13th Organ Vida: Creeps and Butterflies

  • Opens
    9 Apr 2024
  • Deadline
    21 May 2024
  • Link
  • Entry fee
    € 20-30
  • Topics Awards

Organ Vida invites artists from all over the world who work with image-based practices to send their works under the theme Creeps and Butterflies.

Overview

Organ Vida is looking for projects responding to the given topic Creeps and Butterflies. The festival is open to mediums such as photography and video, but also hybrid practices that consider images in relation to sound, sculpture, or spatial expansion, such as installations or performances. Either finished projects or projects in a stage of development, are accepted, as long as they are ready for public presentation on the planned exhibition date.

This year, Organ Vida is all about odd disobediences. Micro-rebellions, gut reactions, instincts, intense yearnings and bizarre obsessions — the weirdly visceral. They are interested in images that incite repulsion, but also fascination, that give us both creeps and butterflies. They are looking for those unafraid of getting dirty, those that joyously mess with mainstream beauty ideals, societal norms, or art conventions. Those that try to make sense of the chaotic world we live in, in the most unusual ways — that delve into parody, fantasy, or camp. We hope to find those that have bad taste or manners. Those that might seem dark but are also funny or cute. Stunning, even. Because in the right light, as Fox would say, 'everything, even the ugly, is nothing short of breathtaking'.

Practical Info

The selected artists will exhibit their work at the main curated exhibition during the 13th Organ Vida Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, opening on September 26th, 2024. In addition, winners will receive an artist fee of €300 (gross amount), shipping and/or production of the artwork, in accordance with the project's requirements and the curatorial exhibition plan, and two-nights accommodation in Zagreb during the event.

The jury is composed by a wide team of curators including Nadine Isabelle Henrich, Danaé Panchaud,
Ana Škegro, Barbara Gregov, Lovro Japundžić and Lea Vene.

About Organ Vida

Organ Vida has been a leading Croatian institution promoting and researching contemporary expanded photography practices in Croatia and internationally since its establishment in 2008. As an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, it is dedicated to showcasing the works of emerging and established artists and creating platforms for knowledge exchange, education, and research. Organ Vida also hosts a biannual international festival held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia. The festival brings together international young contemporary artists who share a common goal of advancing contemporary image-based practices. Their programs include exhibitions, lectures, performances, and workshops that reflect on contemporary image production in relation to popular and digital culture. They focus on producing and distributing new artworks and other cultural programs, as well as developing research in the fields of contemporary art, photography, and theory.

© Ana Vallejo
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© Ana Vallejo

© Marin Håskjold
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© Marin Håskjold

© Ezra Šimek
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© Ezra Šimek

© Nils Stelte
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© Nils Stelte