Teen Age Art Exhibition
Call for New Media Art Submissions, due 15 March 2010

Teen Age: You Just Don't Understand

Seeking proposals for works of art by collaborative teams that include at least one person under 18 and one person over 21 for an art exhibition curated by Ken Goldberg at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco during ZER01's 2010 01SJ Biennial Art Exhibit and Festival in Fall 2010.

"Here we are now, entertain us". - Nirvana

"High school's full of phonies, and all you do is study so that you can learn enough to be smart enough to be able to buy a goddam Cadillac some day, and you have to keep making believe you give a damn if the football team loses.." J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye.

Teenagers push the boundaries of accepted behavior in every era. They thrive despite raging hormones, clueless parents, ridiculous authority figures, and the dawning recognition that the entire status quo is absurd. They will define the future of new media.

Teen Age: You Just Don't Understand is the working title for an exhibition that aims to illuminate and challenge the shifting roles of new media in contemporary life, from Facebook to Flickr to texting to Twitter. We seek to encourage collaboration between teens and more experienced artists. Submitted artwork can address any contemporary issues at the intersection of art, technology, and culture and can be in any format or medium (electronic, painting, photography, sculpture, etc.), but must be submitted by collaborative teams that includes at least one person under 18 and one person over 21.

Accepted works will be exhibited at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco to coincide with the 2010 01SJ Biennial: "Build Your Own World".

Submissions are due 15 March 2010.

Submission Guidelines.

Submit the URL of a website that briefly describes your proposal listing these 6 characteristics:

  1. Title,
  2. Concept Description (up to 500 words),
  3. Images (up to four),
  4. Bios of team members (up to 200 words each),
  5. Format and Technical Requirements: list hardware and software needed to present your work, spatial and sound requirements, what equipment you will provide, and what you will need from the gallery, and
  6. Contact information.

Sorry, no attachments or other formats accepted. Please email the URL to Catharine Clark Gallery info@cclarkgallery.com with the subject line "Teen Age Exhibition Proposal"

Works must be completed and delivered to Catharine Clark Gallery by July. More specific information about opening date to be announced at a later date.

For questions about submissions, contact Catharine Clark Gallery at (415) 399-1439 or email: info@cclarkgallery.com