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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Call for artists for upcoming show, "Instructions Not Included," at Artspace in New Haven

50 Orange St, New Haven, (203) 772-2709
Call for artists: Instructions Not Included, exhibition in planning for November, 2012

Press release from Artspace

Artspace is seeking artists/makers to participate in the exhibition Instructions Not Included: Tinker, Hack, Tweak, organized by Artspace's Education Curator Martha Lewis. This exhibition, slated to run from Nov. 9, 2012 to late January 2013, will construct a visual discussion around the creative possibilities of readymade culture. The exhibition will serve as a forum for reexamining industrial design, our daily environment, and the objects with which we surround ourselves. Artspace is putting out two calls for artists, one for artists to participate in a project within Artspace's gallery and one for temporary works for our building's exterior.

The interior call (PDF available here) seeks Connecticut-based artists who, in addition to exhibiting work, will commit to be in the gallery at least once per week as artists-in-residence, working on both individual and collaborative projects, for the duration of the show. Each artist will occupy a portion of the gallery with a desk area and visuals board to share their concepts, working process, and inspirations.

The exterior call (PDF available here), for temporary pieces on and around Artspace, is open to all regional artists. Proposed pieces should interact with the works taking place inside and invite a reexamination of the gallery's historic location within a former furniture factory. We welcome works with a political edge, a sense of humor and wonder, and which possess a strong sense of design—suggested projects include yarn-bombing, light installations, sound works, and projections. Projects must not damage the façade of the Chamberlain Building or interfere with normal operations of doors and sidewalks. Dimensions for Artspace's windows can be found here (PDF). Photographs of the exterior of the building can be found here (PDF).

All selected artists will receive an honorarium, the amount of which is determined based on the scope of the project. A printed catalog will be produced and a strong web-based component, offering opportunities for dialogue and exposure, will be provided. All submissions must be received by August 30th; notifications will be sent out in mid-September.

To view more specifics about the calls and to send in submissions, please set up an account here.

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