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Alien is one of those English language words that has multiple meanings. Primary definitions include things that belong to a foreign country or nation; something unfamiliar or disturbing; plants or animals that were introduced to a new environment and naturalized; and beings from other worlds. In a contemporary context, with social and cultural concerns so present in conversation, the ideas associated with the word alien are especially layered and complex. The upcoming exhibition Alien Invasion: (Un)Familiar Forms in Contemporary Art, opening in July in RAM’s galleries, will feature objects and images from the museum’s collection that are both fantastical and familiar. The contemporary artists whose works are featured—many of whom use the natural world as inspiration—do not shy away from the over-sized, dramatic, or intriguing.
RAM and RAM’s Wustum Museum invite you to our second Virtual Community Art Show. Show us work that addresses the idea of organic invasion—invasive species, invasive plants, or invasive creatures. Using innovation, invention, originality, and imagination, craft work that explores the concept of intrusion, possibly with imaginary plants, animals, creatures from a wide varieties of materials, maybe even an alien or two. You could also examine other invasive entities like waste and garbage. Upload a high-resolution digital image of your work (specifications below) to participate in RAM’s second online exhibition with a community of artists that believe in the power of visual art as a creative expression.
Questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Kendra Voelz at [email protected] or by calling 262.619.3541.