December 7, 2018 - apexart - NYC Open Call 2019-20 results
December 7, 2018


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NYC Open Call 2019-20 results

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New York, NY 10013

apexart is pleased to announce the winning exhibitions selected through its 2019-2020 NYC Open Call. Three idea-based proposals were chosen from 463 submissions, and rated by 400 jurors who cast nearly 13,000 votes. Submissions and jurors came from more than 71 countries. The following proposals will be presented at apexart - nyc as part of the upcoming exhibition season.

Elizabeth Breiner, Curator and critic, and co-founder / editor of nineteensixtyeight (London, UK)
A Silence that Silences

Rogues’ galleries—19th century photographic exhibitions showcasing the earliest incarnations of modern-day mug shots—offer a point of departure for this exhibition examining the entwined history of photographic portraiture and criminality. Selected works will interrogate the common tools and formats of artistic, bureaucratic, and juridical portraiture, and expose those aesthetic codes that homogenize otherness and enforce a pervasive principle of "guilty until proven innocent."

Sam Gordon, Artist and co-founder of Gordon Robichaux curatorial agency (New York City, USA)
Souls Grown Diaspora

Souls Grown Diaspora is an exhibition that explores a generation of leading contemporary visionary African-American artists from the wider United States, and situates their work into an art-historical lineage shaped by the Great Migration. The exhibition traces how the migration, the movement of six million African-Americans from the rural South, between 1916 and 1970, to urban centers such as New York, Chicago, and Detroit, produced a new wave of self-taught artists whose work addresses a range of revelatory social and political subjects.

Marianna Tsionki, Research curator at the CFCCA & University of Salford (Manchester, UK)
Meteorological Mobilities

Meteorological Mobilities urges a radical re-thinking on the way we act collectively upon climate change as planetary citizens. Far from promoting planetary catastrophism, exotic miseries, and passive resistance, the works on view aim to raise awareness of climate injustice and challenge the dominant political power of the countries and corporations which are primary contributors to climate change.

Visit us online to read the original proposals in full, and find out more about our upcoming International Open Call, which will be held in February 2019.

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

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