Open Call for Artworks | DEADLINE: May 25, 2018
The 2019 Main Gallery, Express Newark exhibition will center on food as a social, political, and bodily phenomenon. Specifically, the exhibition will consider food as a commodity; the relationship between food, death, sex, and the abject; food’s relationship to global economics and geo-politics; food and its likeness as a medium for artistic experimentation; the food chain and the environmental impacts of food production; and food justice. Paul Robeson Galleries is seeking proposals from artists whose work uses food as a medium or subject matter. The exhibition will be on display January - December 2019 and will be accompanied by a catalog.
How to Apply
Proposals may be completed online via the form below OR via mail (postmarked May 25th). A hard copy proposal should consist of: A resume with contact details, an artist statement, an image list and a CD with images in JPEG format. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL MATERIALS AS WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND THEY WILL NOT BE RETURNED. If you would like proof of receipt please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard. Mail to: Exhibitions Department, Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, 54 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102. Please do not contact the Paul Robeson Galleries to check on the status of your application, artists will be notified of the outcome in due course.
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Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
General artist statement
Please share a short statement about your practice
How does your work relate to the theme?
Images of Work (max 5)
Image files should be labelled in the following format: 1_LASTNAME_Firstname. Videos should be submitted as links (see Image List for instructions).
For each work, please note: Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions, Insurance Value, Installation Notes (does it need to be displayed on a plinth, does it have d-rings, etc.) If submitting video work, please include links to videos hosted online (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube).
ABOUT THE PAUL ROBESON GALLERIES
The Paul Robeson Galleries’ mission and programming embody Paul Robeson’s life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism. The Paul Robeson Galleries is dedicated to presenting art and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programming in the spirit of the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University at Newark, the Greater Newark communities, and the northeast region of New Jersey. The Gallery’s programs strive to: present arts and visual culture exhibitions and events of the highest quality; enrich the University arts programs with cross-disciplinary collaborations; provide gallery educational experience to local and regional communities; strengthen collaborative relationships with Greater Newark’s artistic, cultural, and educational organizations; advance Paul Robeson’s legacy of encouraging cross-cultural artistic freedom and cultural democracy; emphasize the role of arts and culture in the shaping and functioning of society; reflect the spirit of the University’s diverse metropolitan context; and enhance the quality of life for the campus and Greater Newark communities.
ABOUT EXPRESS NEWARK
Express Newark is a university–community collaboratory in Newark’s historic Hahne and Company building. A conceptual framework and an interdisciplinary learning space, Express Newark houses the Newest Americans; the Form Design Studio; the Design Consortium; Visual Means; Shine Portrait Studio; the Community Media Center; Scarlet Magazine; the Newark Print Shop; the Paul Robeson Galleries; and twenty-two resident artists in printmaking, photography, painting and video. At Express Newark, artists and community residents collaborate, experiment, and innovate in partnership with Rutgers University – Newark faculty, staff, and students with the goals of engaging in public work, creative practice, and democratic dialogue in order to promote positive transformation. Express Newark is co-directed by Victor Davson, founding director of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark’s longest lived and most respected gallery, and Anne Schaper Englot, RU-N professor of architecture and humanities in the interdisciplinary Arts, Culture and Media (ACM) Department.
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