Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL

Deadline: May 8, 2011 (RECEIVE)

Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL
New York, New York
October 1 to 10, 2011

Art in Odd Places (AIOP) invites artists working across disciplines to
propose projects for its seventh installment. Taking place from
October 1 to 10, 2011, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson
River in New York City, we encourage proposals that explore this
location's rich history, configuration, and heterogeneous communities.
The theme for the upcoming edition of AiOP is RITUAL including
Ceremony, Habituation, Myth, Obsession, Superstition, Liturgy, and it
will be informed by propositions on the sacred and profane in everyday
actions of people in public space.

This edition of AiOP seeks proposals that subtly disrupt the procedures of the everyday or emphasize the ritualistic character of small gestures or
acts in both religious and secular life, to establish temporary
moments of ecstatic contemplation in the public realm.

AiOP 2011: RITUAL offers artists the opportunity to make art outside
formal spaces by reconfiguring their artistic practice as public
actions or urban interventions without the confinement of a gallery or
museum space. AiOP 2011: RITUAL wants to engage passers-by, providing
them with a new perspective of an otherwise familiar environment
through site-specific installations, social and spatial interventions,
video and audio projects, performance, new media, and other inventive
practices. In addressing the distinct manifestations of ritual, the
festival aims to broaden the public's outlook on art, city dwelling,
and social conventions.

To apply visit for full guidelines and application forms.

AiOP 2011 Guest Curators: Trinidad Fombella and Kalia Brooks
AiOP Founder and Director: Ed Woodham
AiOP Festival Producer: Lucia Warck Meister