The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) is seeking entries that addresses the theme of "Art and Money" for a contemporary art exhibition in spring 2017. Submissions should illuminate the theme through critical explorations of the contemporary art market, capitalism, the housing crisis, and the 1%. What role does money have in the political process, social status, and urbanization of society? What is the relationship between contemporary art and commercial art? What gives art financial value? How has the economy manipulated art production? How has money shaped cultural, political, ethical, religious, or aesthetic understandings of the art world?
We invite Arizona artists of all media to explore, respond, and contribute to these questions by submitting up to two works that address the topic of "Art and Money". The application must include an entry fee of $15. All work must be original, completed in the past five years, and cannot have been exhibited at the Institute for Humanities Research in the past. Works must be submitted for juried review no later than midnight, January 3, 2017.
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