Lie, Cheat, Steal: Contemporary Art and Ethics
Deadline: September 30
Kresge Gallery, Lyon College
The Kresge Gallery at Lyon College invites submissions of visual artwork for an exhibition exploring the intersection of Art and Ethics. In Contemporary Art appropriation has become a common practice; many artists weave falsehoods and half-truths into their work; and some art-makers walk a fine line between collaboration and exploitation. Daily life in general can also be filled with moral dilemmas and ethical gray-areas. This exhibition welcomes entries from artists in any media whose work addresses, explores, critiques, or perhaps even employs some form of lying, cheating, or stealing (broadly defined).
“Lie, Cheat, Steal” will be hosted by the Kresge Gallery, an art exhibition space and center for academic and artistic discourse in the Lyon College community. Critical inquiry is an integral part of our mission, and honor and integrity are core values at Lyon. But what does this look like for a 21st century artist? Contemporary artists borrow images and ideas, create fictions, exaggerate facts, and manipulate viewers’ emotions. How far is too far? The “Lie, Cheat, Steal” exhibition seeks to frame issues of honesty and integrity in ways that may be serious, humorous, even provocative.
Works will be selected by members of the Lyon College chapter of Kappa Pi, with input from Ian Campbell, Assistant Professor of Art. Kappa Pi is an International Collegiate Honorary Society that promotes artistic talents and achievements for its members.
All media are welcome, however, we may not be able to accommodate pieces with very complicated or specific installation needs. Display requirements such as pedestals, shelves, projectors, etc. should be noted on the entry form. Works must arrive ready to hang: framed or otherwise professionally presented with suitable hanging hardware.