Body Politics Exhibit: Call for Submissions

Body Politics

ARC Gallery
Deadline: Nov. 21

JUROR: Ginny Sykes

In January 1973, Roe v Wade dramatically extended women’s options for bodily autonomy. Notwithstanding, women’s bodies remain a battleground – not just around reproductive health, but in myriad other areas, including (but not limited to) decisions around consent, safety, employment and beauty. Roe v Wade faces new threats to its existence – leaving reproductive rights in ever greater peril. Beginning with the policing of women’s bodies, and expanding to examine all forms of body policing and discrimination. ARC will host a juried exhibition in January 2022 to address these themes. Body politics shape the socio-political climate and affect basic human rights. From the #metoo movement and rape culture, to domestic violence, to gender politics, and right down to the politics of hair in the classroom and workplace, we want to hear from you with work that addresses ideas around bodily autonomy. Entry is open to all genders.

ALL media are welcome, including video, performance, sound, 2D and 3D work; and all artists’ work will be considered. Three “juror awards” will be selected for a small monetary award ($100 each); and awarded work will be featured on the ARC website.

The exhibition will run from January 6 – 29, 2021

ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
1463 W. Chicago Ave 1st floor
Chicago

https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/body-politics/