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Franchise Exhibition Program Past Selected Proposals

You're Not Sick, You're Weak
July 1 - July 28, 2018
in Nagoya, Japan
Organized by: Jasa McKenzie
exh. #215    original proposal pdf
You're Not Sick, You're Weak responds to the stigmatization of mental illness in Eastern culture, especially in Japan. Providing a platform for expanded depictions and discussions of mental health, the exhibition features both Eastern and Western artists aiming to break toxic taboos surrounding mental illness.

Slower, Smaller, Weaker
May 13 - June 9, 2018
in Athens, Greece
Organized by: Giorgos Nikas and Alexandra Streshna
exh. #210    original proposal pdf
For Slower, Smaller, Weaker, artists are invited to produce new works for the project that will take place in the Olympic Village of Athens – a symbol of failure of many existing national hopes and values, suggesting at the same time positive encouragement and outlook on ways of functioning in inhabited spaces and communities.

Dipping in the Kool Aid
March 4 - March 31, 2018
in Bali, Indonesia
Organized by: Mary Lou Pavlovic
exh. #201    original proposal pdf
Dipping in the Kool Aid celebrates the artistic works of prisoners and artists in Indonesia, and highlights the humanitarian values of prisoners' being able to move with their minds, when space is confined and time seems placed on hold. Evolving from a prison arts program, the exhibition features collaborative works made by artists and current and ex-prisoners.

Transmissão Fordlândia
September 17 - October 14, 2017
in Fordlândia, Brazil
Organized by: Stephanie Elyse Sherman and Agustina Woodgate (RADIOEE)
exh. #198    original proposal pdf
Transmissão Fordlândia considers the history of the failed plantation city of Fordlândia through a sound art exhibition in partnership with a local radio station. Deriving inspiration from the Amazon's auditory ecosystem, Northern Brazil's vibrant musical heritage, and Fordlândia's fallen machines, the project features site-specific sound works.

Illegal Kosmonavtika
June 24 - July 22, 2017
in Tbilisi, Georgia
Organized by: Magda Guruli and Mariam Natroshvili
exh. #196    original proposal pdf
Through workshops, a zine, and artworks, this project resurrects and examines Soviet Cosmonautics for the generations that came of age after its decline in 1991.

A Glimmer of Freedom
April 8 - May 6, 2017
in Tarrafal, Cape Verde
Organized by: Marzia Bruno
exh. #194    original proposal pdf
Using site-specific installations and land art, this exhibition explores the history of an abandoned prison that held political prisoners during the 20th century.

Un-Working the Icon: Kurdish "Warrior-Divas"
February 4 - March 4, 2017
in Berlin, Germany
Organized by: Shawna Vesco and Anne Wheeler
exh. #192    original proposal pdf
Un-Working the Icon: Kurdish "Warrior-Divas" questions the ethics of western media's iconization of Kurdish women fighting the Islamic State. The exhibition features work by artists who instead engage the lived realities and complex identities of these women, opening a dialogue about the political, social, and epistemological stakes of individual and community identity.

Guis Sou Me Le Mbao (I Do Not See You at Mbao)
November 12 - December 10, 2016
in Thiaroye, Senegal
Organized by: Claude Gomis and Saskia Köbschall
exh. #190    original proposal pdf
The commemoration of the 1944 massacre of Tirailleurs Sénégalais (African soldiers conscripted by the French army) inspires this exhibition’s reflections on (post-)colonial politics of memory and the persistence of racial and economic injustice.

How to Make Space
June 25 - July 23, 2016
in Hong Kong, China
Organized by: Jennifer Davis and Su-Ying Lee
exh. #187    original proposal pdf
How to Make Space highlights the powerful way in which female migrant workers in Hong Kong, China, use temporary structures to create community.

Apricots from Damascus
December 23 - February 21, 2016
in Istanbul, Turkey
Organized by: Atif Akin and Dilek Winchester
exh. #183    original proposal pdf
Apricots from Damascus invites artists to prepare survival guides in the form of zines for Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey.

In Vitro (Studies On Entropy)
December 5 - December 31, 2015
in Copenhagen, Denmark
Organized by: Marie Nipper and Peter Amby
exh. #182    original proposal pdf
In Vitro (Studies On Entropy) engages artists to show works in ten abandoned modernist vitrines in Copenhagen, Denmark’s city center, focusing on transformation and disorder.

Space Between Our Fingers
May 2 - May 30, 2015
in Beirut, Lebanon
Organized by: Rachel Dedman
exh. #178    original proposal pdf
Space Between Our Fingers is an exploration of outer space as image, metaphor, and utopia, as imagined by artists from or in the Middle East.

Beauty Salons and the Beast
February 7 - March 7, 2015
in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Organized by: Rehema Chachage and Jan van Esch
exh. #176    original proposal pdf
Beauty Salons and the Beast uses popup exhibitions in beauty salons and barber shops to experiment with community engagement.

September 13 - October 11, 2014
in Detroit, Michigan
Organized by: Yvette Granata
exh. #173    original proposal pdf
Trans-Farm engages with the world’s largest urban farming project to create and exhibit interdisciplinary urban agricultural works that blend the lines between edible, practical, artistic, and the technological.

May 29 - June 27, 2014
in Ramallah, Palestine
Organized by: Mike Crane
exh. #171    original proposal pdf
Broadcasting videowork via Palestine's only independent, nonprofit, and non-state sponsored news broadcaster, UHF42 is a weekly artist television program that aims to highlight the vitality of the television medium.

On the Streets
January 25 - February 22, 2014
in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Organized by: Chuong-Dài Võ
exh. #168    original proposal pdf
On the Streets recognizes the rapid urbanization in Southeast Asia through the entrepreneurial venture of street vending, and the impact of globalization on this culture.

October 5 - November 2, 2013
in Marfa, Texas
Organized by: crystal am nelson
exh. #165    original proposal pdf
Exploring the cultural landscape of Marfa that pre-dates Donald Judd and the contemporary art influence, Heterotopia will illuminate the pre-Minimalist history of this West Texas town.

Memphis Social
May 10 - May 18, 2013
in Memphis, Tennessee
Organized by: Tom McGlynn
exh. #162    original proposal pdf
Presented in various venues throughout Memphis, this exhibition highlights local cultural traditions alongside the work of international artists.

Video Slink Uganda
February 7 - March 6, 2013
in Kampala, Uganda
Organized by: Paul Falzone and Marisa Jahn
exh. #160    original proposal pdf
Short-form experimental videos by artists from the African Diaspora will be shown in Ugandan video halls, gathering places known for showing pirated DVDs.

Lima Rooftop Ecology
November 3 - December 1, 2012
in Lima, Peru
Organized by: Carlos Leon-Xjimenez
exh. #157    original proposal pdf
Presented on rooftops in Lima's historic city center, the exhibition Lima Rooftop Ecology will look at poverty, historic preservation, and tourism.

Flesh and Concrete
April 19 - May 17, 2012
in Mexico City, Mexico
Organized by: Jaya Klara Brekke and Julio Salazar
exh. #154    original proposal pdf
The exhibition Flesh and Concrete examines the contradictions in the visually impressive but socially destructive process of infrastructure development, exemplified in the construction of the extension to the Supervia Sur-Poniente highway in Mexico City.

Just do it! Creative strategies of survival
February 4 - March 3, 2012
in Johannesburg, South Africa
Organized by: Katharina Rohde
exh. #152    original proposal pdf
The exhibition Just do it! Creative strategies of survival investigates the complex relationship between local commerce, embodied by the proliferation of informal small businesses called Spaza shops in Johannesburg, and the global economy.

We Have Woven the Motherlands with Nets of Iron
May 4 - June 6, 2011
in Amman, Jordan
Organized by: Eric Gottesman and Toleen Touq
exh. #147    original proposal pdf
A line drawn by man across a landscape allows populations to move but also to dream, to pray, to transcend. It is a means of control, at least until new technologies make new movements possible. We Have Woven the Motherlands with Nets of Iron will explore these questions about what remains of these lines in a post-colonial age. The show will occur on this line itself, after it was built, then broken, then revised and revived, at a time with the lines (borders) that this line (the Hejaz Railway) crossed are being redefined.

Washed out
March 9 - March 14, 2011
in Stockholm, Sweden
Organized by: Corina Oprea, Isabel Löfgren, Judith Souriau, Milena Placentile, and Valerio Del Baglivo
exh. #145    original proposal pdf
Washed Out is a site-inspired exhibition held in Central Tv_tt, a community laundry facility in H_kar_ngen, a typical Stockholm suburb built in the 1940s according to the utopian urban ideals of early social democracy. Decades later, this still functioning laundry facility shares its premises with a publicly funded art center, Konsthall C, and a small collection of vintage laundry machines.

free size
March 13 - April 17, 2010
in Samut Sakhon, Thailand
Organized by: Logan Bay
exh. #138    original proposal pdf
In a mass produced world of global goods, the act of creation is often lost or forgotten. Hidden machinery cranks and sweats out elements of our everyday life, yet we rarely glimpse the environment where ideas are physically forged. To produce the exhibition free size artists Alvaro Ilizarbe, Jen Stark, Juan Angel Chavez, and P7 will work directly in the Sinudom Silk Screen factory, in Thailand, along side employees creating works of art.

X, Y, Z and U
June 4 - July 3, 2009
in Los Angeles, California
Organized by: The League of Imaginary Scientists
exh. #133    original proposal pdf
apexart presents the exhibition X, Y, Z, and U curated by The Franchise winners The League of Imaginary Scientists at Outpost for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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