OpenCall_Metaphysical Ging

Theme: Metaphysical Ging Zik 形上驚蟄

The A R T • 9 is pleased to announce an open call for art opportunity for the coming online juried art exhibition in mid April, “Metaphysical Ging Zik 形上驚蟄”. ​The exhibition will focus on the negative side of humanity and morality in our modern life. 

“Ging Zik” is a Cantonese term which refers to the insects that are awakened from winter sleep and the soil, and it serves as a symbol of the start of the first season in a year. The curatorial committee favours any works that can explore and respond to the rise of the darkness and toxicity from human nature, modern humanity and morality with a metaphysical approach. 

For more information about the cultural context, you could start searching with just these keywords on the internet:

驚蟄 香港 | Ging Zik | Jingzhe | The Waking of Insects

Related Sharing Video From The Selected Artists

In order to promote better engagement for the emerging artists, A R T • 9 will launch a series of 1-min videos for sharing behind the scenes of the art creation, and your thoughts about the theme.


Hence, the selected artists will receive a conditional offer on 29/03/2021, and they will be requested to submit up to two videos to share their thoughts, and to showcase their imagination and creativity. Videos will be released on our official social media platforms.


Important Dates: 
Submission Deadline: 22/03/2021, 23:59 (UTC +8, HKT) 
Announcement of Selected Artists: 29/03/2021 
Sharing Video Submission For Selected Artists: 05/04/2021, 23:59 (UTC +8, HKT) 
Proposed Exhibition Dates: 19/04/2021 - 23/05/2021


A R T • 9 is seeking your highest quality work in all media including but not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, mixed media and photography. 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the A R T • 9 Gallery, together with the student-artists community, decided to revise the eligibility requirement in this open call for art as a temporary measure, in an effort to help student-artists overcome through these difficult times.

If you are a current student who is pursuing a relevant undergraduate degree, or a student who completed the post-secondary studies (Incl.: Post-secondary Diploma, Associate Degree, Higher Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Degree, Doctoral Degree) WITHIN TWO years, you are qualified for the submission. However, priority will be given to the students who are pursuing an art undergraduate degree.

No restriction for nationality.

In case of any dispute, the curatorial committee reserves the final decision, including the right to suspend, change or terminate the exhibition and any of its terms and conditions without prior notice.

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