Eligibility: National (United States)
Call to Artists for the show: ID:EALS (Information and Democracy: Education, Access, Libraries, and Society). This show is hosted by the Institute for Information Literacy at Purdue and sponsored by the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance and the Libraries and School of Information Studies. The Institute believes in the importance of showcasing how art informs and expands the scholarly conversation. Submissions are invited that examine and/or critique information challenges occurring in the world today, such as mis/disinformation, fake news, cybersecurity, information privacy. To guide your consideration, we suggest that successful submissions may explore:
- experiences of the misuse of information and how these experiences may differ or find commonality between communities
- consequences of who does and does not have access to information, control over information, and what those dynamics say about power and equity
- how information can pull us together or push us apart and what that duality looks like or reveals
- interactions between information, safety, and trust and how this shapes the way different groups move through the world.
The exhibition is part of a symposium that will be held on April 12-13, 2023. In addition to the exhibition space, the symposium will feature research talks, panels discussions, and research awards.
This exhibition is open to U.S. artists. Artworks can be two or three dimensional. We invite applicants to submit up to two artworks created within the last five years. Submissions should include images of the artwork(s), an artist statement about the work of art describing how it explores and/or critiques an information challenge, and an artist biography. The show will take place in a pop-up gallery inside the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Library at Purdue University between April 5, 2023 – April 23, 2023.