Turing’s Echo: Members’ Exhibition

January 6 – January 27, 2017

Entry Deadline: November 27, 2016

Pro Arts is now accepting applications from Bay Area artists for its annual peer-review members’ exhibition entitled Turing’s Echo. In 2017, Pro Arts will revisit the ideas of the Situationists International movement within the Contemporary Art context through exhibitions, performances, public programs, and publications. For this exhibition, we invite artists to explore the theme through the idea of repetition.

During the Post WWII era, repetition became a tool in art as both commentary and critique of a changing society. From the serial works of Pop artists and the manufacturing techniques of many Minimalists, the prevalence of repeated forms and images directly responded to ideas of authenticity and ownership.  Artists also used repetition to grapple with the value of individualism, during the rise of Communism, suburbanization, the Civil Rights Movement, and the cultural reckoning with the results of 20th Century Fascism. In our current social, economic, and political climate, many are concerned that we are doomed to repeat past mistakes: be it the resurgence of Nationalism, segregation, authoritarian governments, or environmental disasters. In this context, we especially encourage social practice artists and those working with technology to apply.

Pro Arts membership is required for participation. Membership is open to all. To join/renew online, please follow the link: http://www.proartsgallery.org/membership.

Some direct benefits that come with all levels of Pro Arts Membership are: Member Flexible Hours, Member Connect E-News, and $25 FLAX Art and Design Gift Card.

To Apply: Please visit Submittable

*If you are not already registered with Submittable, you will have to create an account by registering your email address.

Submission Guidelines:

-Work submitted should be recent (completed in the past two years).

-Artists will be selected via a peer-review process. Those who submit work will be asked to review each other’s submissions and vote for their top ten.

-All media accepted.

-Submit an Artist Statement including a link to artist website if available.

-Up to ten high-res images with description of work, (video/media/performance artists can submit links to online documentation). All work should be labeled with title, medium, year, and a brief description of work/project on view.

-Selected artists will have to provide their own installation materials and equipment.

-Peer review instructions will be sent after the call for entries closes.

If you have any questions about the submissions process, please e-mail us at info@proartsgallery.org. If you need to talk to a person, give us a call during gallery hours (Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 6:00pm) at 510-763-4361.