Urban legends and other types of contemporary folklore develop from the morass of the cultures they inhabit–the stories any society tells often a indicator of their obsessions, fears, and social mores. Whether it’s the stories we learned as children, or ones we still believe to this day , they offer a stunning glimpse into our psyche, as well as an anthropological romp through the bizarre, the perverse, the haunted, and the mundane. This semester’s focus topic revels and explores in the wealth of urban folklore from not only American culture, but beyond, as well as creates discussions of how such stories tell us as much as we tell them.
We are currently looking for both 2-D and 3-D art , installations, text, and objects. Selected work will be on display on the 1st Floor of the Library physically through June 15th, as well as in a virtual version of the exhibit. If you are not in the Chicago area or able to drop off physical pieces, we are also seeking some additional Web Exclusive offerings for the virtual incarnation as well. Accepted artists will be offered the opportunity (optional) to join us for a virtual panel discussion in mid-March (date TBD) to talk about their work, resources, inspirations, etc.
Deadline for submissions: February 28th, 2021
Drop-Off Delivery Dates : March 8th-12th, 2021
Exhibit Opens: March 15th
Exhibit Closes: June 15th
Please send .jpeg of 3-5 pieces or media files to email@example.com for consideration.
We welcome submissions from all members of the Columbia College and greater Chicago arts community.