Four exhibition proposals have been selected from 520 submissions through apexart’s 2021–22 International Open Call. They were evaluated by 514 individual jurors, including students from 24 university classes and 1 high school class, resulting in 18,462 votes cast! Submitters and jurors represented 88 countries. The following highest-rated exhibitions will be presented in their respective proposed cities during apexart’s 2021–2022 season. Congratulations!
Ctrl+Alt+Yellow (Oakland, US)
Submitted by Janet Oh
Bay Area artists with lineage in Asia engage radical modes of narration, responding to and transcending histories of racism in the US to overcome historical and present-day hardships.
Arewa, Me Too (Kaduna, Nigeria)
Submitted by Favour Ritaro
Women artists living and working in northern Nigeria confront regional stereotypes and cultural expectations that perpetuate domestic and gender-based violence.
Art for Women’s Lives (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Submitted by Milhas Pela Vida das Mulheres
Women across Brazil use art to guide the urgent debate on the decriminalization of abortion, defying the ultra-conservative government’s petitions to severely restrict access.
“Can you fuck it?” — The Fem-bot Phenomenon (Tokyo, Japan)
Submitted by Elena Knox
Using humor, deconstruction, and the speculative reframing of a familiar figure, international women artists working in Asia critique the modern phenomenon of the female-simulating robot.
Visit apexart online to read the original proposals, and consider submitting an idea to the 2022–23 NYC Open Call, accepting proposals in October 2021 for exhibitions at apexart in New York City.
Want to be a juror for our next Open Call? Learn more here.
Memories So Fair and Bright
Kimetha Vanderveen’s paintings are about the interaction of materiality and light, the bond between the palpable and ephemeral world in which we live.
Artists Contemplate Sovereignty in Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Art Institute’s 2024 International Thematic Residency focuses on what sovereignty means for artists from across the world.
When I Am Empty Please Dispose of Me Properly
Ayanna Dozier, Ilana Harris-Babou, Meena Hasan, Lucia Hierro, Catherine Opie, Chuck Ramirez, and Pacifico Silano explore the myths of the American Dream at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.
How Did Early Modern European Craftspeople Pass On Their Knowledge?
A new book about object making critically examines a written history of working with materials.
Dual Portrait of Old Master Rachel Ruysch Holds a Trove of Secrets
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just acquired the rare painting, which depicts the Dutch artist at work surrounded by her signature flora.
Pratt’s 2023 Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Is On View in Brooklyn
The two-part exhibition features the work of 41 graduating artists across disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
Did Van Gogh’s Disdain for the Eiffel Tower Inspire “Starry Night”?
Art historian James Hall argues that van Gogh replaced the Eiffel Tower with a towering cypress tree and its inaugural light shows with the night sky.
Greek Museum Welcomes Dogs For World Stray Animal Day
Furry friends and their pawrents can visit Athens’s National Museum of Contemporary Art for free this weekend.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
Ai Weiwei Recreates Monet’s “Water Lilies” Using 650,000 LEGOS
It’s the artist’s largest LEGO artwork to date.
Did a Simpsons Episode Predict the Florida “David” Outrage?
The episode, which aired 30 years ago, made a dark prediction about conservative politics in 2023.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
Coasting the Topography of South Asian Futurisms
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Sadaf Padder presents an exhibition to offer insight into her curatorial process.
I’m a Florida Drag Queen and I’m Scared
I’m truly at a loss for what to do for work and what kind of life I can expect to live.