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OPPORTUNITY

Open Call: Tabula Rasa


Deadline:
Tue Jul 15, 2008 00:00

Location:
United States of America

OPEN CALL Tabula Rasa
Gallery Aferro Newark NJ USA
www.aferro.org

Tabula Rasa on display September 6 - October 4, 2008 with full color catalog.
Curated by Evonne M. Davis

Deadline July 15, 2008
(This is NOT a postmark deadline.)

Artists working in any and all media are invited to submit existing
work, or propose new work, in response to the following:

#1-Tabula Rasa: |ˈtäbyoŏlə ˈräsə; ˈräzə|
an absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate.
The human mind at birth, viewed as having no innate ideas.
ORIGIN Latin, literally ‘scraped tablet,’ denoting a tablet with the writing erased.
#2- René Descartes, Aristotle, John Locke
#3- Denying what is obvious.
#4- Nothing is new, nothing is original.
#5 Existentialism and the nothingness of existence, ennui.

Notification of acceptance by August 1.
Delivery by August 16.

All exhibition submissions must include:

CV/Resume
Statement
Work Samples (digital file or print out)

CD/DVD or submission via email.

submit.aferro@gmail.com
Please put the exhibition title in the subject line.

Please review the full submission guidelines at www.aferro.org

Please mail your submissions to:
Gallery Aferro
c/o Evonne M. Davis + Emma Wilcox
248 Sherman Ave #43 NY NY 10034 USA


OPPORTUNITY

cWOW seeks curator for Democracy show


Deadline:
Fri May 30, 2008 00:00

Location:
United States of America

City Without Walls (cWOW) seeks a curator (or co-curators) for an
upcoming group exhibition dealing with issues and ideas about
democracy. The exhibition opens in September 2008, taking the pulse of
democracy in America and around the world just prior to the
Presidential election.

City Without Walls (cWOW) seeks artists and artwork for a group
exhibition dealing with issues and ideas about democracy, and
scheduled to open this fall just prior to the Presidential election.
The exhibition will take the pulse of the state of democracy in
America and around the world.

cWOW is a non-profit urban gallery for emerging art that advances the
careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art.
cWOW's gallery in downtown Newark is a state-of-the-art facility with
over 1,600 square feet of exhibition space, including a main gallery,
a new-media project room, 9-foot screen, several flat-screen TVs, and
other video projection equipment (see attached floor plan). cWOW is
New Jersey's oldest not-for-profit alternative art space, founded in
1975, and a three-time recipient of the prestigious NJ State Council
on the Arts "Citation of Excellence."

For more details and full prospectus please visit: www.cwow.org

Call: Evonne M. Davis at 973.622.1188 with questions.

Email: info@cwow.org


EVENT

Theory + Practice, Networked


Dates:
Sat Apr 19, 2008 00:00 - Mon Apr 07, 2008

Location:
United States of America

Gallery Aferro 73 Market St Newark NJ www.aferro.org

Theory + Practice curated by Evonne M. Davis
Networked curated by Donna Kessinger, New Media Room
If So, Then So! New Work by Kevin Darmanie, Project Room

April 19 - May 17, 2008
Opening Reception Saturday April 19, 7-10 PM

“…There are no countries now….” From artist Alan Bigelow’s When I was President

Theory+ Practice is an acknowledgement, interrogation and fete of the void between what the world could be and what it is. Web artist and writer Alan Bigelow’s piece, When I was President is an interactive projection that details a presidency ended by a suicide bomber: “a high school teacher from Des Moines.” “She said it was the only way to make the world right again.” Site-specific sculptural works by Brian Wondergem include a 15-foot high Ferris wheel built exclusively out of ladders, suggestive of both an extreme pragmatism as well as yearning for escape.

Artists: Andrew Leo Baron, Alan Bigelow, Deric Carner, Robert Ladislas Derr, Nisha Drinkard, Katarina Jerinic, Darren Jones, Tracie Lee, Paula McCartney, Tori Purcell, Stephanie Standish, Alina Tenser, Matthew Verdon, Brian Wondergem

According to independent curator and video artist Donna Kessinger, the world of networked art is expansive and constantly evolving daily with new technology and applications. Networked is an effort to take into consideration both literal and physical interpretations based on an open call for networked art on a local and international level. This small group survey is an attempt to look at the manifestation of net-based interactive projects, and physical attempts to escape from virtual realities, resulting in work with a more personal connection - going back to an idea of networks having to do with people and the way we live and work, both alone and in community.

Artists: William Brovelli, Doris Caçoilo, Beatrice Coron, The Coalition for Daring Behavior, Sean Hovendick, Visakh Menon, William Oliwa, Gunter Puller, Katherine Sweetman, Amanda Thackray, Michelle Wilson, Jody Zellen

Kevin Darmanie’s oversized comic panels each function independently but can be read as part of an ongoing narrative. Set between Trinidad and a city not dissimilar to Newark, NJ, the series is notable for the humor, honesty and sly queries posed by Darmanie’s alter ego, Kedar. If So, Then So! is the culminating exhibition of Darmanie’s 07 studio residency at Aferro.

With full color catalog


OPPORTUNITY

Zombies, Rabbits, and Partial Personhood: Open Call


Deadline:
Tue Apr 15, 2008 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Gallery Aferro
Newark NJ
www.aferro.org

Biological Imperative curated by Emma Wilcox
on display June 14-July 26, 2008, with full color catalog

Submissions due April 15, 2008

Artists working in any and all media are invited to submit existing work, or propose new work, in response to any of the following:

Things that just won't die, multiples, fecundity, regeneration, splicing, graft, hybridization, miscegenation, do it yourself genetic testing kits, "she's not my sister she's my daughter", "one drop," 3/5 of a person, genetically modified foods, bio art, the prosecution of bio artists, the undead, the semi-living, Jonestown, the elderly woman who got a DNR order tattooed on her chest, the undying popularity of zombie films, Scopolamine, and of course, well, bunny rabbits.

Blackhorromovies.com, according to its creator, Mark H. Harris," is the culmination of my life experiences as a black horror movie fan: seeing hundreds of black people stabbed, chopped up, and eviscerated without so much as a "rest in peace" or even a "sorry, my bad," and finding scant acknowledgment of the role of black people in horror films (Zombies anyone?)"

The Tissue Culture & Art Project is a collective dealing with "serious ethical questions regarding a near future when objects that are partly alive and partly constructed exist, and when animal organs will be transplanted into humans. What kind of relationships we will form with such objects? How are we going to treat animals with human DNA?"

In 1965's "How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare" Joseph Beuys held a dead hare in his arms and walked around an art gallery talking about art to the animal. Rabbits function as food, pest and pet for humans, and symbolize something that dies again and again, only to be reborn.

Submissions due April 15.
Notification of acceptance by May 1.
Delivery by May 24.
Materials for catalog may be requested earlier than work delivery.

www.aferro.org

Please refer to exhibition guidelines on website
http://www.aferro.org/websitebaker/wb/pages/submissions.php

Please email work to submit.aferro@gmail.com or mail work to
Emma Wilcox Gallery Aferro 248 Sherman Ave #43 NY NY 10034


OPPORTUNITY

Open Call Theory and Practice


Deadline:
Fri Feb 15, 2008 00:00

OPEN CALL Theory & Practice
Gallery Aferro Newark NJ www.aferro.org

Theory and Practice on display April 19-May 17, 2008 with full color catalog.
Curated by Evonne M. Davis

Deadline February 15, 2008

Artists working in any and all media are invited to submit existing work, or propose new work, in response to the following:

Theory and Practice
In the gulf between what one wants to be and what one is, what you want and what you have, the way things ought to be, and the way they are. What we imagine it ¬being anything¬ could be and what it is.

The tension and void between the two.

"Freedom is not something that is given by a government or structure but must be a developing character of the life of the people. It is not a political but an existential reality."

Culture, Freedom and Democracy, Marin Aiftinc

Notification of acceptance by March 1.
Delivery by March 28

All exhibition submissions must include:

CV/Resume
Statement
Work Samples (digital file or print out)

CD/DVD or submission via email.

submit.aferro@gmail.com
Please put the exhibition title in the subject line.

Please review the full submission guidelines at www.aferro.org

Please mail your submissions to:
Gallery Aferro
c/o Emma Wilcox + Evonne M. Davis
248 Sherman Ave #43 NY NY 10034