April 9, 2015 - apexart - Winning proposals for the 2015–16 Franchise Program
April 9, 2015

Winning proposals for the 2015–16 Franchise Program

Winning proposals for the 2015–16 Franchise Program


apexart is pleased to announce the winning proposals for next year’s Franchise Program. Using apexart’s unique anonymized online voting system more than 100 jurors from around the world selected four winning proposals from over 300 international submissions. 

Congratulations to this season’s winners: 

In first place: Rum Retort, to be presented in Bridgetown, Barbados 
submitted by: Tiffany Boyle & Jessica Carden 
Rum Retort is an exhibition on the site of a previously forgotten burial ground for African slaves at Pierhead Docks in Bridgetown, Barbados, drawing attention to the island’s colonial history. 

In second place: In Vitro (studies on entropy), to be presented in Copenhagen, Denmark 
submitted by: Peter Amby & Marie Nipper 
In Vitro (Studies On Entropy) engages artists to show works in ten abandoned modernist vitrines in Copenhagen’s city center, focusing on transformation and disorder. 

In third place: Apricots from Damascus, to be presented in Istanbul, Turkey 
submitted by: Atif Akin & Dilek Winchester 
Apricots from Damascus invites artists to prepare survival guides in the form of zines for Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey. 

In fourth place: How to Make Space, to be presented in Hong Kong, China 
submitted by: Jennifer Davis & Su-Ying Lee 
How to Make Space highlights the powerful way in which female migrant workers in Hong Kong, China, use temporary structures to create community. 

The Franchise Program is an annual open call for idea-driven group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world—except New York City. Winning proposals will be presented as part of apexart’s upcoming 2015-16 exhibition program. 

More info at apexart.org


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