Upcoming Exhibitions

 


 

Arrivals
October 18, 2020 – January 24, 2021

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, Enrique Chagoya, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Willie Cole, Vanessa German, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Titus Kaphar, Dorothea Lange, Annie Lopez, Dulce Pinzón, Sara Rahbar, Ben Shahn, Roger Shimomura, Saul Steinberg, Stephanie Syjuco, Thuan Vu, 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.

 


 

Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial
July 11 – September 19, 2021

The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: 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, whose objective is to support interdisciplinary artists who have expressed the desire to analyze their practice, and where curatorial ideas are tested in service to publishing books. In tandem with this work, Siddiqui writes and edits, having her work published in Hyperallergic, 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 also co-editing the anthology The Storytellers of Art Histories (Intellect Books, 2021). Siddiqui is a core faculty member at the School of Visual Art at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York and the Master of Arts in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.



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.