Alternatives 2021: Existence - Text and Image

Alternatives 2021: Existence - Text and Image


Call Type Exhibition
Call Eligibility National
Entry Dates 7/16/20, 12:00 AM - 9/27/20, 12:00 AM 23 Days Left
Entry Fee? Yes (35)
Alternatives 2021: Existence - Text and Image

54 E Union St
Athens 45701 United States


In times of uncertainty we examine how we exist in this time, space, and environment as individuals or a collective whole. Through the means of photography, we come to understand our existence and can tell a greater story by having text and image exist together. This exhibition seeks works that examine the interpretation of existing today through text and image.

"Existence – Text and Image" seeks submissions of poignant works that explore the artist’s interpretation of existence through the means of text and image. Artists utilizing broader spectrums of the medium’s practices including moving images and installations are also welcome.

"Existence – Text and Image" will be a presentation of Alternatives, a biennial juried exhibition organized by Ohio University’s MFA Photography + Integrated Media program in the School of Art + Design. Since its beginning in 1980, Alternatives has achieved national recognition for its leadership in forging new definitions in the medium by emphasizing the work of photographers in the conceptual forefront of the practice. The exhibition will be held in the Ohio University Art Gallery located in Athens, Ohio.

Juror: Efrem Zelony-Mendel. In conjunction with the opening reception, a series of events will be presented including a lecture by the juror.
Efrem Zelony-Mindell (they/them) is a curator, writer, and artist. Their curatorial endeavors include shows in New York City: n e w f l e s h, Are You Loathsome, Familiar Strange, and This Is Not Here. They write about art for Unseen, DEAR DAVE, VICE, Musée Magazine, SPOT, and essays for artists’ monographs. Their first book n e w f l e s h, published by Gnomic Book, is now available and has been collected by many international libraries and archives. They received their BFA from the School of Visual Arts and currently work in Brooklyn, NY.

Regarding the Application fee:
$35 for 5 images. $29 goes toward putting together this exhibition and the cost of return shipping, and $6 is kept by Slideroom.

No Size Restrictions

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September 27, 2020 - Entry Deadline

November 2, 2020 - Notification of Acceptance

January 10, 2021 - Artwork due to Gallery

January 19-February 20, 2021 - Exhibition Dates

Opening reception - January 21, 2021

Posted on: 7/16/20, 1:43 AM