Monday, April 4, 2011

Project: Curate - Call for Submissions!

Hey world!

  I've been working with the talented students of "Project: Curate," a high school art class + curatorial partnership with NURTUREart Gallery in Williamsburg.  We been seeing, thinking and talking about art and the art of curation for the past few months and are currently preparing for our June 3rd exhibition at the gallery! As a former teacher, I'm thoroughly enjoying this experience and letting these young people take the lead.  This time, they settled on the theme of tragedy in the 21st century.  How unbelievably relevant and timely, right? Please see below and spread the word!



BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS: THE WORK OF ART AND TRAGEDY

DEADLINE: April 22, 2011.
The exhibition will open on June 3, 2011.
We, “Project: Curate“, are a group of high school students curating an exhibition at NURTUREart Gallery, with guidance from independent-curator Krista Saunders. We have been discussing tragedy in the 21st century (9/11, the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Katrina and, more recently, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the 100 year anniversary of the Triangle ShirtWaist Fire right here in New York City).  As young people who have grown up amidst this century’s devastating tragedies, we’re particularly interested in how artists are grappling with this volatile environment as well.  We’re also inspired by the laborious, painstaking and rewarding rebuilding efforts that followed these and every tragedy. We are looking forward to exhibiting new and existing projects by artists who have or would like to address any of these events or the universal aspects of tragedy (and/or the hard work behind renewal) in general. Artists that work in all media are encouraged to apply!
Please submit your 1-paragraph bio, website (if applicable), 2-3 jpegs of proposed work and separate document with full artwork captions (title, date, medium/a, dimensions) and a short (2-4 sentences) statement about the work to: projectcurate@gmail.com
We look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions, please contact Molly O’Brien, NURTUREart Education Coordinator, at molly@nurtureart.org.