This just in from Chuck Mobley at Camerawork. It sounds like a great opportunity.
In lieu of a juried member’s exhibition, Camerawork has chosen to craft an exhibition with a more egalitarian outline and it’s open to everyone!
Hence the title: Ersatz Group Exhibition—meaning literally a substitute group exhibition—in reference to our shift away from the juried exhibition model. Utilizing the strategies and conceptual links of mail art allows for a more inclusive process with a broad reach. The idea is provide a service to help artists meet one another, help artists promote their work and to get their work in front of a large group of international curators. Artworks mailed in should reflect each artists’ practice in some way, think of it as an advertisement for yourself! This Wikipedia link provides useful background on the history of mail art: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_art Several artists and curators were consulted about what would be most beneficial to artists and all of those suggestions have been included within the structure of the exhibition:
YOUR WORK WILL BE FEATURED IN AN EXHIBITION:
Your lens-based work will be included in an exhibition at SF Camerawork from June 4 to August 22, 2009.
YOUR WORK WILL BE FEATURED IN A PUBLICATION:
A reproduction of your contributed artwork, name, and personal website URL will be included in the exhibition catalog, available mid-summer 2009 via blurb.com and as a PDF download via sfcamerawork.org Curators Lawrence Rinder and Evelyne Jouanno will tour the exhibition and respond to the work by contributing a text to this publication.
YOUR WORK WILL BE FEATURED ON CAMRAWORK’S WEBSITE ARTIST LINKS PAGE:
Artists’ personal website URLs will be included on the sfcamerawork.org links page as a resource for curators.
YOUR WORK IS INCLUDED IN AN INTERNATIONAL GIFT EXCHANGE:
In the spirit of a creative exchange economy, once the exhibition closes all participants will receive a work from the exhibition to be redistributed randomly with the Fall/Winter issue of Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts in September 2009. Your own work will not be returned to you.
YOUR WORK COULD BE ON THE COVER OF CAMERAWORK’S JOURNAL:
One (or more) work(s) will be chosen for the cover of the fall issue of Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts.
For more information, to sign up for our email list and to view the call for participants, please see: