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Social Contract 2017: Jury Announced

IZOLYATSIA announced the members of the international jury of the Social Contract 2017 project that will select four ideas of a temporary art intervention at the former site of the Lenin monument in Kyiv. Deadline reminder: you can still apply until March 25, 2017.

Four finalists, shortlisted by the jury, will participate in a popular vote that will define the winner. The winning project will be presented at the former site of the Lenin monument in Kyiv in May 2017.

The international jury of the Social Contract 2017 project are:

Cynthia Gutierrez (Mexico) – artist, the first winner of the Social Contract competition. In July 2016, her installation Inhabiting Shadows in Kyiv was attended by over 1500 people.
Ievgeniia Moliar
 (Ukraine) – art scholar and critic, member of the Art section of the Architecture and Urban Planning Council at the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture of the Kyiv City State Administration.
Diana Popova
, PhD (Ukraine) – Director of the Department of Culture of the Kyiv City State Administration.
Rick Rowbotham
 (UK) – chartered landscape architect, urbanist and masterplanner, pioneer of the “green urbanism”, winner of over thirty UK national and international awards in architecture and the built environment.
Kateryna Filyuk
(Ukraine)– art scholar, curator of the Social Contract project by IZOLYATSIA.

“For me, to have participated in the Social Contract project was a great challenge. Public space is an important issue, and the idea of monument should not be fixed. It is interesting to see how a temporary intervention can trigger dialogue, reflection and discussion about history, identity, and memory,” comments Cynthia Gutierrez.

The call is open to all artists, regardless of their age, gender, nationality, or practice. Application deadline is March 25, 2017. For the winning proposal an artist’s basic fee, travel costs, accommodation, per diem and production costs are to be covered by the hosting institution.

The first artistic intervention at the site of the Lenin monument within the Social Contract project was Cynthia Gutiérrez’s installation Inhabiting Shadows (July 9-16, 2016), attended by over 1500 people. In November 2016, the Iranian artist Mahmoud Bakhshi has been invited for the second round of the project, contributing with the Endless Celebration installation (November 7-21, 2016).

For more details, please visit the project’s official website.


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