Billboard commercial break: Open call for artists
Billboard presents an open call for artists to create an artwork in public space in collaboration with Y gallery and Reykjavík Art Museum. During the period 1.-3.January 2023 there will be a Commercial Break on Billboards 450 screens across the city of Reykjavík. During this time an artist will present an exhibition of a new work commisioned for the project. The artist will receive ISK 1.000.000 for the work which will then be donated to the collection of the Reykjavík Art Museum.
The work will be exhibited on over 450 screens across the city, both in bus stops and large screens (6 x 4m) by roads and intersections. It is not possible to exhibit moving images but still images can be exchanged every 8 sec.
Applicants are asked to submit applications before 16:00 on the 15th of October 2022. The application should include a text on the proposed work along with 1-5 images of the work (diagrams, sketches, photos etc.). The final presentation of the work will be in collaboration with Y gallery.
A selection committee has been appointed to review the applictions with representatives from Y gallery, Reykjavík Art Museum, Billboard and The Association of Icelandic Artists. The committees selection will be made public shortly after the application deadline.
Information about the open call and application form are accessible at Y gallery webpage: www.ygallery.is