BIG FUTURE curated by Risa Shoup, Associate Director of the Invisible Dog, and artist Max Bode, is now open for submissions through Monday April 1.
BIG FUTURE will be held May 4-26 at the Recession Art gallery (47 Bergen Street in Boreum Hill, Brooklyn). Four to six artists will be accepted for the group exhibition.
Visit our SUBMIT page to agree to our terms and conditions and submit your application. There is a $30 fee to submit, 100% of the proceeds go toward space rental for BIG FUTURE.
About BIG FUTURE
During a studio visit Max told Risa about an idea for a show of artists’ proposals for fantastic, nearly impossible exhibitions. Risa was quite taken by the idea, and some months later, when the opportunity to curate this exhibition arose, she thought it might be the right time to manifest Max’s idea. But then! she ran into a friend, a film critic, who is currently obsessed with some short films made by Godard in lieu of written proposals to potential funders. He was having trouble getting films financed in the late 70s and 80s, and instead of filling out applications for funding, he made these shorts that were meant to encapsulate the theory and content of the longer films he wanted to make. These shorts now stand as works in-and–of themselves.
The curators are looking for finished works that have never been shown before and represent the idea of an as-yet unrealized piece or collection of pieces, with a particular desire for wall-mounted sculptures, illustrations, and miniatures. No video, installation, or performance will be accepted, and no piece that requires a text-based explanation will be considered. All works must stand alone.
About the Curators
in January of 2006 max was asked to join the art department of the new yorker magazine as an art director, and the youngest employee in their organization. he remained there for five years, all the while focusing on his art. during that time his work was shown in galleries in Brooklyn, the east village, dumbo, and Chelsea. Max has lectured at the society of illustrators, SUNY purchase, SVA, Parsons, and Pratt Institute. he has also sat as a judge for the American illustrations annual and the society of illustrators annual.
in 2010 max left the new yorker to devote more time to his own practice and to teach at Pratt Institute.
Risa Shoup is the Associate Director of The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn.
She works to provide artists with the financial and workspace resources they need to create work that the public can experience in non-traditional spaces. Since Fall 2011, she has coordinated Seniors Partnering in the Arts Citywide for Queens Council on the Arts. She is also currently a Fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development and a MS in City & Regional Planning candidate at the Pratt Institute. Shoup studies the production of space for housing, manufacturing and other forms of production.
As a curator, she is works primarily with artists who work environmentally and create installations. In July 2011, she opened Ode Hotel, an exhibition of sculptural and installation-based works in the Old Hotel section of The Wassaic Project’s Maxon Mills exhibition space in July 2011. In March 2012, she curated a site-specific installation by R. Justin Stewart at The Invisible Dog. And on November 16, 2012, Shoup’s most recent exhibition, On Purpose: Art & Design in Brooklyn 2012 opened at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery. On Purpose focuses on the intersection between architectural and design projects with fine art to examine sustainability. This past summer, Shoup was named to ArtInfo’s 30 Most Influential Art Figures Under 30. Her current project is Brooklyn Commune, a research effort and series of public conversations, organized in partnership with Andy Horwitz and Culturebot, to investigate the value of labor in the arts and discuss new, more equitable, models of production. All Brooklyn Commune events will take place at The Invisible Dog. She is currently curating 1,2,3,4 which opens at Gallery 200 in DUMBO on April 4.