October 18th, 2023

OPEN CALL LandEscape is launching a special Anniversary Edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an open art event that will once again introduce nine artists in various fine arts disciplines, with the goal of discovering talented creatives from around the world and supporting their art activities.

LandEscape is a career-enhancing opportunity for established and emerging artists to engage in professional critique and artistic introspection, to open the dialogue between artists and audience, between thoughts and their articulation

The current edition aims to advance artistic practice by encouraging applicants to investigate the nature of their creative process and focuses more particularly on the theme of landscape in all the accepted meanings of the word and the recognition of the fundamental role which surroundings of any kind have in the composition of an artwork. Selected participants will be featured in the special edition of LandEscape. The theme of landscape will be a recurring one but not the only one, since LandEscape is open to a large variety of disciplines including, but not limited to:

•   Painting
•   Fine Art Photography
•   Video Art
•   Installation
•   Performative Arts
•   Mixed media
•   Public Art

There are no entry fees and the contest is open to worldwide artists as well as groups of artists and performers.
If you experience any issue with our entry form and you would like to include more information as well as specific materials, please contact our board, mailto:

The annual contest is curated by LandEscape's committee, which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research and a jury of representatives of the organizers will select the works invited to the festival from the submissions. Evaluation is based exclusively on imaginative use of space and time, the realisation of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers.
Deadline: January 31, 2024
Guy Aon

Beth Krensky
Ivan Juarez
Rada Yakova
United Kingdom)
Myun Yi
Tal Amitai Lav
Klaus Grape
Alex Gallagher
Anna Baranska

Miles Rufelds

Ilinca Bernea

Mehdi Farajpour

Melisa King

Daniel Agra

Taesook Jung

David Feruch

Special thanks to Frances Schandera-Duarte, Agata Wiśniowska, Gosia Mielech, Jana C. Perez, Kahori Kamiya, Geetha Alagirisamy, Clare Petherick, Thomas S. Ladd, Damir Matijev, ic. Melissa Moffat, John Naccarato, Adam Sher, Hank Feeley, Kees Ouwens, Monika Szpener, Angela McFall, Irene Pouliassi. Laura Iosifescu, Alison Alfredson, Lisa Birke, Rosalyn Song, Antonia Cacic, Kim Eshelman, Allison Wells, Rüdiger Fischer, David JP Hooker, Larry Cwik, Alfred Marseille, Josh Booth, Xiaohong Zhang, Christopher Reid, Sven Froekjaer-Jensen, Batya Kuncman, Maria Kostareva, Jasper van Loon, Rosalyn Song, Zavi Apfelbaum, Courtney Henderson, Noah Klersfeld, Alexandre Dang, Christian Gastaldi, Dmitry Kmelnitsky, Rick Fisher, Don Rice, Chantelle Ferri, Colin Rosati, Mikey Peterson, Brice Bourdet, Sarah Stolar, Mandy Williams, Katy Unger, Kim Chase, Alice Zilberberg, Lois Cremmins, Naima Karim, Sergio San Martin, Nicolas Vionnet, Dawn Nye, Anne Shaw, Swaantje Guentzel, David Clark, Samuel Ekkehardt Dunscombe, Anastasya Koshin, Bethany Taylor, Virginie Drey, Philippe Bodino, Juerg Luedi, Urte Beyer, Rudiger Fischer, Stuart Gibson, Carrie Perreault, Rina Dwek, Adrian Hatfield, Pierre-Paul Marchini, Ana Cuzovic, Rebecca Beltz, Simon Coates, Rosmarie Weinlich, Suzanne Stacy, Kevin O'Brien, Thomas Marcusson, Camilla Haudekal, Sandra Turtle, Maite Rodriguez, Bianca Bondi, Isabelle Lutz, Bill Psarras, Anna Macrae, Christopher Fluder, Ella Yolande, Donna Carnahan, Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Krista Gurcka, Rose Magee, Vian Borchert, Rachel Kienitz, Karen Ghostlaw, William Ruller and Linda Havenstein.
Miles Rufelds
Barbara Bartos
(United Kingdom)
Jana C. Perez
(USA / United Kingdom)
Miles Rufelds
Mandy Williams
(United Kingdom)
Rudiger Fischer
Juerg Luedi
Urte Beyer
A conversation between Marina Abramović and Maria Balshaw
Just before she began her 700-hour-long performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Marina Abramović was asked by an art critic to define the difference between performance art and theatre.
"To be a performance artist, you have to hate theatre," she replied. "Theatre is fake… The knife is not real, the blood is not real, and the emotions are not real. Performance is just the opposite: the knife is real, the blood is real, and the emotions are real."
"I test the limits of myself in order to transform myself," she says, "but I also take the energy from the audience and transform it. It goes back to them in a different way. This is why people in the audience often cry or become angry or whatever. A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room."

Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001), Self-Sabotage, 2009, lecture-performance

Boundary-Pushing Performance Artist
The work of Cuban performance artist Tania Brugera (MFA 2001) is rooted in political struggle.
Tania Brugera (MFA 2001) is a performance artist whose provocative and controversial works have recently led to two separate detentions in her hometown of Havana, Cuba."My work in general, and I think art in general, is the space you have in society to push the boundaries of behavior, of social conduct and also politics," says Brugera in an NPR interview from March 2015.Brugera expands the range of performance art, performing solo at times, but more often she stages participatory events that add to her own experiences, thoughts, and interpretations of the politics of repression and control.
What Makes an Artist? – Grayson Perry and Sarah Thornton
Who do artists think they are? What myths are they rejecting and propagating? What is the social role of artists in different countries around the world today? How do artists negotiate power? Self-belief? Recognition?
Author Sarah Thornton and artist Grayson Perry discuss how artists self-define and play the art-world game with particular attention to politics, kinship and craft, the three themes that structure Thornton’s forthcoming book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts.During the course of her five years of research, she investigated issues of credibility and self-belief, exploring the relationship between the artists’ everyday lives and art practices. Challenging preconceptions and unpicking the complex layers that form his identity, Perry offers insight into the influences and networks that feed into the development and production of his work.
Valentin Carron and gallery director Markus Rischgasser discuss how they work together
Moderator: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10am to 11:30am. Filmed on site at Art Basel in Basel 2016
A frank conversation about the unique and essential relationship between artists and their galleries.
Swiss artist Valentin Carron and gallery director Markus Rischgasser discuss how they work together, if and how their working relationship has changed over time, what they have learned from each other and their plans for the future.

Valentin Carron, Artist, Martigny, Switzerland, in conversation with Markus Rischgasser, Director, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich