Casa Duno is seeking proposals for works to be performed in public spaces in the South Loop area of Chicago. This call for artists is inspired by a 2011 article in the New York Times by Melissa Febos entitled “Look at Me, I’m Crying”, which describes the paradox of finding more privacy in public spaces through anonymity than in spaces presumed to be private and intimate. For this exhibition, we are interested in showcasing works that explore notions of private versus public, finding intimacy in interactions with strangers, comfort in anonymity, personalizations of public space, or other similar themes.
The exhibition will take place on the one square block from 11th to Roosevelt and from State to Wabash. Please see the map for clarification. Site-specific and/or audience-interactive works are welcome.
The one-day exhibition will be scheduled for Sunday, July 21st, with performances happening throughout the day.
Submission Due Date: Monday, June 17th
Artists will be notified by July 3rd, and if accepted, Casa Duno will follow up with additional information.
For each proposal, please provide:
*Your name, email address, phone number, and website
*A 500 word max description of the work
*2-3 images or videos of the proposed work or previous works
*List of materials
*Location (if site-specific)
To submit, email casaduno@gmail with the subject ‘July Performance Art Exhibition’
**Artists must be capable of transporting, installing, and de-installing the work with little to no assistance from Casa Duno within the agreed upon time frame. If assistance is needed, artists must make arrangements in advance.
We look forward to your submission!