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The Babel Masks (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

The Babel Masks (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

The Librarian of Babel has announced a virtual exhibition of original artist’s masks, The Babel Masks. The mask must perform the normal function of a medical mask – to cover and protect the nose and mouth to prevent or minimize droplets from escaping or entering. It must be physically wearable in such a way that it can perform this essential function. After meeting this requirement, the mask may be of any design, shape, or size, of any medium or media.

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Deadline: 25 Aug 2020

Submission guidelines: Submit three JPG images of one original mask of your own design and creation which envisions the mask as a statement of fashion, ceremonial use, or everyday apparel in the year 2120.

There is no fee to submit or exhibit. This is an entirely virtual project due to COVID restrictions.

Since this is a virtual exhibition, there are no shipping, travel, insurance, or drop-off or pickup costs. This opportunity is open to artists anywhere. There is no age restriction or location limitation for applicants, nor any other restriction apart from the requirement to follow the brief, photograph your work well, and send it via internet to the exhibition as instructed by the prospectus, so the number of eligible artists is as comprehensive as it can be.

The exhibit will be online from October 2020 to May 2021.

The Babel Masks Artist Benefits

Your work will be seen and selected by respected curators and have visibility online as part of the project for six months. After that it will be permanently archived at the Librarian of Babel website. Each artist will be featured individually on social media outlets for one week. Your work, statement, and bio will be included in a color catalog, available as a print-on-demand book, ISBN marked and listed on several internet publishing outlets. Through the publisher, the book price will be deeply discounted for participating artists.

You will have the opportunity to share your work personally and meet a new coterie of artists via virtual live-streaming and live events. Your work will be archived at the Librarian of Babel website as part of an ongoing archive. You will retain all copyright and permission to your work.

About The Librarian of Babel

The Librarian of Babel is a virtual institution which seeks to gather, create, and collect work which speaks to the present moment in terms of the micro-histories of our culture, especially as they proliferate endlessly and rapidly in virtual space and time. Moments and histories that would be neglected in the traditional arc of historical study are of moment to the Librarian of Babel.

Created in 2015, the Librarian of Babel has hosted collaborative events in Boston and Toronto and has conducted research and created work in Montreal, Berlin, Boston, and New York.

For more information, contact babelmasks@librarianofbabel.com.

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Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 (New York City, NY) – Art Call

Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 (New York City, NY) – Art Call

Superfine! NYCx3 2020 is a revolutionary new art fair concept built in harmony with lower Manhattan’s high-roller real estate market. Instead of one five-day fair, Superfine! is programming three consecutive fairs in a strategic lower Manhattan locale next spring. The triple focus on women artists, contemporary surrealists, and LGBTQI+ artists plays out in the overarching themes: (wo)man, myth, and Magick. In keeping with the themed program, each fair will be limited to no more than sixty exhibitors for a highly curated experience.

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Deadline: 4 Mar 2020

“Superfine! has been a life-changing experience that throttled my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.”

— Sean Christopher Ward, exhibiting artist

NYCx1: (wo)man | 4.22-4.26.2020

The female perspective arrives at the forefront in the fair that launches NYCx3, with a focus on women artists taking their art to the next level.

NYCx2: myth | 4.29-5.2.2020

Surrealist ideas and modern mythology provide the backdrop for a diverse fair comprised of artists at the cutting edge of emerging contemporary art.

NYCx3: Magick | 5.5-5.9.2020

A celebration of all things queer: Magick highlights LGBTQI+ and ally artists representing the queer global experience across a broad range of styles and media.

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:

  • 5-7,000 motivated, art-hungry New Yorkers during each five day fair
  • 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:

  • Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media
  • Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person at the fair or via our online E-Fair

Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 Artist Benefits

In addition to lead-up webinars, curatorial and pricing guidance, an outstanding ground-level exhibition space in a high traffic neighborhood, and significant media exposure opportunities, Superfine! provides artists with access to top quality attendees primed to purchase. Superfine! extensively markets the fair to a market of new, younger collectors with incomes of $120k+ who are often overlooked by the traditional art market. At the NYC 2019 edition, 23% of attendees purchased art in a fun, intimate atmosphere. Superfine! delivers these results by spending $50K+ per fair on hyper-targeted social media ads to help you connect with your next great collector sooner.

Social Equity

Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.

About Superfine! Art Fair

Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.

Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.

Previous call for artists from SuperFine! Art Fair

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