Call for Costumes and Art!

Hello Art Comrades,

I want to personally invite you and/or your artist friends to submit artwork or proposals for a very exciting show and event we are putting on in collaboration with the de Young Museum’s college outreach program here at JFKU’s Arts & Consciousness Gallery in Berkeley.  The exhibition will run from November 1- November 23 in the Arts & Consciousness Gallery in Berkeley, and our opening event on Saturday night (Nov.1) will spill into the Berkeley campus halls, studios and classrooms. In addition to displaying 2D and 3D works in our gallery, we’re also looking for time-based performance works, films/videos, installations, djs and “happenings” for the opening night reception/costume party that will run from 6pm-11pm throughout our entire campus space.

Entitled ” Balancing Perspectives: East Asian Influences in Contemporary Art”, this exhibition and event will be a showcase for art work that is inspired, influenced or created through creative processes that draw on East Asian philosophies or influences, but are not necessarily what might be traditional contextualized as “Asian Art”.  A community outreach component of the de Young’s upcoming Asian/American/Modern Art exhibition scheduled for fall, “Balancing Perspectives” at JFKU is open to any Bay Area artist who is a current student, alum or faculty of any Bay Area college or university. We’ll also consider inclusion based soley on the work’s connection to our theme. Please read on for more information, and pass this email on to your artsy/dance-y/performing/ film-making/musician friends who might be interested.

Balancing Perspectives: East Asian Influences in Contemporary Art explores the artwork of contemporary artists from diverse ethnic, social and geographical backgrounds who have embraced philosophical influences and expressive styles inspired by East Asian tradition. This exhibit asks important questions about the meaning of ‘Asian’ culture, seen here as a philosophical and spiritual rather than ethnographic term. This exhibition seeks to investigate some of the artistic foundations which make the cultural traditions of China, Korea and Japan relevant to the contemporary global dialectic on culture, meaning and identity. As East Asia emerges as a global economic and political force, its cultural and historical perspectives offer an exciting new way to re-frame contemporary art. <

For more information and to submit work electronically, please go to

If you have any problems or would like a person to connect with, email Rumin Jehangir:

Hope to hear from you soon! (and please don’t forget to pass this on!)

Robbyn Alexander

Core Faculty
Department of Arts and Consciousness
John F. Kennedy University
510-649-0499 ext.5224
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