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2020 Exhibition Season Open Call
January 16, 2020 - February 17, 2020Free
2020 Exhibition season Open Call for Participating artists
Deadline February 17th
(All submission except for Pink Flamingo are due February 17th)
Flux Factory is seeking artists and creators to participate in our 2020 exhibition Season. Each year Flux Factory hosts four group exhibitions, organized by emerging curators selected from the wide cohort of recent Flux Factory Artists-in-Residence.
Known for thoughtful interactivity, collaboration and playful programming, each of the 2020 exhibitions explore questions of community and interdependence through an experimental lens. Please visit our 2019 group exhibitions to view past projects: Talk Back, Wicket Leeks, Must They Also Be Gods, and RUB.
Each exhibition has unique requirements and needs, so please read the guidelines thoroughly and apply to the exhibition that best suits your work. Every participating artist, educator, cook, musician, designer, and so on, will be paid a stipend for their participation.
Thanks in part to the DCLA Disability Forward Fund, priority will be given to artists living with a disability or artists whose work addresses issues of disability and accessibility.
May 1st – May 24th, 2020
Curated by Sarah Dahlinger, Cayla Lockwood and Nat Roe
Din Din is a group exhibition and experimental diner, a social space with food-centric artworks and public events. The exhibition will be segmented into 3 thematic weeks: family and tradition; death and food cycles; and kitsch and Americana. Much like the abundance of offerings on a classic diner menu, this multi-theme program celebrates the many aspects and intricacies of food in relation to community, environment, and the imagination. Proposals in the following categories are welcome: tableware and furniture; artworks; cookbooks or written works; meals and food-based events or performances.
where will i be buried*
June 5th – June 28th, 2020
Curated by Muse Dodd and Catherine Feliz, concept co-created by Jasdeep Kang
where will I be buried?* is a whisper, a vigil, a torn photograph in a lovers wallet, a plea.where will I be buried?* is a group show for Queer and Trans* People of Color that honors our experiences in life and death and the spaces in-between. Through installation, performance, film screenings and community dialogue this exhibit will connect diverse diasporas around the non-permanence of memory, home, maintaining and changing cultural traditions and legacy.
where will I be buried?* invites proposals for installations, workshops, performances, gatherings, walks, spoken word, screenings, visual arts, video, sound works, panels, grassroots, poetry and more!
Pink Flamingo: Clubs in Flux
July 17th – August 9th, 2020
Curated by Jess Dilday and Anton Lapov
Pink Flamingo: Clubs in Flux seeks artists to imagine and produce their ideal multimedia music space, to be installed inside Flux Factory’s gallery. Three sequential week-long environments will provide an immersive listening experience, and culminate in a final “club night” or party.
Selected artists or artist collectives will be responsible for building-out a “club” environment, providing or selecting music for the culminating party, and any accompanying performances or interactive programming to activate the space. Additionally, Pink Flamingo will host a 24/7 radio broadcast throughout the month, where music and audio connected to each installation will be broadcast.
An accompanying exhibition of archival NYC club materials will be displayed in an adjacent space. Pink Flamingo seeks to explore the ephemeral nature of these urban party spaces and highlight the importance of experiential values created during many short-lived club ventures.
Full exhibition details and application here
> Application deadline: March 17th, 2020
Nobody’s Fashion Week
September 4th – 29th, 2020
Curated by Lexy Ho-Tai, Jaime Iglehart, Dew Igworia and Johanna Schwab
Nobody’s Fashion Week is a reimagining of the fashion industry from the bottom up. The Flux Factory Gallery will be transformed into a creative hub, incorporating elements of a makerspace, educational space, exhibition space, and pop-up shop. The show aims to democratize fashion by encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration, skill-sharing culture and self-expression for everyone. We are seeking alternative and emerging textile artists, clothing designers, photographers, models (experienced and first-time), historians, workshop organizers and other creators engaging with the concept of fashion. Submit proposals to activate this multi-faceted, creative space. Let’s shift the fashion industry together!