Art in Odd Places

14th Street and Westbeth Gallery

Entry Deadline: May. 1

55 Bethune St
New York, NY 10014

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2018: BODY curated by Katya Grokhovsky invites proposals for its fourteenth annual public art and performance festival taking place along 14th Street in Manhattan, NY — from Avenue C to the Hudson River — and coinciding group exhibition at Westbeth Gallery.

BODY will present visual and performance art projects by women, female-identifying, and non-binary artists. AiOP welcomes innovative, interdisciplinary, and hybrid projects including installation, sculpture, performance, video, sound, and others, which will be presented simultaneously in the gallery and the public realm. We encourage projects that explore the locations’ history and heterogeneity, and that actively engage the public, both inside and on the street. The theme BODY explores agency, politics, and status of the ‘other’ in an urban environment. Selected artists will challenge notions and constructs of gender, age, beauty, contemporary ideas of self, death, sex, viscera, health, otherness, body image, language, memory, belonging. Artists will stage multimedia interdisciplinary projects, movement and participatory works, artifacts, and ephemera that resist categorization and investigate issues of exclusion, displacement, and absence.

NOTE: AiOP is realized by the volunteer efforts of all involved. We can provide advice and suggestions, but participants are responsible for all aspects of production —including installation, de-installation, and maintenance. AiOP does not provide permits for participating artist projects, and encourages works that do not need a permit.

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