Art Calls Doomscapes & the Digital Beyond
International Deadline: March 3, 2024 – ARC Gallery invites artists of all backgrounds, age groups, generations, and stages of their career, working in all mediums, to submit work that explores the challenges to image, object, and meaning making in the context of die-offs, biodiversity loss, dead zones, extinction and the wild proliferation and unmitigated advancements in computational technologies.
With most natural systems on this planet in steep decline, cutting edge technologies are rapidly opening up vast new realms of discovery and innovation that promise to fundamentally change the way we, as humans, relate to each other and the world.
How does art, a technology with origins that stretch back to the dawn of symbolic human thought, negotiate a landscape beset by polycrisis (climate disruption, ocean acidification, pollution, natural habitat destruction, etc.)? How do artists find meaning in a culture where visuality is increasingly defined by the pixilated glow of a pulsing screen. A thoroughly digitized, interfaced, networked, and algorithmic society in which machines learn, intelligence is artificial, minds are extended, reality is virtual, and the future imagined as posthuman.
Exhibition dates: April 5 – 27, 2024.
Curtis Anthony Bozif is a Chicago-based visual artist and art writer. He was born in 1982 in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2006. That same year, he moved to Chicago where, in 2008, he earned his MFA from the Department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in numerous private collections throughout the country. To date, his art criticism has been featured in Newcity and Bridge magazines… see more
Original works created within the last 5 years. All mediums and materials will be considered in addition to video and performance based arts. No projections or media installations will be accepted for this show due to space limitations. Open to all artists, national and international.
- Standard Fee: $40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image
- Student Fee: High School or College students pay a reduced fee of $30 for one to three images and $10 for each additional. A photo of a valid / active student ID must be uploaded with your images
Works will be for sale unless noted as NFS (not for sale) on the entry form. ARC will act as a liaison for sales of the artists’ work. However, any work sold and paid for via Paypal will have the small fee deducted from the sale amount. A 20% commission will be deducted from the selling price of the work, with the artist retaining 80% after any Paypal fees if applicable.
- Deadline for Submission of Applications: Sunday, March 3 at 11:59pm CST
- Notification of Acceptance: Will go out by email on Wednesday, March 13, 2024
- Delivery of work to ARC: Thursday & Friday, March 28 & 29, 2-6pm; Sat, March 30, 12-4pm
- Pick-Up Work at Gallery: Sat, April 27, 2:30-4pm
- Shipped Work Return Date: week of April 29th
- Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS return label is required. Do not use the U.S. Postal Service
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative space exhibition opportunities for innovative artists outside the commercial gallery system. Since 1973 ARC has given exposure and support to artists, providing an atmosphere for the continued development of artistic potential and experimentation.
ARC is run entirely by its women artist members; as a non-profit exhibition space. ARC receives some support from outside funding sources but not enough to cover our operating expenses. Thus, to provide the space and services we offer to exhibiting artists, we defray our expenses by charging exhibition fees. Each of the rental spaces in the gallery actually costs twice as much as we charge the artists.
ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation
1463 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642