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/SKIN 2016/

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents


February 7 to April 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7, 2 pm to 5 pm


Race is the least reliable information you can have about someone. It’s real information, but it tells you next to nothing.*


The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is seeking work that engages, or is in response to, the subject of SKIN.

In doing so, the Gallery hopes to create a platform whereby the creative community can contribute, participate, and expand upon the ongoing dialogue about race and identity.

This exhibition, SKIN, addresses issues that have been increasingly prominent since the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. It was the first time that an African American had run for President and won. The election symbolized strides thought to have been made in race relations, yet it also revealed ruptures in the “skin” that binds us as Americans, and ultimately, as people.  During the last year, events in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, Prairie View, Charleston, Oakland, and Southern California have revealed chasms in the issues of race and identity.

Conversations about race have always taken place within diasporic communities, but in the wake of racially charged events over the last year, it has become a growing part of the national dialogue.  Artists in Los Angeles and throughout the country have been galvanized by these events.  The objective of SKIN is to bring the conversation into a centralized discursive space, and we are seeking work that is both thoughtful and thought provoking.

To submit , please click here.

All entries will be selected through a curatorial process into the main exhibition.

Please be aware of the limited time for you to enter.
-October 12, 2015:         Closing date of receiving digital entries
-October 26, 2015:         Notification of accepted artists
-February 7 – April 17, 2016:     Exhibition Dates
-February 7,  5 – 6pm:         Press and Media event
-Sunday, February 7,  6-9pm:     Opening Public Reception



*Gray, Paul. “Books: Paradise Found.” Rev. of Books: Paradise Found 19 Jan. 1998: n. pag. Time. Time Inc., 19 Jan. 1998. Web. 16 Sept. 2015.