Call for artists deadline: January 19, 11:59pm
With this exhibition, we are calling for art that addresses structural sexism-in particular, women's emotional realities, and how that emotional reality plays out in a national atmosphere of distrust about women's stories, women's rationality and women's anger.
His-ter'-ee-uh: from the Greek word "hystera", or womb-an organ that was thought to migrate erratically through a woman's abdomen, searching for "fragrant smells", much like "an animal within an animal". (Aretaeus, Greek physician, 2nd century AD)
Today, in the inevitable backlash to the "MeToo" moment, women once again are distrusted, disdained (and sometimes diagnosed) for an emotionality that threatens the status quo. Women's bodies continue to be the ground around which much of the conflict revolves. Strangely enough (as we saw in recent Supreme Court hearings) some of the hysteria around these events now seems to also emanate from men, which suggests the need for a new metaphor to explain the cause of women's rage.
Original works created within the last 5 years. All mediums and materials will be considered in addition to video and performance based arts. No large projections or media installations will be accepted for this show due to space limitations. Open to all artists, national and international.
Work for this exhibition will be juried by Olive Stefanski, a multidisciplinary artist working in fiber art, installation, performance and sound.