Thursday, July 18, 2013

Exhibition Opportunity: Half the Sky



WCA's International Caucus has created a global opportunity in China for BOTH women artists and essayists for April 2014.


We are so very fortunate to offer Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art. This is an unprecedented, art-based cultural exchange for women artists and essayists in the US to exhibit and share their work with women artists in China at LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang. Luxun Academy is one of the premier art academies in China.


We are also privileged to have amazing jurors:  Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, for the art and Terri Weissman, assistant professor of Art History at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for the essays.


This is a big project!


It is both an exhibition and cultural exchange.  
  • A small working delegation of WCA members will go to LuXun Academy to build community, enhance mutual understanding, share our artistic perspectives and techniques through art-based events that this delegation will lead. More information about the delegation can be found on our Half the Sky home page http://wcainternationalcaucus.weebly.com/half-the-sky-2014shenyang-china.html

  • As a whole, the project is social practice art and we will be doing a lot of documenting!


We really need your help!


1) We ask your assistance in sharing our Indiegogo campaign to people you know, through your social media and email contacts. The campaign is also now live and will run through September 14th. Please also share this far and wide. We encourage everyone to contribute as soon as possible. Here is the link to our campaign page  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/466573/wdgi/3967541  And here is the short link  igg.me/at/WCA-China-Indiegogo


Where will the money go?
  • $6,000 is our minimum goal for this Indiegogo campaign! It will cover:
    • $1200 room and board for the full delegation (4 days/nights at the Academy)
    • $100 travel stipends for each delegate (15 delegates)
    • editing and printing of catalogs
    • printing of signage, posters and postcards
    • tech equipment (hard drives, computer tablet, converters, speakers)
    • baggage fees for tech equipment
    • art materials for interactive events
    • gifts for the Chinese artists and our hosts at LuXun Academy of Fine Arts

http://wcainternationalcaucus.weebly.com/half-the-sky-2014shenyang-china.html
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