Art of Appropriation – Call for artists


33 Contemporary Gallery presents:
“copy.right?”  The Art of Appropriation

February 15 to March 9, 2013


As long as there have been artists, there have been artists who appropriate. To appropriate is to borrow elements in the creation of new work. Appropriation recontextualises whatever it borrows to create something new. In some cases the original ‘thing’ remains accessible as the original, without change, but in other cases, the new work takes on a completely different façade and ultimately new meaning. Thus, blurring the line of what is fair usage and challenging the implications of copyright laws. The practice of appropriation can be traced back before the Renaissance, but became popular with the Surrealists, Dadaists, Pop Artists and the Neo-Geo Artists when mass production became a cultural norm.

Art is not created in a bubble. Artists are influenced by almost everything: the internet, television, literature, history, news and even other artists. The “copy.right?” exhibition seeks to give forum to contemporary artists who explore the idea of appropriation through concept, materials, awareness and who also challenge global mass culture.

copy.right? is juried and curated by Sergio Gomez (33 Contemporary Gallery director) and Jennifer Moore (photographer).


Open to artists 18 years or over working in all media.


Deadline for Submission: 11:30 pm(Central Time) January 30, 2013

Exhibition Dates: February 15 to March 9, 2013

Notice of Acceptance/Decline: You will receive an email notice of acceptance or decline no later than February 2, 2013. A list of accepted artists will be posted in our website on February 2 (mark your calendars).

Delivery: All accepted work must be received in the gallery by February 13, 2013


This exhibition will be available online permanently at


Full color catalogs featuring all the works in the art gallery will be available for purchase at



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