Goethe Institut Athens: OPEN CALL for Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish artists

ArtUP! Media art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey
A project initiated by Goethe-Institut

Call for projects

'Home/s', media art exhibition

Deadline for submissions: 26 July 2013


ArtUP! Exhibitions

The project ArtUP! collaborates with artists and curators from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey in order to create regional and online exhibitions. ArtUP! explores the media art scenes in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey through thematic exhibitions that aim to examine local and global issues, to reinforce cultural links as well as to trigger new collaborative platforms between artists, curators and audience.

After the exhibition 'Neighborhood X.0' (2012) in Ankara and a series of exhibitions under the title 'PARABOLE' (running until 25/07/2013) in several cities in Bulgaria, ArtUP! is preparing the next exhibition 'Home/s' in collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Athens.

Call for Projects

ArtUP! invites artists from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey to submit their work for the exhibition 'Home/s' that will take place in Athens and will be curated by Daphne Dragona and Katerina Gkoutziouli.

'Home/s' will aim to explore the notion of 'home' in times of constant connectivity and to discuss its emerging relocations and transformations. Influenced by Vilém Flusser's writings, the exhibition's starting point will be home's fundamental contradiction. Offering us the essential sense of belonging, home provides us with a context through which we recognize the world but at the same time it prevents us from really seeing it. Made 'not of conscious rules' but rather of 'unconscious habits' which cover us as 'a fluffy blanket', it provides a comforting ground which safe as it may be, unavoidably it allows little room for shifts and changes. But where is home today? Which habits tie us to it? How do we perceive our habits through technology? And how can we overcome their constraints?

The new ARTUP! exhibition wishes to offer possible answers to these questions and to comment on the different ways of 'feeling at home' in the networked era. It will particularly examine how a new sense of belonging has been shaped with the proliferation of networked technologies, which is enabled by our mediated presence and empowered by affect. Are these innumerous connections built among citizens from different countries in periods of insurrection and unrest the new home for the many? Are the possibilities given for borderless communication the answer for the ones that need to be on the move? Are we really home within the networks? And how can technology capture, affect or change our feeling of belonging?

A redefinition of the notion of home will be attempted through the presentation of different art projects and creative practices from the three participating countries.

The exhibition 'Home/s' will take place from October 11 to November 17, 2013 at the Benaki Museum (Pireos Annex) in Athens. 'Home/s' will be also presented online on the ArtUP! website.

Detailed information about the submission process and the exhibition is available at the following link:


Contact Info:
Goethe-Institut Athen,
14-16 Omirou str.
10033 Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 210 3661000
Email: artup@athen.goethe.org

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