An International Call for Site-Specific Works
Deadline: January 16, 2015
Application fee: $36 / 3 entries
So often works of art are portable, providing a transferrable context-independent experience. This is especially the case in a gallery like Manifest which exhibits works from broad national and international origins on a regular basis. However this fact tends to preclude the presentation of works made site-specific, either customized for installation in our galleries, created on-site, or otherwise contingent upon display or experience in a particular place.
With these thoughts in mind we offer this call to artists for site-specific works. All manner of interpretations of this theme are welcome. Our jury expects to be surprised, and has no predetermined idea of what will result. Two of our five galleries have been slated to feature In Situ, including our street-facing Main Gallery with an almost entirely glass facade, and our intimate Drawing Room which contains no windows*. A gallery floorplan is available here.
Due to the nature of such work we realize it may be appropriate for submissions to be in a proposal form. However, such proposals should still include images for entry which will be compelling to our jurors in consideration of the work's quality and potential impact in actuality. In some cases 'detail' images may illustrate previous similar works or other iterations made by the submitting artist.
* Gallery assignments are always tentative until final works are selected.
HOW TO INTERPRET THIS EXHIBIT THEME
Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the theme. Our multi-member juries enjoy surprise, creative solutions, and most of all exceptionally well put together visual art. Works submitted may represent the theme by formal, literal, or any other means, including by virtue of processes used to create the work, its conception, construction, etc.
IN SITU is a competitive international exhibition of site-specific works. Works submitted should represent some point of view, process, image, or idea suited to this theme, and must be displayed at Manifest in the galleries provided.
This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must qualify as being clearly site-specific.
MEDIA: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional media.
Submission deadline: January 16, 2015
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