At the first GREY event, the theme Hitam. (with dots and italics) was chosen as the theme of the exhibition which generally offers simplicity in establishing a point of departure, namely from the term black to a wider window of meaning. The participation of most of the exhibitors was obtained through the open-call method. The open call method itself can be understood as a participation program in an activity that is open to be followed by the wider public through the selection of works. The purpose of implementing an open call is to open up the widest opportunity for artists who are outside of the observation range to show the potential of their creative works. This open call was attended by 800 artists, who were selected to become 112 artists with various media, including Drawing, Painting, Installation Art, Sculpture, Printmaking, Video Art, and also Performance art. Apart from the artists who passed the selection, they also presented 17 invited artists who were selected and directly curated by Aminudin TH Siregar who acted as the curator of the exhibition.