"His-ter"-ee-uh"

Submitted by ARCGallery on Sat, 12/08/2018 - 9:31am

With this exhibition, we are calling for art that addresses structural sexism—in particular, women’s emotional realities, and how that emotional reality plays out in a national atmosphere of distrust about women’s stories, women’s rationality and women’s anger. copy and paste link to application form:  https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/ahistereeuha/

His-ter’-ee-uh: from the Greek word “hystera”, or womb—an organ that was thought to migrate erratically through a woman’s abdomen, searching for “fragrant smells”, much like “an animal within an animal”. (Aretaeus, Greek physician, 2ndcentury AD)

Today, in the inevitable backlash to the “MeToo” moment, women once again are distrusted, disdained (and sometimes diagnosed) for an emotionality that threatens the status quo. Women’s bodies continue to be the ground around which much of the conflict revolves. Strangely enough (as we saw in recent Supreme Court hearings) some of the hysteria around these events now seems to also emanate from men, which suggests the need for a new metaphor to explain the cause of women’s rage. 
 
  • ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
    Work for this exhibition will be juried by Olive Stefanski, a multidisciplinary artist working in fiber art, installation, performance and sound.

    All mediums and materials are eligible including video and performance for submission. . Due to space limitations no large projections or media-based installations will be accepted.

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Fixed
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Iris Goldstein
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
312-577-8760
Contact Address: 
1463 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago  Illinois  60642
United States