A.I.R. Gallery invites you to apply to Making the Leap: Crossing Borders, a juried exhibition featuring works by Asian women artists who have immigrated to the United States. The deadline is September 19, 2010. Show dates will be held from December 1, 2010 to January 2, 2011 at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
As an international center for art, New York city attracts artists from all over the world, many of whom deal with dual cultural, racial and national identities, and issues of separation from families and loved ones. In the city, one may experience culture shock due to peculiar living situations, and to different gender role expectations than those experienced in more male-dominated Asian countries. These experiences can be both funny and profound.
America is a place where one can escape one’s own circumstances and reinvent oneself. This has been particularly true for many women artists from Asia, where conservative social structures discourage women who deviate from the traditional trajectory of obedient daughter and devoted mother. The curators encourage women artists from Asia to submit work that specifically addresses the challenges of balancing their own hopes and dreams with expectations of society and family. Works should originate from personal experiences related to this transition.
The juror for this exhibition is Renee Ricardo, an independent curator and the founder of ARENA Gallery in New York.
For more information, and to apply to Making the Leap: Crossing Borders, please visit airgallery.org
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