Following a month-long submission process and a one-month voting period, apexart is happy to announce the winning exhibition proposals for their International Open Call. The following four exhibitions will be presented in their respective locations around the world as part of the organization’s 2022–23 exhibition season.
apexart Open Call exhibitions are selected through a crowd-sourced voting process, in which hundreds of anonymous proposals are rated by an international jury of nearly 800 people. Jurors review only the written proposal idea, communicated in 500 words or less. This selection process ensures that the ideas are unique, compelling, and reflective of the people who want to see them transformed from a proposal into an exhibition. Our audience has been integrally involved in defining our mission and scope for almost 30 years.
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The four proposals were selected from 336 submissions by nearly 800 jurors, who cast over 20,000 votes. Proposals came from 70 countries and jurors came from 45 countries.
Sam Fein (Canton, Massachusetts, US)
Reveals the multi-billion dollar “Troubled Teen Industry” designed to modify socially-undesirable behavior of adolescent girls, with artworks created by survivors-turned-activists.
Memory Card: The Perk of Being Able to Remember
Sol Kim (Paris, France)
Considers the act of subjective human recollection as a sacred activity, in a time when technology’s “memory” threatens to make our own remembering obsolete.
Onyịnye Alheri and Carolina Policarpo (Maputo, Mozambique)
Highlights the ways that queer and trans Mozambicans and other Africans are undoing enforced social norms and demanding rights, pleasure, and freedom.
I saw the future, it’s so wonderful, there are Puerto Ricans (Vi el futuro, es maravilloso, hay puertorriqueñxs)
Mariana Ramos Ortiz (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Responds to the suggestion that Puerto Ricans are at the root of the archipelago’s problems by presenting works that consider new tools for colonial subjects to reclaim agency.