OCCCA Call for Art: Random Acts of Time
Curator and Juror: William Moreno
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Exhibition Dates: May 5th – June 23rd, 2012
This exhibition investigates our relationship to the concept of time, the choices we make and the random, uncontrollable events that shape our lives. From the moment we begin our journey into the cacophony of the world – a series of decisions, choices and twists of fate guide us – often lurching or blissful and occasionally tragic. What have we chosen for ourselves? When has our hand been forced? Where have random or serendipitous events changed our course? When have we triumphed? What have we lost? What have we remembered and forgotten? Time is a recurring thematic in artists’ works – witness the public response and fascination with Christian Marclay’s 24-hour montage The Clock. Exploring that inexorable passage via divergent points-of-view, media and imagery demands introspection and perspective. This exhibition will investigate what binds or propels us, notions of conscious or unconscious experiences and the narratives we collect as we negotiate our lives.
About the Curator and Juror
William Moreno is a curator, writer and director of William Moreno Contemporary which mounts periodic exhibitions. He was most recently the Associate Director of ArtPadSF, a hotel- based art fair. William was the founding Executive Director of the Claremont Museum of Art and the director of The Mexican Museum, San Francisco. He has organized and overseen numerous exhibits including: Karl Benjamin: Conversations in Color; Ephemeral: Explorations in Light: an international, multi-media exhibition featuring contemporary light-based installations and sculptures; Multiverse, delving into the hypothesis that physical reality exists within a set of multiple, parallel universes and Vexing: Female Voices from East LA Punk, which explored a singular music scene.
He has been a featured panelist addressing topics ranging from the contemporary role of museums and the international art landscape at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club, the American Institute of Architecture, Latino Art Now Conference, William Turner Gallery, ArtPadSF, Flagstop and others. He has appeared on KCET’s series California’s Gold as well as other media. William serves as board President of LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and on the Advisory Board for the California Associations of Museums.
DEADLINE: March 31, 2012