The Curators invite submissions that engage with Alfredo Jaar's statement, "Place cannot be global." Works should address issues of Local Histories: histories and institutions of communities, family, place; commemorative responses (like memorials or monuments); heroes; folklore and urban legends; buried truths (slaves built much of the UNC campus); traditions; memory/nostalgia; longing/loss; progress/development; the intersection of the local and global and social, legal, political events as they pertain to, influence and construct local histories.
An exhibition curated by artist elin o'Hara slavick and art historian Carol Magee, Professors in the Art Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Exhibition Dates: Late January – Late April, 2011
We welcome submissions from across visual disciplines: from film, photography and video to painting, prints and drawings; sculpture, site-specific or responsive installations; collaborative, relational, interactive, or performance projects; as well as audio or textual pieces. It is our intention to invite half the exhibiting artists from the North Carolina and the other half from across the U.S.
Local Histories: The Ground We Walk on Every Day will be exhibited at Satellite, a new temporary art space (523 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC), which also houses the Chapel Hill Historical Society. The building, designed by Don Stewart in the modernist vein of Frank Lloyd Wright, was originally a library, so it is a fairly open space consisting of approximately 3,800 sq. ft. We will work to transform the interior space according to the needs of the selected exhibiting artists. For more information on the building see: http://greenespace.blogspot.com/2005/06/modern-chapel-hill-vintage-example.html.
THERE IS NO BUDGET FOR THIS SHOW (just like the hugely successful LOOM and Bailout Biennial shows slavick co-curated before. These exhibitions generated tremendous local and national press and large audiences.)
Local Histories: The Ground We Walk on Every Day will open late January, 2011 and be on view until late-April. Panel discussions with local historians, activists, artists, folklorists and documentarians, musical evenings with local bluegrass, folk and electronica musicians, and local cuisine will be scheduled throughout the exhibition period.
To submit your work for consideration, submit electronically by December 1, 2010:
- A specific proposal for the exhibition Local Histories: The Ground We Walk on Every Day – of existing work and/or new work proposed for the show
- 5 jpegs of your work (or short 3-minute clips for video/audio pieces) with titles and/or project descriptions. Each image must be a separate JPEG file at minimum 72 pixels per inch.
- A 2-page resume/CV
- A statement accepting responsibility for all round-trip shipping costs to and from Chapel Hill, NC
- If you are local to the Chapel Hill/Triangle area, a statement of availability for volunteering, skills you have to offer, interests regarding your involvement: and interests: building walls, painting, installing, de-installing, gallery sitting, audio-visual assistance on event nights, cleaning, making a sign for the exterior of the building, publicity (press release, posters, card design)
- Submit the above to BOTH elin o'Hara slavick AND Carol Magee: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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