Artists Call for Participation in Meditations on Emancipation (in the 21st Century)

 

The 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation is the nexus for our series of commemorative events at State University of New York, Geneseo from February through April 2013.

 

February 1, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and there is underlying tension with this anniversary, which is why we desperately need to "Meditate" on its meaning.  No one denies that emancipation was a great achievement and a world-historical event, and yet we're reluctant to celebrate it.  We have a holiday that Americans studiously ignore; in a culture that places freedom at the forefront of all cultural values, it is odd that so little attention is paid to the liberation of the slaves.

Interrogation of the Emancipation Proclamation and it's attending ramifications as a physical, intellectual and, or spiritual state or condition must lead us all to pose questions and seek possible a February 1, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and there is underlying tension with this anniversary, which is why we desperately need to "Meditate" on its meaning.

Interrogation of the Emancipation Proclamation and it's attending ramifications as a physical, intellectual and, or spiritual state or condition must lead us all to pose questions and seek possible answers that elucidate our personal and public thoughts and positions on the Emancipation Proclamation.  How do we understand Emancipation today?  Does Emancipation mean more than the physical elimination of slavery?  What other kinds of Emancipation are there?  How might we as artists meditate on and produce visualization of what Emancipation meant in the past, means now, and might mean as we move forward into the 21st century. 

For prospectus go to: www.geneseo.edu/galleries/meditations_on_emancipation

nswers that elucidate our personal and public thoughts and positions on the Emancipation Proclamation.  How do we understand Emancipation today?  Does Emancipation mean more than the physical elimination of slavery?  What other kinds of Emancipation are there?  How might we as artists meditate on and produce visualization of what Emancipation meant in the past, means now, and might mean as we move forward into the 21st century. 

This exhibition Meditations on Emancipation (in the 21st Century) is being developed as part of the semester long programming in support of Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at Geneseo. The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery seeks artist's submissions that specifically address the Emancipation Proclamation and what it means today.

Submission guide:

Include your contact information, a resume, bio and artist statement about the work submitted and its relevance to Emancipation.

 

Media type: 2D, 3D, 4D (time-based)

 

Email 1- 10 images (300 ppi) and, or project proposals to:
hawkins@geneseo.edu

The subject line must contain: Meditations on Emancipation.

 

Submissions are due: December 1, 2012

 

Artist Notification:  December 15, 2012