The Susquehanna Art Museum announces a call for artists for Identity Spectrum, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and Vault. Event to be held from Friday May 4 – Sunday August 5, 2018.
Deadline: 4 Apr 2018
Free entry for current Susquehanna Art Museum members, up to three pieces. Entry fee for non-members is $15 per artwork, up to three pieces.
As one of the fundamental aspects of personal identity, gender has been examined by artists throughout history. Society is experiencing the increased politicization of identity expression while contemporary boundaries and norms are constantly shifting. Works selected for this exhibition will provide unique perspectives on individual expression and the definition of gender, both visually and conceptually. These works may include, but are not limited to, ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, video, and graphic design.
Identity Spectrum Juror
Dr. Christine Fillipone, Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at Millersville University, specializes in contemporary and 20th century art. She is Coordinator of The Women’s and Gender Studies program at Millersville University. Recipient of the 2017 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication, her book Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America (Routledge Press, 2017) examines feminist aesthetic approaches to science and technology.
Her research has been supported by a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship, an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and a Guggenheim Fellowship from the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Filippone has served as Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia, an art gallery and store dedicated to contemporary printmaking and photography. She has worked in curatorial departments at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, International Center of Photography in New York, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
There are two prizes available for Identity Spectrum: Juror’s Choice for Best in Show, a $400 prize and Viewer’s Choice, a $250 prize. Artists who are accepted in the juried exhibition are encourage to develop a long-term relationship with the Museum’s curator, submit their work for future opportunities, and/or create an exhibition proposal for a solo or group exhibition in the future.
About the Susquehanna Art Museum
The Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) is unique in a number of ways. Located in a historic bank building. With a large contemporary addition, it fuses early 20th century architecture with modern sleek galleries. One of the visitor’s favorite spaces is the converted bank vault which holds intimate solo and group exhibitions. As a non-collecting museum, the exhibitions in all four galleries change numerous times throughout the year. This provides members, visitors, and school tours the opportunity to visit multiple times each season for a new experience. SAM is the capitol city of Pennsylvania’s only dedicated art museum. It has a long history of exhibiting nationally and internationally recognized artists working in all media.
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Transitional States announces a call for artists for the international video art exhibition, Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science.
Deadline: 31 Mar 2017
Hormones play an immense role in every single human being’s life. Even before we are born, hormones are at work. They affect us in our mother’s womb and, as we get older, regulate our moods, sleeping patterns, and growth. Once we hit puberty we are practically at the mercy of our hormones. They dictate our sexual development and impact our emotional and, in many ways, psychological development. As we grow older, they affect our fertility, especially for women. Yet for playing such a critical role throughout our lives, few people stop to consider the importance of hormones.
With the introduction of artificial hormones in the 1930s, medical scientists sought to identify and employ hormones in new ways. Since then, hormone treatments have affected the lives of millions of people. They are used in a variety of ways throughout contemporary society: contraceptive pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy; transgender people use hormones to express themselves more freely; thyroid disorders are now treatable; and, controversially, athletes are increasingly using hormones to enhance their performance.
About the international video art exhibition
Working with a range of stakeholders, Transitional States is developing an international video art exhibition entitled ‘Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science.’ The public engagement programme aims to raise awareness of the central role hormones play in our lives and how medical research has employed them in contradictory ways.
Transitional States is inviting artists to submit existing work or to create new videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, and gender and body modifications. They are particularly interested in the relations and interactions between hormones and transsexuality, non-binary genders, intersexuality, physical alterations, birth control, fertility, menopause, sexology, and performance enhancement to boost both athletic and sexual performances.
Jury members for this international video art exhibition, Lois Keidan, Laura Leuzzi, Carlos Motta. and Issey Osman, will select up to ten works for the exhibition which will be curated by the arts organisation, Arts Feminism Queer.
International video art exhibition artist benefits
Each artist will receive a fee of £100 for screening their work and will be invited to take part in the launch of the video installation in London. Where possible, we will contribute to travel costs and cover accommodation expenses for video authors.
Artists will gain international exposure by having the chance to see their work exhibited in several countries. The exhibition travels from Project Space Plus at the University of Lincoln in February 2018 (UK) to Peltz Gallery at Birkbeck University, London in May 2018 (UK). Then, it travels to Bologna (IT) and Barcelona (ESP) at the end of 2018. The exhibition will remain 15-35 days in each city, in which three public debates will supplement the exhibition. Furthermore, the artists’ work will be published in a full colour catalogue, which will include the topics discussed in the programmes.
Transitional States’ focus is on exploring the crossovers between art and science. They explore current issues at the forefront of different fields of research.
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