We are delighted to invite submissions for this year’s Foundation15 Arts Festival exhibition. This year the exhibition takes it’s cue from the cult sci-fi television show Quantum Leap (1989-1993). The protagonist Dr. Sam Beckett is a brilliant scientist who, following his quantum experiment in time travel, leaps through space-time, temporarily inhabiting the bodies of other people and altering the events of history.
“Dr Beckett’s space-time travel parallels the investigative nature of an artist’s practice. Artists also travel through time, referencing, appropriating or challenging concepts and aesthetic notions of their predecessors, often interpreting these ideas through a contemporary filter. Inherent in our comprehension of appropriation is the concept that the new work recontextualises whatever it references, it may ultimately even alter our perception of art history. Beyond this, Quantum Leap’s concern with science, the passage of time, identity, gender and the inhabitance of the ‘other’ has also been a fertile playground for artists.” – Brendan Fox, Curator
This year artists exhibiting in the exhibition have the opportunity to win three prizes, the Foundation15 Critics Choice Award, the Foundation15 People’s Choice Award, and for artists who have graduated since 2013 the Foundation15 Undergraduate Award. More information about these awards can be found on the Awards page.
Submissions can be made via the online application form up to 11.59pm on Tuesday the 30th of June. A €10 submission fee will apply and can be paid by PayPal or debit/credit card during the application process. For more information see the terms and conditions page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org