[spectre] Call: a show for Bethlehem

{rrf2006} nc-agricowi at netcologne.de
Thu Feb 2 09:55:00 CET 2006

A Call for Artists
://selfportrait - A Show for Bethlehem
Deadline: 1 March 2006

After presenting his global networking project
[R][R][F]2005--->XP - http://rrf2005.newmediafest.org
in 2005 in Bethlehem/Palestine as an interactive media exhibition,
Agricola de Cologne, media artist and director of
[NewMediaArtprojectNetwork]:||cologne - www.nmartproject.net
is invited to curate in 2006 another exhibition to be inaugurated in July 2006
at Al Kahf Art  Gallery/Bethlehem International Center Bethlehem/Palestine
which will be shown later  in September 2006  also in Cologne/Germany,
This exhibition is focussed on the classical theme of "selfportrait",
but executed in New Media.
During 2006, the 10th anniversary of the twincityship Cologne-Bethlehem is going to be celebrated.
Cologne is the only German city which has an official partnership with a municpality in Palestine.
The exhibition at both places is the official part of the one year lasting anniversary program.

Through its relevance in three world religions,
Bethlehem was during more than 2000 years a symbol for peace also beyond,
but since some time Bethlehem and the entire Holy Land on the Westbank
is vanishing behind a huge wall as the result of a conflict in Middle East
which is threatening world peace since many years.

Just by being presented in Bethlehem -
"Selfportrait" - a show for Bethlehem -
has also a political dimension in different concern,
It does not bring only the message of solidarity,
but also the idea of a free and independant culture without borders,
in this way the show becomes an action for supporting the effords for peace in Middle East.
The current political developement in Palestine asks even more for solidarity.

Each artist involved  becomes a messanger of peace!

The "call for proposals" is addressed to all artists working with digital/electronic media,
for submitting one single "selfportrait" for exhibition purposes as digital print, digital video,
multi-media works based  on Cd-Rom and Internet, and soundart -
focussed on how they -  these "new artists"  - see themselves
and the environment they are living in.
Due to the limits of exhibition space,
only a selection of submissions can be included.

In order to spread the message of solidarity and peace,
It is planned to present this show also at other places around the globe.

You find the "call", the submission details and the entry form on

Deadline 1 March 2006

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