus as a space for cultural labor: Atelier – as holding place for creative process in all its shades: isolation and togetherness, loneliness and connection, disorientation and moments of complete clarity, focus and procrastination. An inner space, a physical place. Garden – as a place of longing, and as a place of hard work and contemplation. A space of cultivation and wildness, of diversity, trial and error; of single-mindedness and co-creation. Celebrating growth in its context – beyond the neoliberal truncation of the concept.
Artists are asked to make a proposal including production costs (combining materials and artist fee) between €25,000 and €45,000. Atelier Gardens will take care of logistical requirements and any permissions that may be required. Finalists will be asked to further develop their concept and will receive an expense allowance of €750 (net) for their refined proposals.
Applications should include an artist statement, portfolio and CV, and a detailed description of the mural project.
Deadline: July 4, 2021; Midnight