The Art and Design Graduate Students’ Association (ADGSA) of the University of Alberta will be hosting the 4th annual interdisciplinary exhibition, Destabilizing Dystopia, from April 10-12, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Noun – an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
[quote]…scratch the surface a little, and – or so I think – you will see something more like a yin and yang patter; within each utopia, a concealed dystopia; within each dystopia, a hidden utopia, if only in the form of the world as it existed before the bad guys took over [/quote]
– Margaret Atwood, In Other Worlds, 85
The ADGSA welcomes submissions from current, recent, and prospective graduate students. We encourage submissions from practicing visual and performance artists as well as designers which interact with the notion of dystopia (both historical and contemporary). We are particularly interested in submissions which strive to destabilize perceptions of social dystopias, as well as those which introduce novel forms of representation or critical attention for the concerns in question.
Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2014
Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Please indicate if you would be interested in giving an artist talk or participating in a panel discussion during the symposium.
All shipping fees will be paid by the artist. Work should arrive framed or accompanied with the installation materials.