Too Cute! 2K21
Puppies, pastel desserts, miniature anything—that’s cute. But there’s a dark side [ OwO ]. Cute things are things easily harmed. There is an inverse relationship between vulnerability and the impulse to care for, or crush. Shallow, easily dismissable, feminine, childish—these words are often synonymous with cute. This exhibition seeks art works that push the aesthetic boundaries of the adorable. Selected works will be incorporated into an immersive installation at Iowa City’s Public Space One.
Show us your cute.
If selected you will show alongside these unbelievably adorable artists:
Mariana Dal Pra
Tommy Santee Klaws
About the organizers:
Drake A. Wilbur is a cute graphic designer. Vero Rose Smith is a dream-artist. Together, they will curate the sparkliest, fluffiest, most enchanting immersive installation ever!!! <3 <3 <3
Application Fee: None
Email single PDF document including artist name, location, short (~50 word) description of work with dimensions and media, and up to five images of work to be considered. Digital submissions only. Send materials to email@example.com by 11:59pm on May 16, 2021.
May 16: Submissions Due
May 16 - 21: Adjudication
May 21: Artists notified
May 28: Artist confirmation due
July 2: Art delivered to PS1 (at artist’s expense unless prior arrangement has been made)
July 9 - 11: Install
July 11: Virtual Reception
July 30: Deinstall and send back to artists (at artist’s expense)