We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.                                                                                                                                         Anaïs Nin  

Or as we secretly want to be...treated, desired, viewed, touched, adored, violated, loved, fucked, kissed, held, worshipped, caressed, seduced, hurt, restrained, entered, torn apart, made whole again. 

Eros, the Greek deity of love, the complex and shape shifting figure of passion that drapes about everything with his veil, and tricks us in an endless game of hide-and-seek. 

Who is EROS today ? How does contemporary art play with desire and intimacy? How to portray love in the 21st century?  

With these questions in mind we started a journey through art and literature, and as we dreamed and wandered, more and more artists came along, and our voyage turned into a Journal that confronts contemporary art to literary gems. Thanks to the contribution of renown artists, The Curators Journal Vol.1 is soon to be printed.

The Journal will not be complete without the visions of painters, drawers, photographers, sculptors we have yet to meet. We are now inviting all artists to join us and submit their interpretation of Eros.

6 artists will be selected by our prestigious Jury. Their work will be featured in the printed version of The Curators Journal Vol.1, and promoted in a dedicated collection on the gallery. 


DEADLINE: May 31st, 2021, 11pm EST

The Jury


Natalie Krim


The infamous  artist known as @nataliejane is a Los Angeles based artist exploring the complexities of intimacy, women’s issues and political injustices through her surreal and autobiographical drawings. Krim’s amorous pieces illustrate moments in time, a voyeur into her past and the present. Each individual drawing opens a window into the complex, intimate, and sensuous journey of the artist, and embodies a defiant declaration of the free and fervid feminine spirit. Her work has been published in Vogue, Glamour, Vice, Playboy and exhibited around Europe and the US.

Diana Widmaier Picasso

Art HIstorian

Diana Widmaier Picasso, the granddaughter of Pablo Picasso, has been behind some of the most impactful publications and exhibitions around the artist’s work—whether it be “Picasso.mania” at the Grand Palais (2015) or “Picasso’s Picassos” (2016) and “Picasso and Maya” (2017) at Gagosian. Widmaier Picasso is also the author of "Picasso: art can only be erotic" (Prestel, Assouline, 2005). And she recently curated the exhibition "Desire" (Miami, 2016, Deitch Project/Gagosian)


Stefania Biliato


In her private life as in her work, Stefania Biliato, aka Billy, loves to lose herself and connect to diverse environments, but which emanate a strong communicative impact. Billy has continued her personal and professional exploration through the irreverent world of TOILETPAPER magazine—the creative laboratory founded in Milan by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. 


· Artists may submit up to 5 images or gifs. 

· Artists must be the creator of the artwork submitted and not infringe anyone else's copyrighted material. If there is any question about authenticity, The Curators reserves the right to demand proof of authorship. Non-compliance to this rule will be a disqualification of the entry.

· Artists must ensure high quality of images. 

· Artists infos must be accurate.

· Artists agrees to keep the work exclusively available for The Curators if selected for the duration of the exhibition.

· Sales of Artworks are optional. The Curators will handle further communication and requirements.

·Artists may be asked for additional material and interviews if selected as finalists

·Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, drawing, calligraphy, poetry, embroidery, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, and more. 

·The Competition is open to all, regardless of age or professional status.


Submission fee is $20, nonrefundable, for each submission - up to 5 images can be uploaded per submission.


6 finalists will be selected by the JURY

All winners will be notified of the final decision before June 10th. 

All selected works will be promoted and on display online from

June to September 2021. 

All selected artists will be featured in The Curators Journal Vol.1


Artist retains full copyright of the work. Images will not be used by The Curators aside from the exhibition, interviews, social media posts, and sales in any other way without the artist's consent.


The Curators reserves the right to use images of the artwork on their website and social media. By submitting artwork via this call, the artist agrees to the terms outlined above.


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