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OPEN CALL // MAY – JUNE 2017 – THE ARTIST ENTREPRENEUR

DEVELOPED WITH JEREMY BAILEY AND UKS

OPEN CALL //

RESIDENCY DATES //  21 MAY – 21 JUNE 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE //  12/04/2017

PRAKSIS, Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS) and The Moving Museum are delighted to work with artist Jeremy Bailey(CA) to develop PRAKSIS’s summer 2017 residency The Artist Entrepreneur.

The average artist’s yearly earnings from art practice is estimated at less than $10,000 US dollars. In the wake of widespread public defunding of the arts, there is mounting pressure on artists and galleries to “innovate or die”. Emerging from this crisis is the seductive but problematic image of the Artist Entrepreneur, a creative entropic force, leveraging the tools of startup culture and capital to self-disrupt and innovate new models of artistic production. Should artists embrace, subvert or actively resist this new identity? What does it risk?

To find out, join forces with Famous New Media artist Jeremy Bailey in a one month residency at PRAKSIS in Oslo this summer. In collaboration with The UKS, the Moving Museum (London) and expert mentors from some of the world’s most innovative culture and business startups, we are seeking revolutionaries of all types to help define new manifestos for artists working in this era of increased uncertainty. Nothing less than the future of art is at stake.

ABOUT JEREMY BAILEY //

Self-styled “Famous New Media Artist” Jeremy Bailey’s inventive and endearingly self-deflating performance practice collides the vulnerabilities and embarrassments of physical embodiment with the tricks of internet marketing and digital imaging’s sleek pictographics. His work has featured in an international roster of venues and festivals, including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Liverpool; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Transmediale, Berlin; Museums Quartier, Vienna; and the New Museum, New York. Via his project The You Museum (2015-ongoing), Bailey’s displays – individually tailored to suit the viewer’s personal tastes – can be accessed globally online: see here.