Artist Call For Entry | JanKossen Contemporary New York

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Fresh! Naked! What’s nu(de) in contemporary art?

The next group Fresh! exhibition will take place January 17th – February 2nd 2019, at JanKossen Contemporary New York.

We are accepting artists to submit their work for consideration, deadline submissions is December 15th 2018.

The application entry fee to apply is $50 for 3 files, $55 for 4 files and $60 for 5 files. Application form
For more information including guidelines, please visit our blog.

Who can apply?

Artists working in any genre, material can apply, including works on canvas, photography, paper, mixed media, sculpture.  We are unable to show video or performance art.
Only artworks created the last three years will be considered.

Curatorial concept

The figure, specifically the nude, is arguably the most widely used subject matter in the history of art. From the Venus of Willendorf and Ancient Greece to Picasso and Giacometti, the nude figure has been used formally and conceptually to represent not only the model, but the emotions and ideals of their times and places. In this global world, what does it mean to use the nude in our modern age, particularly with the advent of new materials and technologies, both in the creation and spread of the artwork. How has the tradition carried over, and how has it changed to reflect our society?

From the Reubeneque figures to the airbrushed and photoshopped images we see today, how can the way we deal with the figure show us what our modern conceptions of beauty tell us about ourselves? How do the physical characteristics of the human body define a societies’ values? What are the values that society deems important enough to put into art?

Deadlines are as follows:
First round submission deadline: December 15th 2018

Applications are notified 20th December 2018.

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