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Call for Submissions

Where do you define “homeland”? If one looks the word up in the Google search bar, it states “homeland” as “a person's or a people's native land.” “Native” speaks to an intimate status with familiarity and a sense of security, yet many people find themselves floating outside of this realm of safety by living, studying, or traveling to somewhere else. Among the “somewhere else” are the overseas students, workers, and families from China. They are or have experienced a stage of moving from native land to another, from Chinese culture to another. The Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art, Kathrine Page, addressed this relocation phenomenon like “adjusting to the light” as if exiting from a dark room into the bright light of day or the opposite way.


Last year The Delaware Contemporary embarked on a new initiative designed to expand its reach in a cultural exchange with Chinese-based artists, designers, and curators. As a result, The Delaware Contemporary announces in a joint collaboration with The University of Delaware Chinese Student and Scholar Association an artist opportunity for an exhibition of photographs from the Delaware Chinese Community. We seek various viewpoints on the topic, “Somewhere Else,” (which is not limited to the Eastern & Western cultural contrasts), of differences in daily life between places, emotional moments of homesickness, or other narratives that point to the unknown or ambiguity. 

Photo submission deadline: September 25, 2018
Submission notification: October 10, 2018


Please submit a complete work with photo(s), statement(s) in PDF format to udcssa2017@163.com.

Artwork(s) | Photo(s) may be submitted in the following formats:
1) digital photo(s);
2) scans of photo(s) if you used film(s);
3) or scans of Instamatic photo(s).
We welcome single photo as well as submissions of a group of photos in a series of one theme.

Photo Description | Write a short paragraph describing the submitted work(s). You may consider the following questions:
1) When? Where? Who?
2) Why it is important for you to share this memory?

Artist Statement | Consider the following questions:
1) Where are you from? Think of the area of China, city, town, or even neighborhood.
2) What do you miss the most from your homeland?
3) How long have you been in the US?
4) What do you love the most about your experience in the US?
5) How do you think this experience in another country has influenced your life?

Fees: In lieu of an application fee, a display fee will be applied to selected artists

他乡 | 特拉华州华人摄影展作品征集

在我们讨论他乡之前,要如何定义“故乡”?她是否就是我们长大的熟悉的那片故土?这自然是一种非常甜蜜且亲近的状态,富有熟悉度和安全感。当然也有许多人选择了他乡,走出了那片温馨的舒适区,来到全新的地域或领域,或生活、或学习、或工作、或旅行。这些在他乡土壤上的人中就包含来自中国的留学生、工作者,以及/或者他们的家庭。有人感触过,有人正在经历这些变迁,从中国文化到一个全新的环境中,如何融入又如何自洽。正如Gretchen Hupfel当代艺术策展人Kathrine Page所述这种现象仿佛是“适应光线”的过程,试想进出室内与户外强光的那种感受,眼睛总要先适应一会儿,内心里却是恍如隔世。


美国特拉华当代艺术馆(The Delaware Contemporary)宣布与特拉华大学中国学生会合作摄影展“他乡”,并正式对特拉华州华人征集作品。我们正在寻找你关于“他乡”这个主题的独特视角,不仅限于东西方文化的对比,可以使你不同环境下的日常生活,可以使你情绪充盈的时刻,可以是你感到想家的某个瞬间,或者其他的精彩故事。我们希望这次机会能开启一扇窗口,让本地华人能展示自己的生活与灵感,特别是那些善于记录、发现、创造,并提问的年轻人们的镜头下,这样的“他乡”会是怎样的景色?




作品 | 照片可以以如下形式提交:

作品陈述 | 请回答以下问题作为说明文字介绍你的作品

艺术家陈述 | 请回答以下问题简单介绍你自己
1) 你来自哪里?根据你的意愿,可详细到区域、省市、城镇甚至街道等。