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Our Art After

The tide may seem relentless, sweeping hope away. As I wrote previously, my practice in the studio is essentially solitary, and that has isolated the work I have made in response to current events from most everyone else. I know that I am not alone in this regard, and I asked to see your art made after the election. I’d like to thank those who initially shared those responses with me.

As I’ve thought about this and talked about it with other artists it seems more important than ever to process and plan, in short, to organize our response through our work. ‘Our Art After’ the election should not stop at the inauguration. I would like to use this space to announce and promote the work of artists and exhibitions whose work has been affected by and stands in opposition to the elections of 2016. ‘Our Art After’ will also be documented as an online exhibition and archive via Tumblr, as well as offering support to other venues and exhibitions.

I am proud to announce that the first ‘Our Art After’ exhibition will be at the Arts Dojo of Kansas City to open April 28th, coinciding with the end of the new administration’s first 100 days in office.

To submit, please send the following via email to ourartafter [at] gmail.com or directly to the venues:

  • 1 – 3 JPEGs of artwork for submission made between November 8th, 2016 and April 1st, 2017. (Please do not send links to websites).
  • The artwork information (size, media, etc).
  • A short statement of approximately 50 – 100 words about the work and how the election has affected your studio practice. This statement will be used in conjunction with the Tumblr archive, so please be as simple, honest, and direct as possible.

The deadline for Arts Dojo submissions is Midnight, April 2nd.

This open call is open to all media and styles. If you would like to include a video, web-based or new media project, please feel free to do so, although please understand that Arts Dojo and Tumblr may be subject to technical limitations. Complete details on the logistics for the physical exhibitions will be available soon. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask via the above email.

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Written by Brian Dupont

December 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm