Call for applications – POPPOSITIONS 2019, Capital of Woke

Application deadline: 31 december 2018

The 8th edition of POPPOSITIONS will revolve around the term “woke” and how its mainstream popularity and increasing application intersects with corporate and capitalist structures. The idea of being woke and wokeness concerns raising social awareness, taking actions in response to dominant paradigms, acknowledging one’s privileges towards understanding the struggles of others, and giving space to social bodies that have been silenced, unacknowledged and underrepresented. With the forthcoming edition of POPPOSITIONS we want to think collectively about what responses and forms of resistance can be formulated when ideologies have become trendy and woke-washing brands cash in on social justice.

POPPOSITIONS welcomes submissions from any kind of contemporary art initiative: commercial galleries, collectives, artist-run spaces, curatorial platforms and not-for-profit organisations.

For this edition, proposals are limited to solo shows, which will be curated by POPPOSITIONS into one single exhibition. All forms of media and artistic disciplines are accepted.

POPPOSITIONS welcomes submissions from any kind of contemporary art initiative: commercial galleries, collectives, artist-run spaces, curatorial platforms or notfor-profit organisations. Participants must seek original ways to distribute or disseminate contemporary art. Applicants need to rely on already existing organisations that are not created for the sole purpose of POPPOSITIONS.

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