open call for **ART WORK ** Issue 24 of Haus-a-rest Art Zine , Theme - Consumption

Deadline: 05/04/2022  |  Jenna Fox

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Our Issue 24 theme is CONSUMPTION (to consume or be consumed).

The word 'consumption' first appeared in the 14th century to describe any potentially fatal wasting disease – that is, any condition that 'consumed' the body. But over time it came to apply more specifically to tuberculosis and currently society in general…

Since then, consumption has become a theory for economic activity, the food chain, and culture in general, we are all consumers… not just of food, but of ideas, of politics, subliminal messaging, ideology, religion…

One artist that springs to mind that reacts against consumption is Banksy, and his graffiti art. There is no elitism or high admission prices to see his work or any other form of graffiti. It is art in every sense of the word. It is created, sends a message, or raises issues. The only people who don’t like it are those that can’t make profit from it or dislike the truths it is saying.

Banksy's work points out blatant consumption and consumerism within our cultures…

We want to see how you interpret this very controversial and loaded word, through your art practice - we want to see how creative you are and how you expand the topic.

Your submission should be an exploration and response to this and be part of your current practice and dialogue. (NO COVID-19 RELATED WORK)

You will need to submit:

1) A good quality image of your work (please do not send us thumbnail images).

2) Three lines of text to explain your concept, why you made the piece and any obstacles you had to overcome.

3) Your Instagram name so we can tag you.

4) Do you wish to join our mailing list Y/N?

Your work will not be accepted if you do not provide all of the four requested items. If accepted your work will be featured in the Zine, Instagram and FB for a least one month, and very likely for several. We do not guarantee to keep your work lister after the issue has ended.

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