2018 EXHIBITION CALL #1 DMZ Museum in South Korea
Theme: LIMINAL SPACE
· Exhibition Venue: DMZ Museum in South Korea (www.dmzmuseum.com)
· Curators: Joo Yeon Woo and Dr. George Rivera
· Dates of show: June 22 ~ December 22, 2018
· Opening Reception: Friday, June 22 , 2018
· Date artwork delivered to George Rivera’s home: May 1, 2018
· Date support material uploaded to Goggle Drive: May 1, 2018 Michelle Fisher is in charge firstname.lastname@example.org
· Provide notice if you want your work returned to you or placed in UT Austin Archive. Kimberly Putnam in charge email@example.com)
Each artist will create and submit 3 pieces
· Make a diptych with 2 separate pieces that are related, each piece should be 8 ½’ x 11” two-dimensional
· Make 1, 8 ½” x 11” jpg photo/ text projection image
1. Diptych, 2@ 8 ½” x 11” Pieces:
Please make a diptych with 2 pieces that addresses the theme of liminal space relating to notions about the “DMZ”, interpersonal, existential, environmental, social/political, etc..space…virtually interpret the idea of liminal in whatever way you wish.
For idea about liminal space and the DMZ, please read Joo Woo’s essay, “On the way of to the DMZ” and information on liminal space on page 4-5 at the end of this document.
The 2 separate pieces must be no larger than 8.5” x 11” and must relate to each other in some way. Think about the space in between the pieces. This might factor into the concept of liminal space.
Liminality in Art <https://skonieczna.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/liminality-in-art/>
From Latin limen meaning threshold ‘liminality’ is an existential (metaphysical) subjective, state and realm of hovering ‘between and betwixt’ of two (or more) different planes, spaces and/or existential qualities. First described in anthropology (Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner) as a social theory of the liminal states – spaces of a ‘temporary outcast’ when an individual or a group is being placed by the society on its margin in a ritual of purification and/or recognition. It has got also its usage in the contemporary psychology where the liminal means sub- or unconscious state with one’s sense identity being ‘hold’ or dissolved to some extent. In contemporary philosophy J. Derrida has been called the ‘philosopher of the liminal’ due to his deconstruction attempts of the integral and solid tissue of materiality (more about it in the next parts of this series).
· Each of the two pieces of the diptych must be NO LARGER than 8.5” x 11” which includes a mat
· The art work must be professionally matted and the outside dimension of the mat must be EXACTLY 8.5” x 11,” no larger or smaller. The width of the mat and, subsequently, how much of the art is showing, is up to you.
a. Please mount your work on mat board PLEASE DO NOT USE FOAM CORE because it is too thick
b. Professionally mat the work on the front with a mat width of your choice
c. The mat NEEDS to be white or off-white to make the show look cohesive
d. And again the outside dimension of the mat must be exactly 8.5” x 11”
e. DO NOT attach a clear Duralar sheet on the front of the work, NO tape, and NO hanger on the backside of the work. All artworks will be framed at the DMZ museum with simple white metal frames.
f. The work can be a new piece or a piece that was made in the last 2 years. Please NO REPRODUCTIONS.
g. Please clearly and professionally label your work on the back mat board with the following information:
Example: Liminal Space
South Korea DMZ
June 22, 2018
2. Make 1 jpg Projection Image:
Please submit one jpg image for a PHOTO & TEXT PROJECTION PROJECT. Make one image of a black & white portrait photo of yourself from the shoulders up ON A WHITE BACKGROUND together with a statement in 8 words or less to the following: The DMZ Zone is ....... "The DMZ Zone is" does not count as part of your 8 words.
· INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHOTO & TEXT PROJECTION PROJECT
On an 8.5"X11" sheet
On the top 7 inches of the page, place a black & white
image of yourself (SHOULDERSs AND HEAD SHOT) on a WHITE BACKGROUND
On the bottom 4 inches of the page, in STENCIL font , REGULAR AT 60 PT., for text all centered and white letters and black background
FIRST TYPE IN The DMZ Zone is & THEN IN 8 WORDS OR LESS
COMPLETE A PHRASE, WORDS, ETC. OF WHAT YOUR RESPONSE IS TO “The DMZ Zone is .......”
** You will receive the Photoshop file (psd format) of the example (an example of George’s photo and text) via email. The example psd file contains the separate layers of image, text, and background color. If you have hard time following the instruction above, you can simply replace his contents with yours, but keep the same format on the psd file.
Support Materials: Please upload support materials to Goggle Drive.
Michelle Fisher will email the link to upload all your files.
· If you have any problems accessing Google drive, please contact Kim Putnam (firstname.lastname@example.org).
· International Artnauts feel free to contact Michelle (email@example.com) directly to upload your work.
1. a word document with your name, title of the work, medium, year
label this document like this: your last name_title
2. a high resolution jpeg of your work (300 dpi, size does not matter)
label this jpeg: your last name_jpg
3. a word document with a ½ page, single spaced, resume that highlights your education, employment, and most recent shows, awards, etc.
label this document: your last name_resume
4. a word document with a short description of the work: 3-4-5 sentences that highlights the intent of the work. This will help Joo and George explain your work to others. Please us simple, clear language.
label this document: your last name_description
Post Show Art Work Process PLEASE READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY
· For continuing members who have signed waivers, your work will be placed into the University of Texas, Austin, George Rivera Papers’ Archive.
· If you are a continuing member and you have yet to sign a waiver or you are a new member you must sign a waiver to have your work put into the UT Austin Archive. The waiver is attached to the end of the show call… please sign the waiver and electronically send to Kim Putnam. firstname.lastname@example.org
· If you do not want your work put into the archive, you will need to arrange with George to pick up your work at his CU office or provide a pre-paid, return postage and envelope when you send your work on May 1 to George. Again, please let Kim Putman know your plans for your work.
SEND ART WORK TO GEORGE RIVERA BY May 1, 2018 at:
3860 Depew Street
Denver, CO 80212
phone: 303 432-9532
Please let Joo and George know if you will you be traveling to this show asap so that he can give you flight and hotel information.
· Fee for show: $300 *
· Fee due: POSTMARKED, May 1, 2018 (LATE FEE: $50)
checks made out to: ARTNAUTS LLC
send to: Martha Russo, 1209 Rock Lake Road, Ward, CO 80481
· Remember if you collaborate with another Artnaut, each artist pays the full fee
PLEASE READ THE SPECIFICATIONS CAREFULLY, SAVE THIS DOCUMENT, ASK QUESTIONS NOW and ANY TIME. AND ALL SHOW CALLS WILL NOW BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE UNDER 2018 EXHIBITION CALLS.
Content of call: Joo and George email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
About uploading materials: Michelle and Kimberly email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
All other questions: Martha email@example.com
SCROLL DOWN FOR WAIVER AND JOO’S ESSAY
WAIVER to RELEASE ARTNAUTS WORKS
to DR. GEORGE RIVERA’S ARCHIVES at the NETTIE LEE BENSON LATIN AMERICAN COLLECTION at the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN
The signing of this document signifies permission to release artworks listed below made by (please print your name), ____________________________________, made for ARTNAUTS’ exhibitions, under the leadership of Dr. George Rivera, University of Colorado, Boulder to the Dr. George Rivera’s archives at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas, Austin.
· The work may only be exhibited under the umbrella of Dr. George Rivera’s archives that is managed by the University of Texas, Austin.
· The work may never be sold but remain in the archive in perpetuity.
· Images of the works may be used with proper identification only for research purposes and other publications that pertain to the history of the ARTNAUTS and the archives of Dr. George Rivera.
Print your name
Sign your name date
List of works:
From Joo’s catalog essay…..On the way to the DMZ
The DMZ (The Korean Demilitarized Zone) is the most militarized border as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. It was established on July 27, 1953, when the Armistice Agreement was made at Panmunjeom (the home of the Joint Security Area). No peace treaty has ever been signed, the two Koreas have ceased the fire for over 60 years. As Military activities are forbidden in the DMZ, ironically, the space remains the most tranquil and unreachable place.
Painful memories have been cumulated for the decades. Song Soo-Hwan was a government engineer who was working at the Central Government Complex in Seoul. He stayed behind in the city where North Korean troops were entering to take care of the government work while his family left for his hometown in the south. His wife who believed to see him soon was not able to see her husband again. No one knows what happened to him when he was evacuating or if he was even be able to evacuate on time. The 25-year-old wife waited for him for 62 years until she passed away. This is the story of my maternal grandfather and grandmother. There are many more stories of missing or separated families on both sides of the DMZ in Korean Peninsula.
The missiles, however, cover up the stories that should be told. The power of nuclear weapons in the global media preoccupies the human voices on the war, peace, and memories. Some people bring up another war as an option so easily by forgetting the fact that there are actually people living in North and South Korea. They also hardly imagine that the war has separated people who love each other and are longing to see their wives, husbands, brothers, sisters, and friends again: just once before their last breath. This exhibition is an effort to share the hidden voices of the people that we cannot hear from news coverages.
To present this effort, ARTNAUTS came to the DMZ Museum. On the way to the museum, when we pass through the checkpoint and complete security instructions at the Civilian Passage Restriction Line, we realize the war as part of our own experience. Thus, I am grateful to ARTNAUTS members in terms of reaching an agreement to come to the DMZ and expressing their own perspectives on the war and the scars of the Cold War era.
I want to express my deep appreciation to Rhee Won Chan, director of the DMZ museum, Noh Yeon Su and Kim Nam Gyun, curators of the museum, for their generous support for ARTNAUTS exhibition and catalogue production. I thank Dr. Tae-Eun Kim for her expertise and careful work on proofreading and translation for the catalogue and exhibition events. I also want to thank Korean artist friends and volunteers for their enthusiastic assistance. Lastly, I would like to remark that though the artists own the pieces in this exhibition, the owners of the inspirations and hopes for peace that fill the art are all of us in the past, present, and future.
-Joo Yeon Woo