OPEN CALL – UMSINDO: LOCKDOWN DIARIES EXHIBITION 2020

July 2020

Umsindo is series of lockdown diaries by artists in the form of an online exhibition. In this context, Umsindo is referring to the sound and movement of the virus, invisible yet so scary to an extent that civilisation had to stop, reflect and restart. Umsindo is bringing positive vibes and glee to a nation moving forward against the odds. Zimbabweans are said to be resilient and forward movers despite all that life has thrown at them; Umsindo is instigating fresh conversations to the changing ways art and exhibitions are presented now and into the future. Artists from every part of the world are invited to submit artworks that are echoing personal and societal lockdown experiences – broken hearts, medical breakthroughs. Art never disappoints, art reflects the times, art records the moments good and bad so that in the future we can look back and reminisce.

Submission Guidelines: ntry is free and online
The following should accompany the entry, artist to submit up to 5 artworks

Entry is free and online, we are looking to showcase the work of 20 artists selected from the entries.

  1. All forms of artworks
  2. Updated biography
  3. Artist statement.
  4. You can also add a voice clip describing your work
  5. Checklist for artwork/video work submitted. Include the artist name, title, year, medium and dimensions.

5. You can also add a voice clip describing your work

While we accept submissions based on all sorts of ideas, the gallery we will be committed to exhibiting:

1) Work that contributes to the ongoing lockdown dialogue.
2) Artworks that push artistic practice in new and interesting directions.

The digital art opportunities come with challenges, such as desperate access to infrastructure and understanding digital audiences.

To enter, please use google form here https://forms.gle/BNaj5CdQ7KJhfHUc6

For more details and artwork collection please contact the curator by Email c.zulu@nationalgallery.co.zw or call office 292270721 mobile 0772896508