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Art Off the Wall: Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time — Brooklyn Museum March 26, 2015 events

Art Off the Wall: Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6–9:30 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

Join us for an evening of activities in celebration of Chitra Ganesh’s work. The night includes the following:

6:30 p.m. Artist and Curator Talk

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Chitra Ganesh and Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, discuss the exhibition Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time.

7–9:30 p.m. Zine Library
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Browse and respond to a zine library curated and hosted by Brooklyn Zine Fest, inspired by Ganesh’s first major work, Tales of Amnesia(2002).

7:15 p.m.
Short Films by Chitra Ganesh
(looping throughout the rest of the evening)
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

  • Rabbithole (2010, 3 min.); animation, with music by Karsh Kale
  • What Remains (2009, 14 min.); written and directed by Sarita Khurana and Chitra Ganesh
  • My dreams, my works must wait till after hell… (2011, 7 min.); created, directed, and produced by Girl (Simone Leigh and Chitra Ganesh)

7:15 p.m. Dance Warm Up
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Ajna Dance Company breaks down the basics of Bhangra in a participatory movement workshop.

8–9:30 p.m. Dance Party with DJ Rekha
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Producer and activist DJ Rekha spins a Bhangra dance set.

 

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Call for Submissions: SAWCC’s Annual Visual Art Show

Call for Submissions: SAWCC’s Annual Visual Art Show

Ornate Activate
Curated by Alexander Campos
Submission deadline: April 24, 2015

http://www.sawcc.org/call-for-submissions-sawccs-annual-visual-art-show/

The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our annual visual arts exhibition, Ornate Activate, to be held at Shirin Gallery in Chelsea, NYC, opening June 11th, 2015.

Ornate Activate examines the use of decorative motifs, architectural elements, cursive scripts and other forms of pattern making by artists to create and imply content. The exhibition will also examine the employment of culturally specific motifs as social and/or political commentary, as well as cultural indicators of historical referencing. The goal of the exhibition is to bring together a body of work that demonstrates a current interest by contemporary artists to merge and reclaim decorative and craft elements as meaningful and critical content signifiers. Submitted artworks that engage the above can be in any media, including painting, work-on-paper, sculpture, installation, photography, video, performance, Internet-based art, and audio works.

Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator of the Center for Book Arts, has over 25 years of museum experience with positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Campos has served as Executive Director of the Center for Book Arts since 2004, organizing many major exhibitions. including Interweaving Textu(r)al Meaning, The (Un)Framed Photograph, I’ll Cut Thr(U), and upcoming July exhibition /mit ðə detə/: Source Materials Visualized He has an MA from New York University in Arts Administration and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Art History and Romance Languages.

Submission Requirements:

Please send submissions by email to: vashow@sawcc.org with the subject line: “SAWCC 2015: [Your Full Name]”

ALL submissions must include the following as attachments:
– 6-10 JPEGS of artworks available for the exhibition: 820 pixels wide or high, 100 dpi, titled as number underscore last name (ex. 1_Chaudhury)
– Media artworks can be submitted via direct weblinks to preview works online
– Resume/CV as PDF or Word document
– Artist statement pertaining to above curatorial proposal as PDF or Word document

In the body of your email, please include:
– Name,
– Address
– Email
– Telephone number
– Website (if applicable)
– Corresponding image/media script including title, media, dimensions, and date. For media artworks please provide the running time.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and identify as South Asian women. Please note that the gallery and SAWCC cannot provide art shipping or insurance for artworks-in-transit. If the artwork is available for purchase, and it sells during the run of the exhibition, there will be a 50% gallery commission. Detailed instructions on the installation schedule for accepted works will be communicated to the artists after the juried process. Artists will be notified of acceptance in early May. Please email any questions to vashow@sawcc.org

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