Deadline: April 18, 2008
Ellipse Arts Center and the WPA present
Curated by Sarah Tanguy
In their second collaboration, The Ellipse Arts Center and The Washington Project for the Arts are proud to present Uncommon Beauty. This exhibition of photo- and video-based works will be juried by Sarah Tanguy, from digital submissions, and will explore the relative definition of feminine beauty.
Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and critic, and curator for the ART in Embassies Program.
In contrast to the standards of the media and the fashion world, exhibiting artists for Uncommon Beauty will stake out alternative perspectives. While they are important topics, the overall focus of the exhibition is not our society's obsession with diet fads, obesity, and cosmetic intervention. Instead, the exhibition seeks to investigate the underpinnings of beauty and imperfection; how standards and ideals become formed and perceived; and the dynamics of self-esteem, self-hate and acceptance. The intent is to offer something different, unexpected, positive, or ambivalent; something that problematizes the notion of beauty without merely bashing it.
WORK TO BE CONSIDERED:
Original photography, video, photographic and/or video installations, and photo-based mixed media will be considered. Work must have been created within the past 2 years.
Three-dimensional or installation pieces must not exceed 10 feet in height and must be transportable through the 41" X 84" doors connected to the loading dock.
All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show.
ELIGIBILITY: The exhibition is open to all artists over 18 years old who are residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC.
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