April 7, 2018 - apexart - apexart International Open Call Results 2018-19
April 7, 2018


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apexart International Open Call Results 2018-19

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apexart is pleased to announce the four exhibitions selected by its International Open Call for Group Exhibitions. The proposals were chosen from over 543 submissions by 344 jurors who cast nearly 13,000 votes, to be developed as part of apexart's 2018-19 exhibition season.

Innocent Ekejiuba and Yinka Elujoba
Re-imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation (Lagos, Nigeria)
Evolving from a road trip across Nigeria undertaken by a group of writers, photographers, and filmmakers in 2016 and 2017, this exhibition presents works that examine what it means to be Nigerian today. It will feature documentation of the road trip and timely works that respond to Nigeria’s political instability, ethnic crises, and colonized past.

Harris Kornstein and Cara Rose DeFabio
System Failure (San Francisco, United States)
“Fail fast! Fail big! Fail often! Fail better!” These oft-quoted Silicon Valley mantras celebrate the high-octane risk-taking that is a hallmark of the tech world. But who gets to fail? This exhibition critiques ideologies of technological failure and tactically engages breakdown itself. Artists strategically build tools that are never meant to function properly, and push systems further than they were meant to go.

Shaunak Mahbubani
Regimes of Truth (Bangalore, India)
As India’s right-wing fundamentalist party enters the final year of its term under the current Prime Minister, the time is ripe to reflect on the changes brought about by its leadership. Following public mob-lynchings and drastic environmental crimes, this exhibition questions the government’s present use of propaganda to claim and consolidate political control.

Marina Reyes Franco
Resisting Paradise (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Drawing inspiration from Caribbean nations’ shared history—from invasion, to plantation, to resort economic development model—this project addresses tourism as a new means of colonization. Through transgression and appropriation, participating artists envision new paradigms of life in the region and its diaspora, by challenging preconceived notions of what it means to be Caribbean.

Visit us online to read the original proposals in full, and find out more about our upcoming NYC Open Call for Group Exhibitions in October.

Want to be a juror for our next Open Call? Learn more here


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