Making the Leap: Crossing Broders

I am organizing/curating a juried exhibition at A.I.R Gallery and the open call for entry is posted on the gallery web page.  Please feel free to tell anybody who might be interested.

We invite you to apply to:
Making the Leap: Crossing Borders
The deadline for the juried exhibition Making the Leap: Crossing Borders applications is September 19, 2010
Show dates:December 1, 2010 – January 2, 2011
A.I.R. Gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

The curators seek works by Asian women artists who have immigrated to the United States.

As an international center for art, New York City attracts artists from all over the world, many of whom deal with dual cultural, racial and national identities, and issues of separation from families and loved ones.  In the city, one may experience culture shock due to peculiar living situations, and to different gender role expectations than those experienced in more male-dominated Asian countries. These experiences can be both funny and profound.

America is a place where one can escape one’s own circumstances and reinvent oneself.  This has been particularly true for many women artists from Asia, where conservative social structures discourage  women who deviate from the traditional trajectory of obedient daughter and devoted mother.  The curators encourage women artists from Asia to submit work that specifically addresses the challenges of balancing their own hopes and dreams with expectations of society and family. Works should originate from personal experiences related to this transition.

The juror for this exhibition is Renee Riccardo, an independent curator and the founder of ARENA Gallery in New York.

For more information go to A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street,
#228 Brooklyn, NY 11201

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