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Share Prize XIII Edition

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The XV edition of Share Festival, the Italian exhibition of contemporary tech art and science, lead by the Artistic Director Bruce Sterling, announces the opening of the call. The theme of this edition of Share Prize is:

 

RIOTS

HERE WE ARE

 

An atmosphere of blissful calm prevails over Share Festival, in the fifteenth consecutive year of our technology-art fair. The cruel word “Crisis” has become old-fashioned here in Italy, a nation whose government is  the most stable of all the G-7 major powers.
Our city has recently signed a ten-point Manifesto of Non-Hostile Communications, which recommends wise principles of civilized discourse online (and is highly suited for public announcements like this one).  The City of Turin has recently celebrated its first “Festival of Technology,” where our erudite populace responded with polite appreciation to the marvels of science. This huge, crowd-pleasing tech festival appeared back-to-back with Turin’s vast, legendary “Artissima” art fair, so that our city can now justly boast of its learned patronage of every form of modern art, and modern research, too!
Here at Share Festival of Piemonte, the radical, cutting-edge art forms that we have long championed: tactical media, net.art, device art, code art, interactive installations and augmented experiences — are being legitimized, refined and civilized.   All of our avant-garde artistic eccentricities are fast becoming twenty-first century mainstream lifestyles. Our Share Festival jury for the year 2020 is the wisest and best-briefed that we have ever assembled, for it includes the doyenne of the Piedmontese art scene, the globally-famed art collector and cultural activist, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. She is ShareFestival’s favorite Knight of Arts and Letters. We are really looking forward to a close discussion of your artistic entries this year. Frankly, our festival has never seen such a halcyon situation.  We are the picture of smart-urban civility.
La vita é bella!

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However… here, below the dividing-line…. what about all those other cities, here at the turn of the decade?    Crowds waves angry banner, subways are flaming, airports are besieged, lasers flare in the tear-gas clouds under the drones — urban mayhem smolders over every horizon!   Leaderless crowds cry out their need to take back a control that seems entirely illusory; polarized parliaments howl abuse and demand impeachments, blockades and barricades abound to stop overcrowded caravans where all the wheels have fallen off….  Tech unicorns fall flaming in disgrace, and even the ultra-rich weep and tremble in public venues; social lynch-mobs abound, while enlightened scientists flee the trolls; upheavals are met with ominous silence as the Internet’s plug is pulled over vast, stricken provinces.  The tenuous fabric of civilization is shredded as law enforcement agents randomly batter the passers-by, and frenzied outbursts of reckless passion and raw discontent shatter the one-way mirror of the status quo. Surveillance is redoubled as the surveilled can’t be bothered to behave; to “befriend” is an act of covert emnity, while to
“like” is passe’. A riot is not a revolution or a reform, it’s a burst of frenzy that concludes in melancholy astonishment. And yet: here we are.  Such is the social condition.  It could be anywhere, it could be anybody. 

What can we make of this? What’s to become of us?

 

Bruce Sterling, Share Festival Art Director
Jasmina Tesanovic, Share Prize Curator

 

The works nominated for the prize must comply with the theme. An International Jury will select 6 candidates for the award, who will be invited to take part in the exhibition, which will take place in Turin in May 2020. By the end of February 2020 the finalists will be announced.

 

OPEN REGISTRATIONS UNTIL 28TH JANUARY 2020 – 12.00 am

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01/28/2020

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Home│Call for exhibition

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HOME Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Rome city. July 2020

This call intends to collect works that address the theme of "home", from its symbolic and conceptual conception to the exposition of an experience. "Home" as a concept linked to a safe and familiar environment, a refuge for our person, a social clothing that contains the warmth and energy of those who live there (q. M. McLuhan), or again, an environment that reflects our being in the world and the fluid changes of life, but also a place where we often find traces of the past, where emotional involvement is implicit in the experience we have in it. A. Muratore

Deadline 7th April 2020

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04/07/2020

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OPEN CALL Cripta747 Studio Programme ed. 2020

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Application for Cripta747 Studio Programme are now open.

  • 3 studios available

  • 3 time slot: March + April | May | June + July

  • Deadline: January 12th, 2020

APPLY NOW!!!

From 2017 Cripta747 has ran a Studio Programme to promote the international mobility, the stay in the town of artists from all over the world and the growth of the city’s cultural fabric.

The studios are open to artists, curators and researchers who want to spend a period of work and production in Turin.

Cripta747 Studio Programme supports all aspects of contemporary art production with particular attentiveness to research and development. It offers a workspace in a context that favours dialogue and pair exchange of ideas and skills between visual arts and other expressive languages. Cripta747 Studio Programme is influenced by the area’s rich heritage of craft. The proximity to artisanal workshops, family run manufacturing factories and small innovative companies present in the neighbourhood actively contribute to create a stimulating environment and an experimental production approach.

In addition to the Cripta747’s team, tutors follow artists’ research and production through meetings, critical conversations, interviews, studio visits, workshops and guided tours. Tutors role is to give a plurality of point of views about present scenarios, giving the artists involved new opportunity of exchange and discussion around their work. Cripta747 organises open studios, which give the opportunity to engage artists directly with audience, to test out new ideas and processes developed during the residency in studio.

Cripta747 Studio Programme is a project by Cripta747, realised thanks to the support of Fondazione CRT.

Prizes: 

Studio service fee is:

  • € 260 per month both for the 56 and the 35 m2 rooms 
  • € 200 per month for the 18 m2 room.

IMPORTANT: a 15% discount is reserved for artists not represented by a gallery, independent curators and researchers, students. If you are eligible for the discount, Studio service fee is € 220 per month both for the 56 and the 35 m2 rooms / € 170 per month for the 18 m2 room).

It covers organisational and management costs, the expenses of advertising and promotion. The fee includes: a private studio, the use of the kitchen, wi-fi, bills (electricity, heating and water use, maintenance), reception service, technical assistance in the ordinary management of the space, curatorial support, assistance in the production, help in organising appointments with art professionals,communication and press office service, photographic documentation, technical assistance in setting up the studio, participation in curatorial projects in partnership with Cripta747 Studio Programme. 

Cripta747 Studio Programme does not include accommodations, living expenses are to be entirely covered by the participating artists.

Cripta747 doesn’t provide any grants to cover the studio and the production costs. Upon request, we issue a letter of support for individual grant seeking to selected candidates. 

Deadline: 
01/12/2020

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CONNEXION

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CONNEXION FESTIVAL - 1ST EDITION

Opening, December 2019 – in Rome and broadcasted worldwide!

Mattatoio, Rome, Italy
 

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
“Connexion Festival” is a cultural, educational, and collaborative project curated by the students of the Master in Arts and Culture Management of the Rome Business School (RBS). It proposes a unique exhibition and curatorial experience, featuring students based in more than 100 countries worldwide. This blended managerial and curatorial approach is the very core of Connexion Festival, whose objective is to become a yearly education appointment for international students, artists, and viewers to focus on current events characterizing our history: in Rome, as will be the physical exhibition, and simultaneously across the globe, like the net of international students reached virtually. 
 
This approach echoes the famous chaos theory of the ‘Butterfly Effect’ that celebrates the importance of little happenings in a given part of the world, to then trigger a wider phenomenon reverberating on a global scale.
 
This year’s theme will be the environment, analyzed from three sub-topics that are natural, spiritual, and virtual (environments). Artists applying to the call should either select a work from their portfolio and verbalize why and how it refers to one of three sub-topics; or propose an ad hoc project for the edition (see the ‘Technical List’ below for more details). Applicants should moreover send their CV and/or artistic portfolio to connexionfestival@gmail.com by November 7th. International artists of any media, age, sex can apply. Received applications will be evaluated in consideration of the project’s formal qualities, conceptual elaboration, link to the edition’s theme, and artist’s portfolio. All selected applicants will be informed via mail on November 20th and will have time to confirm their seat by November 24th. After that term, the Curation team may nominate other candidates.
 
Selected artists will have full assistance throughout the exhibition installation process; a fully-documented curated catalogue (English) with pictures of the exhibition and of the works; social-media (and not only) coverage. 
 
Travel expenses, costs of material, transportation and accommodation are in charge on the artists.
 

 

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11/07/2019

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CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2019

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The sixth edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE will be focused on the theme of IDENTITIES and on the relationship between man, society and contemporary cities. The exhibition will explore the lifestyles and the ways of being that run on a parallel level of our ordinary life. Everyday behaviors are the actual reflection of cities and societies we have created and that have developed a personal identity. This new city character becomes the new order that modifies our everyday life. All artists are invited to reflect on the theme and present works related to it. 

Deadline for applications is October 27, 2019 (11.59 PM of your local time)

 

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10/27/2019

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Lab.14 art contest

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Lab.14 art contest, is a call for submissions open to all kind of artists. Works allowed in the art competition are: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media and video. A great opportunity for the artists, which can win a cash prize, have the opportunity to exhibit the artworks in Venice and much more. 

The competition provides for the selection of 12 finalists which will exhibit their works during the final exhibition of the contest, that will be held in Venice, at Imagoars Gallery, in early 2020. Among them will be chosen 4 winners of assigned prizes:

PRIZES: total value 5000,00€

- collaboration award for a new Malamegi collection

- artwork acquisition award

- cash prize

- monographic book prize

The following types of works are admitted: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed media, Digital, Video, Graphics, Net art, other (all visual works that can be reproduced through a picture are allowed).

The contest is addressed to professional and amateur artists, graphic designers, painters, photographers, etc. from all over the world. The theme is free.

Deadline : 29 November 2019

Imagoars cultural association was born in 2009 in Venice thanks to a group of artists and art enthusiasts promoting events into the sphere of Art with the purpose of showing and promoting high-quality artistic expressions, from painting to sculpture, from installations to performances. Its activity is aimed at enlarging the knowledge of Art and spreading it through its different languages. Art is not seen as the pure reproduction of the physical world nor as the devastation of our shared satisfying aesthetic equilibrium. Instead, by proposing a new approach towards it, Imagoars conceives it as a contribution for the growth of human sensitivity in order to create a better quality of life inside a shared common ground, namely a “common-city”, more opened and tolerating towards diversity.

Deadline: 
11/29/2019

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45€
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