Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Call for Artists: "Re-Accession: For Sale by Owner"

The FLAG Art Foundation is seeking artists who, had the economy not taken the nose dive it has, would currently have gallery representation in New York. It's a generous, intriguing idea for an exhibition. Details below:
The working title is "Re-Accession: For Sale by Owner" and it is being co-curated by Philae Knight and Amanda Steck. We are specifically looking for artists whose galleries have closed or down-sized due to the current economic circumstances and are thus left without representation in New York.

We will also consider artists who almost had representation and whose window quickly closed due to current constraints. As always, nothing will be for sale given FLAG's non-profit mission, but if artists would like, we will provide email, website or other contact information on the checklist for anyone interested in following up after seeing the show.

If you have any artist friends or know of someone who is appropriate for this show please have them send jpeg submissions with title, medium and dimensions to Stephanie Roach, FLAG's Director, at stephanie@flagartfoundation.org as soon as possible but no later than Monday June 8.
If you've never been to the FLAG Art Foundation, I can tell you, it's one sweet exhibition space with a world-class list of exhibitions under its relatively new belt.

As I always advise artists considering any space, do your homework and go check it out in person first. Their current exhibition is a gem by one of our favorite young curators Stamatina Gregory. It's titled "Vague Terrain: Analogues of Place in Contemporary Photography."

Also, do yourself a favor and follow their e-mail submission procedure (i.e., don't take your work there in person) if you're thinking about submitting work for this show.

Labels: call for artists


Blogger Mery Lynn said...

Prop 8 remains the law in CA. Profoundly sad that CA is no longer the leader in progressive issues in this country.

5/26/2009 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger Ian Aleksander Adams said...

I think this will make for an interesting show. I almost want them to accept everything so we can see if the majority of people who were dropped deserved it.

I'm sure there will be some gems though, I bet a lot of really intelligent art just lost representation.

5/26/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Blogger genevieve said...

Well said Mery Lynn. I think what you are trying to imply is that FLAG Art Foundation is the new leader in progressive issues in this country (either that or you got your posts mixed up) Nevertheless, what I came to say is that I applaud the sentiment behind this curatorial project, bless your hearts FLAG. Having been to the exhibition space, I can say that it is one of the most stunning and well run spaces this town has going for it. Submission into this show will be a real silver lining for those who now find themselves without exhibition potential in New York. Bravo.

5/27/2009 08:48:00 AM  

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