Calls Deadline 03/2023 Exhibitions

Group show call: Homorientalism

Deadline: March 1, 2023


2023 Summer Group Show
Curated by Noor Bhangu 
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2023 by midnight 

Smack Mellon seeks artwork submissions from emerging artists for a group exhibition to be guest curated by Toronto-based curator and scholar Noor Bhangu, which will take place during the summer 2023. 

Homorientalism will explore Orientalist archives and repertoires to understand the mixing of gender, race, sexuality, and empire. It considers the vast visual archives produced by Western academics, artists, and travelers to the regions populated by black and brown bodies, ambiguously termed the “Orient” and its people “Orientals”. Rooted in archival research and queer theory, this exhibition aims to animate the ghosts of colonial violence in the post- and settler-colonial worlds. Moving across diverse geographies and temporalities, it hopes to address the homophobic and transphobic damages incurred during centuries of cross-cultural interactions.

This call is open to BIPOC artists (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour). Artists working across diverse media are invited to submit works that consider these encounters of difference and their influence on contemporary queer and racial politics.