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Lucy art residency

a new residency program for visual artists working With photography

 

The LUCY ART RESIDENCY TALKS

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We are very pleased to announce the 1st Lucy Art Residency Talks at the Archeological Museum of Kavala, Saturday 17th June 20:00.

 

The participants are:

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, Artist| Winner of the Lucy Art Residency 2017

Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt, Artists | Second prize winner

Kim Knoppers Curator at FOAM

Shoair MavlianCurator at Tate Modern

 

collaborators: Kavala Photo Club

sponsors: Dimofelia Public Benefit Organization Of Kavala

 

The Lucy Art Residency programme offers the opportunity for an artist based in Europe and the Mediterranean whose main practice is photography focused to spend two weeks in June 2017 in Kavala. Τhe selected artist will have the opportunity to live and work in the coastal city in the north of Greece with transportation, accommodation and subsistence covered.

 

The winner for 2017 is Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques. A second prize was awarded to Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt that have been invited to present their work in Kavala during the final week of the residency program. The winners were selected out of almost 200 applications by a Jury comprised of Kim Knoppers (Curator at FOAM), Shoair Mavlian (Curator at Tate Modern), Sara Dolfi Agostini (advisory member of the photography board of Triennale Museum in Milan), Arsen Kalfayan (co-founder of Kalfayan Galleries) 

 

The goal of this residency is to give the artist two weeks of free time to explore Kavala and the regions around the city. Furthermore the artist will be commissioned to produce one new artwork that will be part of the archive of the residency, accessible to the visitors of the hotel as well as the future residents. 

 

Hope to see you there!

Announcing the winner!

We are very happy to announce Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques as the first winner of the Lucy Art Residency. We received almost 200 applications and it was very hard for the jury to select only one artist for the award. Therefore we have also awarded a second prize to Klara Källstrom and Thobias Fäldt that have been invited to present their work in Kavala during the final week of the residency program.

We would like to thank all the artists that applied and the jurors for the amazing job they did in reviewing the portfolios.

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (b.1983) is a graduate of the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille (2010) and the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles (2012).  Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques has been developing for several years a reflection halfway between documentary photography and the visual arts around the concept of re-enchantment. The global stakes of the immaterial circulation of data, private property and collective appropriation are the basis of an exploration by the image that takes care of the stigmata of its time. His work has been featured at Le BAL in Paris, Fotofestival Mannheim and more recently at Aperture in New-York. In 2015, he received the inaugural Immersion commission given by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. His first book, Eden, made in collaboration with Fred Cave, has been published by Aperture in November 2016.

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (b.1983) is a graduate of the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille (2010) and the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles (2012). 
Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques has been developing for several years a reflection halfway between documentary photography and the visual arts around the concept of re-enchantment. The global stakes of the immaterial circulation of data, private property and collective appropriation are the basis of an exploration by the image that takes care of the stigmata of its time.
His work has been featured at Le BAL in Paris, Fotofestival Mannheim and more recently at Aperture in New-York. In 2015, he received the inaugural Immersion commission given by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. His first book, Eden, made in collaboration with Fred Cave, has been published by Aperture in November 2016.

©Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

©Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

 

The shortlisted artists for the award in alphabetical order were:

Francesca Catastini

Paolo Ciregia

Berta De la Rosa

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

Nikolai Ishchuk

Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt

Melanie King

Talisa Lallai

Mårten Lange

Shinji Otani

Louis Porter

Peter Puklus

Arianna Sanesi

Alberto Sinigaglia

Dafna Talmor

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OPEN CALL

The Lucy Art Residency is happy to announce an open call for its first short residency program and commission for visual artists.

The programme offers the opportunity for an artist based in Europe and the Mediterranean whose main practice is photography focused to spend two weeks in June 2017 in Kavala, Greece. It is free to apply and the selected artist will have the opportunity to live and work in the coastal city in the north of Greece with transportation, accommodation and subsistence covered.

 
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What does the residency offer?                             .

The selected artist will be offered free accommodation in the five star Lucy Hotel in Kavala. In addition to that the artist's return trip from his/her country of residence is covered, as well as three meals a day at the hotel premises. Furthermore a per diem and an artist fee for the production of one artwork will be provided. Opportunities to meet with local art organisations will be encouraged.

what is expected from the artist and the goal of the residency.

The goal of this residency is to give the artist two weeks of free time to explore Kavala and the regions around the city. During the residency the artist will be asked to do a public talk in a cultural centre in the city. Furthermore the artist will be commissioned to produce one new artwork that will be part of the archive of the residency, accessible to the visitors of the hotel as well as the future residents. 

 

application

how to apply

The Applications are now closed. 

Keep an eye on our web page and our Facebook Page for future opportunities.

 

Lucy hotel

 
 

This avant garde and ultra-modern hotel opened on April 1st, 1976.  With its 217 rooms and the grand reception areas, it added an unprecedented impetus to the city’s tourism scene.

For more than two decades, the hotel was a point of reference for the tourism of the Kavala prefecture and the broader region. 

The 1990s left their mark on LUCY hotel: the war in Yugoslavia, which disconnected the road connection of Kavala to Central Europe, and the general decline of the prefecture with the transfer of the main development projects to the neighboring prefectures of Thrace. 

In 2006 the company’s management decided to launch a complete renovation project and upgrade the hotel to 5 stars. 

The goal was to transform Lucy hotel into a luxury, modern unit, that provides the easy comfort and functionality of modern 5 star hotels, at the same time retaining is older classical chic glamour.

At the end of the 2007 summer tourism season, the renovation works started and they were completed in spring of 2009. 

The central design concept for the new Lucy was to preserve the simple modernism which is characteristic for the avant-garde for its time building, and the 60s aesthetics, with strong interventions of modern structural applications.

 

 

 
 

The Jury

Shoair Mavlian is a curator at Tate Modern, London, focusing primarily on photography. Shoair researches acquisitions for the international collection whilst curating exhibitions and displays across Tate Modern. She curated the major exhibition The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection (Tate Modern, 2016), Conflict, Time, Photography (Tate Modern, 2014) and the collaborative exhibition Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions (Tate Modern and TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica, 2014). Shoair has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. She has a strong interest in photography relating to conflict and memory, Central and Latin American photography and emerging contemporary practice.

Shoair Mavlian is a curator at Tate Modern, London, focusing primarily on photography. Shoair researches acquisitions for the international collection whilst curating exhibitions and displays across Tate Modern. She curated the major exhibition The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection (Tate Modern, 2016), Conflict, Time, Photography (Tate Modern, 2014) and the collaborative exhibition Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions (Tate Modern and TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica, 2014). Shoair has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. She has a strong interest in photography relating to conflict and memory, Central and Latin American photography and emerging contemporary practice.

Kim Knoppers is an art historian and a curator at Foam, photography museum in Amsterdam. In this role she has worked on several exhibitions together with emerging artists including Raphaël Dallaporta, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Anne de Vries, Jan Hoek, Lorenzo Vitturi, Jan Rosseel and Melanie Bonajo. She also curated group exhibitions and exhibitions of established photographers like Re-Search, Collaborate: On Artists’Collectives, Bertien van Manen, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin and Geert Goiris. She is interested in a wide range of photography: from documentary photography to artists working with documentary strategies, and from archival material to photography as a research tool. She is also interested in artists’collectives and DIY strategies. Kim writes on a regular base for Foam Magazine and Unseen Magazine.

Kim Knoppers is an art historian and a curator at Foam, photography museum in Amsterdam. In this role she has worked on several exhibitions together with emerging artists including Raphaël Dallaporta, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Anne de Vries, Jan Hoek, Lorenzo Vitturi, Jan Rosseel and Melanie Bonajo. She also curated group exhibitions and exhibitions of established photographers like Re-Search, Collaborate: On Artists’Collectives, Bertien van Manen, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin and Geert Goiris. She is interested in a wide range of photography: from documentary photography to artists working with documentary strategies, and from archival material to photography as a research tool. She is also interested in artists’collectives and DIY strategies. Kim writes on a regular base for Foam Magazine and Unseen Magazine.

Arsen Kalfayan is co-founder, together with his brother, of Kalfayan Galleries located in Thessaloniki (established 1995) and Athens (2000). For many years, he served on the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.  Furthermore, Arsen has been dynamically involved in the art world for more than two decades in the role of art advisor.  Kalfayan Galleries is one of the major Greek galleries with a strong international profile. With a particular focus on Greece, the Balkans and the MENASA region, the gallery's roster reflects the unique character of acting as a bridge between Eastern and Western visual culture.  The gallery has established a strong international profile globally through a broad spectrum of projects, participations in art fairs and collaborations with galleries, museums, art institutions, curators and artists.

Arsen Kalfayan is co-founder, together with his brother, of Kalfayan Galleries located in Thessaloniki (established 1995) and Athens (2000). For many years, he served on the Board of Trustees of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.  Furthermore, Arsen has been dynamically involved in the art world for more than two decades in the role of art advisor.  Kalfayan Galleries is one of the major Greek galleries with a strong international profile. With a particular focus on Greece, the Balkans and the MENASA region, the gallery's roster reflects the unique character of acting as a bridge between Eastern and Western visual culture.  The gallery has established a strong international profile globally through a broad spectrum of projects, participations in art fairs and collaborations with galleries, museums, art institutions, curators and artists.

Sara Dolfi Agostini is a curator and a writer specialized in contemporary art and photography. She is an advisory member of the photography board of Triennale Museum in Milan (2017) and from 2014 to 2016 she was the co-curator of the public art project ArtLine Milano. She is a contributor of Sole 24 Ore (from 2008) and Klat Magazine (from 2013), co-writer of Collezionare Fotografia (Contrasto, 2010/14) and has published texts for Skira, Rorhof, Yard Press and Danilo Montanari Editore. Besides writing and curating, she is professor of contemporary photography at the Fondazione Fotografia Modena (2016), IAAD in Turin (2017). 

Sara Dolfi Agostini is a curator and a writer specialized in contemporary art and photography. She is an advisory member of the photography board of Triennale Museum in Milan (2017) and from 2014 to 2016 she was the co-curator of the public art project ArtLine Milano. She is a contributor of Sole 24 Ore (from 2008) and Klat Magazine (from 2013), co-writer of Collezionare Fotografia (Contrasto, 2010/14) and has published texts for Skira, Rorhof, Yard Press and Danilo Montanari Editore. Besides writing and curating, she is professor of contemporary photography at the Fondazione Fotografia Modena (2016), IAAD in Turin (2017). 

FAQ

What is included in the residency.

The residency includes accommodation in a private room in the five star hotel Lucy, breakfast and two daily meals in the hotel's restaurant, economy flights to and from the country of residence, a 500 Euro artist fee and a per diem of 20 Euros for personal expenses. 


What is not included in the residency

Personal, health and equipment insurance must be arranged by the artist in advance. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers you in all kinds of emergency as the Residency is not able to provide comprehensive health coverage of any kind.


What disciplines are accepted in the residency?

Currently we accept applications from visual artists that use photography extensively in their practice.

 


Who can apply for the residency?

The residency is open to emerging visual artists resident in one of the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYROM, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK.

Please note that if the country of origin of the artist is not part of the EU/EEA then he or she will be responsible for securing the travel documents required to enter and stay in Greece during the period of the residency.


The selected artist can chose any continuous two week period between the 5th - 25th of June. Please note that a number of the jurors will be invited to visit the residency on the weekend of 17th-18th to meet the artist.

Which are the dates of the residency?


Applications from artistic duos are accepted. However, due to a limited budget we are unable to cover the transportation costs of the second artist. A private double room will be provided. The per diem amount and artist fee remain the same as with individual artists.

Are applications from artistic duos accepted?


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Kavala, 654 04 Greece

 

 
 

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