Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Festival of Appropriation: CALL FOR ARTISTS

@ The Soap Factory/Walker Art Center/mnartists.org

Entry Deadline: Monday, August 20, 2007

This two week event in November 2007 will bring together collage, assemblage and mixed media artists, working with two and three dimensional visual collage and assemblage, along with works of audio and video collage, to celebrate the art of appropriation. The event will feature an exhibition at The Soap Factory and a film screening at The Walker Art Center. Participating artists will also be included in a special curated section at the mnartists site, with potential to be highlighted in November's access+ENGAGE newsletter focusing on the art of appropriation.

Appropriation is an important historical practice in art-making, in which the artist uses a previously existing form, image or sound in new ways. The creative effort is defined by the inspired selection and manipulation of found materials. The end result is a strangely familiar, yet altogether new creation.

We are looking for innovative and interesting work by Minnesota artists for this year’s Festival Of Appropriation.

A competitive selection process will be conducted by a team of creator/curators. Selected Festival works will be featured in a two week exhibition at the Soap Factory, and film screening at The Walker Art Center.

For consideration, works must be on display at mnartists.org. The curators will utilize this website exclusively in their search for Minnesota collage artists. It’s free to set up a page at mnartists.org, if you haven’t already. Just click the “Join / Subscribe” button near the top of the main page. If you need help, visit the “Help / Info” page, also linked to from the main page at mnartists.org.

To submit your work for this year’s exhibition, once you’ve established an mnartists page for yourself, just send an email to the address below, including the URL for your artist’s page at mnartists.org. There is no entry fee to submit work.

The Festival of Appropriation, presented by mnartists.org, will open Friday, November 2nd at The Soap Factory and is curated by Some Assembly Required's Jonathan Nelson and l'etoile magazine's Kate Iverson.

Please direct questions to: kate@letoilemagazine.com

For more info about the Festival of Appropriation:

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