Diasporic Futurism

Curated by Leah King and Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera
Deadline: 
Apr 7, 2020

Root Division invites artists responding to themes of futurist aesthetics to apply for its upcoming exhibition entitled Diasporic Futurism curated by Leah King and Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera. The exhibition will be presented in July 2020 at Root Division.

Dreaming of expansive freedoms is a fundamental part of envisioning new realities for oppressed peoples. This exhibition was formed from the desire to look to our many diasporic pasts to imagine futures free of sociopolitical struggle. This open call looks for artworks that embrace beauty, erotica, belonging, sex, and joy, while fully recognizing what has been endured in order to achieve liberation.

Diasporic Futurism will feature artists from throughout the Bay Area who are interrogating the definition of futurism as it relates to the movement of diasporic peoples. Applying artists should explore futurism as it relates to their personal history within and beyond forced diasporas and may include science fiction/fantasy, visual design, 2-D and 3-D artwork, comics, immersive sound, textile, or video.

Confirmed Artists include: Hal King, Tanna Tucker, Madame Bessie Snow, Leah King, Cristina Victor, Sofia Cordova, and Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera

Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply.
Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Exhibition Dates: Jul 9, 2020 to Aug 8, 2020

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Application Form: https://docs.google.com/...
2. Email to submissions@rootdivision containing all of the below:
- Artist Statement
- CV
- 4 Images: Artists may submit up to four jpeg images of completed works. Video links can be hyperlinked in the submission form. If you are proposing a new work, please send images of completed projects with your proposal.
3. $10 Submission Fee
E-payment can be made via this page at this link: https://rootdivision.org...
or by submitting a $10 check or money order made payable to Root Division, mailed to: Root Division, Attn: Diasporic Futurism, 1131 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.
Please note that the $10 fee must be on file by Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm for the email submission to be considered.

TO SUBMIT:
Please email application attachments to submissions@rootdivision...

SELECTED ARTISTS:
Artists will be notified about inclusion in April of 2020.

QUESTIONS:
Call 415.863.7668 or email Renée Rhodes, Art Programs Manager at renee@rootdivision.org with any questions.