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CALL FOR ARTISTS: CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021
ITSLIQUID International Art Fair | September 30 – October 21, 2021
Deadline: September 05, 2021

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events, is pleased to announce the open call for CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021 – ITSLIQUID International Art Fair, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, from September 30 to October 21, 2021, and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings.

COVID-19 Protection Concept – The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after Italy’s lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice.

This is the eighth edition of  CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021 – ITSLIQUID International Art Fair, the previous ones have been organized in prestigious venues and historical buildings in Venice, like Palazzo Dolfin Bollani, Palazzo Flangini, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, presenting more than 600 selected artists, coming from more than 40 countries from all over the world.

The participation includes the following services
– exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
– assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
– assisting in finding accommodation for artist
– the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters
– the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
– the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases
– mounting and dismounting of the exhibition
– exhibitions opening event with drinks and food
– a one day dedicated presentation, talk or workshop focusing on the artist’s career
– a dedicated interview published on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests

To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/performances and pictures via e-mail to director@itsliquid.com.

The eighth edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE analyzes the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time, through two main sections: MIXING IDENTITIES and FUTURE LANDSCAPES.

MIXING IDENTITIES analyzes the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness. The human body is a changing system that connects us with other bodies and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality; a strong communication system with its own language and infinite ways of expression.

FUTURE LANDSCAPES are abstract, infinite and conceptual, associated with a sense of freedom and infinite extension. Primarily experienced with the mind, spaces redefining their limits and borders, transforming surfaces in open flow of pure ideas. This section focuses on the concept of the borders and the structures between body, mind and soul, the human identity and the city, the space and the ground.

Deadline for application is September 05, 2021 (11.59 PM of your local time)

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Deadline: 
09/05/2021

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BORDERS ART FAIR 2021 | FUTURE LANDSCAPES

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CALL FOR ARTISTS
BORDERS 2021 | FUTURE LANDSCAPES
Venice International Art Fair
Extended deadline: August 08, 2021

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, is pleased to announce the open call for FUTURE LANDSCAPES, third appointment of BORDERS – Venice International Art Fair, curated by Arch. Luca Curci, that will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space from August 30 to September 19, 2021, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from August 31 to September 19, 2021, and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings.

BORDERS ART FAIR is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 2021 edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.

BORDERS ART FAIR provides artists and exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their works to an international audience of professionals as curators, gallerists, collectors, editors and publishers who seek to acquire, publish and encourage the best contemporary art talents.

The last edition of BORDERS ART FAIR took place in Venice in 2020, presenting a great selection of more than 500 art and architecture works realized by 250 artists and architects, coming from 36 countries. Never as this time the concept of the exhibition seems to be epochal: the humankind coexists at a distance to stay closer. The new invisible borders generated by the covid-19 are creating new ways of living everyday life, new human connections, re-thinking common spaces and entire cities. Could the new “borders” be the solution? We invite artists, architects and designers to be inspired by this new era, exploring the connection between desires, needs, fears that brings humankind to change, to transform and to evolve our inner world.

COVID-19 Protection Concept – The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after Italy’s lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice.

The festival focuses on the concept of “borders”, between the soul and the body, the human being and the city, the city and the ground. The festival analyzes the idea of human and urban borders, how people live them and how they are modified in contemporary society. Every human being lives in a world in which the limits, the borders, shape their attitudes and behaviors, limiting the freedom and creating a sense of alienation. The human being reacts breaking the limits and finding a new way of life. We imagine a world of “liquid cities”, where differences create new possibilities instead of being social barriers.

Human creativity always spreads all over the world. For thousands of years we have applied our imagination and inventiveness to shape our landscapes. Cities are leading to a new aesthetic change that aims to rebalance the combination of humans and nature, not only to restore natural systems and ecological integrity but also to deliver beautiful, engaging and remarkable landscape experiences. Today we face many challenges that require a big effort in mixing new frontiers to create new extraordinary places and spaces. We aim to generate future landscapes without mental and physical borders, in which the human being is completely free.

BORDERS ART FAIR consists of 3 main events: BODIES+CITIES SKIN (June / July), FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES (July / August) and FUTURE LANDSCAPES. We are now selecting artists for:

– FUTURE LANDSCAPES from August 30 to September 19, 2021 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and from August 31 to September 19, 2021 at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello
Extended deadline for applications is August 08, 2021 (11.59 PM of your local time)

The participation includes the following services
– exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
– assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
– assisting in finding accommodation for artist
– the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters
– the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
– the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases
– mounting and dismounting of the exhibition
– exhibitions opening event with drinks and food
– a one day dedicated presentation, talk or workshop focusing on the artist’s career
– a dedicated interview published on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests
– a printed catalogue that will include all the participants

Artists interested in taking part in our shows, are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments and their representers; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events. Artists are free to take part in one or more events.

The festival also aims to discover the interpretations of borders between built and unbuilt geographical contexts, the complex spatial mechanisms within contemporary cities and territories, to understand these underlying cultural philosophical, political and aesthetic value systems that influence the production of architectural form. The investigation concerns not just territories’ borders: the festival focuses on the design and the construction strategies applied to the contemporary “skin and bones” architecture, on the thin surface that divides and connects the inner places with the outer spaces, from the single buildings to the huge metropolis’ borderline.
Extended deadline for applications is August 08, 2021 (11.59 PM of your local time)

Deadline: 
08/08/2021

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Indoor call for Lucca Biennale - Paper, Art, Design

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LUBICA - Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the world's biggest art event dedicated to paper art. The Biennale takes place every two years, in 2022 it will be held from the 31st of July until September the 25th. The Indoor Exhibition will be composed of 3 main sectors: art, fashion, and performances. Every artist that creates art such as performances, sculptures, drawings, video-art, and much more with paper, cardboard, or its by-products is encouraged to participate in the call.

 

"The White Page" is the theme of the XI edition

 "White page" has a double-sided message: could represent endless opportunities and at the same time the anxiety of it all, the possibility of a brighter future and a leap of faith into the unknown, a white page is a bridge between the past and the future. 

 

 

Deadline: 
01/15/2022

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Fee Detail: 
20,oo €
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Call for paper art Outdoor Lucca Biennale 2021

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LUBICA - Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the world's biggest art event dedicated to paper art. The Biennale takes place every two years, in 2022 it will be held from the 31st of July until September the 25th. The Biennale is looking for emerging and affirmed artists to work in Lucca, Tuscany, during an artistic residency in July 2022. This call for entries aims to select artworks that involve the use of paper and its by-products to show how versatile this material is: artists that work with cardboard and paper are encouraged to participate in the contest with a challenging and innovative project for a monumental sculpture. The selected artworks will be exhibited in the most popular squares of the city during the event and will  then become part of the Biennale's permanent exhibition.

"The White Page" is the theme of the XI edition

 "White page" has a double-sided message: could represent endless opportunities and at the same time the anxiety of it all, the possibility of a brighter future and a leap of faith into the unknown, a white page is a bridge between the past and the future. 

 

The deadline for submitting projects for the Outdoor section is set for October 31st, 2021.

Deadline: 
10/31/2021

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Fee Detail: 
20,oo €
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CHEAP | 2021 call for artists

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In 2021 CHEAP is issuing its 9th CALL for ARTISTS, targeting not only street artists but anyone involved in graphic design, photography, illustration and visual art more generally. The pieces applicants send in a digital format will be printed and pasted up on the CHEAP On Board circuit of bulletin boards in downtown Bologna.

For CHEAP, this open call has always represented a key element of its identity: it enables the hybridization of languages, breaks down geographical borders, launches a collective discussion, investigates contemporary issues from the bottom up and seeks to reassemble individual statements into a collective narrative.

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Nothing lasts forever.
Which is fortunate, because it implies the potential for change.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Despite the fact that, as many have suggested, we just seem to be living the same day over and over, here.

It is in the nature of dogma to insinuate the idea of its own impulse toward infinity. It is in the nature of ideologies to treat the absence of alternatives as implicit. It is in the nature of religions to assert the impossibility of salvation outside of each one’s specific doctrine.

Nevertheless, existence is dialectical. It changes. Becomes. Discards. And overcomes.
In the exceptionality of pandemic-time, we have all wondered what has been taken from us and what is going to be different, or what opportunities this plague might involve: uncertainty and restlessness are the forces that have driven us toward fantastic futures set in unprecedented post-pandemic landscapes.

Fueled by this impulse, we have chosen POST in its Latin sense as the foundation for CHEAP‘s exploration throughout 2021 and this idea of overcoming will provide the launching pad for our public art projects in the coming months.
And this is how we set out today, starting with this Call for Artists. Our annual invitation, addressed to artists using contemporary visual language, to join us in contaminating public space: with signs and imagery, provocations and projects translated into posters. Beginning with this edition, the format has become bigger and color has joined black and white.

What we are asking of you is an imaginative step toward a possibility, however improbable, brimming with desires as well as fears, full of details and approximations both – in other words, an imaginative step toward the future.
Keeping in mind a before, starting from a point you recognize as now, you are invited to define an after. And the terms of that sequentiality are up to you.

We ask what awaits us beyond capitalism, after the next climate crisis, what happens after we turn 30, after we turn 90, after the downfall of patriarchy, after disease, after empire, after punk, after tomorrow.
We want to know how you imagine the end of democracy and what utopia may follow it, how you represent a community that has moved beyond gender and gender violence, how you envisage the posthuman landscape, the postcoital temperature, the features of a new posterity.

Show us the next symbols of liberation, how you would represent a society that has moved beyond racism. In what aesthetics will we recognize ourselves, what are post-traumatic perspectives, what is the new historical era you want to see take off after we wrest free of this one?

POST. A call for visions – on paper, on the street, in posters.

Prizes Details: 

The selected pieces applicants send in a digital format will be printed and pasted up on the CHEAP On Board circuit of bulletin boards in downtown Bologna.

Deadline: 
06/01/2021

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LIVE WORKS – Free School of Performance OPEN CALL

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LIVE WORKS – Free School of Performance OPEN CALL

a project by Centrale Fies deadline 30th March 2021

curated by
Barbara Boninsegna (artistic director and founder of Centrale Fies)
Simone Frangi (researcher, writer and curator LIVE WORKS - Free School of Performance)

Staff
Production management Maria Chemello
Production Stefania Santoni
Comunication, Press Office, Visual identity Virginia Sommadossi/Chiara Ciucci Giuliani/Elisa Di Liberato/Lucrezia Di Carne
Technical direction of Centrale Fies
General director of Centrale Fies art work space Dino Sommadossi

Info & contacts

liveworks@centralefies.it www.centralefies.it www.liveworksaward.com

Centrale Fies, Località Fies 1 Dro (TN), Italy

Created in 2013 by Centrale Fies, in collaboration with Viafarini, LIVE WORKS - Free School of Performance is a platform dedicated to live contemporary practices that contribute to deepening and broadening the idea of performance, following the current evolution of performance and its styles.
In times of continuous change Centrale Fies and the curatorial team of LIVE WORKS add two important news to the Call of this edition.

6 artists will be selected and each artist will have:

an annual fellowship of € 3,000.00

Kick Off Seminar in the dates 10-13 June 2021, during Live Works Summit 2021*

a 15 day individal residency at Centrale Fies

a residency (optional) in an international partner structure

a collective residency together with all the selected artists, at Centrale Fies, in the summer 2022

in the frame of Live Works Summit 2022 LIVE WORKS – Free School of Performance

The open call LIVE WORKS includes creative residency periods for the selected projects. LIVE WORKS sees performance as a work space, and as an instrument and cultural exercise. Starting from the notion of performance in the visual art practice, the project is unique in its particular attention to hybrid research, underlining the openness and fluidity of performance, its social and political implications and its level of public understandability.

The announcement is open to a wide range of performative actions, also including sound and new media arts, text-based performances, lecture performances, multimedia storytelling, choreographic practices, relational and workshop-based projects, and other projects questioning the idea of performativity beyond the body.

Artists and professionals from any geographic location and with no limits on age can enter the announcement, as individuals or in groups, with a single project. The open call only accepts unpublished or long-term projects that need to be developed and/or concluded, for which participation would represent an evolution of the project or it’s final chapter.

The production of the performance projects during the residency will be supported by diverse types of curatorship, from theoretical to technical development, a Free School of Performance with studio visit, critical session and reading group. During the residency phase, Centrale Fies will provide a production and curatorial staff to assist the artists as they develop the selected projects.

For the two residencies at Centrale Fies, Centrale Fies covers the travel costs to reach Centrale Fies, food and accommodation for the two residency periods.
The budget of € 3.000,00 will be guaranteed even if the programme changes the form for sanitary emergency reasons.

The performances produced will be presented at Centrale Fies in summer 2022, during the second edition of Live Works Summit 2022. On this occasion the projects will be discussed by a board of international professionals, working for festivals, institutions, residencies and production programs that sustain and produce research in performance.

During each evening a program of established guest artists will be presented alongside the projects of the 6 Live Works artists.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This year the participation is free of charge.
Artists who intend to participate must fill in the online participation form here: Application LIVE WORKS – Free School of Performance

Attach their portfolio, including a personal statement and curriculum vitae. Required format: .pdf. Accepted languages: english, italian. The documentary material must be contained in a single compressed folder, no bigger than 10mb.

Attach a description of the performance project to be developed during the residency period. The description should include an abstract (max three A4 pages, including photos, images) in .pdf format. Accepted languages: english, italian. The documentary material must be contained in a single compressed folder, no bigger than 10mb.

Attach links to any audiovisual material. Accepted formats: .avi, .mov, mpeg, mp4, mp3. Accepted languages: all. The material must be contained in an external server (vimeo, YouTube, other) with the link and any necessary password provided.

Other possible members of the group (co-authors or performers) have to be included within the on-line application form “Names and surnames of other members”, specifying the role of everyone within the submitted project.

Registration for participation must be sent by midnight on the 30th March 2021 .Candidates who submit after this deadline will not be accepted.

understand the procedure and support the request.

After the deadline the applications will be evaluated and discussed by the curatorial team. The 19th April the selected projects will be announced by the Centrale Fies communication medias.

12th February 2021 | open call
30th March 2021 | application deadline
19th April 2021 | participants announcement
June 10-13 2021 | Kick off seminar
to be defined | 15 day individual residency at Centrale Fies

to be defined | collective residency at Centrale Fies and presentation of the performances during Live Works Summit 2022

For foreign candidates Centrale Fies will commit to provide a letter of invitation for any application for a

grant or mobility fellowship. The participants not belonging to an European state, for which it is requested a

Working Visa to participate in an artistic residency in Italy, should promptly proceed with the Visa

application. Centrale Fies, once the selected projects will be announced, will send the information to

Centrale Fies is a space organized for live spectacles, and is equipped with specific technical equipment. Together with the competition announcement, a downloadable kit with diagrams and images of the space is available on http://www.centralefies.it/space.html.
The evaluation of the performance project’s feasibility within the requirements stated in the competition announcement is the responsibility of the artist.

Participants must guarantee the intellectual property of the developed presentations. The work that involve non-original music or images must guarantee the relative rights and must cover any eventual rights necessary.The material presented and the performance produced will remain the property of the author.

In the framework of LIVE WORKS, Centrale Fies is setting up a permanent Collection of Performance Art whose aim, beyond the simple documentation, is to explore different possible relations between ephemeral production and its traces, and to question the notion of performativity in objects and traces. During the residency, artists are asked to consider this questions as well as invited to participate to the Collection through a donation if they and Centrale Fies consider it appropriate. Centrale Fies reserves the right to publish the candidacy, without additional advisement, and to organize various activities for the appropriate promotion of the project and its participants.

The Competition Authority is Centrale Fies: Il Gaviale Società Cooperativa, via Gramsci 13, 38074 - Dro (TN). Participation in the competition requires complete and unconditional acceptance. Any dispute is settled by the Court of Trento. The translation of the current competition announcement is for informational purpose only. In case of disputes, the Italian text will be the sole reference point.

Info: liveworks@centralefies.it

*Four days of Free School with seminars, theoretical moments and conviviality for the selected artists, who will be able to attend the presentations open to the public of the performances of the Live Works 2020 alumni (Thais di Marco, Harilay Rabenjamina, Giulia Crispiani and Golrok Nafisi, Noor Abuarafeh, Buenos Tiempos, Int. - Alberto Garcia del Castillo and Marnie Slater, Olia Sosnovskaya, Göksu Kunak)

During the 4-day event some Live Works alumni from previous editions (2013-2019) will also return to Centrale Fies to take part in the live program.

Deadline: 
03/30/2021

Entry Fee:

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