Freedom – a highly valued commodity, holds true within limitations of a context. Same goes with freedom of expression – much propagated on popular media and television. Jean Baudrillard argued that television precludes the reciprocity necessary for symbolic exchange. Since the television audience cannot “give back” to television, television prevents communication according to him. As also among masses, “freedom” is often lobbied for by politicians. Masses, hold power in their silence. In their silence, they absorb and neutralize. How important is freedom to the masses?
This is a call to artists to explore what it means to live in a free world or to have freedom of speech and expression. An all media show, there are no limitations on size or media as long as it fits through an 84” door.
SIPMA Contemporary seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, May 2 – June 1, 2017 at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey in Branchburg.
Juror: Jeffrey Wechsler was Senior Curator @ Zimmerli Museum.
All submission is online. $36 entry fee. Deadline: April 16, 2017.