Image from last year's festival, in which the theme was "Signs." Image courtesy Time Out New York.
I just got a note from Cesar Jesena of the Art in Odd Places festival inviting artists working across disciplines to propose projects for the festival's sixth installment (October 1 – 10, 2010). The application deadline is May 14 at midnight. Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.
Here's the information about this year's installment:
Art in Odd Places 2010: CHANCE
OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS
Taking place along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, we encourage proposals that explore this location's rich history, configuration, and heterogeneous communities. The forthcoming edition of AiOP is informed by various interpretations of the term CHANCE, including proposition, luck, randomness, risk, and opportunity. Within this context, artists are given the opportunity to apply their practice to an unconventional structure—playing off the idiosyncrasies inherent to the urban plane.
With emerging formats of communication, our culture has become a fertile ground for broad intersections between individuals, ideas and situations. This has resulted in unpredictable exchanges, relinquishment of control, surprise collaborations, and instances of spatial revelation. AiOP 2010: CHANCE intends to provide passersby with a new perspective of an otherwise familiar environment through site-specific installations, social and spatial interventions, video and audio projects, performance, new media, and other inventive practices. In addressing the distinct manifestations of chance, the festival aims to broaden the public’s outlook on art, city dwelling, and social conventions. 2010 guest curators: Yaelle Amir and Petrushka Bazin.
For artist application and guidelines, click here.
Press from last year's festival:
New York Times
Time Out New York
Town & Village [pdf]