Artists Alliance Holding Curatorial Open Call For 2015 Cuchifritos Gallery at the Essex Market

Posted on: January 27th, 2014 at 10:49 am by

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Cuchifritos, 2010 “Collected:Working Space 10” Photo: Scott Taylor

Neighborhood non-profit Artists Alliance Inc. is looking to fill up its 2015 exhibition calendar for Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, the free-to-the-public gallery located inside Essex Street Market. A curatorial open call is underway for all independent curators and arts professionals interested in submitting proposals. Among prior installations has been the work of everyone’s favorite yarn-bomber, Olek.

The mission of the Artists Alliance, and a key component for accepted residencies, is as such:

We seek exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and underrepresented contemporary artists and the curators who seek to exhibit these artistsʼ work in a clear and concise context. In addition, we are particularly interested in exhibits that may relate to the Essex Market or Lower East Side area.

Application deadline is right around the corner – February 1. Submission materials can be found at Artists Alliance, Inc.

Currently on tap at Cuchifritos (for a few more days) is The Nineteenth Hole, a solo exhibit by Jenny Santos, curated by Ana Barajas. It’s an impossible putting green that provides “a continual reminder of the things that cannot be attained nor conquered…”

This certainly rings true with SPURA redevelopment looming.

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The Nineteenth Hole, Photo: Jenny Santos

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