A State of Un-Play - Call for Submissions

What does game playing become after the innocence of childhood imagination? We are often confronted with playing games subconsciously as the controller or the player whereby we have our own rules, routines and rituals. Game is defined as adopting goals, rules, challenge and interaction but as the philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein claims that games can be a misconstrued meaning of language and the mind.

Because we misunderstand language we use indirect communication, thought experiments and mind games to get a sense of one-upmanship to empower or demoralize. What extremes can we go to for feeling recognition, wanting, acceptance and achievement?

Artists are invited to submit work which explores the work ethic of game playing considering tactics, strategy and philosophical investigations as well as aesthetic work which deals with layout, intrigue and an appeal to take part. All forms of art are welcome but there is an emphasis is on installation, interventions, new media and innovative aesthetics.

Where & When

The exhibition will take place in Bucharest, Romania at Atelier35, in July 2013 for 2-3 weeks. Specific dates are to be confirmed.


To apply please send up to 6 jpeg images and an approximately 100 word statement about how the work links to the theme to alidiana[at]gmail.com

Please note that the submission process is free but if artists are selected they are required to pay a 20 administration fee.

Deadline for submissions: Wed 10 Apr 2013

Curator: Diana Ali.
A State of Un-Play

What: A State of Un-Play - Call for Submissions
Where: Bucharest, Romania
When: July 2013
Contact: alidiana[at]gmail.com
Deadline: Wed 10 Apr 2013