Tallinn Photomonth ’19 announces open call for satellite programme

Marge Monko Flawless, Seamless. Installation on Freedom Square, 2017.

Photo: Kristina Õllek

Tallinn Photomonth 2019 is announcing an open call for collectives, artists, curators, thinkers, writers and other cultural producers to apply for the satellite programme.

The proposal can be part of the programme of an established organisation as well as from new platforms.

The projects that make up the satellite programme could include exhibitions, book presentations, performances, public readings and events in other formats. The interventions can be large or small and take place in both private or public spaces in Tallinn. The projects must match the timeframe of the biennial – September and October 2019. Participation in the programme is free.

Besides showcasing the main programme, Tallinn Photomonth aims to introduce various art projects and spaces to international and local visitors. The satellite projects should ideally build upon or open the themes of the main programme.

This years biennial provides opportunities for exploring ownership, belonging, responsibility and the distressingly elusive fluidity of technological development, the increasingly anxious human experience and strategies for coping with it and societal norms. The point of departure for Photomonth in broader terms is recent developments in culture mediated by cameras.

The main programme features international group exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (curator Heidi Ballet), Tallinn Art Hall (curator Post Brothers with Simone Dybbroe Møller) and Kai Art Center (curator Hanna Laura Kaljo) as well as a programme of art films at the Sõprus cinema (curator Ingel Vaikla).
Tallinn Photomonth is hosting a Professional Week between 24 – 29.09.2019, dedicated to facilitating discussions between local and international art professionals and developing cross-border collaboration opportunities for art workers. The week coincides with the 9th edition of Art Fair Foto Tallinn.

Projects in the Tallinn Photomonth 2019 satellite programme will be:
– Introduced via official communication channels of the biennial.
– Added to the biennial’s comprehensive programme booklet.
– Added to the programme of biennial’s networking event Professional Week, should the project or part of it take place during that week.
– Covered by the biennial’s public and education programmes. The events of the education programme are free of charge and led by the educators of Tallinn Photomonth.

The participants are responsible for finding the exhibition space as well as covering any costs necessary for the completion of the project.

Required appendices: 
– Description of the proposal (2000–2500 characters) featuring its connection to the main programme of Tallinn Photomonth, title of the project, dates and venue, PDF format.
– Curriculum Vitae (1–2 pages) or biography of each participant, PDF format.
– 3–5 images, JPG format, maximum file size 2 MB.

The participating projects will be selected by the team and curators of Tallinn Photomonth biennial together with the advisory board. The participants will be informed by 3 July 2019.

Deadline for proposals is 28 May 2019.
Proposals should be sent to: koordinaator@fotokuu.ee