Call for Entries: CONTEXT

6 Sep

Art Exhibit CONTEXT

At Columbia / Barnard’s Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, New York, NY.

October 11 – November 29, 2012

The Jewish Art Salon and Oholiav are collaborating on a series of inter-disciplinary events in October & November 2012. These will be hosted by the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life at Columbia /Barnard University, 606 W 115 Street, New York, NY 10025.

Come celebrate with text, around text, through text, about text, and without text.
There will be two visual art exhibits, one called TEXT, the other CONTEXT. TEXT will consist of Ellen Alt‘s 15 her text-based art works, mainly black and white. CONTEXT will be a group exhibit of 2-D visual art.

We are looking for artworks about text, writing and language. The text should be the basis for the imagery. Using words is possible, but more as an abstraction. Text as Art. The text does not have to be Jewish. The text IS the imagery.

Some artists as reference for this idea: Moshe Castel, Cy Twombly, Shirin Neshat, Franz Kline. NOT applicable: calligraphy, or images that are an illustration of text.

Ellen Alt, Timna Burston (Oholiav) and Yona Verwer (Jewish Art Salon).

Application information available here.

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