August 31, 2016 - apexart - Exhibitions and open calls
August 31, 2016

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Exhibitions and open calls
2016–17

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September 8–October 22, 2016
NYC: Botany under Influence
Organized by Clelia Coussonnet
Exploring meanings that have been impressed upon nature, flora, and seeds throughout eras of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization, this exhibition reveals how the exportation of natural resources has affected power structures and cultural behavior.

October 1–31, 2016
Unsolicited Exhibition Program
Open call for exhibitions in NYC
The Unsolicited Exhibition Program gives creative individuals from any location and experience level the opportunity to organize an exhibition to be presented at apexart in New York City. apexart accepts 500-word text-only proposals for focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. Employing a unique merit-based approach, the proposals are reviewed by an international and diverse jury of more than 150 people. Three winners receive funding for their projects, and work closely with the apexart team to turn their winning ideas into an exhibition.

November 3–December 17, 2016
NYC: Youniverse
Organized by hannes bend
Channeling the abilities of art, contemplative practices, technology, and science to maximize subjective and collective consciousness, Youniverse encourages new strategies for achieving social cohesion and higher thinking.

November 12–December 10, 2016
Thiaroye (Dakar), Senegal: Guis Sou Me Le Mbao (I Do Not See You at Mbao)
Organized by Claude Gomis and Saskia Kӧbschall
Addressing the 1944 massacre of African soldiers conscripted by the French army, this exhibition prompts an investigation of postcolonial politics of memory and modes of resistance.

January 19–March 18, 2017
NYC: Animal Intent
Organized by Emily Falvey
Tracking how animal culture inspires a range of artistic practices focused primarily on interspecies communication, this exhibition questions whether creative labor is strictly a human trait.

February 1–28, 2017
Franchise Exhibition Program
Open call for exhibitions anywhere except NYC
The Franchise Exhibition Program gives creative individuals from any location and experience level the opportunity to organize an exhibition to be presented anywhere in the world except New York City. apexart accepts 500-word text-only proposals for focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. Employing a unique merit-based approach, the proposals are reviewed by an international and diverse jury of more than 150 people. Four winners receive funding for their projects, and work closely with the apexart team to bring their winning ideas to a locale best suited to the exhibition’s theme.

February 4–March 4, 2017
Berlin, Germany: Un-Working the Icon: Kurdish "Warrior-Divas
Organized by Shawna Vesco and Anne Wheeler
This exhibition highlights the problems and issues surrounding the glamorization of the all-women factions of freedom fighters battling ISIS in Iraq and Syria by examining feminism within the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party).

April 8–May 6, 2017
Tarrafal, Cape Verde: A Glimmer of Freedom
Organized by Marzia Bruno
Using site-specific installations and land art, this exhibition explores the history of an abandoned prison in Tarrafal that held political prisoners during the 20th century.

June 8–July 29, 2017
NYC: Promises to Keep
Organized by Rabbya Naseer
Confronting the rarity with which performance art is exhibited in Pakistan, this exhibition presents the performance art of 10 female Pakistani artists, and addresses how they use the medium to engage in self-representation and socio-political discourse.

June 24–July 22, 2017
Tbilisi, Georgia: Illegal Kosmonavtika
Organized by Magda Guruli and Mariam Natroshvili
Bringing together workshops, a zine, and artworks, this project resurrects and examines Soviet Cosmonautics for the generations that came of age after its decline in 1991.

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