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OPENSOURCE is encouraging artists to submit relevant work to a new exhibition, “The Audacity of Desperation,” coming to the Independent Media Center, located at 202 S. Broadway, in Urbana. The organizers, Jessica Lawless and Sarah Ross, are looking for distributable artworks that touch upon the topic of “desperation” in regards to the elections, the state of our government and politics in general. Asking questions such as, “Do we need to delve fully into an emotional crisis or can we wallow in our desperation and find creative possibilities for effecting social change?” the art exhibition hopes to highlight social change, political action and create an on-going dialogue within the community.

Any and all media may be submitted by the deadline of March 10. If accepted, the artist will need to provide fifty to one hundred copies of their piece to be distributed to the audience. A second edition of the show will be held in Los Angeles, CA in the Fall.

The Audacity of Desperation art exhibition will open on April 4 and run until May 11 at the Independent Media Center. More details on the exhibition and submission guidelines can be found at The Audacity of Desperation website.

Photo courtesy of Jill Posener