Call for Art
i am. an immigrant.
Exhibition in Berlin
Curator Dorit Jordan Dotan
The triangle between cultural conquest, assimilation and integration
Demographic changes affect global and local politics, economies, urban affairs and day to day life.
For some of those who were lucky to be born in a stable, strong, democratic country, it is hard to accept those changes. It creates fear of job loss and the changing of familiar local culture. Immigrants or refugees face changes adapting to social behavior codes. History forewarns what can happen when hate, fear and a sense of threat grows among and between people coming from different cultures, who now share space.
Making peace within oneself - coexisting with oneself and others - can be achieved in many ways. Art can create a safe, public place to express and explore these clashes of culture.
Does acceptance of those different from us always result in complete assimilation?
Is cultural conquest inevitable?
Is integration the goal, or the compromise?
How do we go from tolerating to tolerance?
Exhibition about Demographic Changes, will take place in Berlin, Germany. The curator will open her artist residency project with a group exhibition from the USA and the EU. The exhibition will be on view in early 2020, located at the Institut für Alles Mögliche Studio/Storefront Gallery in Berlin, Germany.
Opening Event and Gallery Talk: to be announced.
Selected artists from the USA will ship their work to the USA, which must include a prepaid return shipping label.
Selected artists from the EU will ship or deliver to Berlin, Germany, which must include a prepaid return shipping label.
Subjects may include but are not limited to :
I am an Immigrant
The Immigrant’s Suitcase
Ethnic Clothing and Appearance
Please submit up to 3 images, 72 DPI.
Longest side no more than 1000 Pixels. Max file size: 5MB.
Media: Paintings and Drawings, Photography, Digital art, Mixed media, Printmaking, Comics. * Video Art - Berlin artists only.
Final art must not exceed 18" (46 cm) on the longest side.
Work on paper/canvas/textile and un-framed only.
Entry Deadline: time to submit ended!
Artists will be notified by November, 20, 2019.
USA: Accepted works must arrive in the US by January 5 -7, 2020.
EU: Accepted works must arrive in Berlin by February 4 -6, 2020.
Work will be returned in May 2020. No insurance will be provided.
Application fee is $30 for up to three images of work
Artist statement up to 150 words
Short bio and link to website/portfolio
Image info needed: Title / Medium / Size / Year