Call for Artists! Juried show "Mexico: At the Crossroads"
Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Amos Eno Gallery
Deadline: Wed, May 24th, 2017
Exhibition dates: July 1 - July 22, 2017
Juried by Elizabeth Ferrer, this call for artists will culminate in an exhibition that foregrounds contemporary art about Mexico. Ferrer is a New York-based curator and writer specializing in Mexican and Latino art and photography as well as the Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC|Arts|Media|Bklyn, Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition will be held at Amos Eno Gallery, a nonprofit art gallery dedicated to promoting contemporary work by emerging and mid-career artists.
The exhibition takes its title from the ill-fated fresco by Diego Rivera, commissioned for Rockefeller Center but destroyed for its critical content. Seen through the lens of the current strained relationship with Mexico, an element of foreshadowing presides as the personification of big business restricts freedoms to live and express. The 1934 fresco deals with concentration of wealth and the locus of power within the worker. We find ourselves at a crossroads today where labor and wealth inequality are mixed together with racism and cultural ignorance in an attempt to divide the continent. This exhibition is open to artists working in all media on the subjects intended for Man at the Crossroads, specifically immigration, worker’s rights, income inequality, and concentration of power as they relate to Mexicanness.
The exhibition will take place July 1 - 22, 2017 in Amos Eno Gallery’s new space on the first floor at 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn.
Important dates: Submissions due: May 24 at 11 PM Notifications sent: June 14 All works received at gallery by 6 PM on June 28 Reception: July 7, 7 - 9 PM All works picked up: July 23, 11 AM - 6 PM
Juror: Elizabeth Ferrer, New York-based curator and writer specializing in Mexican and Latino art and photography as well as the Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC|Arts|Media|Bklyn, Brooklyn, New York.
Terms: Open to All Media. Sculpture stands and multimedia equipment must be provided by the artist. Artists must be available to deliver and retrieve their work on the appointed days. If shipping is necessary, all shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. Shipped work must include a pre-paid return shipping label or will not be exhibited.
Deadline: May 24, 2017 at 11 PM
Entry fee: $40 (up to six artworks)
DOES YOUR WORK FIT?
Artwork must be under 24" in any dimension including frame. Work must explore an aspect of "Man at the Crossroads". Amos Eno Gallery reserves the right to reject work that does not fit these criteria.
Posted on Fri, May 19th, 2017
Expires on Wed, May 24th, 2017
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