Calling all artists! From paintings, to photography, to installations — we are looking for submissions to fill the SOMArts Bay Gallery for URBAN x INDIGENOUS IV. We are currently accepting visual and literary submissions only (performance submissions will be open in January 2018).
Now, more than ever, must (re)unite in strength and resilience. As UxI enters our fourth year, we seek art that challenges the forces that attempt to divide us, that speaks to the power of uniting in the face of adversity. How do we reclaim our belonging to our lands, to our ancestors, and to each other? How do we use art to shift our urban environments towards collective wellness and ensure our movements are rooted in fullest, most whole expressions of our being? How do we unite across the borders that have been created for us to re-envision how we live together, how we resist together, and how we shape the future for our generations yet to come? Can we achieve a way of solidarity that still embraces our differences?
Submissions that best reflect the spirit of “Unite the Tribes” will be selected as our Featured Conversations. A separate call for performance submissions will be released in in January 2018, and artists will be prompted to respond to and/or engage with the Featured Conversations through their performance. By creating a space for engagement between art and artists of different mediums, UxI IV will be a space that evolves creative expression into critical dialogue.
For more info and submission guidelines, please visit: https://urbanxindigenous.wordpress.com/blog/