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Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014
Submit to Vox X
Juried by Howie Chen and Matthew Brannon

Vox Populi is happy to announce an open call for VOX X – our tenth annual juried exhibition of emerging artists, which will take place July 11–August 1, 2014. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2014.

To apply, download a prospectus here and follow the instructions. The application is on SlideRoom and can be accessed here.

Howie Chen
Howie Chen is a New York–based curator involved in collaborative art production and research. Chen is a founder of Dispatch, a curatorial production office and project space founded in New York City, later transitioning to a peripatetic exhibition model. His past curatorial experience includes organizing exhibitions and programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA P.S.1 among other international institutions. Chen is currently teaching critical theory at the New York University Steinhardt School and Parsons The New School for Design. He is a lecturer and research affiliate at the Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT.

Matthew Brannon
Matthew Brannon is an American artist living and working in New York City. Brannon studied visual arts, art theory and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and received a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University in New York. Beginning in January of 2011, he presented a major body of work at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. This solo exhibition, A question answered with a quote, is the third adaptation of two prior exhibitions; Reservations, at Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraitchal, Germany, and Mouse Trap, Light Switch, at the Museum M, Leuven, Belgium. Other solo museum exhibitions include; Where Were We, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York and Try and Be Grateful, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto. He is also the author of the novels Antelope (2013) and Leopard (2014) as well as a biographer of the late actor Laurence Harvey.

Curators Statement
Our show seeks to be a personal selection of what we feel to be the most interesting art work submitted. Along with the more traditional mediums of painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, conceptual, video and performance art we also encourage the submission of sound, text, spoken word, dance, comedy, cooking, large scale painting… As a new century begins and the last still informs every move we make an anxiety of where we are takes many forms from the personal to the political.

And if you’re stuck, and if you’re unsure, and if you’re unmotivated we offer you the following k?ans to use as you will:

• “There’s a poisonous snake on the southern side of the mountain. All of you
should look at it carefully!”
• “What’s the use of making an excursion with these fellows today?”
• “What is the matter of extraordinary wonder?”
• “Why do you draw a circle in addition to that?”
• “Where have you come from?”
• “Why don’t you say anything else, Elder?”
• “What is it if a man who has died a great Death comes back to life?”
• “What kind of place is it where there is neither cold nor heat?”
• “If you can say something, then let’s go farther.”
• “What is the sharpest sword?”

Applicants may submit up to 5 images in any media. Application fee is $35.


posted: April 3, 2014 topics: