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Hello friends and colleagues,
I am jurying/curating an exhibition at The LAB, a nonprofit gallery space in
San Francisco, along with artist Steve Dye, and we are distributing the call
for entries. I'm excited by the theme and we are seeking submissions from
both local and international/national artists... please see the description
below and feel free to forward to others...
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Jurors: Steve Dye and Stephanie Syjuco
The LAB, San Francisco, CA
How are contemporary artists dealing with issues of cultural complexity,
multiple allegiances, and hybrid forms? How are they communicating these ideas
and addressing their audience? Using the metaphor of “code-switching,” a
linguistic term referring to the use of more than one language within a single
conversation, this juried exhibition seeks submissions from artists
investigating a variety of approaches to cultural and material bilingualisms,
(mis)translations, appropriations, and the purposeful misuse of “proper”
Proposals for new projects and collaborative works are welcome. This
exhibition is open to all forms of work including visual art (video, installation,
painting, sculpture, drawing, photo, etc), sound/audio, performance-based
disciplines, social practice projects and hybrid forms.
Deadline for entries: received by 5PM, Thursday, July 30, 2008.
Notification of acceptance: mid-August 2008.
Exhibition runs: September 17 – October 11, 2008.
Entry fee: $10 current LAB members; $20 non-members (See information on how
to become a LAB member for as little as $25 at
_http://www.thelab.org/members.htm_ (http://www.thelab.org/members.htm) )
--1 page artist statement, including contact information
--1 page CV
--1 page project statement for new work (if applicable)
--1 page image list with: artist name, title of work, size, medium, and
--up to five 35mm slides, five jpgs (under 2 MB) on a Mac-compatible CD-ROM,
OR video segment(s) not to exceed five minutes long on a VHS or DVD per
entry of actual work to be exhibited. All materials should be clearly marked with
the artist’s name and title of work.
Artists will be responsible for the transport and shipping of artworks to
and from the gallery unless this is a significant hardship for the artist. In
such cases, please indicate in your application what type of financial or
other support would be needed to realize the proposed project.
The LAB will make every attempt to safeguard submitted materials, but cannot
be responsible for loss or damage. Never send master slides or tapes.
Provide a SASE with sufficient postage for the return of materials (optional).
Please send submissions to:
2948 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Steven Dye is a Sound Artist, Filmmaker and Musician whose work actively
explores the formal and social qualities of the materials he is using. His work
takes many forms including installation, animation, instrument building,
sculpture, field recording, sound and music composition, expanded cinema, and
performance. The common thread through all his works is an enthusiasm for the
phenomenon of sound, light and perception. Dye received a degree from the
California College of Arts and Crafts in 1990, is a frequent contributor to the
Illuminated Corridor project, and works collaboratively with the performing
arts groups Wet Gate, Santo Subito, and Epic[Abridged. He is currently the
Exhibitions Technical Manager at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Stephanie Syjuco is a visual artist whose recent work uses the tactics of
bootlegging, counterfeiting and re-appropriation to address issues of cultural
biography and economic power structures. Born in the Philippines in 1974, she
received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art
Institute. She has shown nationally and internationally at PSI, the Whitney
Museum of American Art, The New Museum, SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the
Arts, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Museum
Honolulu, and was included in the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of
Art. Syjuco’s residencies include The Atlantic Center for the Arts,
Headlands Center for the Arts, KALA Art Center, Skowhegan, and the Center for
Metamedia, Czech Republic. In 2007 she exhibited a global counterfeiting project at
art spaces in Beijing, Manila, and Istanbul. Syjuco has had visiting faculty
appointments at Stanford University and The California College of the Arts
and currently lives and works in San Francisco.=
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