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Deadline for submission: March 1st 2014.
Online Entry only:
OCCCA invites creatives of all kinds to submit art for exhibition in Body Language, curated by legendary LA artist George Herms. Body Language celebrates the body as the sign supreme.
Our bodies are implicated in everything we do, think and say. The body is pivotal to our understanding of our place in the universe. In contemporary culture the body has become an extraordinarily complex signifier. Computer generated, traditionally sculpted, assembled, drawn, painted, photographed, filmed or performed in the gallery as dance or theater, in participatory events, street art and fashion --- the artists in Body Language ascertain the true dimensions of the inter-human sphere, connecting art to daily life, dreams, desires and the return of the real.
Body Language is about the body angelic, or monstrous, clothed or naked; the disabled body overcoming the odds; the hybrid body permeated by technology; bodies merging with animals, plants and machines; the body of the athlete in motion; the sacred body of the Psalms and the Sutras; the body marginalized, politicized; the body exploited by advertisers and the media; the body studied by market researchers, demographers, economists; the body at the switching point between the familiar and the strange; the body of mythology and fairy tales; the body marked by the artist; the body uniting those who observe with those who perform; the body of flayed corpses, anatomical drawings, autopsies and dissections; the body as seen by medical science; the body tattooed, scarified and pierced; the androgynous, alluring and dangerous body --- “The body electric and in the exquisite realization of health.” (Walt Whitman) “The body in danger on this earth, but not of this earth.” (Jean-Paul Sartre) “The body as temperamental and vehement flesh.” (Meyer Schapiro)
Curator George Herms,
Body Language at OCCCA
Foster, Hal and Rosalind Kraus, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh. Art Since1900, V.2, Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism, 1945 to the Present. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.
Harrison, Charles and Wood, Paul. Art in Theory, 1900-1990, An Anthology of Changing Ideas. Oxford, UK and Cambridge, USA: Blackwell, l992.
O’Reilly, Sally. The Body in Contemporary Art. London: Thames and Hudson, 2009.
Text by Rob Mintz Graphic Design by Dali Polivka
You can enter up to three images for your $38.00 entry fee* and can enter as many times as you wish
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