Call for Art: NYU Langone Medical Center is accepting exhibition proposals for the 2012–13 calendar.

THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING GALLERY, home to a rotating exhibition program at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, showcases medically themed contemporary art within the unique context of the Medical Center. Artists are encouraged to interpret scientific/medical research and create works of art depicting issues of cultural, political and technological significance.

Deadline: October 31, 2011

NYUMC Announcement:

THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING GALLERY, home to a rotating exhibition program at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, showcases medically themed contemporary art within the unique context of the Medical Center. The art gallery was established in 2008 to exhibit the works of artists who explore the relationships between art and human biology. Artists are encouraged to interpret scientific/medical research and create works of art depicting issues of cultural, political and technological significance.

The Medical Science Building Gallery’s mission is to enrich its visitors’ lives by enhancing their understanding of health and medicine through contemporary art. Visited by patients, family members, visitors, medical staff, administration and medical school students, The Medical Science Building Gallery sponsors between 6-8 exhibitions per year.

The Medical Science Building Gallery is accepting exhibition proposals for the 2012–13 calendar.

ELIGIBILITY

The theme is open to interpretation. Individual artists, groups and curators are eligible to submit proposals. All works in 2-dimensions, 3-dimensions, installation and video will be considered; however, the physical limitation of the gallery will factor into the review and approval process. Proposals should reflect an understanding of scientific research and how the artist(s) will use medicine and science as the subject and language to create aesthetic works that are provocative and educational.

THE MEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING GALLERY SPECIFICATIONS

The gallery is located on the main floor of the Medical Science Building, across from the Ehrman Medical Library and measures approximately 600 square feet. The ceiling height measures 9’. The west wall measures 28’ W with adjustable track lighting. The south wall includes a series of windows and is not available for 2D works. The east wall is composed of two architectural features: a glass wall measuring 8-1/2’ W adjacent to a travertine half-wall 15 ½”deep and 18’ in length that can accommodate a display of sculptures and 3D objects. Adjustable track lighting runs the length of the east wall. The corridor leading to the space allows for additional hanging space and measures approximately 80’ with intermittent doors and openings.

ARTIST(S) RESPONSIBILITIES

If accepted, artist must:

  • Prepare work for display. 2D art must be matted and/or framed for hanging. Artists working in 3D or time based media must supply their own display or AV equipment unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
  • Provide artist’s statement.
  • Transport or ship work to the Medical Science Building Gallery at artist’s own expense.
  • Be present for opening reception.

Medical Science Building Gallery’s Responsibilities:

  • Install artwork.
  • Insure exhibited artworks against loss or damage for duration of loan period.
  • Design exhibition announcement and evite.
  • Print posters announcing exhibition and display throughout Medical Center.
  • Host an opening reception. NYU Langone Medical Center is also willing to collaborate on the arrangement of an artist’s talk in conjunction with the exhibition.
  • Facilitate communication between the artist and potential buyers. NYU Langone Medical

The Center does not charge a commission for any works sold.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Artists must submit the information as identified below via email:

  • A maximum of ten (10) works/artist.
  • Images must be saved as jpegs, texts as Microsoft Word documents. Please do not send images as Acrobat (pdf) files. File names must correspond to annotated image list (see below).
  • DO NOT SEND PDF’S or files that are embedded in any applications that must be run to view the jpegs. Do not send files that end in .exe.
  • An annotated image list identifying Title of Artwork, Media/Dimensions, Date of Work and brief description.
  • Artist’s statement about work proposed for the Medical Science Building Gallery and its relation to medicine.
  • Artist’s resume. Please include your full contact information: name, address, phone, email, and website address.
    Project Timeline (all dates are subject to change)

  • Application deadline: Monday, October 31, 2011
  • The Medical Science Building Gallery Committee Review: Monday, November 28, 2011
  • Artist’s Notification: Thursday, December 8, 2011

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 31, 2011

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO: Art@nyumc.org

All questions should be submitted to: art@nyumc.org

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