Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Volunteer for Art in Odd Places!

Art In Odd Places 2010 Festival: CHANCE

Starting: ASAP in August 2010
Ending: October 11th, 2010
Located at: 14th St, Manhattan

If interested please email with the subject heading “Volunteer for AiOP 2010”

Position Description
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is seeking volunteers to support the implementation stages of its upcoming annual public art festival to take place October 1-10, 2010 on the length of 14th Street, from Avenue C to the Hudson River.

Strong interest in public and/or performance art
Flexibility and comfort to work both independently and as part of a team.
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to work well in a collaborative environment, but also see tasks through independently

• Support of artist projects: the volunteer will work closely with an AIOP artist in realizing there performance or public art project
• Assist with postcard and map distribution • Aid in preparations for key festival events including the opening (October 1), panel discussion, screening, and talks.

About Art in Odd Places
AIOP is an annual festival that explores the odd, ordinary and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life. A fourteen year-old initiative, it began as a project at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, was revived in New York, and now takes place annually along 14th Street in Manhattan. AiOP aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. The festival reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas. In past years, AiOP has received press coverage from the New York Times, Time Out New York, Papermag, Daily News, and L Magazine. The festival is a project of GOH Productions.

About AiOP 2010: Chance
Taking place along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City from October 1 to 10, 2010, AiOP: CHANCE will explore this location's rich history, configuration, and heterogeneous communities. This edition of AiOP is informed by various interpretations of the term CHANCE, including proposition, luck, randomness, risk, and opportunity. Within this context, artists are given the opportunity to apply their practice to an unconventional structure—playing off the idiosyncrasies inherent to the urban plane. Curated by Yaelle Amir and Petrushka Bazin, the festival will feature works exploring this comprehensive term, while endeavoring to broaden the public’s outlook on art, city dwelling, and social conventions.

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