The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) and the Vietnamese American Arts & Letter Association (VAALA) invites creatives of all kinds to submit art for exhibition in HOME, curated by artist/curator Richard Turner.
Exhibition Dates: July 5th – July 26th, 2014
Deadline for entries: May 17th, 2014
The word “HOME” resonates on cultural, emotional, intellectual, religious, philosophical, political and spiritual levels-as a place, a space, a myth, a source of identity, a promised land, a state of being, a war zone, an impossibility, and/or an inalienable right. This simple word is open to a wide variety of interpretations. HOME can connote security, belonging, memory, and comfort, or arouse feelings of dread, alienation, and pain. HOME informs and is informed by geography and history, identities and ideologies, imagined and lived experiences.
Artworks may explore what it means to create a HOME or to be without a HOME, what happens when we leave HOME and arrive in a new place, or how relationships with culture, history, emotion, religion, philosophy, politics, and spirituality affect the idea of HOME.
The goal of this exhibition is to illuminate and enrich our understanding of the concept of “HOME” through artworks that critically explore the concept and also allow us to see various interpretations from different cultural standpoints.