September 1, 2015 - apexart - Art from death row, urban entropy, and more
September 1, 2015

Art from death row, urban entropy, and more

Exhibitions and open call opportunities

–12 death row inmates exhibit self-made memorials in Life After Death and Elsewhere as they await execution in Tennessee. Organized by Robin Paris and Tom Williams, this show is a winner of the Unsolicited Proposal Program, selected out of 472 proposals by 170 jurors. Opens September 9, 6–8pm at apexart in New York. 

–In Copenhagen this October, apexart opens the one-month Franchise Exhibition In Vitro (studies on entropy), commissioning new pieces that mirror the city center’s decline. Organizers Peter Amby and Marie Nipper utilize 10 abandoned vitrines, once used to display department store wares, to showcase artists demonstrating various forms of entropy. A winner of our Franchise Program open call, In Vitro will be on view in Copenhagen October 3–31, 2015.  

–Open call—curated exhibitions in NYC: October 1–31, 2015 
During the Unsolicited Proposal Program, apexart accepts proposals for idea-driven group exhibitions. We assemble a jury of more than 150 people from all parts of the world and walks of life to vote online. We crowd-source their votes, and three winners get funding and administrative support from apexart to mount their shows in our Manhattan exhibition space. 

–The Office of Emergency Management in New York will guide artists, product designers, and architects in creating “tools” that might be used to respond to potential disasters. Invited curators Elliott P. Montgomery and Chris Woebken organize Alternative Unknowns at apexart from November 5–December 19, 2015.

For more apexart in 2016:
Istanbul: Atif Akin and Dilek Winchester commission artists to make survival guides for Syrian refugees from the creative class (Apricots from Damascus, January 9–February 6). apexart int’l Franchise winner.

NYC: Shona Kitchen, Aly Ogasian, and Jennifer Dalton Vincent track how expeditions have progressed from the geographic to the digital realm (Setting Out, January 21–March 5). apexart Unsolicited Proposal winner.

NYC: This American Life producer Brian Reed tries his hand at visual storytelling (Brian Reed Presents, March 24–May 14). Invited curator NYC.

Barbados: Tiffany Boyle and Jessica Carden look at how the recent uncovering of a burial ground for African slaves draws attention to the island’s colonial history (Rum Retort, April 9–May 7). apexart int’l Franchise winner.

NYC: Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey ask artists, architects, and activists to rethink the US/Mexico border (Fencing in Democracy, June 2–July 30). apexart Unsolicited Proposal winner.

Hong Kong: Jennifer Davis and Su-Ying Lee highlight the powerful ways in which female migrant workers use temporary structures to create community (How to Make Space, June 25–July 23). apexart int’l Franchise winner.

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