Artists whose work subverts and critiques existing social systems are invited to apply for the 2018 Ugly Duck Creative Seasons Open Call, whose theme is Art & (H)Aktivism. The deadline for applicants is 28 February; to apply to the Open Call click here.
Sedition’s Head of Programmes and Operations Ashley Lee Wong has been appointed a guest judge and curator of the resulting artistic programme at Ugly Duck in London.
Based in Bermondsey, UglyDuck creates exhibitions and immersive art experiences as well as providing spaces for films and events. Every 6 months Ugly Duck hosts a new series of creative and cross-disciplinary projects titled Creative Seasons; the artists whose work is shown are chosen by open call. Selected projects are generally allocated part of one of UglyDuck’s buildings for a full weekend, and the chosen project’s admin, electricity and staffing costs are covered by Ugly Duck.
Art & (H)Aktivism programme will show work that asks “How can we use art and creativity to advocate for social change? How to dismantle invisible walls, symbolic of existing power structures?” The programme follows the premise that all systems can be hacked, and the open call invites projects from any discipline, including those which combine practices from multiple fields.
“We are looking for projects that subvert, improve and criticise systems in place. Offering alternatives and putting them into practice.” - Ugly Duck
Projects responding to the open call will be judged by a panel including the Ugly Duck team and three guest curators – Ashley Lee Wong, Nicole Crentsil and Professor Tim Jordan.
To find out more visit the Ugly Duck website.