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Internationally-known arts organization apexart offers opportunities to independent curators and artists to challenge their ideas about art, its practice, and its curation as an apexart exhibition in New York City or around the world.
Open Call Submission Dates for the 2020-2021 apexart Exhibition Season
- New York Exhibition proposals will be accepted from October 1 – 31, 2019.
- International Exhibition proposals will be accepted from February 1 – 28, 2020.
The schedule below was selected from over 1000 submissions anonymously juried by more than 600 people and university classes internationally. Winning proposals become part of apexart’s exhibition season, and receive production support and funding of up to $10,000 USD to produce a modest-sized, local, focused exhibition.
2019-2020 apexart New York Exhibitions
- Sep 7 – Oct, 26, 2019
The Criminal Type, curated by Elizabeth Breiner
19th century rogues’ galleries to Mugshots.com; history of photographic portraiture and criminality
- Nov 7 – Dec 21, 2019
Surrendered to the Air: Remembering Toni Morrison, curated by Tom Healy (invited curator)
- Jan 11 – Mar 7, 2020
Souls Grown Diaspora, curated by Sam Gordon
Contemporary, visionary African-American artists; Great Migration; re-informing art history
- Mar 19 – May 16, 2020
To be announced
- May 28 – Aug 1, 2020
Meteorological Mobilities, curated by Marianna Tsionki
Climate injustice; radical rethinking; challenging governments and corporations in power
2019-2020 apexart International Exhibitions
- Oct 6 – Nov 2, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea
Untitled (QueerArch), curated by Kang Seung Lee and Jin Kwon
QueerArch in Seoul (a.k.a. the Korea Queer Archive); history of art and queer culture; new commissions
- Dec 5 – 31, 2019 in Bamako, Mali
Musow Ka Touma Sera (The Era of Women has Arrived) Curated by Fatima Bocoum
Gender-based violence in Mali; photography; first exhibition in Mali organized by a woman featuring all women artists
- Feb 16 – Mar 14, 2020 in Tehran, Iran
WOMEN C(A)REATE, curated by Elnaz Mohammad Tehrani and Anahita Rezaallah
Drug addiction in Iran; stigma; women’s empowerment; tapestry-based collaborations
- Apr 26 – May 23, 2020 in São Paulo, Brazil
Fantasy Battleground, curated by Clarissa Aidar
Public installations responding to transphobia in Brazil; six transgender women artists; survival
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Anarchist illustrator N.O. Bonzo produces decentralized media in a highly bureaucratic cultural landscape. Their illustrations, murals, and literature emerge in unexpected places, from the streets of Portland, Oregon, to the far ends of Reddit and Twitter, addressing relations of labor and identity in the workplace and on the streets. Growth and care are central themes…
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With scavenged materials, Amanda Maciel Antunes constructs a motherland.
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The collaborative handmade paper- and printmaking center at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts publishes new works by Liz Collins and Sarah McEneaney.
There is a debate whether the memory of Little Syria should be seized upon to tell truthful and positive stories about Arabs in the US, or whether any conflation between its history and contemporary politics is inappropriate.
The profile includes works by Egon Schiele, Amedeo Modigliani, Peter Paul Rubens, and a prehistoric Venus of Willendorf figurine.
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