Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Center for Books Exhibition Proposal

Deadline: Ongoing

The Center for Books
Exhibition Proposal

New York, NY

The Center for Book Arts invites curators to submit exhibition proposals for our Main Gallery. There is no deadline: proposals are reviewed by the Center’s Exhibition Committee three or four times a year, however, the exhibition schedule is planned at least 15 months in advance.

This Exhibition Series is intended to provide contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object and/or related media, as well as to challenge traditional notions of the book arts. Exhibitions that feature a broad representation of media, site-specific installations, and performances are encouraged.

The Exhibitions Committee is especially interested in proposals for:
• Exhibitions that will further and/or challenge the discourse of book arts within a contemporary artistic criticism, particularly theme based explorations
• Exhibitions that will advance the field of traditional bookmaking practices, particularly by showing a wide range of artists
• Focused exhibitions of two to three artists that demonstrates a cohesive artistic trend or subject matter

The Exhibitions Committee will review all applications. Interested curators should submit a current resume noting past exhibitions organized with sample brochures, an exhibition proposal that articulates clearly the merit of the exhibition proposed with images, and a budget that considers special installation costs such as equipment, shipping, framing, etc.

The committee will review up to 20 images of work that is representative of the work you plan to include in the exhibition.

Download the Exhibition Proposal Guidelines: centerforbookarts.org/ProposalRequest [pdf]

Visit the website for full details: www.centerforbookarts.org

Application questions should be addressed to Alexander Campos, Executive Director, at acampos@centerforbookarts.org. Curators are strongly encouraged to discuss their application prior to submitting for review.