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CALL FOR ART Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art

September 13, 2013

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The Women’s Caucus for Art’s International Caucus has created a wonderful opportunity for women artists to showcase their work in China. Links at the bottom of the page will take you to the call for art. The following is from the Caucus’s webpage:

“WCA’s International Caucus has created a global opportunity for BOTH women artists and essayists.   We are so very fortunate to offer this unprecedented, art-based cultural exchange for women artists and essayists in the US to exhibit and share their work with women artists in China at LuXun  Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang. Luxun Academy is one of the premier art academies in China. We are also privileged to have some amazing jurors:  Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, for the art and Terri Weissman, assistant professor of Art History at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for the essays.

Call for Art Theme/Background
Almost a half-century ago, Chairman Mao Zedong, who famously said “Women hold up half the sky,” believed women’s active participation in reform would solve China’s economic and societal challenges. More recently, women and men leaders across the world are calling for women’s voices to be heard in all decision making. The theme is now a movement, a documentary, a musical recording. Michelle Bachelet, head of UN Women, opened the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2013 conference by extolling the benefits of being 53% of the world’s population.  “Women do not need permission, they simply need to speak and act.”

Artists are encouraged to interpret this theme broadly. What does it mean to be the majority of the world’s population? What must women do to hold up their “half”? How do women from different cultures interpret this responsibility, this call to action? How do we encourage and support each other through art?”

 

Visit http://wcainternationalcaucus.weebly.com/call-for-art-half-the-sky-intersections-in-social-practice-art.html

to learn more about this exciting exhibition and to enter your art. The entry deadline is October 6th.

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