AVANT-GARDE DATING - Call for Submissions

AVANTGARDE DATING is an experimental dating service investigating issues associated with contemporary relationships.

AVANT-GARDE DATING is selecting individuals to be matched in carefully chosen couples. The most innovative applicants among these couples will receive an exhibition in Berlin, Germany during the Art Forum (Sep-Oct) 2007.

To apply for the AVANT-GARDE DATING experience, you must request what sort of person you would like to meet.

In your application, you should explain how this new relationship will explore the conventions of monogamous love, challenge the idea of artistic collaboration and/or explore one of the other numerous stereotypes of human pairing.

Based on this information, the Dating Board will match you with another artist somewhere in the world.

Out of everyone matched, three outstanding “couples” will each be rewarded a 1-week exhibition in Berlin to further explore the concept of human partnering. During their stay in Berlin, the couple will be living together in the exhibition space.

Additionally, a 20-minute video piece documenting the exhibitions will be made in collaboration between Wooloo Productions and the participating artists. This work will be shown as part of "In Pursuit: Art on Dating" at the Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery in New York from November 16th, 2007.

Further Information:

The first selected couple will be exhibiting in Berlin Sep 18-22 2007 (both days inclusive). The following couple will be exhibiting Sep 25-29 2007 (both days inclusive), and the final couple will be exhibiting Oct 1st-5th (both days inclusive). A 20-minute video piece documenting these exhibitions will be made in collaboration between Wooloo Productions and the participating artists. This work will be shown as part of "In Pursuit: Art on Dating" at the Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery in New York from Nov 16, 2007.


Tanja Ostojic, Raul Zamudio and Karen D. Peters make up the Dating Board matching and selecting all artists in collaboration with Wooloo Productions.