Submit to Prolonged Exposure by RAC by Midnight, August 1st!
Submissions are now open for Prolonged Exposure curated by Kaegan Sparks.
Deadline Wednesday August 1, 11:59pm
Selections will be conducted by the Recession Art Jury led by Guest Curator Kaegan Sparks and Art Director Ani Katz. Prolonged Exposure will be held November 3-10 at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn. Accepting Work in All Media Including Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Performance, Installation, and Video.
About Prolonged Exposure
“I will not make any more boring art.”
Prolonged Exposure will ask how we can remain curious and speculative in a culture of desensitizing barrage and static. The exhibition will concentrate on artworks that plumb boredom’s latent energy, provoking a restlessness which precipitates a desire for change.
In scholar Sianne Ngai’s investigation of minor affects or ‘ugly feelings’– diffusive, non-cathartic states like irritation, paranoia, anxiety, or envy which seem increasingly endemic to contemporary culture and aesthetics– she posits a surprising parallel between shock and boredom. Though antithetical in intensity and duration (shock is immediate and staggering, while boredom is tedious and numbing), both emotions induce states of suspended agency: “both are responses that confront us with the limitations of our capacity for responding in general.”