Xpace Cultural Centre seeks submissions by emerging and/or student artists on the subject of where films sets and installation art merge. The exhibition, titled, “Installation as a Subversive Art” (in reference to Amos Vogel’s seminal film history book) hopes to explore how installation art can translate the magic that occurs from films sets into the gallery setting. Fantasy and playfulness contribute to a successful film set. If installation art’s mandate is to fully engage the viewer in a physical space, what can artists learn from film and television sets?

“Installation as a Subversive Art” seeks to explore how to make the most of experiencing a work of art. The show asks, how can we derive the maximum amount of pleasure from a piece? How is enjoyment quantified?  

Curated by Katie Kotler, the exhibition will run from November 3-December 9, 2017. Work in all mediums will be considered (including, but not limited to: sound, drawing, painting, photography, video, sculpture, installation, and performance).

Selected artists will be notified by early October. All selected participants will be paid a project fee for the exhibition.

To apply, you must provide:

1. Artist Statement (250-500 words): The Artist Statement should give a description of your overall practice as it relates to the project you are proposing.

2. Project Description (250-500 words): The project description should give a clear and concrete description of the work you are proposing for installation.

3. Curriculum Vitae (Max 3 pages): Your CV should include education and exhibition history, as well as any relevant experience, reviews, etc.

4. Visual Support Material with accompanying Support Material List (5-10 images and/or minutes of video): Images must be in JPG format. You may provide links to video work/documentation.

DEADLINE: September 25, 2017, 11:59pm

For any questions, please contact Katie Kotler at katie@xpace.info

Xpace Cultural Centre seeks submissions by students and recently graduated artists and/or animators for Expedition Elsewhere, a group exhibition that dives into animation’s adventurous and exploratory potentials. Curated by Amanda Low and Philip Ocampo, the show aims to place the animator in the role of the expeditioner, using the medium of animation as a tool for innovative discovery, and leading the viewer into places unseen and worlds uncharted. Artists are invited to explore the medium of animation through unconventional means. This exhibition will move the animation-viewing experience beyond the act of simply gazing at a screen: spacial integration allows the animator to transport the body into the realities they create, and to inspire awe and wonder on a more expansive scale.

This exhibition prioritizes artists that are Indigenous, Black, people of color, women, LGBTQ2+, people with disabilities, and other marginalized communities.

The exhibition will run from April 6-May 5, 2018. Selected artists will be notified in November 2017. All selected participants will be paid a project fee for the exhibition.

To apply, you must provide:

1. Artist Statement (250-500 words): The Artist Statement should give a description of your overall practice as it relates to the project you are proposing.

2. Project Description (250-500 words): The project description should give a clear and concrete description of the work you are proposing for installation.

3. Curriculum Vitae (Max 3 pages): Your CV should include education and exhibition history, as well as any relevant experience, reviews, etc.

4. Visual Support Material with accompanying Support Material List (5-10 images and/or minutes of video): Images must be in JPG format. You may provide links to video work/documentation.

DEADLINE: October 25, 2017, 11:59pm

For any questions, please contact Genevieve Wallen at genevieve@xpace.info