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Call for Submissions

  • Deadline:
    April 30, 2011, midnight
  • Location:
    AC Institute, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 610, New York, New York, New York, 10001

Call for Proposals:
Ideas of time, temporality and being over the course of the
past century have challenged  not
only our conception of past, present and future but also the idea of  that time is necessarily a measured
linear construct that always moves forward. Expanding on  Heidegger’s distinction between time
and the temporal, thinkers and
practitioners across creative disciplines have sought to present ideas of time
that can be static, multi-directional, non-linear, existing only in memory,
boundless, and flexible.
For our 2011-2012 exhibition season, the AC Institute
invites submissions of video, installations, sound art, text works and
temporary/ephemeral pieces that allow time to be presented in ways that
challenge our conventional notions of time. Several solo and group exhibitions
will be presented between September 2011 and July 2012 using works from this
call exclusively.
Submissions should be sent
to submissions@artcurrents.org by April 30, 2011. Please include the following in
the body of your message.

-A short description
and images of the work you are proposing for our spaces

-A short CV and
contact information

-Links to your
website or other sites where materials could be viewed, if possible
If these materials
must be sent as attachments please send PDFs. Attachments other than PDF will
not be opened.

About AC Institute:

The AC Institute exists to advance art through investigation, research and
practice. It is a lab for experimentation and a forum for critical discussion.
Emphasizing emerging, international, and under-represented artists, the
Institute develops projects across disciplines, exhibiting work deploying a
variety of strategies for critical, experiential, and performative interventions
in the field of contemporary art. In addition to publishing critical writing
that pushes conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity, the AC
Institute realizes off-site projects taking place at the edge of the art
marketplace. Committed to an integrated vision of creative practice, Art
Currents creates autonomous spaces to pursue experimental work. The AC
institute is non-profit 501©3 under the Direction of Holly Crawford.
Since moving to
Chelsea in September of 2008, AC has mounted numerous exhibitions and
performances, participated in the 2009 Armory show with Critical Conversations
in a Limo; collaborated with over 50 artists; and worked with various cultural
organizations including Rhizome and Harvestworks to pursue its mission. We
provide space, programming support, and certain A/V equipment. Please see our
website for more information: www.artcurrents.org.