Idle Hands: Readymade Competition @ Pilot Projects, Philadelphia [from 1 to 15 August]

Idle Hands: Readymade Competition

1 - 15
21:00 - 12:00

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Pilot Projects
1719 N 5th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
For Immediate Release:

New Adventures In Metaphysical Arbitrage:
100 Years of the Readymade

Pilot Projects is pleased to announce IDLE HANDS — New Adventures in Metaphysical Arbitrage: 100 Years of the Readymade, a project organized by Chicago-based artist and curator Brandon Alvendia. An alternative take on the 100th anniversary of Fountain by Marcel Duchamp, IDLE HANDS seeks to highlight the work of dozens of local, national, and international artists in an open-call exhibition of readymades.

— Open Call

Individuals and groups of all stripes are invited to submit objects/images/ephemera/ideas to be exhibited on the floors/walls/ceiling of the gallery space and adjacent empty lot at Pilot+Projects, a small artist-run space in a rented warehouse in the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia* (see website for terms and conditions). Exhibition will occur September 9th, 2017 — October 6, 2017. All exhibited work will be included in the Readymade Competition, and are eligible to receive trophies, medals, and cash prizes in various categories.


Eligible artists must be willing to elevate an ordinary object to the dignity of a work of art, by the mere choice of the artist. (see terms and conditions)

To apply:

Please visit for detailed information, and/or follow the link to complete the application:

— Accepted proposals:

We will notify artists by 8/16/2017 of their acceptance in the exhibition.

Trophies and a cash prize will be awarded at the awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition for a number of categories, including but not limited to: Best in Show (Juried, Audience Favorite, Neighborhood Prize, and Randomly Selected), Best potty-humor, most political, Worst Readymade…
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