Long-term residency open-call

15.08-15.09.2021

Short-term residency open-call

Understanding artistic creation as a basic need, we are inviting artists, curators and researchers to contribute their thoughts and energy to conceptualise the takes on the sustainability of individuums’ lives and ethical challenges and boundaries of sustainability of artistic production; to think of artistic production as non-commodity; to imagine alternative economic systems to sustain artistic production; to define boundaries of living space and workspace, leisure time and work time; to meditate on open-source appropriate technologies and open-design; to find the ways of collaborations of disjoint decentralized communities.
15.08-15.09.2021
The inauguration call of AIR InSilo is inspired by the ideas of Leopold Kohr (1909 – 1994), a prominent but underrated Austrian philosopher, whose concept ‘Small is Beautiful’ has saturated the thinking of subsequent researchers and influenced the notions of decentralization with inclinations to localism and post-development theory, degrowth theory, bioregionalism, and the principle of sustainability.
Patreon
for the emergency Program
The Patreon page of AIR InSilo is dedicated to the emergency programme (in collaboration with the international programme Artists at Risk). Its goal is to host artists in critical life situations, as well as to invite and host artists who had lost their income or who suffer difficult life circumstances due to the crisis. The residency aims to focus its attention on female artists with children, on artists from countries where governments didn’t allocate sufficient support programs, and primarily on the ones who suffer persecution from the home country governments.
01.06.2021
Cinema Week and AIR InSilo Pre-launch Party
27.12.2020-03.01.2021
visit of Question Me & Answer Collective
03.07.2021
interview with the curator of AIR InSilo
-by Justina Špeirokaité
(Curator at Improper Walls)
My personal interest about the cultural scene in Russia and how it is influenced by politics, was growing for some time, especially after the last summer events in Belarus. And although Belarus and Russia are countries neighboring my home land Lithuania, I realise I know almost nothing of what art and culture breath there.
To find out more, I decided to talk to Ksenia Yurkova, a curator and artist, who recently moved to Austria, and can tell us more about it based on her own experiences.
28.02.2021
QM&A wants to shorten the process of network-building and foster exchange between artists who have been based in Vienna for a long time and those who have newly arrived. Active network-building constitutes a vital aspect of this initiative, which is achieved by various programs and events.
An informal pre-opening for the friends and everyone interested.
Since we are still facing some Corona restrictions, we decided to prolong the pre-launch party for one week. And created time-slots to make it maximum comfortable and safe.