Future Species is an exhibition curated by David Liss, director of the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA)
The call for submissions and proposals at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts is for artworks that address the broad-based theme of the future of our species. Given our increasingly intimate relationship with technology, experiments with genetic modification, and the widespread introduction of chemicals and
pharmaceuticals into the food chain, it seems apparent that our species will need to evolve and adapt physically in order to survive.
The 20th Century imagined man/machine hybrids, cyborgs and the
extraterrestrial. For the exhibition taking place at Propeller in October
2004, the guest curator is seeking artworks in any media that thematically
speculate upon our appearance and physical characteristics several more
links along in the Darwinian evolutionary chart of natural selection;
post-post figurative, so to speak.
The resulting exhibition is related to a cycle of research, exhibitions and
projects developed by the guest curator, exploring cultural and artistic
speculations upon the future of the human condition. The first exhibition in
this series, titled Future Species, took place at the d.u.m.b.o. arts center
in Brooklyn, New York, from June 27th to August 10th , 2003. (see
All media are welcome and the call is open to artists at the emerging or
advanced stages of practice.
To submit please send:
• 5–10 labelled slides of your work (do NOT send original artwork) and/or CD
or VHS video
• List of submitted slides showing title, date of work, dimensions and
• CV and artist’s statement
• Self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) if you want your materials returned
• Non-refundable submission fee of CAD $25. We will accept a cheque payable
to Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, cash or money order.
Submission deadline July 15, 2004.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts is an artist-run collective gallery
that supports vital contemporary art practices and initiatives by emerging
artists. Incorporated as a not-for-profit in 1996, we are located in the
Queen West Gallery District in downtown Toronto. For information on
membership, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts
984 Queen St. W.
Toronto Ontario M6J 1H1