Unsolicited Proposal and Franchise Program
exhibitions presented by apexart in New York City and locations around the world

For more information about the winners and how to apply, visit www.apexart.org/opencalls.

More than 230 jurors from around the world have selected the following proposals for the 2012–2013 apexart season:
Natalie Musteata, Unrest, on view in New York City, September 2012
Carlos Leon-Xjimenez, Lima Rooftop Ecology, on view in Lima, Peru, November 2012
Ola El-Khalidi, Open Sesame, on view in New York City, January 2013
Marisa Jahn and Paul Falzone, Video Slink Uganda, on view in Kampala, Uganda, February 2013
Kari Cwynar, The Last Laugh, on view in New York City, May 2013
Bill Doherty and Tim McGlynn, Memphis Social, on view in Memphis, TN, May 2013

apexart open calls accept proposals for idea-based exhibitions from anyone, anywhere in the world. An international jury votes on submissions and determines the winning proposals, which receive financial and administrative support from apexart.

In 2013, apexart will accept submissions for the Unsolicited Proposal Program from January 15–February 15 and for the Franchise Program from April 4–May 3. For more information please visit www.apexart.org/opencalls.

Unsolicited Proposal winners on view at apexart, New York City:

organized by Natalie Musteata
September 12–October 27, 2012
Exploring the intersection of creative practice and political activism with work by Mounir Fatmi, Claire Fontaine, Shilpa Gupta, Iman Issa, Tala Madani, Ahmet Ögüt, Tomas Rafa, and Alexandre Singh.

Open Sesame: What Happened on August 2nd 1990? organized by Ola El-Khalidi
January 16–March 2, 2013
Graphic novelists will interpret stories of Kuwaiti refugees who fled after the Iraqi invasion in 1990.

The Last Laugh organized by Kari Cwynar
May 29–July 20, 2013
This exhibition researches laughter as a destabilizing force, and will use a 6-month laughter epidemic in central Africa as its anchor.

Franchise exhibitions, on view outside of New York City:
Lima Rooftop Ecology organized by Carlos Leon-Xjimenez in Lima, Peru
November 3–December 1, 2012
Presented on roofs in Lima’s historic city center, this exhibition will look at poverty, historic preservation, and tourism.

Video Slink Uganda organized by Marisa Jahn and Paul Falzone in Kampala, Uganda
February 6–March 6, 2013
Short-form experimental videos by artists from the African Diaspora shown in Ugandan video halls, gathering places known for showing pirated DVDs.

Memphis Social organized by Bill Doherty and Tim McGlynn in Memphis, Tennessee
May 2013
Presented in an abandoned Sears distribution center, this exhibition will highlight the local cultural traditions alongside the work of international artists.

apexart open calls are supported in part by the Lambent Foundation, a project of the Tides Center.