Upcoming Exhibitions

 


Still / Live

March 16 – June 27, 2021


Still/Live
explores how contemporary artists working in photography, video, and new media are reimagining the genre of Still Life. Since ancient times, these seemingly simple depictions of every-day objects have disguised rich layers of symbolic associations and meanings, from religious allegories to political messages. Most of all, throughout history artists have used Still Lifes to reflect on the passage of time. The artists represented in Still/Live use new technologies to expand and enrich the Still Life tradition’s connections to time. In doing so, they explore themes that are especially relevant to our lives today: the blurring of the lines between what’s real and what’s virtual, between truth and fiction, and between appearance and reality.

Image Credits:

Ori Gersht, New Orders, Ever Time 03, 2018, Archival pigment print, 13 3/4 x 16 1/2 in.
Beatrice Scaccia, My Hope Chest, 2020 (film still), Single channel digital stop motion animation, 10 min
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), I am an American, Oakland, 1942, Photographic print, 44 x 34 in.
Cynthia Greig, Still Life with Peaches (after Sam Taylor-Wood), 2009-10, Single-channel video loop

Beatrice Scaccia: My Hope ChestMarch 16 – June 27, 2021
 

 

For the Spot Gallery, Italian artist Beatrice Scaccia has created My Hope Chest, an installation that comprises a stop-motion animation and portrait busts.

Image Credits:
Beatrice Scaccia, My Hope Chest, 2020 (film still), Single channel digital stop motion animation, 10 min

Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial

July 11 – September 19, 2021

The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial, July 11 – September 19, 2021. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets and authors whose work explores connections between the past and present. This includes, but is not limited to, work that:

  • Engages with personal or family history
  • Examines the idea and form of the archive, or the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed
  • Borrows from the history of art
  • Challenges the dominant narrative of (art) history and questions what and who that history includes and excludes

With Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, the KMA seeks to present a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally, and globally. In doing so, the Museum hopes to build networks of artists around the world. Awards will be granted to the top three submissions.


About Yasmeen Siddiqui
Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of Minerva Projects, an independent art press whose objective is to cultivate writing about the visual arts through an interdisciplinary and literary lens. In tandem with this work, Siddiqui lectures, writes, and edits; having her work published in artist and exhibition catalogues, as well as on Hyperallergic, and in ART PAPERS, Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA, and The Brooklyn Rail. Current projects include a book length manuscript on the subject of home and a series of essays considering authoritarianism through the works of artists and authors. She is co-editing the anthology Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: The Storytellers of Art Histories (Intellect Books, 2021). She has been the recipient of 2018 Ucross Foundation Residency Fellow; 2018 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominee; 2008 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute.


Minerva Projects, Founding Director, minervaprojects.org,
director@minervaprojects.org
2018 Ucross Foundation Residency Fellow
2018 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominee
2008 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship

 


IMPORTANT DATES
(All dates are for 2021)

  • April 2: Deadline for submission of artworks
  • April 30: Notification of accepted artists by email and web posting
  • July 2-3: Deadline for receipt of all artwork
  • July 10: 1st Look Preview Opening
  • July 11: Members and Public Openings
  • September 19: Exhibition closes
  • September 20: Artists, or their shippers, pick up artwork.
    (Artwork not picked up will incur a $50 per day storage fee).

FEES AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
To submit work, follow this link to the CaFÉ submission platform. To download a PDF of the prospectus click here.

ArrivalsOctober 3, 2021 – January 23, 2022
 


Arrivals call forth origin stories. How did we get here? Where did we come from? Americans have remarkably varied stories to share, having come to call this country home in so many different ways: by conquest, displacement, colonialism, the slave trade, voluntary migration, and more. This exhibition focuses on a select series of arrival moments—Columbus, the Middle Passage, the Pilgrims, Ellis Island, the southern border today, among others—in order to look at how artists over time have explored some of the myths and narratives around what it means to be American.

Arrivals, guest curated by Heather Ewing, will feature some 50 works spanning the 16th century to the present. Artists represented in the exhibition include Norman Akers, Katrina Andry, Enrique Chagoya, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Willie Cole, Vanessa German, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Titus Kaphar, Dorothea Lange, Annie Lopez, Dulce Pinzón, Sara Rahbar, Faith Ringgold, Ben Shahn, Roger Shimomura, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Saul Steinberg, Stephanie Syjuco, Thuan Vu, Flo Oy Wong and N.C. Wyeth. Their works offer a multiplicity of perspectives on signal moments of arrival, confronting ideas of belonging, othering, storytelling, the memory of ancestors, displacement, race, resilience and perseverance. They shed light on the different ways that the country has responded to societal change and changing demographics, and on the variety of strategies that artists have employed as they grapple with the myths and complexities of America’s most cherished ideals.

Image Credits:
Titus Kaphar (b. 1976), Columbus Day Painting, 2014, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 67 ¾ x 90 ¾ x 4 in,
Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman on long term loan to Orlando Museum of Art