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.
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New works by one of Bangladesh’s most prominent photojournalists, writers, and activists are on view at the Chicago art space through November 27.
Council often uses humor as a political tool to expose systems of power and inequality in a society in which even death carries a high price tag.
An exhibition at the San Francisco Opera House pairs the work of incarcerated artists with Beethoven’s story of unjust imprisonment.
Many works take disruption and repetition as their themes, and many artists resurface in different sections, creating multiple affinities.
Hear from Holly Jean Buck, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, Simon Denny, Elizabeth Hoover, Renee Kemp-Rotan, Joseph Kunkel, and more at this free public event.
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EFA Open Studios offers a portal into the creative habitats of over 65 artists working in Manhattan’s longest-running studio program, including Dannielle Tegeder, Wafaa Bilal, Cui Fei, and Anina Major.
A man says Blue Bayou took details of his life without his permission. Several women who appear in the documentary Sabaya say they did not consent to be filmed. How can filmmakers avoid these ethical pitfalls?
Ursula Biemann, Nicolas Bourriaud, and others said they will no longer participate in the event.
There is an official ban against the public mourning of Tiananmen Square victims in Hong Kong and mainland China.