Art in Odd Places: Wear Your Art Down The Runway

Art in Odd Places Wear Your Art Down The Runway

Presenting visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces.

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2023: DRESS, scheduled for October 13-15, 2023, curated by Gretchen Vitamvas, invites proposals for its eighteenth annual outdoor public visual and performance art festival taking place on select blocks each day along 14th Street, Manhattan.

We invite applications from artists to participate in AiOP 2023: DRESS. Artists who are using dress as a medium, and interested in rethinking 14th street as a runway to present, walk, and pose may apply. Works may take the form of garments, textile, fashion design, costume, performance, sculpture and installation.

Everyday we get dressed. Our clothing communicates information about our work, activities and aspirations. Dress can be prescribed or intentionally personal. It can be practical, protecting our bodies from the weather or worksite; or fanciful, making a statement. We dress to provoke, to go unnoticed, to align with a social group, to conform (whether by choice or requirement), to challenge, to fit in, to be admired, to aspire, to protest, and to express identity. How do you know what people do for a living? How recently have they come to this country? Are they tourists? We regard each other and make judgments about gender, class, work, lifestyle, social group, and cultural heritage based on appearance.

Every October for the past eighteen years, AiOP has presented a multi-disciplinary public art festival in Manhattan (14 years on 14th Street). Creating a test-site for the possibilities and limitations of public space, AiOP is a gift to the popular imagination of New York City. The ethos is one of sharing, openness, and accessibility. The festival is produced without a budget, and taken up completely on the initiative of the organizers and participating artists. Permissions are not sought. AiOP is collaborative, horizontal, and agile.

Scheduled for October 13-15, 2023, Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2023: DRESS invites artists who are using dress as a medium and interested in using 14th Street as a runway to present, walk, and pose, to apply for its eighteenth annual outdoor public visual and performance art festival taking place along 14th Street in Manhattan. Works may take the form of garments, textile, fashion design, costume, performance, sculpture and installation.

Anyone who isn’t a student may apply. We are looking for projects that relate to clothing and outward presentation.

AiOP provides artists with promotion to a wide network of press and art world contacts, a website presence (with project info, bio, and personal web link), listing in the AiOP program. We can also help in with making introductions to local business owners and other community partners, writings letters of support for artists who need visas or who are interested in applying for individual grants.

Link: Open Call (PDF)

Deadline 14 May 2023

Website link: https://artinoddplaces.org/dress/

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