The Palimpsest Project is a mural painting residency conceived as a “work in progress”. Recovering palimpsest word original meaning, our terrace becomes a living organism in which the artists paint their murals by dialoguing, intervening or overlapping with the previous ones.
Noun ‘pa-ləm(p)-sest, pə-ˈlim(p)-: a very old document on which the original writing has been erased and replaced with new writing. Something that has changed over time and shows evidence of that change.
Palimpsesto is a project in constant mutation, in which artists are encouraged to superimpose their murals or interlace them with the previous ones, achieving a new awakening of what was already on the wall. More than an individual work, the murals express the superposition of many hands, residences and artists. These actions are considered a way to embrace and, at the same time, demystify the work of the other.
These residences are aimed to career or emerging visual artists, with a special interest in muralism and / or urban art. Groups of up to 2 members can apply together to work collaboratively. In addition, in these residences there is the possibility of working collectively collaborating with other residents or local artists, as well as carrying out additional projects in mural festivals or in public spaces in the City of Buenos Aires.
Because we firmly believe that diversity enriches us, the artists selected in our Exploration Residency Program are not discriminated against by race, skin color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
HOW TO APPLY
_ Ongoing applications all year around.
_ 7 working days +opening of the mural to the public, 12 days stay in the city.
_ Registration is free
1) Register by clicking the orange bottom at left
2) Download the information PDFs sent to the mail that you registered
3) Prepare the required materials
4) Fill in the online application
5) Send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read what you will get as an artist-in-residence HERE
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The Exploration Residences provides 4 weeks artistic “time out” emphasizing the process over the presentation of the results. This format encourages residents to get inspiration from the new experiences achieved through the interaction with other residents and the rich cultural environment that the city of Buenos Aires provides.
Within the broad spectrum of artistic residencies, this 5-days Micro Residence is a new concept of work that seeks significant results in a stimulating environment. This short space of time fosters informal knowledge and exchange, both for the resident and the host organization and, to some extent, between the resident and the local art scene.