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ARTIST CALL: Call for Proposals for “Un-Space Ground” at the College Arts Association Conference

Deadline: 11-27-2011


Ed Woodham of “Art in Odd Places” <> (NYC) *and Deborah Oliver of “Performance Exchange” (LA) invite artists working with visual and performance strategies to propose projects for “Un-Space Ground,” a visual and performance event that is part of “ART IN THE PUBLIC REALM”, presented by ARTSpace at the 100th annual College Arts Association Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, February, 25, 2012.


Projects selected will be part of “Un-Space Ground”: The unvisited, unnamed, and uninhabited empty areas beneath the normally used parts of the urban landscape. We seek to program site-specific social and spatial interventions, performances, and new media that will activate spaces outside the Convention Center entrance and selected inside spaces.


The “Un-Space Ground” presentations will be coordinated with three panel sessions as part of the ARTSpace day long program “ART IN THE PUBLIC REALM”, which will explore themes of activism and intervention, the environment, eco-systems and sustainable practices. Plus the role of artists and designers as dynamic catalysts in social and civic life, and how they can “feed innovative ideas into the bloodstream of society” through strategies and processes that activate the public arena.


Photos of LA Convention Center can be found at


For application and full guidelines visit


Curators: Ed Woodham (AiOP) and Deborah Oliver (Performance Exchange)

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