This will be a great show! I am so glad their call for submissions deadline was extended to December 1st!
A Juried exhibition presented by the OCC and Toronto Craft Alert
Show dates extended to January 20 – March 1, 2009 Deadline for Entry: 5 p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2008
One of the fastest growing and contested sites of contemporary culture is the DIY movement. Broadly speaking, DIY is a socio-political stance enacted through the processes of creating. In reaction to multi-national corporations and modern industrial society’s basis in mass-production, DIY stresses the importance of thinking globally and making locally. At the same time, each community practicing DIY has its own approach, and consuming less as a political statement is often found in tandem with aesthetic concerns.
There is no common definition for DIY, and as it becomes more mainstream, the act of distinguishing a particular mode of making according to “do it yourself”, is an issue that continues to be raised. Hosting a DIY exhibition in partnership between the OCC and Toronto Craft Alert is an attempt to bring so-called ‘fine craft’ into dialogue with DIY, and explore the ways in which they intersect and diverge.
BASIC SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- 1 -2 press-quality digital images (see below requirements), with image information (title, medium, year, dimensions).
- 1 copy of a current cv, artist statement and/or biography.
- 1 minimum 300 word response to “What does DIY mean to you?”.
- A $10 fee, payable by cash, cheque or credit card. Fees are non-refundable.
JURORS 1) Jen Anisef 2) Michelle Rothstein 3) Allyson Mitchell
See the Call for entry for more details