Open Call: Tiny Acts Topple Empires
The Woskob Family Gallery is delighted to announce an open call for the upcoming exhibition Tiny Acts Topple Empires. The exhibition will be curated by guest curator Heather Darcy Bhandari.
Bhandari invites artists to consider the manifold expressions of rebellion, and how they might be manifested in contemporary art. The exhibition takes its title from a quote in a 2004 essay by Danusha Goska, in which she writes, “when we study the biographies of our heroes, we learn that they spent years in preparation, doing tiny, decent things before one historical moment propelled them to center stage and used them to tilt empires.” The curator will consider work that engages with all types of rebellion: formal, material, political, and otherwise. Artworks engaging with notions of rupture, disruption, and change are sought. The works selected will be on display at the Woskob Family Gallery in downtown State College, PA from March 29 – June 2, 2018.
Heather Darcy Bhandari is a New York City-based curator, writer, and arts advocate. Her book Art/Work, written with Jonathan Melber, will be published in its second edition by Free Press this month. Bhandari was a Director at Mixed Greens gallery in New York City from 2000 to 2016 before becoming Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. Bhandari is currently developing independent curatorial projects, teaches at Brown University, and serves on the board of directors of visual art at Omi International Art Center.
ELIGIBLITY AND TERMS
- Any practicing artist creating work in the United States, with the exception of those currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program, is eligible to submit. The gallery is best-suited to displaying two-dimensional work, but can consider smaller and/or wall-mounted sculptural work and video. There are no size restrictions, but please note that wall height from ceiling to baseboard is 100”.
- There is a $20 submission fee. All fees go directly into offsetting administrative and programming costs for this new, not-for-profit space.
- Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. All work will be insured under the gallery’s comprehensive policy while on gallery premises.
- Artwork submitted must be ready to hang, with clear instructions and hanging hardware, if necessary. Unframed drawings are acceptable if they can be hung with artist’s tape or other archival means.
- Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration alongside their CV and artist’s statement. Please title your file names: “Last Name_Artwork Title.”
- Submissions are accepted online only, through thewoskobfamilygallery.submittable.com.