The Invisible Costs of War / Calls & Submissions

June 12, 2022

Organization Name: ARC Gallery

Organization Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $40+


ARC Gallery calls for Anti-War Art to protest the current situation in Ukraine

Juror: Adrienne Kochman, PhD, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago

Without any provocation, Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, 2022. The attack is considered an act of aggression internationally. It has triggered Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II with more than 5 million Ukrainians leaving the country. As UN Women states, “wars affect women and children differently and disproportionately.” Women and children in Ukraine are being targeted by Russian forces as reports from Bucha and Irpin indicate, and women and children refugees who have left Ukraine are being targeted by human traffickers.

In support of the Ukrainian people, and to protest the Russian invasion, ARC Gallery invites artists to respond to the war in Ukraine using their creativity. We envision an inclusive exhibition that protests this, and other, acts of aggression through thought-provoking and thoughtful artwork. The submitted artwork can specifically address the current war in Ukraine and the refugee crisis created by this war, as well as previous and current wars that create a refugee crisis for women and children.

Ukraine celebrates its National Flag Day on August 23rd and its Independence Day on August 24th. In order to honor these important dates in Ukraine, ARC Gallery will host an artist panel discussion on Saturday, July 23rd one month early to celebrate and support the Ukrainian Spirit.

All mediums and materials are eligible for submission including video and performance. Due to space limitations, no large projections or media-based installations will be accepted. For artists accepted into the show who are unable to ship their work to the gallery due to being in or near the Ukrainian conflict, ARC will include an image of your work in the exhibition in a video slideshow.

Notification of Acceptance: Will go out by email on Saturday, June 25, 2022
Work Delivered to ARC: Thurs & Fri, July 14 & 15, 2-6pm; Sat, July 16, 12-4pm
Pick-Up Work at Gallery: Sat, August 13, 12-4pm
Shipped Work Return Date: the week of August 14 *Pre-Paid FedEx or UPS label is required.*
Do not use the U.S. Postal Service.

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