SanctionedArray at White Box , New York
329 Broome Street. New York, NY. 10002
Screening Event: November 2, 12-10 PM
and November 3, 11-7 PM at White Box
Roundtable Discussion: November 2, 7 PM
SanctionedArray is an online database of video art conceived in response to the exclusion of artists from
OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) sanctioned countries from participating in YouTube Play. A Biennial
of Creative Video. Artists who are citizens or residents of Belarus, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq,
Lebanon, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Myanmar/Burma, and Zimbabwe are not eligible to submit
their work. We maintain that the application of OFAC sanctions to the video biennial perpetuates the
conditions that led to the imposition of these sanctions.
One hundred finalists will be selected from the 781 entries by a jury comprised of international art
professionals for the SanctionedArray online database. An interactive screening of the selected entries will
be held on November 2nd and 3rd at White Box. The roundtable discussion, on November 2nd, will
include Wafaa Bilal, artist, Hamid Dabashi, author and professor, Columbia University, Shayana Kadidal,
attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, artist.
Evolving from SanctionedArray is CuratorsArray, an ongoing series of video exhibitions and screenings by
independent curators drawing from the SanctionedArray database. The first iteration of CuratorsArray is
Others2Specify, a playlist of 52 videos curated by SpecifyOthers from the first call for submissions. It will
premiere at Big Screen Project on October 25th, then screened again at White Box on November 2nd and
3rd, and posted online afterwards. The premiere will coincide with the Play biennial at the Guggenheim, to
challenge the status quo by providing a platform for artists excluded due to their country of origin. At
SanctionedArray, we look forward to having everyone play.
To submit your work, visit sanctionedarray.specifyothers.com.
Conceived and organized by Specify Others in collaboration with White Box, and co-presented by ArteEast.