April 8 – 29, 2016

Occasionally, when the college atmosphere became too intense, Josef Albers would announce a week-long “interlude” when everyone in the community was expected to take a break from their studies and pursue activities unrelated to their course work. It was a time to recharge, recalibrate and refocus.

The Media Arts Project (MAP) and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) announce Interlude, a month-long series of contemporary art events to be held in and around BMCM+AC’s galleries in downtown Asheville. Inspired by Albers’ break from the norm, Interlude is a break with our own tradition and will be held in lieu of {Re}HAPPENING, our annual weekend art event at the former Black Mountain College site at Lake Eden.

Interlude celebrates the dynamic partnership of BMCM+AC and The MAP by paying tribute to Black Mountain College’s cultural legacy via contemporary applications of performance, technology and aesthetics. Interlude is a platform for artists of multiple disciplines to carry out experimental and non-traditional practices emphasized by the scholars of Black Mountain College. The event will activate a variety of spaces in downtown Asheville through music, dance, poetry, video, installation, conversation, and participatory events.

Call for Artist Proposals is now closed, artists will be notified of their acceptance by February 10th, 2016. A representative from the review committee is likely to be in touch before that date to ask follow-up questions.