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<nettime-ann> Call for Submissions: Collected
katie hargrave on Thu, 21 Dec 2006 21:22:24 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Call for Submissions: Collected


March 8–31, 2007

Collections are highly revealing of individuals, cultural
constructions of value and institutional biases.  Collections carry
histories with them, not only the history of their own making and
being, but the history of all objects, of culture and of display. We
understand collections broadly to include fact systems, scientific
data, surveillance, souvenirs, narratives, archives, the state,
institutions, and places.  Persons and things commingle in the
collection, as people are objectified by data and things come to
embody their owners; therefore, we value submissions that reveal the
personalities and perspectives of the collector and their research in
the production. OPENSOURCE Art is interested in the creation and
production of history and culture through the process of collecting.

For Collected, OPENSOURCE Art is soliciting projects, performances,
films, installations, and documentation about collections, as well as
collections themselves. Submissions could be (but are not limited to)
collections of objects, critically aware collections, and commentaries
on collections.  We encourage submissions to consider issues of
display and presentation, as well as the objects themselves.  We wish
to receive submissions from artists working in new or traditional
practices, as well as from collectors not working within the arts
(these could be scientists, anthropologists, antiquers, anyone).

In an effort to investigate the theoretical concerns surrounding the
practices of collecting, Collected will feature a series of events
throughout the exhibit.  Collected will coincide with OPENSOURCE's
reading group Art Theory Summer Camp All Year Long, scheduled field
trips to see collections throughout Illinois, and a panel discussion.

January 22, 2007 – Submission deadline
February 8, 2007 – Notification of acceptances
February 22, 2007 – Artwork due at OPENSOURCE
March 8, 2006 – Show opens

Submission Guidelines
Please submit a proposal that includes documentation, installation
information, and
contact information. Documentation may be in the form of, but not
limited to: sketches,
slides, video, CD or DVD.  Please be clear about what, if any,
multi-media equipment
your work requires.  Submissions should include detailed consideration
of display materials.  OPENSOURCE has a limited budget for
installation and exhibition expenses and will not be able to admit art
that is expensive or excessively difficult to install, no matter how
much we'd like to.  Supporting materials (vita, portfolio, statement)
are not necessary, but would be helpful.

Proposals may be sent via email, postal service, or delivered in person to:

12 E. Washington
Champaign, Illinois 61820

opensource {AT} boxwith.com

If you would like your proposal returned, please include a
self-addressed package
with sufficient return postage.  Accepted works must include return
packaging and
proper postage.  Materials that cannot be returned will be considered
donations to
OPENSOURCE. OPENSOURCE is not responsible for lost or damaged material.

Curatorial Process
The exhibit will be juried by a committee drawn from the members of OPENSOURCE
Art with decisions made by majority vote.  Any work submitted by
members (or family members) of the committee will be voted on by the
full OPENSOURCE membership, with interested parties recusing
themselves.  Specific works are likely to be solicited from individual
artists, and some flexibility may be exercised for these entries with
regard to scheduling.  For more information, please email
opensource {AT} boxwith.com or see http:// opensource.boxwith.com.
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