Call from Exit Art: Social Environmental Aesthetics

In 2009-2010, Exit Art’s subterranean venue, Exit Underground, will present five exhibitions for its new initiative SEA (Social Environmental Aesthetics). SEA’s central mission is “to provide a vehicle through which the public can be made aware of socially and environmentally engaged work, and to provide a forum for collaboration between artists, scientists, activists, scholars and the public” through exhibitions, performances, panels and a permanent archive. SEA uses a curatorial model called ConceptPlus, which begins with a theme or concept that is then publicized through a call for proposals. The exhibitions and their entry due dates are: “Vertical Gardens” (January 15, 2009), “End of Oil” and “America for Sale” (both February 15, 2009) and “Consume” and “Contemporary Slavery” (both March 15, 2009). Exit Art is a 25-year-old cultural center in New York City founded by Directors Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo. [LINK]
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