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Results - Open Call for Group Exhibitions in NYC 2019-20
We received 463 proposals from people in 66 countries, which were voted on by an international panel of over 400 jurors (including students from 10 university classes around the world, including Alfred University, The New School, Pitzer, Node Center for Curatorial Studies, MICA, and Bard College. Jurors were asked to read at least 50 anonymous proposals, and many read more. Together they cast 12,983 votes to determine the winning proposals.

The three highest ranking proposals were submitted by: Elizabeth Breiner (A Silence That Silences), Sam Gordon (Souls Grown Diaspora), and Marianna Tsionki (Meteorological Mobilities). The NYC Open Call Program accepts ideas for group exhibitions to be presented at the apexart space in New York City. The organizers of the three highest-ranked proposals will receive curatorial honorariums, funding for their exhibitions, and funding for exhibition-related public programming.
  2019-20 NYC Ranking

  2019-20 NYC Jurors

  Open Call Procedure
A Silence that Silences
submitted by: Elizabeth Breiner
(from London, United Kingdom)

Rogues’ galleries—19th century photographic exhibitions showcasing the earliest incarnations of modern-day mug shots—offer a point of departure for this exhibition examining the entwined history of photographic portraiture and criminality. Selected works will interrogate the common tools and formats of artistic, bureaucratic, and juridical portraiture, and expose those aesthetic codes that homogenize otherness and enforce a pervasive principle of ‘guilty until proven innocent.’

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Souls Grown Diaspora
submitted by: Sam Gordon
(from New York, New York, USA)

Souls Grown Diaspora is an exhibition that explores a generation of leading contemporary visionary African-American artists from the wider United States, and situates their work into an art-historical lineage shaped by the Great Migration. The exhibition traces how the migration, the movement of six million African-Americans from the rural South, between 1916 and 1970, to urban centers such as New York, Chicago, and Detroit, produced a new wave of self-taught artists whose work addresses a range of revelatory social and political subjects.

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Meteorological Mobilities
submitted by: Marianna Tsionki
(from London, United Kingdom)

Meteorological Mobilities urges a radical re-thinking on the way we act collectively upon climate change as planetary citizens. Far from promoting planetary catastrophism, exotic miseries, and passive resistance, the works on view aim to raise awareness of climate injustice and challenge the dominant political power of the countries and corporations which are primary contributors to climate change.

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For more information on apexart open calls, how to apply, or get involved, visit our Open Calls page. 

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