The Wise Monkeys
Theme: The emblem of the City of Chauny (Aisne - France) depicts The Wise Monkeys. The origin of the monkeys of Chauny is rather unclear. Some local historians thought that they represented the tumblers, jugglers and trainers of diverse animals which were established in the brotherhood to Chauny.
Rabelais, who certainly saw the jugglers of Chauny, speaks about them in Gargantua.
This project is opened to all.
Technique: free. All the techniques are accepted.
Size: 21 cm X 30 cm, bound support (able to be bound in a book).
You must represent your vision of the "monkeys of wisdom".
You can use the back of your work to write a biography or information concerning yourself.
Exhibition: An exhibition of the received works will take place in the cultural center of Chauny, the Forum, at the beginning of the year on 2011.
The precise dates of exhibition will be posted on our blog. At the
conclusion of the exhibition the works will be manually bound by "E" to create artists' books which will be given to schools and media libraries of the region. The works will also have a second life in an itinerant exhibition in 2011. The works will not be sent back to the artists and will remain the property of "E" for the other itinerant exhibitions .
Documentation: We will post the received works on our blog and provide information on the progress of the project.
Deadline to be received: December 31, 2010
" E " - Ambassade d'Utopia
38 grande rue