Hippolyte has two exhibition spaces, the larger one being the Photographic Gallery Hippolyte and the smaller one Hippolyte Studio. Exhibitions are selected on the basis of open calls. All artists practising any of the various forms of contemporary art are eligible to apply. The exhibition programme is based on photographic art, and proposals will preferably have links with photography or the extended field of photography.
Hippolyte exhibition applications in a nutshell:
– Exhibitions are applied for about 1½ years in advance.
– Open Call twice a year, 1–31.10 and 1–30.4.
– Applications submitted using an electronic form
Open Call for spring 2020 is open 1–31 October 2018. Submit your application through the electronic application form you can find here:
On-line application form
Exhibition spaces and time slots
Hippolyte is divided into two exhibition spaces: the main gallery, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte (c. 72 m2), and the smaller Hippolyte Studio (c. 13 m2). The larger gallery is about seven metres wide, ten metres long and six metres high. The approximately 3×4 meters square Studio is c. 2.8 m high.Neither space has windows.
The exhibition area is directly connected to the Photographic Artists’ Association’s office through an open balcony. Sound and light travel between the Studio, the Gallery and the office. Please note that the gallery space cannot be totally blacked out. Also note that sounds from works in the Studio should be channelled into headphones. When necessary, a curtain is hung over the Studio doorway. See photos of the space and the floor plan below.
As a rule exhibition time slots last four weeks, which includes days required for installing, dismantling and openings. In July 2020 the gallery will be open on weekdays from noon to 5pm and closed on weekends. For this reason July’s exhibition time slot is one week longer than usual.
Application and appendices
Exhibition slots are applied for using an electronic form (find the link earlier in the text).
One application can be used to apply for only one of the following:
– the Gallery exhibition space;
– the Studio;
– or the entire gallery (both of the above).
It is not possible to use the same application to apply for either of the exhibition spaces alternatively.
The electronic form should be accompanied by an appendix describing the proposed exhibition, along with example pictures that support the idea together with a CV – all in a single PDF file. The maximum size for the file is 10Mb.
The application should contain a written account of how the exhibition relates to photography or its extended field, if that is not obvious. In addition, the portfolio should, where possible, give the planned works’ titles, years of completion, dimensions, techniques and any other information that might help form an impression of the planned exhibition.
If the exhibition proposal involves moving image or sound pieces, the application should preferably include a link to a sample of the work or the entire work. The work should be viewable on the Internet (e.g. on Vimeo, YouTube).
Processing of applications
Applications are processed by the exhibition committee. All applicants are informed personally of the committee’s decision. Every effort is made to inform applicants about decisions for the spring season before Midsummer, and for the autumn season by Christmas.
Exhibition fees and sales commission
The exhibition fee for a time slot in the Photographic Gallery Hippolyte is €2300 for members of the Photographic Artists’ Association and €2700 for non-members. The fee for the Hippolyte Studio is €660 for all artists. The exhibition fee for both spaces combined is €2960 for members and €3360 for non-members.
The exhibition fee includes standard equipment for installing works on walls. It does not include any AV equipment or printing or posting of invitation cards. The Photographic Artists’ Association takes 25% commission on the sale price (before VAT) of works sold.
Photos of the spaces at Hippolyte:
Hippolyte floor plan:
Exhibition Coordinator Darja Zaitsev
+358 (0)50 379 9036, haku [at] hippolyte.fi