Imagining our Future Together: A Call for South Asia Artists to Share Your Art!

SUBMITTED BY?SOUTH ASIA?ON TUE, 04/03/2012 – 15:59

Are you a South Asian artist from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka and born in or after 1975?
You are invited to share examples of your work for the exhibition?South Asia Artists: Imagining Our Future Together.

Imagining our Future Together is a juried group exhibition that will be on display in throughout South Asia and beyond.
The concept of the exhibition comes from the realization that cooperation among the countries of South Asia is the key to the region?s success in the 21st century. And what better example of transcending borders and breaking stereotypes can be seen than in art created by emerging artists, some of our society?s most perceptive, creative and genuine minds?
Imagining our Future Together is an opportunity to communicate your experience, feelings and thoughts as visual artist to the rest of the world.
How to Apply?
For detailed guidelines, please see the?call for entry.
Email or send by post the?entry form?by April 30, 2012, to be considered for an international art show inspired by a vision of a better common future in South Asia. The application is free of charge and open to all eligible artists.
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2012
Selection Process:
A selection committee will select the artwork for the exhibition.
We will inform the selected artists and organize packing and shipping of their artwork.
The World Bank will pay for the packing and transportation of art at no expense to the artists.
For further questions, please contact:
Elena Grant, World Bank Art Program😕
Telephone: +1 (202) 458-7320, fax: +1 (202) 522-3239.

The exhibition is made possible by the World Bank Regional Vice Presidency for South Asia and curated by the World Bank Art Program.

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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