“Change!” is the first international exhibition by Off Site Art/ArtBridge for L’Aquila. The exhibition will be curated by a panel of renowned members of the art world from both New York City and Italy. Images of chosen works will be printed on vinyl that will cover the scaffolding of the historical center of L’Aquila. The exhibition will be on view until the end of the restoration of the building.
On April 6, 2009, an earthquake devastated the city of L’Aquila, in central Italy. Over 300 residents died, and much of the historic city was reduced to rubble. Six years later, L’Aquila is the largest construction site in Europe. Off Site Art/ArtBridge for L’Aquila is a project that aims to help revitalize the city by installing temporary art exhibitions on many of its construction sites; and in doing so works to foster a rebirth of culture and new possibilities, while providing tremendous exposure to emerging artists.
About The Curators
Ian Alteveer, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Valerio Bindi, (Anti) Director, Crack! Festival of Independent Comics
Malin Fezehai, Photographer, World Press Photo Award Winner
Emerging artists based in the 5 boroughs of New York, NY (Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island) and emerging artists based in Italy.
Submission deadline: July 5.
All artists will be contact by July 20th. Selected artists must be ready to send high resolution images by July 30.
Each artist can upload up to 5 images. Images can be part of a series or disconnected. Works must be two-dimensional or digitally constructed. Photography, painting, drawing, and works on paper are all acceptable. Sculpture, sound, video and performance art will not be accepted. Web-quality jpg, tiff, or png files (roughly 72dpi). All files must be labeled in the following format:
How do you define “emerging artist”?
Artists who are not represented by a major gallery, or who have previously not had a major solo exhibition. If you have questions about your eligibility, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 917-720-5742.
Can I submit more than 1 proposal?
No. Each artist must submit only one proposal, and that proposal can include up to 5 images.
When will I be contacted?
We will contact all submitting artists by July 20. If selected, you must send high resolution files (CMYK Tiffs at a 300dpi resolution) by July 30.