CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2018: BODY (New York City) October 11-14 – Festival along 14th Street in Manhattan, NY October 4-27 – Exhibition at Westbeth Gallery, NYC
Fee to Participate or Apply: FREE
Description Of Opportunity:
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2018: BODY curated by Katya Grokhovsky invites proposals for its fourteenth annual public art and performance festival taking place along 14th Street in Manhattan, NY — from Avenue C to the Hudson River — and coinciding group exhibition at Westbeth Gallery. BODY will present visual and performance art projects by women, female-identifying, and non-binary artists.AiOP welcomes innovative, interdisciplinary, and hybrid projects including installation, sculpture, performance, video, sound, and others, which will be presented simultaneously in the gallery and the public realm. We encourage projects that explore the locations’ history and heterogeneity, and that actively engage the public, both inside and on the street.
The theme BODY explores agency, politics, and status of the ‘other’ in an urban environment. Selected artists will challenge notions and constructs of gender, age, beauty, contemporary ideas of self, death, sex, viscera, health, otherness, body image, language, memory, belonging. Artists will stage multimedia interdisciplinary projects, movement and participatory works, artifacts, and ephemera that resist categorization and investigate issues of exclusion, displacement, and absence.
How To Apply:
When preparing your application, please keep in mind this timeline for the festival and exhibition.
March 1 – May 1, 2018 11:59 PM EST: Open Call live
Early-Mid June: Applicants notified of decision
October 4-27, 2018: AiOP: BODY exhibition at Westbeth Gallery, NYC (westbeth.org/wordpress/about/westbeth-gallery/)
October 11-14, 2018: AiOP: BODY festival along 14th Street, NYC
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