Open Call

awlfimaging2016- 12

[originally released on netEX – calls & deadlines –]

Call for entries

extended deadline:22 December 2015

a show for Peace – a show for Humanity
artists show face against
Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism
exhibition project 2016/2017

is looking for artists who show face!!

2006/2007, the Cologne based media artist and curator Wilfried Agricola de cologne was realising the exhibition project
://selfportrait – a Show for Bethlehem – a show for Peace
in Palestine (Bethlehem), Italy (Naples) , Poland (Szczecin) and Argentina (Santa Fe & Rosario)

The documentation and the online part of this project – are now relaunched online on

There are good reasons to do so, because – 10 years later in 2016/2017, I would like to realise another exhibition featuring artists showing face via their selfportraits – this time against Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia and Antisemitism.

During the years 1995-1998, Agricola de Cologne was realising the Memorial Project
“A Virtual Memorial – Memorial project against the Forgetting, Racism, Xenophobia & Ant-Semitism, which has been presented 43 times in Poland, Germany, Czech Republik and Belgium.

We live currently in a world which is marked by nationalistic, fundamentalist political developments and an increasing intolerance and inhumanity against different minded, people coming from different cultures, practicing different religions, following different ideologies, refugees, persecuted and expelled who need the solidarity of those who are able to show solidarity – think of the refugee desaster in the Mediterranean, IS terror in Middle East, Africa , Asia or Ukraine – think of the political nationalist right wing movements in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany or elsewhere – threatening our democracy and its values, but also the diversity of our natural habitat in an era of dramatically vanishing species and the misuse of the Creation by the humans on Earth.

A society is as good as how it treats its minorities, the poor and weak and all those needing our protection.

Artists are invited to show face in favour of a society practicing humanity and solidarity by submitting a selfportrait whioch may be executed in different artistic media, and
participate in the new exhibition to be planned for 2016/2017 to be presented in different venues and countries

://self~imaging – a show for Peace – a show for Humanity
artists show face against Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism


1. Artists are invited to submit a “selfportrait” in following (audio) visual media–>

static imagephotography & digital print (preview: size width 1024 px, resolution 96 px – exhibition: size A4, 300 DPI, PNG or TIFF – if selected the image will be printed for exhibition purposes by the organiser)

moving imagesvideo (, duration: min. 1 minute, max. 10 minutes, preview: size min. 720×576 (480) px, preferred HD, mp4 or mov (H264 codec), PAL & NTSC – exhibition: HD or SD, mp4, mov (H264), mpg2 (DVD), avi (H264)

interactive imagenetart (resolution 1920&1080, preview online – exhibition: a selected project including all files will be hosted by artvideoKOELN international)

non-visualsoundart (mp3, max 10 minutes duration)

2. Each artist is permitted to submit up to 3 works, also in different media, however only one work per artist will be selected.

3.additionally or sepeately also a personal textual statement may be submitted as plain email text (max. 1000 words, English or German)
regarding the topics: Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism and the artist’s vision of a human society (English or German)
to be published online and exhibited as a part of the show.

4. Any attachement, respectively digital files has to be submitted via WETRANSFER –,
videos maybe alternatively posted on VIMEO for download

5. The entry form has to be submitted as plain email text including the download link, but without any attachement

5. Deadline: 22 December 2015

Entry form


full name
home address
short biography/CV (not more than 300 words in English)


title (one work only)
medium (photography & digital print, video, netart, soundart, textual statement)
duration (video)
URL for download
work description (no more than 300 words in English)
The submitter declares and confirms
that he/she is holding all author’s rights
and gives permission to include the submitted work in the exhibition
in virtual and physical space and use screenshots for non-commercial purposes free of charge.

Signed by (submitter)

Please cut and paste this form and send the complete submission,
including artist bio and statement as plain email text.

subject: ://self-imaging – a show for Peace

artvideoKOELN international
directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
artvideokoeln (at)