January 17, 2017 - Public Art Agency Sweden - Open call for artists: Chronotopia: Haga and Korsvägen
An exceptional opportunity for artists to engage in shaping the underground spaces of Gothenburg 
January 17, 2017

Public Art Agency Sweden

Photo: Haroun Hajem.

Open call for artists: Chronotopia: Haga and Korsvägen
An exceptional opportunity for artists to engage in shaping the underground spaces of Gothenburg 

www.statenskonstrad.se

The Public Art Agency Sweden and the Swedish Transport Administration invite artists to participate in the second international competition for one of Gothenburg's largest construction projects ever: the new subterranean railroad with three new stations in the area of the West Link. 

The overall curatorial focus for the West Link is the concept of Chronotopia (from the Greek words chronos—time—and topos—place). Chronotopia proposes an investigation of the present, a review of the value of the past, and a look into the potential of the future, with an interest in site-specific explorations. A complex network of identity, heritage and relations within a globalised world can be examined from artistic perspectives and expressed in proposals integrated in the city's public spaces.

The first competition, Chronotopia: Centralen and Olskroken, was announced in March 2016 and has now finalised. The two winning proposals have been selected by the jury: Danh Vō’s Tongue and Groove and Katharina Grosse’s bLINK. Their proposals for the new underground Station Centralen and the bridges at Olskroken will be further developed during the spring of 2017. For more information, please click here

The second competition, Chronotopia: Haga and Korsvägen, has just been announced and focuses on the stations of Haga and Korsvägen. The competition is structured in two phases. The first phase (Prequalification) is a call for entries. Applicants are requested to submit their portfolio and CV, and to fill in the entry form. 

Among the received entries, eight artists will be shortlisted to participate in the second phase (Competition). The eight selected artists will receive a document with guidelines (Competition Programme) and a fee of SEK 120,000 excluding VAT (approximately EUR 12,000) to develop a draft project proposal. 

Among the draft project proposals, two artists will be selected to participate in the third phase (Design and planning). This will signal the end of the competition. Here, the winning artists will have the opportunity to further develop their proposals in close dialogue with architects and engineers. The budget for the artistic design of each of the two sites is SEK 7 million (approximately EUR 700,000). The proposals will be implemented during the fourth phase of the project (Implementation).

The first phase of the competition Chronotopia 2: Haga and Korsvägen is now open. Applications must be submitted no later than February 21, 2017 (latest midnight, local time Sweden). 

For further information on competition rules and how to apply, please click here.

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