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Open Call for Group Exhibitions Past Selected Proposals

Meteorological Mobilities
May 28 - August 1, 2020
in NYC
Organized by: Marianna Tsionki
exh. #221    original proposal pdf
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.

Fantasy Battleground
April 26 - May 23, 2020
in São Paulo, Brazil
Organized by: Clarissa Aidar
exh. #226    original proposal pdf
Through installations and posters spread in downtown Sao Paolo, six transgender women artists contribute works addressing themes of survival, made in partnership with local collectives.

February 16 - March 14, 2020
in Tehran, Iran
Organized by: Elnaz Mohammad Tehrani and Anahita Rezaallah
exh. #225    original proposal pdf
This exhibition addresses gender-based inequities and stigma around drug addiction in Iran by presenting tapestry-based installations resulting from a collaboration between artists and recovering women addicts.

Souls Grown Diaspora
January 11 - March 7, 2020
in NYC
Organized by: Sam Gordon
exh. #220    original proposal pdf
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.

Musow Ka Touma Sera
November 30 - December 30, 2019
in Bamako, Mali
Organized by: Fatima Bocoum
exh. #223    original proposal pdf
Translated as "The Era of Women has Arrived," this exhibition addresses the specific socio-political condition of Malian women, and is the first in Mali that is organized by a woman.

October 6 - November 2, 2019
in Seoul, South Korea
Organized by: Kang Seung Lee and Jin Kwon
exh. #224    original proposal pdf
Through works that re-emphasize and re-imagine QueerArch in Seoul (a.k.a. the Korea Queer Archive), this project underscores absences in the history of art and queer culture.

The Criminal Type
September 7 - October 26, 2019
in NYC
Organized by: Elizabeth Breiner
exh. #219    original proposal pdf
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."

Resisting Paradise
June 9 - July 6, 2019
in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Organized by: Marina Reyes Franco
exh. #216    original proposal pdf
Drawing inspiration from Caribbean nations’ shared history--from invasion, to plantation, to resort economic development model--this project addresses tourism as a new means of colonization. Through transgression and appropriation, participating artists envision new paradigms of life in the region and its diaspora, by challenging preconceived notions of what it means to be Caribbean.

Occupational Hazards
May 30 - July 27, 2019
in NYC
Organized by: Alexandra Stock
exh. #211    original proposal pdf
Occupational Hazards is an exhibition dedicated to artworks that have been lost, damaged or destroyed when shipped throughout the Middle East. While items can become ruined or lost without ill intent, this is also happening as governments become increasingly wary of subversive movements to the point of scrutinizing anything that looks unusual or unfamiliar.

May 4 - May 25, 2019
in San Francisco, United States
Organized by:
Harris Kornstein and Cara Rose DeFabio

exh. #215    original proposal pdf
“Fail fast! Fail big! Fail often! Fail better!” These oft-quoted Silicon Valley mantras celebrate the high-octane risk-taking that is a hallmark of the tech world. But who gets to fail? This exhibition critiques ideologies of technological failure and tactically engages breakdown itself. Artists strategically build tools that are never meant to function properly, and push systems further than they were meant to go.

Re-imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation
February 10 - March 9, 2019
in Lagos, Nigeria
Organized by:
Innocent Ekejiuba and Yinka Elujoba

exh. #214    original proposal pdf
Evolving from a road trip across Nigeria undertaken by a group of writers, photographers, and filmmakers in 2016 and 2017, this exhibition presents works that examine what it means to be Nigerian today. It will feature documentation of the road trip and timely works that respond to Nigeria’s political instability, ethnic crises, and colonized past.

January 12 - March 9, 2019
in NYC
Organized by: Justin Tyler Tate
exh. #212    original proposal pdf
Peer2Pickle takes on the global problem of food waste and consequent greenhouse gas increases by designing a workshop and factory for transforming fresh local produce into extended shelf-life goods. In light of the absence of governmental and corporate incentives to address the issue, the project follows an open-source model as it generates its own web-based archive of recipes and strategies.

सावधान: The Regimes of Truth
October 7 - November 3, 2018
in New Delhi, India
Organized by: Shaunak Mahbubani
exh. #217    original proposal pdf
As India’s right-wing fundamentalist party enters the final year of its term under the current Prime Minister, the time is ripe to reflect on the changes brought about by its leadership. Following public mob-lynchings and drastic environmental crimes, this exhibition questions the government’s present use of propaganda to claim and consolidate political control.

Tracing Obsolescence
September 8 - October 27, 2018
in NYC
Organized by: Evelyn Owen
exh. #210    original proposal pdf
Tracing Obsolescence explores the material and psychic residues of global large-scale manufacturing and extraction that haunt the post-industrial subconscious. Through prints, video, and installation, it draws out obscured links between industry and contemporary environmental, socio-economic, and geopolitical crises.

July 1 - July 22, 2018
in Nagoya, Japan
Organized by: Jasa McKenzie
exh. #206    original proposal pdf
Absences 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.

Light in Wartime
June 7 - July 28, 2018
in NYC
Organized by: Rola Khayyat
exh. #205    original proposal pdf
Light in Wartime explores the use of light both metaphorically and technically, in the context of photography during times of war. It features an array of photographic methods that reflect the blackout darkness and violence consistent with a city under siege.

Slower, Smaller, Weaker
May 12 - June 9, 2018
in Athens, Greece
Organized by: Alexandra Streshna
exh. #202    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 - April 20, 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 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.

Rendered Cities
January 18 - March 31, 2018
in NYC
Organized by: ANGL Collective
exh. #200    original proposal pdf
Rendered Cities examines the visual language and ideology behind the marketing of luxury property and development plans. Transforming the exhibition space into a construction site, the project highlights the peculiarity of digital architecture which is transforming cities worldwide.

Transmissão Fordlândia
September 17 - October 14, 2017
in Fordlândia, Brazil
Organized by: Stephanie Elyse Sherman
and Agustina Woodgate

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.

Fellow Travelers
September 7 - October 21, 2017
in NYC
Organized by: Katherine Rochester
exh. #197    original proposal pdf
Fellow Travelers initiates an encounter between people displaced by the deterioration of neo-liberal policies around the world. With elements of Afrofuturism, science fiction, and cosmology, it affirms that art is a tool for crossing boundaries and providing a refuge for voices of dissent.

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.

Promises to Keep
June 8 - July 29, 2017
in NYC
Organized by: Rabbya Naseer
exh. #195    original proposal pdf
Promises to Keep confronts the rarity with which performance art is exhibited in Naseer’s native Pakistan. She presents the work of twelve female Pakistani artists, addressing how women specifically use the medium to engage in self-representation and socio-political issues.

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.

Animal Intent
January 19 - March 18, 2017
in NYC
Organized by: Emily Falvey
exh. #191    original proposal pdf
Animal Intent tracks how animal culture is used as a point of departure for a range of artistic practices focused primarily on interspecies communication. The exhibition questions whether creative labor is strictly a human trait.

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.

Botany under Influence
September 8 - October 22, 2016
in NYC
Organized by: Clelia Coussonnet
exh. #188    original proposal pdf
Botany under Influence explores systems of meaning that have been impressed upon nature, flora, and seeds throughout eras of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization. The exhibition reveals how the exportation of natural resources has affected power structures and cultural behavior.

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.

Fencing In Democracy
June 2 - July 30, 2016
in NYC
Organized by: Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey
exh. #186    original proposal pdf
Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey bring together artists, architects, and activists who have re-imagined designs for the US-Mexico border wall or fought its construction, addressing the role of art and architecture to draw attention to important issues of eroding democracy.

Setting Out
January 21 - March 5, 2016
in NYC
Organized by: Shona Kitchen, Aly Ogasian, and Jennifer Dalton Vincent
exh. #184    original proposal pdf
Setting Out explores how the nature of expeditions has translated into the modern day with archaeologists, engineers, scientists, and artists exploring a variety of realms, geographical and beyond, while maintaining the same eager hunger to uncover the unknown as the world travelers of early expeditions.

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.

Life After Death and Elsewhere
September 10 - October 24, 2015
in NYC
Organized by: Tom Williams and Robin Paris
exh. #180    original proposal pdf
Life After Death and Elsewhere is conceived and organized in collaboration with prisoners on Death Row in Nashville, Tennessee. The exhibition focuses on designs by the prisoners for their own memorials, which take various forms.

Profiled: Surveillance of a Sharing Society
June 4 - July 25, 2015
in NYC
Organized by: Mary Coyne
exh. #179    original proposal pdf
Despite opposition to the post-Patriot Act surveillance programs adopted by government agencies, individuals continue to engage with social media platforms, sharing personal information online. Profiled observes the dichotomy between an over-sharing society and government and military secrets.

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.

FOOT NOTES: On the Sensations of Tone
January 14 - March 7, 2015
in NYC
Organized by: Alastair Noble
exh. #175    original proposal pdf
Inspired by the musical theories of the nineteenth century German doctor and physicist Herman Helmholtz (1821-1894), Foot Notes: On the Sensations of Tone will examine how sound is an integrative principle in human and natural environments. Multi-media works and sound projects will map journeys, emotions, and memories.

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.

Decolonized Skies
September 10 - October 25, 2014
in NYC
Organized by: Yael Messer and Gilad Reich
exh. #172    original proposal pdf
The use of privately owned satellites and drones have grown exponentially in recent years – both for military and civil use – watching over an ever-expanding geography and people. Decolonized Skies re-conceptualizes the air space as ‘commons,’ reclaiming the sky through social and collaborative practices.

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.

The Hidden Passengers
May 22 - July 26, 2014
in NYC
Organized by: Avi Lubin
exh. #170    original proposal pdf
Through the work of eight international artists, The Hidden Passengers investigates the relationship between science and art and argues that by adopting scientific practices and tools, art finds a way to participate in the world.

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.

Private Matters
January 16 - March 1, 2014
in NYC
Organized by: Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, and Lisa Hayes Williams
exh. #167    original proposal pdf
Private Matters presents a group of artists who, through individual strategies of sharing various kinds of secure information with the audience, blur the boundaries of the public and private.

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.

Death of a Cameraman
September 12 - October 26, 2013
in NYC
Organized by: Martin Waldmeier
exh. #164    original proposal pdf
In the wake of the Arab uprisings, the anonymous cameraman has emerged as a powerful new figure in the politics of representation. Death of a Cameraman explores the complex space between the camera and eye and between documentary, documentarists, and the documented.

May 23 - July 27, 2013
in NYC
Organized by: Kari Cwynar
exh. #163    original proposal pdf
This exhibition researches laughter as a destabilizing force, and will use a 6-month laughter epidemic in central Africa as its anchor.

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.

Open Sesame
January 17 - March 2, 2013
in NYC
Organized by: Ola El-Khalidi
exh. #159    original proposal pdf
Open Sesame invites artists to respond to stories collected from families from Kuwait who were forced to leave their homes during Saddam Hussein's regime, moving to Jordan, Egypt, and the USA.

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.

UNREST: Revolt against Reason
September 12 - October 27, 2012
in NYC
Organized by: Natalie Musteata
exh. #156    original proposal pdf
UNREST: Revolt against Reason presents an international group of contemporary artists who tackle issues of inequality, conflict, and instability in recent history. The impetus for this exhibition begins with the wave of uprisings in Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, and Morocco.

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.

A Postcard from Afar: North Korea from a Distance
January 11 - March 10, 2012
in NYC
Organized by: Mark Feary
exh. #151    original proposal pdf
A Postcard from Afar: North Korea from a Distance is an attempt to envision a state and culture that is shrouded in secrecy and is both the producer and victim of oppositional propaganda mechanisms. The exhibition seeks to develop a picture of what North Korea might be, in the absence of reliable, unbiased information of a nation that operates in exile from the international community.

The Walls That Divide Us
November 9 - December 22, 2011
in NYC
Organized by: Miguel Amado
exh. #150    original proposal pdf
The Walls That Divide Us addresses the post-Cold War proliferation of nation-state and city separation barriers across the globe as symbols of dissent in contemporary politics. Featured artists examine the ideology of wall building as a means of dividing land and people to establish sovereignty. Selected works explore the construction and fall of the Berlin Wall, phenomena including imperialistic enterprises and migration, and current zones of conflict such as the U.S.-Mexican border and the Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territory.

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.

Change the Channel: WCVB-TV 1972-1982
January 12 - March 5, 2011
in NYC
Organized by: Gary Fogelson and Michael Hutcherson
exh. #144    original proposal pdf
This exhibit's collection of original footage, press, and viewer correspondence encourages visitors not only to consider WCVBTV's impact from 1972-1982, but also to ponder the question, how might this happen again? Could the story of BBI's creation and dissemination of innovative programming inspire others in a position to impact an equally large audience?

You can't get there from here but you can get here from there
September 15 - October 30, 2010
in NYC
Organized by: Courtenay Finn
exh. #142    original proposal pdf
Some books capture you in the first line, others draw you in slowly, and then there are those books that you cannot penetrate. Each book has a unique way for a reader to enter and exit. Yet what makes all the difference is that every book contains the possibility for transportation.

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.

The Incidental Person
January 6 - February 20, 2010
in NYC
Organized by: Antony Hudek
exh. #137    original proposal pdf
The exhibition argues that the Incidental Person stakes out a new position, outside of the 20th-century triad Joseph Beuys-Marcel Duchamp-John Cage. Unlike the latter, the Incidental Person does not seek to solve the art-life or mind-body problems. Instead, she or he fails to see them as problems at all, since for the Incidental Person art, life, mind, and body cannot be understood in opposition to one another.

AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence
November 4 - December 19, 2009
in NYC
Organized by: Sandra Skurvida
exh. #136    original proposal pdf
Avant-Guide to NYC maps the art environment of New York of the twentieth century, reconnecting historic sites to their present functions. Marcel Duchamp's studio, Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century, and Group Material, where are these places, and what are they now, in the constantly shifting cultural fabric of New York? The exhibition presents artists' works produced in response to the sites.

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.

Perverted by Theater
October 22 - December 6, 2008
in NYC
Organized by: Franklin Evans and Paul David Young
exh. #128    original proposal pdf
Cognizant of the critique of Fried by postmodern theory and contemporary art discourse, Perverted by Theater gleefully inverts FriedÍs thesis, purposely selecting art for its theatricality and installing it in an environment molded by theater, to evoke temporality, the subject/object relation, the audience, the presence of the actor, the performance text, and the implication of dramaturgical concepts such as character, story, and plot structure.

September 5 - October 11, 2008
in NYC
Organized by: Harley Spiller
exh. #126    original proposal pdf
SCRAWL consists of close to 100 different handmade pronouncements collected from the streets and subways of New York City over the past 25 years. The works on exhibition range from scary to silly, from terse suggestions to indecipherably complex amalgams of mathematical figuring, philosophical posturing, and political ranting. Whether the ideas are impeccably presented in uniquely beautiful calligraphy, or scribbled, illegible palimpsests, the creators all seek to have their ideas recognized, many silently urging their fellow New Yorkers to right wrongs both personal and universal.

Land Grab
November 17 - December 22, 2007
in NYC
Organized by: Sarah Lookofsky and Lillian Fellmann
exh. #119    original proposal pdf
As real estate prices have skyrocketed throughout cities of the world, it has become increasingly difficult to sustain a place. Some artists' responses to this situation mirror those of many practitioners in the sixties and seventies who moved to the margins to seek out an abandoned or still undeveloped site to live and work on an expanded scale. By contrast, no piece in LAND GRAB has involved a real estate transaction or finding that prime location.

Stalking with Stories: The Pioneers of the Immemorable
September 19 - November 3, 2007
in NYC
Organized by: Antonia Majaca and Ivana Bago
exh. #118    original proposal pdf
Every new telling of a story perfects its narrative but also rearranges, edits and moves it further from its original, authentic plot. What do we remember? How do we remember and retell stories of the past? How do we project them into the future?

Let Everything Be Temporary, or When Is The Exhibition?
January 10 - February 17, 2007
in NYC
Organized by: Elena Filipovic
exh. #113    original proposal pdf
This exhibition brings together the work of a group of artists that consistently and very differently explore temporariness and, more specifically, the possibility of temporal instability in the work of art. This is manifest not so much as a subject, but rather as a constitutive element, shaping the artwork's fragility as well as the indeterminacy of an exhibition visitor's experience of it. Whether primarily motivated by the political, aesthetic, economic, or the intimate, these objects literally perform their temporal questioning.

neo-con. Contemporary Returns to Conceptual Art
September 6 - October 14, 2006
in NYC
Organized by: Cristiana Perrella
exh. #110    original proposal pdf
Re-enacting (with a twist) famous conceptual works, the artists in neo-con level and humanize, by quirky humor and down-to-earth sensibility, the key principles of Conceptualism like the favoring of ideas over object-making, the dematerialization of the art object, the production of work in collaboration and often without a studio.

One Brief Moment
January 11 - February 18, 2006
in NYC
Organized by: Mark Soo
exh. #105    original proposal pdf
Selected artists will review the apexart archive to interpret, speculate, add to and imagine their own understanding of what specific past events at the gallery might have been like.

If It's Too Bad To Be True, It Could Be DISINFORMATION
October 19 - November 26, 2005
in NYC
Organized by: Mercedes Vicente
exh. #103    original proposal pdf
Exploring the complex relationship between mass media and global corporate culture, this exhibition explores the strategies of grassroots activism (installation, poster, video, radio, and internet art) to demand freedom of information rights and bring forward what is being omitted.

Too Much Pollution to Demonstrate: Soft Guerrillas in Tehran's Contemporary Art Scene
January 5 - February 9, 2005
in NYC
Organized by: Amiel Grumberg (1980-2004)
exh. #96    original proposal pdf
Five Iranian artists use art as a tool for the demonstration of mental and physical constructions.

Building the Unthinkable
September 8 - October 9, 2004
in NYC
Organized by: Christian Stayner
exh. #93    original proposal pdf
If the atomic bomb threatens total destruction, the work in Building the Unthinkable then shifts attention to its productive element. This exhibition examines contemporary artistic and architectural production responding to an unlikely inspiration.

January 7 - February 7, 2004
in NYC
Organized by: Craig Buckley
exh. #87    original proposal pdf
Architecture and planning have often been privileged as sites for utopian projection. Adaptations looks at small-scale forms of independence and the context in which they have emerged to consider the potentialities they hold and the limits they encounter.

Playing With a Loaded Gun: Contemporary Art in Pakistan
September 6 - October 4, 2003
in NYC
Organized by: Atteqa Ali
exh. #84    original proposal pdf
Features work by 8 artists who explore the dichotomy of life in Pakistan, taking the nation's most difficult social, cultural, and political issues and examining them in beautiful and playful artworks.

Walking in the City
January 4 - February 1, 2003
in NYC
Organized by: Jill Dawsey and Melissa Brookhart Beyer
exh. #78    original proposal pdf
Walking in the City examines the work of Valerie Tevere, Alex Villar, Simon Leung, and Kim Soo-ja and highlights the way they engage with the historic strategies of resisting and negotiating regulated space developed by Valie Export, Yayoi Kusama, Adrian Piper and David Wojnarowicz.

Shadow Cabinets in a Bright Country
September 6 - October 5, 2002
in NYC
Organized by: Ted Purves
exh. #75    original proposal pdf
Invites a selection of artist collaboratives to create projects that seek to fill holes left in the social sphere by the retreat of government interest and support.

January 4 - January 26, 2002
in NYC
Organized by: Kelly Taxter
exh. #68    original proposal pdf
Artists who have subverted the original purpose of certain machines, technology, and objects of everyday use emplay materials intended for industrial applications and assembly-line economy, the artist designs for them a new function: to produce unique sounds and images. Four performances held during the course of the exhibitions.

September 7 - November 3, 2001
in NYC
Organized by: Euridice Arratia
exh. #66    original proposal pdf
An exhibition of artists whose works explore the human fascination with sports, the pervasiveness of contemporary sports culture and its richness for metaphorial play.

Making the Making
January 5 - February 3, 2001
in NYC
Organized by: Charles Goldman
exh. #59    original proposal pdf
Making the Making, an examination of artists who create simple machines not as artwork, but to assist them in making their work, using mechanical practices that were in existence long before photography or the computer.

Errant Gestures: Visual and Verbal Correspondances
September 7 - October 7, 2000
in NYC
Organized by: Susette Min
exh. #56    original proposal pdf
Explores how select artists reveal, defamiliarize, or create manifold language systems in and through different media, featuring artists who collide words and images into disarray only to reveal a structure and texture of particular language systems.

Double Space
January 6 - February 5, 2000
in NYC
Organized by: A.S. Bessa
exh. #49    original proposal pdf
In writing, the expression 'double space' is used to define the maximum standard distance between two lines in a text. Poetically, though, the term is rich in ambiguities due to the intrinsic power of the words 'double' and 'space.' Double Space explores the ideas related to space in text, the architectural properties of writing, and the concept of text as a construction.

The Production of Production
September 9 - October 9, 1999
in NYC
Organized by: Tim Griffin & Bennett Simpson
exh. #46    original proposal pdf
A diverse selection of works articulates the vast networks that impel production, and the interactions that affect what is produced. Ultimately the constant collision and convergence of productive contexts affects what art is and what it can be.

Avoiding Objects
January 8 - February 6, 1999
in NYC
Organized by: Alice Smits
exh. #40    original proposal pdf
We are not avoiding the objects in this show; instead, they are avoiding the way we only see them as a mean to a human end. They refuse to be incorporated in our rational systems of classification and want to be seen, caressed and listened to.

Remembering Times Past
September 9 - October 10, 1998
in NYC
Organized by: Irena Popiashvili
exh. #37    original proposal pdf
Conceived in regards to the shifting realities of life in the former USSR, the show presents eight artists whose work addresses realities from the recent past and offers various perspectives on the assimilation of time into consciousness and the expression of that process through art.
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