Martine van Kampen juror for Artina 2016

Following the International Visitors Program 'Research Trip: Dialogue between Art and Nature – Methods and Strategies of Curating Art in Public Space in 2015', organized by the Nordrhein-Westfalen Kultursekretariat near Düsseldorf, Martine van Kampen was invited to be the juror for Artina 2016.

This outdoor exhibition is a collaboration between the Washington Sculptors Group and the Sandy Spring Museum, and will be the outcome of an Open Call. Sandy Spring is located 40 minutes north of Washington DC in an area shaped by agriculture and the presence of Quakers, a religious group that was historically involved in social movements such as the abolition of slavery and women’s rights. TAAK’s interest and experience in rural art projects, and Martine’s activities in Flevoland are expected to make interesting input for the selection.

The Open Call will run until April 1st: "Washington Sculptors Group and Sandy Spring Museum offer artists the opportunity to develop and realize three-dimensional artwork and art projects in the surrounding park at the Sandy Spring Museum. The collaboration seeks to generate a diverse and multilayered program that examines aspects of art in nature with the focus on today’s societal landscape and environmental issues. Creative projects through site-specific, participatory, or collaborative concepts are welcome to engage visitors, volunteers, members, and communities.”

After a two week selection process, artists will be given the opportunity to realize their proposals on site, working towards the opening event on June 30th.