Call for Artistic Proposals: Food Matters Virtual Art Gallery

The Food Matters and Materialities: Critical Understanding of Food Cultures Conference committee invites artistic proposals that explore directly or in connected ways the Conference theme. Food Matters, which will occur online from September 22 – 25, 2021, is an international and multidisciplinary conference that explores, from a critical perspective, how power relations (informed by racism, colonialism, gender-related issues, anthropocentrism, and socio-economic inequities) take form in contemporary food cultures and materialize in particular food matters/materialities and in a wide range of food-related practices such as production, harvesting, circulation, preparation, control, and consumption.

The committee recognizes the importance of art in addressing such power dynamics and in moving towards cultural change. This call also responds to the increasing interest in experiential and sensorial modes of knowledge production and transmission in the exploration of food-related matters. The conference thus aims to showcase creative and alternative forms of knowledge creation about matter and materialities as they link in one way or another to contemporary food cultures.

We welcome submissions from all artists and creators whose work is suitable for the online format of this exhibition. Submissions can be either artworks or presentations of artworks that are suitable for an online platform, such as documentation of an installation uploaded to vimeo, or a sound recording, uploaded to SoundCloud. Conference participants will be able to access all the creative work for the duration of the Conference. The virtual gallery will also be made available for one month after the conference.

Proposals submission deadline: June 21st, 2021

Final submission of work: August 9th, 2021

All proposals must include:
Your full name, contact information, and affiliation (if relevant)
Title of the work submitted
Format of final submission (e.g. video, sound, images, interactive website, documentation of a physical work, etc.)
Indication of interest in participating in the conference Artist Talk (optional)
Short description (150-200 words) of your work, relevance to the conference theme and how you imagine the work online.

Please send questions and proposals to (Virtual Art Gallery Curator & Coordinator)

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