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College Park, MD 20742


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Stamp Gallery Call for Artists

posted on December 06, 2018

Stamp Gallery Call for Artists

Application Deadline | December 21

Notification Date | January 4

Exhibition Dates | February 13 – March 29

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

 

Visualizing Resistance

 

Protests have long been a social tool by which to mobilize groups of people around shared grievances, allowing them to collectively interrogate power structures and enact change through the discursive processes of resistance. Protests have been an important moment at which resistance enters public space and gains broader visibility. Some forms of protest, such as riots, can even erupt spontaneously and result in alternative discourses that undermine the original aims of the protestors.

 

This exhibition thus seeks to explore the role of visual production around protests. It will consider such questions as: How do we understand the relationship between what is visible/invisible or public/private in collective forms of resistance? How does artwork and new media shape, interrogate, or blur these distinctions? How does the visual response to protests and resistance movements by artists memorialize and historicize the events? Do new technologies change the nature of protests, resistance movements, and how they are mobilized? If so, how we understand them visually? What is the role of audience? What is the role of visual imagery produced by resistance groups themselves?

 

The curator of this exhibition seeks a small group of artists working in a wide range of media whose work critically engages with and responds to ideas around resistance and protest. Work can focus on recent events within the United States as well as be historically situated or centered on other regions. Selected artwork will be exhibited in Stamp Gallery in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

Applicants must submit:

·      Artist’s Statement about specific works being submitted

·      Link to artist’s website (if applicable)

·      Proposed works with title and short description (up to 200 words), year of production, and medium)

·      Digital documentation of work

·      5-10 images/files (JPEG 72 dpi), video/audio clips should be shared as a link to a streaming site (with password information as necessary)

                       

PLEASE SUBMIT TO:  stampgallery@umd.edu

 


Stamp Gallery Presents: Mirrored Re-Collection

posted on November 02, 2018

Mirrored Re-Collection
Sobia Ahmad + Sepideh Salehi
On view November 1 - December 15, 2018
Opening Reception: November 1, 5 - 7PM
Featuring an interactive exhibit concerning the recent 'Muslim ban'

In this exhibition, the artists examine issues related to national identity and belonging, cultural memory, the notion of home, and gender. They incorporate aspects of storytelling and weave their personal histories into broader cultural fabrics, the two often intersecting in difficult ways. Their work prompts us to consider: What is the relationship between personal narrative and larger structures of power? How do artists, especially women, use their work to navigate complex political and social terrains?

Sobia Ahmad
About the artist: Sobia Ahmad dissects how social, cultural, and political forces shape personal narratives and community experiences. A strong believer in the power of art for social change, Ahmad explores how our deeply intimate struggles of identity and belonging can inform larger conversations about fluidity of self, womanhood, and activism. She is currently serving as the 2018-2019 recipient of the Next Generation/Sanctuary Studio Fellowship at VisArts in Maryland. 

Sepideh Salehi
About the artist: By incorporating aspects of storytelling and letter writing, Salehi recollects the experiences she had growing up in post-1979 Tehran. She weaves personal narrative and cultural history into her work, reflecting on the ways in which she, and other women, navigated the shifting social and political landscapes. She also explores the idea of home and longing that she felt after leaving Tehran. Ultimately she uses her work to understand how her life was marked and shaped by these different events, and to reflect on them more generally.

Artist Talks

Mirrored Re-Collection, November 1 - December 15, 2018


In Conversation with Sobia Ahmad, November 15:

https://youtu.be/wntsY3R0jas

In Conversation with Sepideh Salehi, November 28:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ-VDY-XJg0&feature=youtu.be

 

NEWS

Mirrored Re-Collection and Sepideh Salehi's Artist Talk Featured in The Diamondback:

http://www.dbknews.com/2018/12/05/umd-mirrored-re-collection-stamp-gallery-sepideh-salehi/


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Arts on Campus

EXHIBITIONS 

  • Mirrored Re-Collection, Stamp Gallery, 1220 STAMP Student Union, on view November 1–December 15, 2018.

EVENTS

GET INVOLVED

UMD PHILLIPS CONNECTION SHUTTLE information

This fall, spend Thursday evenings exploring modern and contemporary art at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC! As part of the University of Maryland─Phillips partnership, admission to the Phillips is now free for all UMD students, faculty, and staff, and a 40-seat shuttle bus offers complimentary, round-trip transportation from the heart of campus to the Phillips every Thursday evening starting August 30 and running through December 6, except for Thanksgiving. 

TO PARTICIPATE

    • Seating on the the UMD Phillips Connection shuttle is now first-come, first-served. There is no need to pre-register; simply come to the Stamp bus slip before 5:30pm on Thursday evening, and present your UID to the shuttle driver to board the shuttle. 40 spots are available on the bus.
    • Once you arrive at the Phillips, your visit is independent and self-directed. Present your UID for free admission and check out the exhibition, permanent collection, programming, shop, café, and neighborhood per your own schedule and interests. For a calendar of UMD─Phillips programs, visit: umd-phillips.umd.edu/events.html. For additional Phillips programs, including the popular first-Thursday Phillips after 5 events, visit Phillipscollection.org/Events.
    • The return shuttle departs The Phillips Collection’s main entrance at 1600 21st Street promptly at 8:30 pm. The bus will depart on time and will not make additional stops or returns for late passengers. 
    • If you wish to remain in Dupont Circle past 8:30 pm and return to campus by public transit, you are free to do so. For information about public transit near the Phillips visit Phillipscollection.org/Visit.

    Mission Statement

    The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming the gallery offers an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

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    The Stamp Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about Maryland State Arts Council grants and how they impact Maryland's arts sector, visit msac.org.

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