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CALL FOR ART – SOCIAL CONTRACTS

Application Deadline: Monday, January 22nd @ Midnight 

In collaboration with COFAC CoLab Directors Dr. Kalima Young and Ada Pinkston, are excited to announce a call for submissions for "Invisible Architectures." This exhibition explores the impact of geographic, economic, social, and institutional structures have on personal relationships. Regional artists are invited to submit proposals for inclusion in a dynamic interdisciplinary art festival scheduled for Spring 2024 to conclude this Co-Lab sponsored project. We welcome proposals that explore the past, present and future directions social contracts may take

About Invisible Architectures 

As we approach another election year in the United States, agreements about what is included in an American social contract continue to be up for debate.The term social contract started when philosophers from France to England started to think about the nature of humanity and the tensions that exist between the people who enact power and the people who do not. What are the agreed upon boundaries that exist within our social, family and political structures? How do these boundaries create or negate cognitive distance with what actually happens in any social theater? Artistic interventions have the potential to offer us much needed insights and possibilities for our collective future.  

All art media will be considered. Submissions will be rated based on the following criteria: artistic quality, artistic innovation as it relates to the theme, and proposal feasibility. All regional artist will be considered. Students, faculty, and staff of any University of Maryland school are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please Note: All applications will be reviewed and considered for the venues outlined. However, please indicate your preference of venue or any scheduling conflicts in the virtual application or email submission of your application. 

 

VENUES

  • Current Space, Baltimore, MD.  | March 9 - April 6, 2024

  • StartUp at the Armory Gallery in Towson, MD | April 12 - May 16, 2024

  • Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD | Juror:  Doreen Bolger | May 9  - June 29, 2024

  • Public Sites TBA

MORE DETAILS

invisiblearchitectures.com/social-contracts-festival

QUESTIONS?

Reach out to Julianne at currentspace@gmail.com

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