ART IN PUBLIC SPACE & SUSTAINABILITY Award
OPEN CALL UNTIL THE 3RD APRIL 2020
The ART IN PUBLIC SPACE & SUSTAINABILITY Award is an initiative of dstgroup and zet gallery, with the support of IB-S (University of Minho). It aims to affirm a strategic thought about circular economy, from the contemporary artistic creation, as pivotal within the framework of values of the dstgroup and the zet gallery. Its object is the production of an artwork for the public space of the city of Braga which integrates, fundamentally, industrial waste and/or waste that comes from the construction and demolition of buildings.
In 2017, in partnership with the IB-S (University of Minho), we produced the sculpture “Artes, Humanidades e Engenharia” (“Arts, Humanities and Engineering”), by Raúl Ferreira, using a material, visually and functionally, equivalent to cement, but designed in a sustainable way, having thus started a partnership between the zet gallery and the IB-S, consequent to the one already established with the dstgroup. In 2018, we reissued the initiative of a symposium that about 10 years ago, dstgroup had organized, but reformulated it so that the issues of sustainability and the circular
economy were at the action centre: we have challenged four artists for the production of public artworks to reuse waste from the campus of the dstgroup. The IB-S was also a partner in this project, as it is a partner of the Esposende SmartCity project, where some of these assumptions apply.
Taking into account the stated background, the goal is to establish, through a model that is based on the free presentation of proposals and not the pre-selection of authors, the relational concept ART IN PUBLIC SPACE & SUSTAINABILITY as a brand of the group and its gallery, thus consolidating an opportunity for relationships that are settled and continued to be established between the artistic creation, nature and the industry.
The Open Call is open until 11:59 pm on Friday, April 3rd, 2020.