APPLICATION CLOSE 23 APRIL, 2020
Re-Aligning the Cosmos is a twelve-month ‘Fellowship’ (curatorial mentoring in the assistance of funded field work and community liaison) exploring Vietnam’s cultural traditions of respect for the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – essential materials to our planet’s physical sustainability that have, over centuries, provided great inspiration to visual artists, writers, architects, the culinary arts and so many more in the creative industries across the world.
This Fellowship, for Vietnamese visual artists living in Vietnam, seeks to dig deeper into the role, presence and meaning of these elements in contemporary life, to examine the impact of humanity on their superstitious /spiritual conditions, to reflect on our devotion or neglect of their symbolic value and meaning (which has caused irreversible damage of many natural wondrous habitat across the globe).
This opportunity grants one artist (sourced via National Open Call), the opportunity to critically respond to one element and its endangerment in Vietnam, co-developing their ideas and research with relevant local community, co-facilitated (with a year-long associated international public program) by The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre and Fulbright University, Vietnam.
Who is involved:
‘Re-Aligning the Cosmos’ is initiated and organized by The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre; co-sponsored by Prince Claus Fund & Goethe Institut; co-facilitated with Fulbright University Vietnam; supported by the Public Engagement, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City.