Open Call: StorefrontTV Wants Your Poetical Political Ads

Storefront for Art & Architecture’s latest competition calls for a new kind of political ad.

In partnership with Metropolis, Storefront for Art & Architecture has announced an open call for the latest season of StorefrontTV, called Po(li/e)tical Ads.

Since 2013, StorefrontTV has presented experimental videos “that focus on the disciplinary obsessions and absurdities of art and architecture.” This season, however, the focus won’t be on the absurdity of architecture, but on this year’s political cycle—which has proven far more absurd than any one could have anticipated. Although political ads are usually made to support or oppose a particular candidate, this competition is an open call for a different kind of ad: short-form videos (less than a minute long) that, although potentially appropriating the typical motifs of the form, are “political and poetic.” Importantly, they should consider the “collective concerns that transcend individual egos and party platforms.”

The submission deadline is November 4th, 2016 at 11:59 pm. A renowned jury—Executive Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture, Eva Franch, Editorial Director of Metropolis Magazine, Paul Makovsky, Chief Curator of Museum of the Moving Image, David Schwartz, curator Ivan Lopez Munuera, artist Antoni Muntadas, and filmmaker Pau Suris Sunyer—will review submissions; selected entries will be screened at Storefront for Art & Architecture’s gallery space in New York City and presented online by Metropolis. 

Please see Storefront’s website for submission information and guidelines.

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