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Woman Made Gallery: Boundaries juried by Whitney LaMora

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Woman Made Gallery is seeking submissions for our April-May 2021 group exhibition juried by Whitney LaMora. This exhibition will be held at the gallery and online. Submissions will request the submitter to select participation in (a) the hybrid presentation (at the gallery and online) or (b) the virtual exhibition only.

 

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION

As the world continues to grapple with an isolated reality at the conclusion of one full year of pandemic conditions, the parameters of how we live and move through the world have drastically changed. While many new physical boundaries have been defined for us, other boundaries were left to be defined. This exhibition considers the magnitude of this particular moment, as well as conceptual dimensions and negotiations of boundaries broadly, and as particularly experienced by womxn and non-binary individuals. We encourage intersectional approaches that include consideration of sexuality, race, class, and disability.

Woman Made Gallery is particularly, though not exclusively, interested in investigating the following conceptual questions for "Boundaries":

  • What are the areas in womxn and non-binary lives in need of boundary definition? How does identity condition the ability to set boundaries?
  • How have physical, virtual, emotional boundaries affected womxn and non-binary folks? How do we protect or find our energy?
  • How do we make sense of work-life balance, within the parameters of our new reality and for those exclusively working from home?
  • What are the digital boundaries set within our physical boundaries at this time?
  • How have conversations and points of connection changed, now with the capabilities to turn off your camera, or mute a person while they speak?
  • How have the newly constructed boundaries disproportionately affected womxn and non-binary folks?

Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums. The juror is especially, though not exclusively, interested in artworks from the following mediums:

  • Video work/installation
  • Digital renderings
  • Digital art
  • Photography
  • Textile Work
  • Fiber Work
  • Fiber / textile / fabric / weaving based installations
  • Performance art*

*The ability to perform in the gallery space may be limited due to CDC and City of Chicago COVID-19 guidelines. In the event that a physical performance may not be possible, a video documentation of the performance will be exhibited.

 

ABOUT THE JUROR

Whitney LaMora (she/her) is a queer Chicago-based creative. Her artistic background spans from theatrical production to art curation, entrepreneurial leadership, goal-oriented mentorship, and beyond. She is a champion of interdisciplinary projects and emerging / DIY creators.

She lives in Logan Square, obsessively reads, and takes in plants. Whitney is the creator of multiple Chicago art entities like Locus and the Accountability Club.

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IMPORTANT DATES

EXHIBITION DATES: April 15 - May 16

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: March 14 at 11:59 PM

NOTIFICATIONS: March 28

DEADLINE FOR WORKS RECEIVED BY WMG: April 8
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ELIGIBILITY

Woman Made Gallery is a space for Women, Womyn, and Womxn identifying artists from our local community, regionally based, and around the world. We welcome art from all womxn, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary artists.

No work may exceed 6’ horizontally or be over 75 pounds in weight unless delivered and picked up by the artist. WMG will refuse receipt of art that is heavier than 75 pounds. Technology and/or works with special instructions will be organized upon acceptance.

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ENTRY FEE

This show, like all juried WMG shows, has an entry fee of $30. Only one submission may be entered per artist. Each submission requires one artwork, though up to three artworks may be considered per submission. Paid submission does not guarantee an exhibition opportunity. No refunds offered.

WMG members at the Enhanced Artist level and above receive one free entry annually. Please email general@womanmade.org to receive your one-time code for free entry redemption.

On a needs basis, WMG offers a limited number of fee waivers upon approved application. Applications are available within each call for entry. The team at WMG will review applications on a rolling basis and send fee waivers within 48 hours of application.

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TERMS OF EXHIBITION

Terms of exhibition will be distributed for agreement to all accepted artists upon acceptance notification. Terms of exhibition include exhibition schedule, shipping and delivery, installation requirements, insurance disclaimer, art sales and commissions, right of reproduction of digital files and images, website and publicity requirements, among others. For details on terms of exhibition, please review details for each call for art or email general@womanmade.org with questions. 

Deadline: 
03/14/2021

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AURA ZINE ISSUE 1

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AURA @auracurate is an Instagram platform showcasing Women-Identifying Art Creatives, including (but not limited to); Artists, Curators, Art Historians, Designers, Gallerists etc. After 2 months of solely being an online gallery, I am looking to expand the opportunities at AURA by creating a downloadable zine. 

The first issue of the zine will be based on the theme of 'Women Artists' as a whole. 

I am looking for submissions from Women-Identifying Creatives which comment or critique this theme. Submissions can be in the form of:

  • Artwork
  • Art Reviews
  • Think Pieces
  • Art Writing
  • Articles
  • Essays
  • Any other form of work that may hit the brief

 

 

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Sound, Language & Position with AGF

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Workshop dates: 17/05/2021 - 2021-08-31
    
Listening is a practice - it is a political act. Sound is a way of knowing the world; a way of orienting ourselves, of expressing, understanding and contextualising our position. We can use sound to make connections, to grow decentralized networks, to organise. The possibilities of language - political language, deconstructed language, poetic language - to organise these networks and connections is intensely powerful and nuanced. What is political sound? Or collective sound? Does it have a transformative quality? How can we make sound together, and decolonize our practice as an individualistic form of expression? What technology can we involve, develop or hack? 

And, as we explore these networks, there are important ethical considerations. What is the relationship between the recorder and recorded? Do I have consent? Is it my place to tell this story?

This workshop will focus on each participant working to develop their perspective on three elements: sound, language and position. Each session will develop from the presentation of new ideas through to a set of directions, and assignments for the next session. There will be face-to-face meetings and group listening, as we manouvre towards the production of a short-form audio work for presentation on recon (https://rec-on.org)

Antye Greie (aka AGF) is an East-German artist and producer living on Hailuoto Island, Finland. She assumes a multiplicity of facets and roles – sound sculptor, poet, composer, gender activist, sound and new media curator. Her experimental music, without completely leaving the dance floor, proves hard to label. Her sounds at times echo musique concrète, other times glitch or noise, alluding to icons like Björk or Laurie Anderson. In spite of her clear poetic tendencies, language requently disappears in her work, drawing the human voice into a game with pure tonalities, beyond worn out recognizable speech. Ambient sounds, synthesized voices, dissonant malfunction warnings drain into the atonal river of post-digital aesthetics.

Having participated in Documenta 14 and Transmediale and received an award at the Ars Electronica festival (2014), Antye Greie is a complex artist whose praxis, though socio-politically laden, goes beyond mere ideology. Her fluctuating, modulating identity composes and recomposes itself from samples, comments, likes, and photos on Facebook, Mixcloud tracks, bytes circulating at dizzying speeds, always one step ahead of the newest control tech.

Antye's installation "Mycelium" - in which mushrooms generate sound, composing music in real time - ties into a larger project entitled (sonic) Wild Code, in which AGF and a group of artists, anthropologists, and computer scientists construct music from the audio feedback caused by rocks, wind, plants, streams, and a metal reindeer fence. These experiences in hybrid ecology were commented on by the artist in a text which recently came out in Musical Instruments in the 21st Century (Springer, 2017), a volume with theoretical underpinnings, broadly, in Deleuze’s theory of assemblages, of hierarchy dissolution, and free, rhizomatic relations.

Antye is an active member of the female:pressure community, and has militated for Kurdish and Syrian women and for the visibility of female electronic music artists and producers, actions echoed in the recent tendencies of Romania’s art paradigm (see Bucharest’s party scene and collectives like Vagenta and Corp). Her discourse aims at promoting equality of opportunity and diversity on the electronic music scene, interweaving power, responsibility and aesthetics.

(Image of Antye by Inkeri Jantti)

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Hysteria

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Open Call “3/21 - hysteria”

The history of hysteria is a history of the relation between the colonizing father and the colonized devalued other.”

Judith L. Alpert

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Hysteria was considered a "female" illness until well into the 20th century and was treated with violent methods. Today, gender minorities who fight for their rights are described as "hysterical", while populations who rebel against dictatorships are oftentimes not only silenced on a daily basis but also brutally beaten down during protests. Victims and survivors of psychological and physical violence are met with a lack of awareness. Those, who speak up about their experiences face victim blaming, defamation and retraumatization. 

But what exactly is hysteria and how does it manifest? When is hysteria a needed call for action, when is it hyperbolical selfishness? And why is there a lack of support for those, who don't want to accept what is occuring to them? How is it possible that politicians world wide are still able to stir up fears? 

 

The above mentioned and many other questions will be discussed during the exhibition hysteria organized by Lisa Jureczko and Ava Weis. The exhibition will take place between March 12th and 14th, 2021, online - and if the current situation allows it - offline at our studio kollektiv drei in Wuppertal, Germany.

hysteria is meant to be a possibility to deconstruct the patriarchal structurs of the art scene. Especially marginalized groups are those, who are faced with the accusation of being "too hysterical" and whose voices are oftentimes overheard, ignored, appropriated or censored.

 

Therefore, this call for applications is aimed particularly at FLINTA and artists of color.

 

We look forward to your submissions by February 10, 2021.

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Wurde Hysterie noch bis weit ins 20. Jahrhundert als psychische Frauen*krankheit gesehen und mit gewaltvollen Methoden behandelt, erlebt sie heute ein denkwürdiges Revival. Gender-Minorities, die weltweit um die ihnen zustehenden Rechte kämpfen, werden als hysterisch verschrien, immer mehr Bevölkerungen lehnen sich gegen diktatorische Staatsgewalt auf und werden dabei brutal niedergeschlagen. Betroffenen von psychischer und körperlicher Gewalt wird Unverständnis entgegengebracht und die Schuld für ihr Schicksal zugesprochen. Wer mit den eigenen Erfahrungen an die Öffentlichkeit tritt, wird nicht selten diffamiert und re-traumatisiert. 

Aber was genau ist Hysterie? Welche Formen kann sie annehmen? Wann ist hysterisches Verhalten ein benötigter Aufschrei, wann ist es übertriebener Egoismus? Warum mangelt es an Unterstützung für Menschen, die nicht stillschweigend hinnehmen wollen, was mit ihnen geschieht? Wie schaffen es Politiker*innen immer noch mit Polemik Ängste zu schüren?

Diese und weitere Fragestellungen behandelt die von Lisa Jureczko und Ava Weis konzipierte Ausstellung hysteria, die vom 12. bis 14. März im kollektiv drei in Wuppertal stattfindet. In den Räumlichkeiten sollen dafür weitere Arbeiten diverser Künstler*innen aller Sparten gezeigt werden, die "Hysterie" und den Umgang mit eben dieser thematisieren.

Mit hysteria möchten wir die patriarchalen Strukturen der Kunst- und Kulturbranche durchbrechen, denn es sind vor allem marginalisierte Personengruppen, die mit dem Vorwurf der Hysterie konfrontiert, und deren Stimmen weitestgehend übergangen, angeeignet oder zensiert werden.

Daher richtet sich diese Ausschreibung insbesondere an FLINTA und Künstler:innen of Color. 

Wir freuen uns über eure Einreichungen bis zum 10. Februar 2021.

Deadline: 
02/10/2021

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PERSPEKTIV_A

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La Vienísima announces the first feminist photography contest PERSPEKTIV_A on the occasion of International Women's Day. An initiative that arises with the aim of giving visibility to women artists and photographers, promoting the achievement of a more just and egalitarian society, promoting feminist movements and stimulating the creativity of participating women. Why only Women? Because although at the international level we find a high number of active professional female photographers and it is a group with high education, training and specialization, there is an evident imbalance in visibility, as well as in access to the mechanisms of distribution, legitimation and commercialization of the artwork compared to male artists.

Prize summary: 
100 euros / 50 euros
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Professional Jury Prize: 100 euros + Diplom

Public Jury Prize: 50 euros + Diplom

Deadline: 
02/27/2021
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Announcing the winners of `La cultura es femenina´ 2020 Awards

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On the 15th of February 2020, at Espacio Cultural El Tanque of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain: El Laboratorio de Investigación e Innovación en Arquitectura, Urbanismo, Diseño y Turismo Avanzado (The Laboratoy of Investigation and Innovation in Architecture, Urbanism, Design and Advanced Tourism), a cultural non profit, presents its annual awards ‘La cultura es femenina 2020’ ('Culture is feminine 2020) which aknowledge the best art works and cultural initiatives for gender equality. The awards will be given during the opening of the art exhibition `La Cultura Es Femenina´ to be held et El Tanque

The nine awards La cultura es femenina 2020 ´will go to:  Cristi Pérez, a visual artist, Aline Machado & Lara Estévez Mora; Maia Koenig, a music and experimental ‘artivist’; Yanet Acota, a journalist and writer of ‘noir fiction’; Magüi González, an architect; Clara Capitão, an editor; the Newspaper EL PAÍS for its gender correspondent; HER Festival for its director Alejandra Galo and Centro de Arte La Regenta of Las Palmas de Canarias

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Eva’s Portraits by Cristi Pérez

Cristi Pérez, a visual artist is the winner of the Award to the Most Feminist Art Work, in the Art category for her photography series Retratos de Eva (Eva's Portraits) in which she represents a contemporary female figure, wrapped in her own cycles, knowing herself well and showing her inner self `with and without fear´, by breaking apart and multiplying to improve herself.

Urban Art by Aline Machado & Lara Estévez Mora

Aline Machado & Lara Estévez Mora and their entry LIBERarte (FREEart) are the winners of the Urban Art Residence La Cultura es Femenina 2020. Machado & Estévez Mora will produce a wall installation where themselves alongside volunteers will work together. They explain that `the mural will be carried out through the cross stitch technique, using a metal mesh base or nails strategically placed on the wall to work on, then fill them in a certain pattern with wool and thus collectively create an illustration that represents the current needs of female artists´.

‘Artivism’ experimental music by Maia Koenig

Maia Koenig is an experimental music artivist who builds her own instruments and interacts with sounds of all kinds. Koenig has been immersed in activities such as poetic self-publishing, fanzines, theatre, retro-games and toy recycling. She performed at festivals and cultural centres in Bolivia, Uruguay and Argentina where she presented Exe de Feminoise Latinoamérica and, in 2019 she toured with her Tour Europia through Spain, France, Austria, Ukraine and Italy. She currently resides in Barcelona, ​​where she expands her knowledge and shares it in concerts and workshops.

Residence of historical literature for Yanet Acosta

The writer, journalist and teacher Yanet Acosta is the winner of the historical literature residence. She is the author of well-known novels like El chef ha muerto (2011), No hay trabajo bueno (2013), the book Noches sin sexo (2014) and Matar al padre (2017). Acosta has collaborated with Paco Roncero, a Madrid based chef, on a book about him, titled Correr, cocinar y ser feliz (2014). The book has been awarded the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the section of Best Health and Nutrition book. She has been a contributor to different general media and magazines specialized in gastronomy. The winning proposal is entitled Las mujeres de Colón with which she will tackle the crew of Columbus's trips to the New World. The presence of women among the crew members is only documented since the second trip, but it is not ruled out among researchers there is a possibility that also on the first trip a woman was on board, when they passed the Canary Islands. 

Other awards

El Laboratorio has decided to also reward several initiatives, institutions and cultural personalities whose key element is their fight for gender equality:

The newspaper EL PAÍS for its correspondent on gender

One of the winners is the newspaper El País, a media outlet that has managed to adapt and put itself ahead of this social change. Since 1976 they have reported, when no one else did, about Spanish women taking flights to London to have legal abortions, a practice at that time still illegal in Spain. They have committed to the journey for equality since 42 years already. Also, in 2001, the newspaper pioneered in counting the number of fatalities due to sexual violence. They were even ahead of the administrations themselves. This newspaper has a clear gender correspondence, whose objective is to plan and improve the current coverage on these issues. The first correspondent is Pilar Álvarez (Granada, 1977), a journalist with a career of more than 15 years, who has covered social issues and has specialized in equality issues.

HER Festival

La Cultura Es Femenina 2020 rewards Alejandra Galo, the director of HER Festival to celebrate the influence of the festival’s initiative, from a committed but also playful perspective, for setting quotas in favour of women and so, for serving as a platform to make the art works of Canarian female artists visible both nationally and internationally. Galo states: “I thought it would be interesting to investigate what was happening, especially in the world of music, using the data that other associations are collecting and it turned out as I feared: the equality we presume is not real. Inequality continues to affect all sectors and industries, including the cultural, musical and festival industry as well. HER has grown from the desire to fight this inequality”.

Centro de Arte La Regenta

The of La Cultura Es Femenina rewards the contemporary art space La Regenta, a Las Palmas de Gran Canaria based organization which, in recent years, has been working towards gender equality and has presented the largest number of female artists in their exhibitions.

Magüi González and Clara Capitão, against the `glass ceiling´

Finally, the jury has distinguished two women of great importance in the cultural environment, who have managed to break the glass ceiling in this discipline. One of them is the Canarian architect Magüi González, who won the Canarian Architecture Award in 1996 and 2006, and was a finalist at FAD Awards 2006 and at X Biennial of Spanish Architecture Awards. Her work is characterized by a meditative architecture where daylight and the sea have a great influence. Throughout her career, Magüi González has won international design competitions such as the Rehabilitation of the Gabinete Literario de Las Palmas, which is currently underway, the expansion of the Centro de Arte La Regenta and the Waterfront of Puerto del Rosario.

The other professional who has managed to break the glass ceiling in her sector is Clara Capitão, the General Director of the Portuguese office of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial. She shares the responsibility for the Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial with Patxi Beascoa, a member of the Steering Committee of Penguin Random House Spain. Capitão is also an Editorial Director, directly responsible for the two literary labels of Penguin Random House in Portugal, Alfaguara and Companhia das Letras.

Deadline: 
02/15/2020
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