Organization: Art Handlers Alliance / Interference Archive
Country: United States
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Application Deadline: 10/16/2015
The Art Handlers Alliance of New York and Interference Archive invite submissions to an exhibition addressing the history of cultural workers movements and activism within New York City. We are looking specifically at prior and current art workers movements and the strategies utilized to solicit and organize members/participants and plan and execute demonstrations. Exhibition materials include ephemera and photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, and other documentation of labor disputes and strategies for organizing workers. Artists whose works address any of the previously mentioned issues or reflect critically on the conditions of labor within the culture industry are encouraged to submit.
EXHIBITION DATES: December 3, 2015 – December 31, 2015
LOCATION: Interference Archive. 131 8th Street. #4 Brooklyn, NY 11215
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
1. Up to 5 images or link(s) to 5 minutes of video.
• File Format: JPEGs
• Dimensions: No larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side
• File Resolution: 72 DPI
2. Image list. Must include:
• Artist’s Name
• Date of Work
• You may include a brief description for each image. Optional.
3. A one-page resume/CV.
4. Artist’s statement. Optional.
5. Submit all documents as PDFs.
MEDIA ACCEPTED: Open to all media. [Video/Media artists, if selected may need to provide their own equipment. A projector and two iPads are available]
NOTIFICATION: Accepted artists will be notified via email by October 30th.
DROP OFF: Drop off of accepted artwork will be November 21st at Interference Archive from noon-4pm. Mailed artwork must arrive by November 20th and include return shipping label/postage/etc.
PICK UP: Artists (or their representative) are responsible for picking up artwork on January 8th, noon to 4pm. Return of mailed artwork with return postage will begin on January 8th.
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES TO REMEMBER*:
October 16, 2015 – Entries due
November 2, 2015 – Confirm participation & ability to meet all deadlines
November 20, 2015 – Mailed artwork must be received by
November 21, 2015 – Artwork drop-off
December 3, 2015 – Opening
January 8, 2016 – Artwork pick-up
* Selected artists must be able to meet all deadline dates.
Art Handlers Alliance of New York (AHA-NY):
AHA is a group of art handlers, cultural workers, and like-minded individuals advocating for Art Handlers rights. AHA meetings offer an expanded conversation regarding the unfixed nature of ‘creative’ labor and are focused on the development of potential new forms of organization and collective bargaining to address the contemporary challenges faced by workers involved in the transport, display, storage, and preservation of art objects. The meetings are open to the public and topics of discussion include: health benefits, fair wages, job protection, better working conditions, and solidarity amongst freelance, part-time, and full-time art handlers. http://www.arthandlersalliance.org/
The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including as exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements.
The archive contains many kinds of objects that are created as part of social movements by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, photographs, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, and other materials.
As an all-volunteer organization, all members of our community are welcome and encouraged to shape our collection and programming; we are a space for all volunteers to learn from each other and develop new skills. We work in collaboration with like-minded projects, and encourage critical as well as creative engagement with our own histories and current struggles. http://interferencearchive.org/