Call For Entries Artists of All Mediums: Circulation

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The strength and value in art is located not solely in its visuality, but also in its ability to circulate as an object, or at the most basic level- its grounds in a circulating idea.

Within a tiny droplet of blood, there are some 5 million red blood cells. It takes about 20 seconds for each of these red blood cells to circle the whole body. These red blood cells will each make approximately 250,000 round trips of the body before being replaced by another red blood cell.

USA Today has a daily circulation of 2,528,437. In one year, that amounts to 922,879,505 reads.

By the end of the Civil War, between one-third and one-half of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit.

The ice age cycles were influenced by changes in ocean circulation arising from changes in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun.

Booksmart Studio is seeking submission of artist works that confront, explore, exploit, challenge, and investigate the modes, methods, and effects of circulation. Keeping in line with the diverse modes of circulation and dissemination, the exhibition is open to all mediums.

The deadline for entry is March 28, 2008.

visit: http://www.booksmartstudio.com/news.php?section=1&NID=%2098

for info and entry form.

[via Justin Solitrin]

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3 Responses to Call For Entries Artists of All Mediums: Circulation

  1. Sophie Brown says:

    I’m not sure circulation is art really. What about music before commercial recording? It’s like saying that publishing is an art. Newspaper circulation, art. When in fact these things are NOT art. I guess you could be saying that a bronze statue is less valuable art than red blood cells because it would be difficult to move. Did you start drinking green beers a bit too early?

  2. Ron says:

    i think the idea is to get pieces of art that deal with the “theme” of circulation, not circulation itself as the art:)

  3. Ron has the right idea. The exhibition will feature artists whose work deals with the idea of circulation, promoting the concept of art not just as a stagnant object at which to pass before, but an idea, notion, or question that is meant to stay with the viewer. The question is not whether red blood cells are more appropriately called art than a bronze statue, it is- what role does the bronze statue serve outside of its physical objecthood.

    as mentioned in the call for entries, “Booksmart Studio is seeking submission of artist works that confront, explore, exploit, challenge, and investigate the modes, methods, and effects of circulation. Keeping in line with the diverse modes of circulation and dissemination, the exhibition is open to all mediums.”

    The exhibition will feature diverse works that span many artistic mediums and artists internationally.

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