call: Corona & Climate Crisis
Deadline: 8 September 2020
Call for entries
Open Call until 8.9.2020 “Corona and climate crisis
Exhibition, talks, lecture 16.10-11.12.2020
The Corona pandemic demands our attention. But the other existential issue, climate change, is still important. Our main question is, “What do we learn from the current Corona affliction to avoid the climate crisis?” We use the term crisis instead of change, because change sounds too soft and manageable.
Both crises have in common, as one cause, strong global mobility. Another is our lifestyle and our plundering of resources. The threat is different. With Corona it is acute. The state is reacting strongly, following the advice of science. In contrast, the climate crisis poses a particular threat to future generations. This threat will soon no longer be kept in check by acute measures. The state is reacting insufficiently and not following the science.
What do we learn from this, what do we change? With Corona, the home office functions as a substitute for travel, and closed shops limit our consumption. This has advantages for coping with the climate crisis as these measures also reduce CO2 emissions.
We do not know what good habits will remain post-Corona to counter the climate crisis. The new bike paths on the streets of Berlin are here to stay. That is not enough though, society must not leave it at that.
We see Corona as a global pandemic which, like the climate crisis, is forcing us to far-reaching changes in behaviour. We no longer want to submit to our fate, we want to shape it!
How do artists see this? What images do they find for this action?
In an open call, we invite artists to submit contributions to the above-mentioned topic for a group exhibition in our gallery space.
Disciplines: object, sculpture, installation, photo, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, sound are all possible. A performative contribution such as performance, VJ or similar for the vernissage, artist talk or finissage is welcomed.
Since the Corona crisis still requires restrictions, we will adapt the exhibition organization and the program accordingly. We are therefore planning both an analog and a digital presentation.
Individual artists or existing artist groups can apply. Required are:
– Completed application form gg3 7 (if Acrobat Reader causes problems, fill in with e.g. pdf 24 or pdfX-Change Viewer for Windows; or Preview for Mac)
– Image examples, alternatively sketches or descriptions of non-visual contributions (max 10MB. Please reduce image size.)
– by e-mail to email@example.com
Presence: Presence for local artists is desired for the vernissage and the artist talk as well as supervision on a date of the exhibition.
Application deadline 8.9.2020
Tuesdays and Fridays 5-8pm
Vernissage Fri. Oct. 16, 2020, 7 p.m. Who will present music, performance?
Artist talk Fri. Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
Lecture Fri. Oct. 6 – Nov. 27, 7 p.m.
Finissage Fri. Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Who will present music, performance?
Project room of Global 3000 Group e.V., Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin, https://gg3.eu/en/corona-and-climate-crisis/
We provide the exhibition space with equipment, bar, advertising by mail and though various websites and social media as well as web and print flyers, organization of the wall texts, the lecture, the documentation.
We are an independent, self-organized, artist-run space and work on a voluntary basis. Unfortunately, there is no budget for production, further technical equipment, transport, or insurance (the room is lockable). We look forward to good cooperation and consent to our contract.