Open Call: Ukrainian Pavilion VR Space

Ukrainian Pavilion DSL VR Space | Call for Artists, Art Institutions, Music Bands and Theaters Call dates: June 29 – Deadline: July 20
Ukrainian Pavilion DSL VR Space is a project created by dslcollection in partnership with a platform for creative digital assets V-Art announce Open Call for Artists, Art Institutions, Music Bands and Theaters.

The Project Aimed to showcase the best of Ukrainian digital art, the collaboration will also see the launch of an open call on the 29th of June looking to gather together the leading and emerging artists of Ukraine.

A Small History of a Big Project

“After opening a Dslhub in the Institute of Modern Art in Kyiv with V-Art in October 2021, we have decided to expand our collaboration by creating a metaverse space dedicated to Ukrainian art. This space will also be interconnected with the existing spaces opened by the Shenzhen Pingshan Art Museum and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. This project illustrates our vision of the metaverse as a space of interconnected and social experiences dedicated to education and entertainment. It also shows the importance of our collaboration with V-Art.
Another important aim of the collaboration is to promote, preserve and protect Ukrainian cultural heritage, an area that will only grow in importance over the coming years as the world watches the geopolitical landscape continuing to develop”, commented Sylvain Levy, and his wife Dominique, collectors and founders of Dslcollection one of the initiators of the project.

VISION AND INSPIRATION

The Ukrainian Pavilion design is inspired by the symbol of the sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine.

Although sunflowers did not arrive in Ukraine from the Americas in the 18th century, Ukraine is now the world’s biggest sunflower oil exporter, producing 70% of the world’s supply.

Sunflowers also act as a symbol of peace that you can see in the woven decorations in clothes and headdresses during celebrations.

video capture from V-Art FB page

WHERE WILL TAKE PLACE the UKRAINIAN VIRTUAL PAVILION

The Ukrainian virtual pavilion launch will take place phygital during the Art Basel week in Paris.

The project will be presented in the metaverse space. In this thriving environment, V-Art will also unveil  its collaboration with the Digital Art Therapy Studio, with whom it has worked to combine digital art  with classical Ukrainian music.

23 unreleased compositions and remixes of classical Ukrainian music will be presented and interwoven with the projects in the pavilion for an art-therapeutic effect at the intersection between visual and audio art.

This space will also be interconnected with the existing spaces opened by the Shenzhen Pingshan Art Museum and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Alongside the opening of the pavilion, the Ukrainian Pavilion DSL VR Space in metaverse will also facilitate a range of events including interviews with Ukrainian artists, Twitter Spaces, digital art talks, interviews with Dslcollection members, the project’s opening ceremony and artwork presentations.

 In order to show viewers, the best of Ukrainian contemporary artworks, the pavilion will engage curators versed in the Ukrainian art scene to give a context for moderation and for placing works inside the pavilion.

THE PURPOSE OF THE OPEN CALL

V-Art and Dslcollection would like to warmly invite all Ukrainian architects & 3D artists to send in their application to the open call to help build the VR-environment.

The collaboration also calls upon all Ukrainian creatives and cultural institutions, artists, museums, galleries, music bands, orchestras, theaters, and other cultural institutions and art groups to put forward their work for the open call.

This is a great opportunity to show viewers the best that the Ukrainian arts have to offer – from  contemporary digital and digitalized paintings, to audio-visual performance recordings and other digitalized cultural content.

The pavilion aims to showcase the best of Ukrainian digital art – from contemporary digital and digitalized paintings, to audio-visual performance recordings and other digitalized cultural content.

WHO MAY APPLY?

All Ukrainian creatives and cultural institutions are encouraged to apply:

  • Artists
  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Music bands, orchestras
  • Theaters
  • Other cultural institutions and art groups.

WHAT COULD BE APPLIED:

  • Digital & digitalized art
  • Audio-Visual Performances recordings
  • Any other type of digital & digitalized cultural content.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Based or born in Ukraine
  • Submitting only digital content
  • Maximum 10 artworks per applicant
  • Absence of hate or other features to be recognised negative in applied artworks
  • Adulthood in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine (full 18 years)
  • Permission directly from the artists to display and publish their work
    *The responsibility lies with the participants of the project, directly to the work of which there are claims from third parties.

Deadline of OPEN CALL – July 20, 2022
All the details about the open call – Open Call – Ukrainian Pavilion dslcollection VR Space (typeform.com)
Apply on: https://unhptbqgobe.typeform.com/to/Qc3SirNF
Open Call Link: http://unhptbqgobe.typeform.com/to/Qc3SirNF
Pre-Registration Link: Eventbrite

The Ukrainian virtual pavilion launch will take place phygital during the Art Basel week in Paris. Pre-registration for the events is now open. Please note that physical event places are limited and should be confirmed by the organizer.


Organisers:
V-Art
Platform to exhibit, sell & collect digital art
V-Art combines virtual exhibitions with NFT marketplace and digital art rights management.
Our mission is to provide a fulfilling ecosystem for the global digital art market.
Our vision is a world, where immersive all-dimensional art experience is available anytime and anywhere.
V-Art application puts the gallery in your pocket.

Dslcollection
The dslcollection was created in 2005 by Sylvain and Dominique Levy. Today Karen Levy is also actively helping to build the collection.
The collection focuses on contemporary Chinese art. Even though limiting itself to a certain number of objects – not more than 350 – the collection comprises major works of the 200 contemporary Chinese artist.
dslcollection distinguishes itself from other collections of contemporary Chinese art through a strict collecting concept. The collectors believe that » The 21st century collector must think beyond established boundaries. » Therefore, dslcollection not only actively promotes the discovery and study of Chinese contemporary artistic production and but also makes use of the latest technologies. Tools such as the internet, interactive programs, virtual exhibitions and electronic books help dslcollection to achieve greater visibility and provide the means to share the experience of contemporary culture. Openness, the nomadic and sharing are core concepts of the dslcollection.