Get Out of Your Skull is a collaborative art project with the participation of an international group of 64 artists from 20 countries.
The Get out of your skull art project, is a corona proof, non-subsidized, artists for artists initiative, initiated by artist and curator Ron Weijers for the 10dence platform. The development and organization of this project is intended to bring together an international group of artists during the currently ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with all its restrictions and problematic effects on the individual art practices and the international artworld. Aim is primarily to provide a positive vibe, to stimulate creative processes, to provide a psychological boost, to create a possibility to communicate and to network and to generate some light at the end of this corona tunnel during these darkened times.
Skulls represent death and are a sharp reminder of our mortality. Nevertheless, they are much more than that, especially in the creative realm. They depict change and transformation while other cultures associate them with strength and even protection. Symbols are one of the most powerful elements of the art industry, where a single object, however simple it is represented, evokes a societal issue, an emotion, or an entire story. Take the heart, for instance. It is a simple shape, but it represents love, one of the most important and valued emotions and feelings in the world. Over time, symbols become more and more abstract as they change and transform with the times, but their meanings remain etched in both history and our collective minds. For most of the world, skulls are a depiction of death. They’re a stark reminder of our mortality, and one of the most powerful symbols on the planet.
However, though skulls might clearly have connotations of death, they also have hundreds of other meanings throughout the world and, more often, throughout the art world. In some places, skulls represent transformation and change, whilst other times they can determine wealth, power, strength and protection.
All 64 participants received a standard skull to transform into a personal work of art. All these 64 skulls will get displayed within a range of actual as well as virtual venues from August 2021. The venues will take place at exhibition space de Zilverhof in Ghent, Belgium - 10 till 29 08 2021, La Providence art center in Ille sur Tet, France - 05 till 19 09 2021, World Art Delft - WAD in Delft, the Netherlands - 15-10 till 7-11 2021, Arti et Amicitiae - ArtSpace in Amsterdam, the Netherlands - 17 till 21 01 2022 and de Leutfabriek art center in Sas van Gent, the Netherlands - 28-01 till 06 -02 2022. 10dence platform creates a promotional presentation on its website, showcasing all participating artists together with an artist statement, a resume and of course a presentation of the individual skulls as provided by the artists. A digital venue will be handled by the collaborating institution Art Wall. Many affiliated digital art platforms, collaborating media and art forums will support the public relations and promotion for this project. To support the individual work of the participating artists within the venues, a printed catalog containing a presentation of the project, the artists and their skulls, will be available for sale at the venue locations as well as by mail order from the 10dence platform.
The Get Out of Your skull art project enjoys and welcomes the warm support of High Art Fridays (HAF) art platform and curator Ron Shelton, Art Wall and editor/curator Laszlo Ladany, Inspirational Magazine and editor John Hopper, Global Art Project (GAP) and Carl Heyward, municipality of Ghent, Belgium, La Providence Art Center - France with curator/coordinator Dimitri Xato and Christine Campadieu, World Art Delft and curator Paula Kouwenhoven, Arti et Amicitiae ArtSpace Amsterdam and coordinator Dirk-Jan Jager and de leutfabriek and curator/coordinator Jan Vinke and Domien van Parys
The international group of 64 participating artists to the Get Out Of Your Skull art project:
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Echi Aaberg - Sweden, Inge Aerden - Belgium, Timo Ahjotuli - Finland, Mia Andrésen - NL, Francis Beaty - USA, Mirjam Boomert - NL, Anne Brems - Belgium, Lon Buttstedt - NL, Charo Carrera - Spain, Juan Manuel Fernández Cuichán - Ecuador/Spain, Carlos Luis DeMedeiros - Brazilia, Nick van Dijck - Belgium, Evelyne Dominault - France, Jan van Dorp - NL, Andreja Eržen - Slovenia, Mikel Frank - USA, Ana Gabiño - Mexico, Ann Geirnaerdt - Belgium, Coco van Gent - NL, Leonard Greco - USA, Sander Groen - NL, Felicity Griffin Clark - Italy, Diana van Hal - NL, Emily Hastings - USA, Peter Hess - USA, Inge Hoefnagel - NL, David Jenowe - USA, Mar-Grietje Killian - NL, Taeyoun Kim - South-Korea, Laszlo Koscso - Hungary, Paula Kouwenhoven - NL, Ernst Kraft - Spain, Anka Krašna - Slovenia, Bea Last - UK, Paul Lorenz - USA, Constance McBride - USA, Naomi Middelmann - Switzerland, Petra Moll - Ireland, Ringo Mollinger - NL, Christine Morren - Belgium, Tina Morris - UK, Helene Öfwerström - Sweden, Susumu Ohira - Japan, Amy Oliver - UK, Liesbet Optendrees - NL, Domien van Parys - NL, Ralph Posset - NL, Frédérique Rennuit - Belgium, Colin Rhodes - UK, Clovis Schlumberger - France, Peter Schudde - NL, Harry Schumacher - NL, Ron Shelton - USA, Larisa Sjoerds - NL, Patricia Stacke-kelly - Ireland, Giannis Stamenitis - Greece, Tanja Tanevska - SR Macedonia, Erik-Jan Vaanderig - NL, Christine Verhaert - Belgium, Frans van Viegen - NL, Karin de Visser - NL, Ron Weijers - NL, Frans de Winter - NL, Madeleine Wories - USA
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