In November/December 2015, ARC will present “I CAN’T BREATHE”, an exhibition juried by Mary Patten and Romi Crawford, PhD.
Having endured a year in which video after video has appeared, showing shocking violence by police against unarmed citizens, ARC wants to begin a conversation about these events. The videos have forced all of us to address our ignorance and denial, as well as to ask even bigger questions about the nature of institutionalized racism. ARC is looking for work that evokes what it feels like to find oneself targeted, in a suffocating space, or unheard. This also includes work that addresses how one might imagine that grip to be loosened, or what it might look like to begin to listen.
ARC GALLERY AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative space exhibition opportunities for innovative artists outside the commercial gallery system. Since 1973, ARC has given exposure and support to both men and women artists, providing an atmosphere for the continued development of artistic potential and experimentation.
Believing that all voices are valuable as we learn to listen to each other, this juried show is open to anyone who wishes to apply regardless of ability to pay. ARC asks for a donation by those who feel they can contribute.
Work in all media, including written word and spoken word.
All sizes will be considered
Submission: October 10, 2015 11:59 PM
Announcement: October 24, 2015
Delivery: November 18-21, 2015 12-6pm
Exhibition: November 25, 2015 – December 19, 2015
Opening Reception: December 4, 2015 6-9pm
Pick-Up Work: December 19, 2015 67:30pm December 20, 2015 12pm – 4pm
Shipped Work Return Dates: December 22, 2015 12-6pm
Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS required. Do not use U.S. Postal Service
Romi Crawford is Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies and Liberal Arts at SAIC. Her research revolves primarily around formations of political, racial, and gendered identity and the relation to American visual arts, film, and popular culture. She was previously the Curator and Director of Education and Public Programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem; and serves on the Boards of Chicago Film Archives and Black Cinema House.
Mary Patten is a visual artist, writer, educator, occasional curator, and political activist. She works collaboratively with Chicago Torture Justice Memorials and Feel Tank Chicago, and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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