OPEN CALL for Women Artists // CURRENTS at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn


A.I.R. Gallery of Brooklyn, NY is pleased to announce the 4th edition of CURRENTS, a biennial juried exhibition series to take place next spring. The series focuses on contemporary topics that demand more attention in the art world and its women-only lineup is a guaranteed way to do so. Next spring’s exhibition, titled Do You Hear What I Hear? will run from Mar. 17 – Apr. 17, 2016 and will be curated by writer, Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and Editor of WhiteWalls Inc., Anthony Elms.

A.I.R. (Artists in Residence, Inc.) is the “first not-for-profit, artist-directed and maintained gallery for women artists in the United States”. Since 1972, the Brooklyn space has been offering women artists an opportunity to showcase their work in a productive, innovative, and collaborative atmosphere. Most recent shows have included Daria Dorosh‘s The Art of Sleep, Sara Mejia Kriendler‘s The Anthropocene, and Yvette Drury Dubinsky‘s Tondos, Tornadoes, Torpedoes, and CURRENTS is sure to follow suit.

The title, Do You Hear What I Hear?, refers not only to the question of identity and perception – hearing what the other has to say – but also to the marginalized and often ignored voice of the “unheard”. Providing a platform for discussion about differences in race, gender, sexuality and class, the exhibition will bring together a number of women artists, including those who self-identify as women, to question and challenge the way we listen (or do not) to one another.

Any and all women artists are welcome to apply, with no limitations on medium or size of artwork, though any installations must be entirely complete before submission (no proposals). The submission fee is $40 for 3 images or 1 video, with any additional images costing $5/image. Artists may submit a maximum of 6 images. Be sure to apply before June 12, 2015!


Additional Information

“Do You Hear What I Hear?” – GROUP SHOW
Exhibition: Mar. 17 – Apr. 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Mar. 17, 2016; 6-8pm
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY (click here for map)

Blog entry by Nora Kovacs in Berlin; Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2015.

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