Our next round of submissions is now live on SlideRoom.
Embark seeks work from artists currently enrolled in programs related to the arts at the following institutions: California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and UC Davis.
Students who have earned their degree in Spring of 2016 are also eligible to apply to this round of shows.
The deadline to apply is July 1, 2016 at midnight.
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September 10th-October 22nd
Philosopher John Morreall famously defined humor as amusement that takes pleasure in a cognitive shift. The opening of this exhibition next fall presents a timely connection to the presidential elections and artists are encouraged to present works that reflect issues surrounding American citizen concerns in a new presidential tenure. How might emerging contemporary artists convey religious and race discrimination, or a crippling economy, or housing costs through humor?
The title of the exhibition is a play upon words that encompasses the word ‘humorous’, the phrase ‘humor me’, and ‘US’ as the abbreviation for the United States in order to incorporate the various roles that humor can play for a single individual. Humor Us intends to make hearts heavy with laughter and faces hurt from smiles, to approach conversations about critical issues artists in the US care about today.
Artworks of any medium, including large-scale installation and performance, will be considered. Artists are encouraged to keep in mind both themes of politics and humor when selecting and submitting work. Embark would also like to encourage artists to present a body of work rather than several disparate pieces, if applicable to your practice (singular works will still be considered).
This exhibition is curated by Tanya Gayer (CCA), whose proposal was selected in Embark's last call for curatorial proposals.
Required Dates for Artists:
Artist Meet up and Artwork Drop off: September 4th
Opening Reception: September 9th
Artwork Pickup: October 23rd
November 5th-December 17th
We live in a visual culture in which it is increasingly easy to participate. Images are all-important, and are no longer mere representations of truth. As Jean Baudrillard predicted, reality itself has begun to imitate what was once its model and now the model is all we care about. If no one Instagrams it...did it ever really happen?
Topics may include, but are not limited to: the role and influence of the media in contemporary life, representations of capitalist value systems (in which money is the universal equivalent for value), urban landscapes replacing natural environments, and/or the ways in which language, visual or otherwise, traps us in certain ideologies. The question being: How do these considerations of the current state of visual culture affect contemporary photography?
Submissions of photo sculpture, installation, books and performance that incorporates photography are all welcome. Embark would also like to encourage artists to present a body of work rather than several disparate pieces, if applicable to your practice (singular works will still be considered).
Required Dates for Artists
Artist Meet up and Artwork Drop off: October 30th
Opening Reception: November 4th
Artwork Pickup: December 18th
January 28th- March 4th
Inspired by philosopher Herbert Marcuse’s notion of “the great refusal,” Not Never aims to showcase activist artworks that address oppression as it is related to the queer community. We are looking for artists whose work destabilizes, troubles, and/or challenges hegemonic systems by just saying “no.” We would like to explore queer refusal as an antagonistic force in contemporary art, and art that opts out of and/or fights back against the status quo.
All media will be considered, including activist projects and social practice work. Embark would also like to encourage artists to present a body of work rather than several disparate pieces, if applicable to your practice (singular works will still be considered).
Required Dates for Artists
Artist Meet up and Artwork Drop off: January 21st
Opening Reception: January 27th
Artwork Pickup: March 5th