WOTY 3.3: NEA at HEHG
GALLERY CUBED PRESENTS…
Taking up the word JUSTICE, Gallery Cubed will launch its NEA (Network of Extraordinary Artists) program inside of Hunter East Harlem Gallery’s Word of the Year (WOTY) project (truly a Russian Doll scheme!). The NEA supports international artists applying for the “Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities” O-1 US Visa or Green Card through opportunities to fulfill specific categories – exhibitions, publications, panel participation, etc. – that prove “extraordinariness” to immigration authorities. Like HEHG’s The Extraordinary exhibition, this is project is generated from an Open Call by Gallery Cubed.
Inside the Gallery Cubed space, we will host a series of six solo exhibitions for NEAs with the first show opening October 16, 2019 and rotating through February 2020.
In early 2019, The NEA began as an inclusive, generative network at a time when the governmental NEA risks dismantlement and capital instead flows to art at auction. In this environment of dwindling support and funds for art’s production and transformative potential, the NEA questions the metrics used to obtain the status of an “extraordinary” or “successful” artist. How is this compounded in the USA by the additional status as a non-resident? How can investment in existing structures be leveraged to yield a more inclusive dividend of success rather than divisive competition where common ground lies in rejection?
For more information and to submit proposals please see HERE, deadline is August 27, 2019.