Call For Submissions | 2017 AGW Triennial of Contemporary Art
Downtown/s: Urban Renewal
Today for Tomorrow
The 2017 AGW Triennial of Contemporary Art
Friday, August 5, 2016, 5 pm
September 29, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Curated by Jaclyn Meloche, PhD, Interim Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Windsor
The Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) is pleased to invite proposals for new or recent artworks for Downtown/s: Urban Renewal Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Art Gallery of Windsor Triennial of Contemporary Art which brings together examples of contemporary art made by artists in southwestern Ontario, Windsor-Essex, and Detroit surrounding the theme of downtown/s -- downtown destruction and downtown renewal. In response to this theme, artists are to consider the many ways in which they experience, understand and frame the notion of downtown within their community in all its locational precarity and multiplicities.
The strategic plurality of the word downtown speaks to current and timely conversations about global architecture, culture and economic renaissance, topics that are changing the nature of what a downtown looks like, how it functions, and for whom. In an effort to expand the AGW’s notion of downtown and collaborate with other sites in and around the city, additional locations will serve as a stage for the presentation of art, such as the University of Windsor and its newly relocated School of Creative Arts, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, and other sites to be determined. In the spirit of an intervention, we invite artists to submit recent works, or proposals for new work to be exhibited in a variety of spaces. Artists are encouraged to share their stories with us. We want to know how artists are responding and re-imagining their experiences and understandings of downtown in times of urban renewal. Works in all media will be considered, including sculpture, performance, video, audio, installation, photography, painting, drawing and digital media.
For eligibility and submission guidelines click here.
Image: Charlie O'Geen; Limber (Zero Drouillard Road), 2014; installation image from Possible Futures: What is to be done? The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art
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