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apexart :: Franchise Program 2015-16 Results
Franchise Program 2015-16 Results

Thank you for participating in the 2015-16 Franchise Program. 123 jurors evaluated 302 proposals submitted by people from 58 different countries. We are pleased so many folks found this program worthy of their time and want to thank both the submitters and the jurors for their valuable contributions.

The four winning proposals were submitted by: Tiffany Boyle & Jessica Carden, Marie Nipper & Peter Amby, Atif Akin & Dilek Winchester, and Jennifer Davis & Su-Ying Lee. The Frachise Program accepts idea for group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world. The four winning proposals receive a budget and administrative support to bring their projects to life in locations outside of New York City.

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Rum Retort
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.

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  In Vitro (studies on entropy)
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.

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  Apricots from Damascus
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 İstanbul, Turkey.

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  How to Make Space
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.

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For more information on apexart open calls, how to apply or get involved, or to read full texts of winning proposals, visit our Franchise Program page.

The Franchise is an open call for 500-word proposals for group shows that take place anywhere in the world outside of New York City. Exhibitions can be about anything that the organizer finds compelling and can take place anywhere other than NYC. Past shows have explored construction in Mexico City, community in Memphis, and translation in Kampala. The Franchise is an opportunity to help bring a compelling idea to fruition and to illustrate that the center of the world is wherever you are. Please note that apexart is not a funding organization and exhibitions are part of apexart's regular programming.

No prior curatorial experience is required and we invite submissions from people of all backgrounds. Proposals do not have to be for the city where the curator is based, do not need to take place in traditional gallery settings, and venues for the show and artist lists do not need to be confirmed in advance of submitting an idea. Four winners receive support from apexart to mount their exhibition in the location of their choosing, and apexart works with winning organizers on all of the details of the project. In addition, apexart produces a brochure in an edition of 8,000 with an essay from the curator, which is distributed to subscribers in more than 110 countries.

* Please note: Proposals are ideas for exhibitions. No details, including artist participation, have been confirmed.

The apexart Franchise Program is supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
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