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Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative 6: Labour & Leisure
DEADLINE 14 MARCH 2014
We're taking ERI 6 on the road, travelling to other artist-run centres in the Atlantic region.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 14 MARCH 2014
Once efficiency is universally accepted as a rule, it becomes an inner compulsion and weighs like a sense of sin, simply because no one can ever be efficient enough, just as no one can ever be virtuous enough. And this new sense of sin only contributes further to the enervation of leisure, for the rich as well as the poor.
Clement Greenburg "The Plight of Culture" (1953) p. 31
What does 'productivity' mean in an art context? In an industrial context, the word refers to increased production with the goal of profit. How do we discuss productivity as artists—and other post-industrial workers? For those who do not work for the sole purpose of profit, whose labour doesn’t result in a product, or whose work might be considered a leisure activity, the distinction between what is labour and what is leisure is blurred.
ERI 6: Labour & Leisure, proposes the production of printed matter and multiples as a way of re-imagining hands-on work as both leisure and labour.
Eyelevel Gallery invites contributors to approach their submissions to our Biennial Printed Matter Exhibition with considerations of the division—or lack thereof—between Labour & Leisure.
Submissions are to include the following:
❏ A brief description of the work
❏ Sale price (if applicable, 70% of the sale goes to artist, 30% to Eyelevel Gallery)
❏ Artist bio and statement (1 page max.)
❏ Photos of the work
Deadline is March 14, 2014
Email your submissions to:
For more information: (902) 425-6412 email@example.com
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Y-Level 2014 Emerging Artists Exhibition
DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2014
Eyelevel Gallery is now accepting submissions for its annual Y-Level exhibition featuring emerging artists from Atlantic Canada. The call for entries is open from 3 to 31 March 2014.
What trends are apparent in curating today? On one hand, thesis-based curatorial projects have become statements, rather than questions, that presuppose the artwork and relegate them to an illustrative or documentary role. On the other hand, topical exhibitions have proliferated, bringing contributors loosely together but seldom establishing meaningful connections between the works or the artists. Both trends are closely tied, as documented in critical writing of the last decade, to the variable efforts and approaches developed by those working in the increasingly hybridized role of the artist-curator.
In response, this year’s Y-Level Group Show aims to dissolve any semblance of a shared project between its participating artists—the theme of this year’s exhibition is not having a theme! Artists will be selected, therefore, for submitting work(s) that are as disparate from all other submissions as possible! Good luck!
This exhibition is open to students in their final year of undergraduate studies, as well as recent graduates (up to one year post-graduation). Emerging artists with non-academic training will also be considered. Applicants must currently reside in Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and PEI). Applicants working in traditional and contemporary strategies in the disciplines of fine & media art, craft, and design are encouraged to apply.
Applicants may submit:
- a single piece or a series/body of work (subject to available space);
- individual or collaborative projects;
- existing pieces or a proposal for new work.
How to Apply:
Submissions must be received by 31 March 2014. Please include:
- CV (PDF)
- Brief description of your work, or a project proposal (PDF, 250 words max)
- Up to 10 images (JPEG, max 1 MB per image)
- Up to 5 minutes of audio/video (we cannot accept media sent by email; please include a link to audio/video hosted online, e.g. Vimeo)
- Image/media list (PDF) including title, medium, and dimensions (with notes and installation or technical requirements, if any). If you are submitting a project proposal, please indicate how these images relate to your planned work.
We are accepting online submissions only. Please send all supporting documents attached in one email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Y-Level exhibition will take place in May/June 2014.
Selected artists will be paid an honorarium.
Submissions for the Joe Osborne Gallery please visit our membership page.
Eyelevel Gallery is currently undergoing an application review of those submitted for the 31 October 2013 deadline. Thank you for your patience.