CALL FOR ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, & POETS
The Museum of Imajewnation Requests Submissions for 2013 Showcase
“Freedom Imagined, Freedom Lived:
An Artistic Review of the Passover Promise”
What do we talk about when we talk about freedom?
The stunning events of the past decade – September 11th, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and political and social transformation in the Middle East – compel each of us to contemplate our own interpretations of personal and public freedoms. In these instances, the meaning of freedom has been explored through a variety of lenses, including cultural, economic, and political perspectives.
For each member of our human family, one’s understanding of freedom is represented through the unique symbols, stories, and traditions passed down from his/her native countries, religions, and family and friends. The Jewish vision of freedom arises from the experience of the Israelite slaves in Egypt, reenacted every year at the Passover seder. The Haggadah, which serves as the script for the Passover seder, invites improvisation around 15 actions and various ‘props’ to retell the story of the exodus of the Israelites from slavery to freedom.
The Museum of Imajewnation invites artists, musicians, and poets to engage in a conversation about freedom in the Jewish experience that will be featured in the Museum of Imajewnation’s 5773/2013 Freedom Exhibit (scheduled for March 11th-28th) and a published Haggadah (late 2013).
With the Haggadah as the starting point, the Museum is looking for performance artworks that demonstrate Jewish aspirations for freedom, merging old songs, poems, and short stories with new ones. The Museum is also looking to create the setting for the Exhibit by showcasing artworks inspired by ritual objects from the seder table as well as photographs of everyday “freedom moments.” The ultimate goals of this pilot project are to promote the valuable and unique insights of artists in our community and to engage in a broader discussion about the language, sounds, and symbols of freedom.
“Freedom Imagined, Freedom Lived: An Artistic Review of the Passover Promise”
March 11-28, 2013
Items To Submit
(1) visual artworks inspired by ritual objects from the seder table in any medium;
(2) musical composition, songs, poems and short short stories inspired by the Haggadah and freedom songs;
(3) photographic images of freedom in contemporary life.
Process to Submit
In order to plan for this project, the Museum will require completion of this Submission Form prior to the actual Exhibit in March 2013. Please complete and submit the following by March 1, 2013 to The Museum of Imajewnation, Attention: Naomi Fishman, 225 Bellington Lane, St. Louis, MO, 63141.
If you have any questions or would like further information about this project, please e-mail Naomi Fishman at firstname.lastname@example.org.