Call Type: Exhibitions
Entry Deadline: 1/5/16
Philadelphia Sculptors is seeking artists to help launch “Artship Olympia,” a floating exhibition of site specific installations. The oldest floating steel warship in the world, the Olympia is moored in the boat basin next to the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA. From June 25 – September 25, 2016, the cruiser Olympia will transition from battleship to “artship” as it becomes a temporary art venue. Artists will have the opportunity to create artworks in designated locations on the ship’s interior and exterior decks. Created in collaboration with the Seaport Museum, the exhibition will use contemporary art as a means of activating the historic vessel. Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $1,000 to create dynamic artworks that respond to the Olympia’s history, narratives, shipboard conditions, naval culture, ecology, political context and/or physical attributes.