Although the submission date for the open call I am using has now ended, I decided to try to contact the artists that I am interested in using, to see whether they would be hypothetically interested in the proposal.
I emailed Darren Harvey-Regan, Naoko Ito, Ula Dajerling and Abigail Reynolds outlining my proposal and the reasons why I would like to feature their work.
Thus far I am received a response from Ito as follows:
Thank you for checking my art works and contacting me. I am feeling you are working hard on the assignment, which is great. I do feel comfortable you use my works on your assignment. Please keep me informed if you need something from me.
Good luck with your project!
I was extremely pleased with her kind response and helpful words.
I have been unable to find contact information for Kader Attia or his management, so I emailed firstname.lastname@example.org – an organisation which features his work and biography and inquired as to whether they would be able to assist me in contacting him.