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Latitude Chicago: City

Deadline: March 1

Latitude Chicago
Chicago, IL

Juror: Derrick Woods-Morrow

“Architecture and urban design ‘frame’ space… Action is structured and shaped by walls, doors and windows, framed by the decisions of designers. As a form of discourse, built form constructs and frames meanings… The built environment reflects the identities, differences and struggles of gender, class, race, culture and age. It shows the interests of people in empowerment and freedom, the interests of the state in social order, and the private corporate interest in stimulating consumption.”  - Kim Dovey, Framing Places: Mediating Power in Built Form

“From a Lefebvrian or psychoanalytic perspective, it can be suggested that the Manhattan skyline is not just about an alliance between a phallic format of space and abstract (capitalist) power relations, but also about a bourgeois coupling of ‘Ego’ and ‘Phallus.' Space is produced under the tyranny of three intersecting, aligned lines of power: masculinity, the bourgeois family, and capitalism. So, in concert, these powers produce the rhythms of New York, New York.” - Steve Pile, The Body and the City
For our spring print exhibition, please submit your works that are inspired by the two quotes above. Three artists will be chosen to participate in the print show and to be featured in our online gallery. The selected artists will have their work printed through the service bureau with a 20% discount. Each exhibition will last three months, after which the artists are free to take their prints with them. Also, we will choose two honorable mentions to feature on our online gallery.

Fees: FREE