CALL FOR ENTRIES
The arts give us an arena where the past
and present can converge, sight and sound can converse, and individual experience can speak for a universal experience.
We wish to celebrate interactions between cultural traditions and the individual
modern artist, and between music and the visual arts by presenting a variety of
contemporary artists' reactions to traditional music sounds or traditional cultural
soundscapes. This exhibition will form a contemporary counterpart to an exhibition
scheduled to run concurrently at the NIU Art Museum featuring Burmese traditional
music instruments. Both exhibitions will have a rich program of related concerts,
lectures, workshops, and performances organized in collaboration with the NIU School
of Music and international conferences on Cambodia Studies, Burma Studies, and Thai
be held at NIU.
You are invited to participate in this
exhibition by submitting up to five works for consideration. Regional, national, and international artists and designers
are all encouraged.
Diverse media are welcome; visual art, installations, and performance art are all capable of offering exciting new perspectives using traditional music. We hope to receive a variety of interpretations, whether traditional, postmodern, philosophical, political, or outlandish in expression. Accepted works will be those that are thoughtful, emotionally impacting, masterfully rendered, and unique.