An International Call for Art About Distortions, Falseness and Double-meanings
Deadline: November 21, 2016
Application fee: $36 for up to three entries
Truth as a concept is absolute by definition. The notion of 'personal truths' is an oxymoron. One can only have a relativistic perspective on the truth, a subjective interpretation of what really is. Yet, through consensus, enough relative interpretations combine to operate in effect as truth itself, and are often mistakenly assumed to be irrefutable. (Commonly, philosophers view truth as the correspondence of language or thought to an independent reality.)
What happens when truthful information is altered by the omission of part of the message? What happens for example when a comma is removed from a sentence, or an implication inserted, and therefore the interpretation of an entire otherwise truthful statement is changed? A half-truth is the result, often intended to make what is only a belief appear to be knowledge. Half-truths mislead through the use of truth as a decoy within which rides an intended deception.
For this exhibit Manifest is very interested in how works of visual art explore the concept of half-truth. Works submitted may be of any kind and any size, fulfilling the general theme in any way and through various strategies. All media and genre of visual art are eligible.
This theme is very open to interpretation and to any and all visual arts media.
Submission deadline: November 21, 2016
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