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The Alice Awards Emerging Membership program

The Alice Awards Emerging Membership programDeadline: 20 November 2011

“Artistic Landmarks In Contemporary Experience”

Emerging Membership program
The relaunch of the website is timely, as it will also enable prospective entrants to understand ’s updated registration policies for participation in the Alice Awards and the new, .

For the latter, Alice Awards is now offering an original program designed to encourage and discover the future generation of artists, curators, critics who want to further engage with the global contemporary art community. For a one-time fee of only €25, artists, curators and critics under 35 years of will be offered (5) five years of guaranteed access to an ID-account, where they will be allowed to upload up to three (3) projects per year. This work will then be judged by the Global Board of Contemporary Art, for five consecutive years. To be eligible, you must send a recent CV or résumé and apply for Emerging Membership.

Thus, the Alice Society enters its most exciting, dynamic period to date-with the Alice Awards model existing to serve the broader contemporary art community, to promote the highest quality in contemporary art community, to encourage the free exchange of ideas and experiences and to stimulate inter-professional, post-institutional and in the interest of innovation and the development of contemporary art, the inaugural annual Alice Awards, backed up by its revitalised website, aims to expand the boundaries of what is considered possible in the contemporary art field. Why not join us?

To apply to become a member of the Alice Society and the Global Board of Contemporary Art. The deadline for entries to the Alice Awards is Sunday, November 20th, 2011. Nominees will be announced in January 2012 and winners will be honoured in February 2012.

As far as the registration process is concerned, full details are of course available at http://www.alicesociety.com/, but it must be stressed that, before an application for a membership can be accepted, it must meet the all-important criteria of Involvement and Devotion, meaning that, in the judgment of the Alice Society Board of Trustees, all applicants MUST have a strong involvement with and devotion to contemporary art, namely the ideas and work developed in this field.

The Global Board of Contemporary Art is an intellectually divers and global organization that includes Executive members such as: Defne Ayas (Germany), Francesco Bonami (US/Italy), Nicolas Bourriaud (France), RoseLee Goldberg (US), Hou Hanru (China), Abdellah Karroum (Morocco), Yacouba Konaté (Ivory Coast), Kasper König (Germany), Koyo Kouoh (Senegal), Brett Littman (United States), Bartomeu Marí (Spain), Molly Nesbit (US), Elizabeth McGregor (Scotland/Australia), Simon Njami (Switzerland), Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Switzerland), Adriano Pedrosa (Brazil), David A. Ross (US), Denys Zacharopoulos (Greece).

Reflecting the tremendous expansion of contemporary art across the globe, the first Alice Awards expand the mission by honoring excellence in over 50+ categories and recognizing contemporary art practitioners and institutions whose engagement is oriented towards further expanding the ideas and forms of contemporary art in global society.

Winners and nominees will be invited to join the Global Board of Contemporary Art and unveil their ideas, strategies and approaches to innovating contemporary art in the form of a short online video talk. On Alicesociety.com we will make these talks available to the world, for free.

Artistic Landmarks In Contemporary Experience
“Alice,” the shortened form of “Artistic Landmarks In Contemporary Experience” refers to Duchamp’s belief that the artist can reach a more profound expression, when he/she “like Alice in wonderland, will
be led to pass through the looking-glass of the retina” (Ephemerides, March 20, 1969.) The shift from Duchamp’s idea of “profound expression” to the Alice Awards’ notion of “contemporary experience” reflects the idea that a great deal of today’s contemporary art is oriented towards experiential-based forms of participation.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

http://www.alicesociety.com/

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