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Call for Art + Poetry: Article 13

Curated by Sandra Rouse and Anne Liljedahl for The LAB at Collar Works

The title of the exhibition refers to the 13th Article of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “the right to free movement in and out of the country.” Visual artists residing within a 65 mile radius of Troy, NY are invited to submit works that heighten awareness about the international plight of migration in all its physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions.

The installation will include visual works, poetry, video, and two events, subsequent to the opening of the exhibition, a poetry reading and a forum on Sanctuary Cities sponsored by the ACLU will be presented.

Visual works and poems selected will be published in a book documenting the exhibition. Copyright will reside with the curators and the book will be available print-on-demand.

Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $15
Exhibit Dates: March 30, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30, 2018 5-8pm
Location: The LAB at Collar Works, 621 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Curatorial Statement

Borderlines have been with us for most of recorded history. Forced human migration and diasporas emerge from tribal elements of civilization. Early in our own history, we witnessed the exodus of Native Americans to the far frontier. The United Nations has declared the right to (freedom of) movement within the borders of a State as well as the right to leave and to return,  and in addition, the right to enjoy asylum from persecution which is part of Article 14.  Visual artists are invited to submit works that heighten awareness about the international human plight of migration in all its physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions.

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Artist + Curatorial Proposals – Ongoing Call

Are you an artist or curator interested in proposing your work to be considered for an exhibition at Collar Works? 

Collar Works is seeking emerging and underrepresented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks to exhibit at our 4,000 square foot contemporary gallery space, located in Troy, NY. Striving to expand the current art vernacular in New York’s capital region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks.

Artists interested in submitting their artworks for consideration in exhibitions or individuals interested in submitting curatorial proposals, must fill out a submission form and adhere to guidelines.  Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by an exhibition committee of artists and arts professionals.