Call for Submissions | Open Systems 2012


Open Space, Open Systems invites submissions of idea-based curatorial proposals for the programme of 2012. Applications are reviewed by an international advisory board; no previous curatorial experience required. Submissions for solo exhibitions will not be reviewed.

Submission Guidelines:

The selection procedure will be in two stages. The first stage will involve an online submission. All submitted applications will be evaluated based on which the advisory board will produce a shortlist. In the second stage, all shortlisted applicants will be invited to specify the details of their proposals.

For the online submission please send:

- description of the project of no more than 1500 words
- list of artists in consideration including information on artist statement
- back-up material to support the application

Please check the website before emailing your submission.

Deadline for the initial proposal submission is 27 April 2011. Applicants will be informed about the results of the first stage in July 2011.

Please send your proposals to:

About Open Systems

In January 2011, after three successful years of highly acclaimed international exhibitions and events, Gülsen Bal, the founding director of Open Space – Zentrum für Kunstprojekte Vienna, has initiated a fundamental shift in the way Open Space operates. In 2011 it will function as Open Space, Open Systems before becoming Open Systems in 2012. This transformation toward an even stronger focus on a discursive engagement with our changing world is marked by an active involvement of an advisory board, aiming at producing diverse cross-overs and open-ended cultural encounters through shared artistic and creative imagination.

Advisory board:
Susanne Lummerding
Elisabeth Mayerhofer
Suzana Milevska
Helge Mooshammer
Peter Mörtenböck
Nada Prlja
Walter Seidl