SELF Festival Venice 2015 – DEDICATED WEBSITE


SELF Festival Venice 2015 – DEDICATED WEBSITE
It’s LIQUID International Art Show

 

We are proud to announce the launch of SELF dedicated website: www.itsliquid.com/self. Discover it to learn more about the program! 

The festival SELF will be organized in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, starting from the opening day of Venice Art Biennale, May 9, 2015, with a rich program of different events until November 2015. Artists, photographers, video makers and performers, will have the amazing opportunity to show their works to a huge audience, during  one of the most important period for the whole art world. 

SELF will be composed by collective and solo shows hosted at Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House gallery, and it will include the experimental program of exhibitions and art residencies LIQUID ROOMS. For the first time in Venice we will give audience the possibility to have private meetings with artists, to meet them personally and share their art and experience. 

The festival will include 11 events of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, with a strong program of video art screenings and premiers, art residencies, talks, workshops, private meetings between artists and audience, live dj set, live experimental dance and art performances. 

The festival SELF and the experimental section LIQUID ROOMS are organized and curated by Luca Curci (director of It’s LIQUID and International ArtExpo) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House). 

The festival aims to conduct a 360° investigation about the SELF. After many years of research and exhibitions about the evolution of the idea of identity, we ask artists to share their personal tales through their artworks; to create a link between their personal experience and the audience through the artworks exhibited; to share their private tales and the reason beneath their work with the public. 

To take part in the one or more events of SELF festival, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/performances, pictures of artworks via e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

Each event will present an exclusive selection of artworks, video screening program, intense live performances, with its own dedicated opening ceremony and PR campaign. At the end of the whole exhibition cycle there will be the publication of a catalogue

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 of the programmed events. 

more. www.itsliquid.com/self 

It’s LIQUID Group
c/o Luca Curci Architects

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)
+39.0805234018
+39.3387574098
lucacurci@lucacurci.com
www.itsliquid.com

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Call for 4th Ghetto Biennale 2015


Deadline for applications 5th July midnight BST 2015

After the Haiti Revolution, the formerly enslaved peasants had three tools for their ‘counter-plantation’ position – the Kreyòl language, the Lakou system and the belief-system and ritual practices of Vodou, a triumvirate of linguistic, territorial and cultural resistance. Laurent Dubois, writing in ‘Haiti: The Aftershocks of History’, notes that, ‘thanks to a remarkably strong and widely shared set of cultural forms – the Kreyòl language, the Vodou religion, and innovative ways of managing land ownership…- they built a society able to resist all forms of subjection that recalled the days of slavery.’

The language of Kreyòl, which was born in the colonial plantations, began as a basic and rough method of linguistic communication between the culturally and geographically diverse populations of the colony. After the slaves revolt Kreyòl became a language of resistance and retreat from the metropolitan state, which continued to use French as the lingua franca of power and capital.

Vodou is a creolised religion forged by African slaves and their descendants which is comprised of elements from a wide range of diverse religious practices including many African traditions from the Fon, Dahomean, Kongo, Yoruba, and other African ethnic groups; Christianity and of the indigenous Taino Indians who were the original inhabitants of the region. As Dubois comments, ‘As they suffered together through the trauma of plantation life, Africans and creoles developed their own rituals of healing, mourning and worship.’

The Lakou is a sub-altern land management system in the rural provinces of Haiti which refers to clusters of houses around a yard which house extended and multi-generational families, forms of land management and ownership which attempted to resist the return to the plantations and co-operative labour and trade practices. As Dubois wrote, ‘In order to preserve that control, the Lakou system established its own set of customs to regulate land ownership and land transfers. The state had no part in these transactions, which were overseen entirely by community and family institutions.’

Vodou is a contested theme in studies of Caribbean and Haitian art. Current discourse interrogates both auto-exoticism by Haitians, and the ‘othering’ of outsiders. Important concerns include the appropriation of the impoverished peasant or ghetto culture as an essentially neo-colonialist strategy, and the precarious position of Haitian art in general, trapped as it is between the historically marketable ‘naïf’ or ‘primitive’ Vodou-celebrating tendency, and a contemporary desire to take its place on the stage of the international global art world.

We welcome projects that incorporate language, dialogues, place, symbolism and performance or consider global territorial struggles, forms of linguistic refusal and friction, and ritual and esoteric forms of obstruction and intransigence. The Ghetto Biennale invites artists and curators to explore what potentials these radical tools, Kreyòl, Vodou and the Lakou, have to offer to the contemporary world.

The 4th Ghetto Biennale 2015 will take place from the end of November until the middle of December 2015, the exact dates to be confirmed. All works must be made and exhibited in Haiti. Artists and curators will be invited to pass, no less than one, to three weeks in Haiti before presenting their work in the neighbourhood to an audience of local people, Port au Prince neighbourhood communities, arts collectives and arts organisations.

The deadline for proposal applications is midnight Sunday 5th July BST and our decisions will be made and announced by the end of the third week in July.

Applicants for the 4th Ghetto Biennale 2015 must provide a written synopsis of their project proposal covering conceptual background, methodology, and a production and exhibition strategy for the proposed new work on no more than two sides of A4 including illustrations, and a one page CV, all formatted as pdfs. We will not accept any proposal longer than two sides, no attached images and neither will we accept website links as a proposal component.

Please keep in mind that we are looking for works that will be created during the three-week period in Port au Prince, Haiti. We are not looking for work that is already created. We welcome projects that may require collaboration with local artists and would be able to help connect artists beforehand.

There is no funding for this event and you will be expected to cover the cost of your flight, accommodation and materials. We will supply a reading list, there is a film about the Grand Rue sculptors on-line and we will be more than happy to help (via email) with any research and information needed, both before your application and leading up to the event. Advice can also be given about the practicalities for the production of specific projects and budgeting for the trip. If your work involves intensive interviews we will advise you to budget for your own translator. Artists should be aware that Haiti has only a 50% literacy rate and text heavy projects could be problematic for the local audience. We can help organise all hotel bookings, airport pick-ups and internal transport.

The Ghetto Biennale remains a lens-free event for none-Haitian artists so no video and photography projects will be considered, but there will be a photographer on site to document the projects at the end of the event for anyone needing images for documentation.

Thank you to our volunteer translators Patricia Verdial (Español), Maccha Kasparian (Francais), Yuk Yee Phang (官话), Anya Dorofeeva (русский), Priscilla Mountford (Portugués), Laurie Richardson (Kreyòl) and more.

‘The Sculptors of Grand Rue’ can be viewed at vimeo.com/14681755

Find more information about Atis-Rezistans visit www.atis-rezistans.com

Check out the project archives of the previous Ghetto Biennales www.ghettobiennale.org

Enquiries, applications & questions contact: Leah Gordon at Leahgordon@aol.com

www.ghettobiennale.org
Atis Rezistans
622 Blvd Jean-Jacques Dessalines
Port-au-Prince
Haiti

Reminder: Call for artists: LIQUID ROOMS I – VENICE


Call for artists: LIQUID ROOMS I, May 2015
It’s LIQUID Experimental Art Show
Deadline: April 20, 2015

 

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, is selecting all interesting photo works, experimental video-art works, paintings, installations and performance art works to include in the next 2015 exhibition: 

LIQUID ROOMS I – BORDERLESS, experimental art show of photography, video art, installation, painting and performance art, that will be hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, on May 9, 10 and 11, 2015

LIQUID ROOMS I is the first appointment of LIQUID ROOMS experimental art show included in the festival SELF, which will be organized in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, starting from the opening day of Venice Art Biennale (May 9, 2015), with a rich program of different events until November 2015. For the first time in Venice we will give audience the possibility to have private meetings with artists, to meet them personally and share their art and experience. Each event will have a strong program of video art screenings and premiers, art residencies, talks, workshops, live dj set, live experimental dance and art performances. 

After many years of research and exhibitions about the evolution of the idea of identity, we ask artists to share their personal tales through their artworks; to create a link between their personal experience and the audience through the artworks exhibited; to tell us their stories and the reasons beneath their works. More info about SELF festival: www.itsliquid.com/call-self-venice-2015.html

 

The festival SELF is organized and curated by Luca Curci (director of It’s LIQUID and International ArtExpo) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House). 

LIQUID ROOMS is an innovative exhibition format divided in 2 sections: the first one consists in dedicated art shows hosted in Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi’s private rooms/apartments, that artists can use at the same time as exhibition space and art residency (accommodation included); the second one is the collective show hosted in the common area of Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and in VENICE ART HOUSE gallery. 

LIQUID ROOMS is an invitation for artists to explore their intimate self and to analyze the relationship between man and space (private and/or public). Opening the doors of their rooms to visitors and crossing the exhibition path through the different venues, artists and audience will disclose and explore the intimate part of their art and beings. 

During LIQUID ROOMS I show, Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House will also host the exhibition WHY SELF – Adventures of social identities (May 9-30, 2015). More info about WHY SELF: www.itsliquid.com/call-why-self-venice.html 

Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works and projects. To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks via e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com or via mail to: 

It’s LIQUID Group
c/o Luca Curci Architects

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy) 

Deadline for applications is April 20, 2015 (11.59 PM of your local time). 

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 of the programmed events. 

The number of works you can submit is unlimited. The participation in the festival requires an entry fee only for selected artworks. Participation open to: artists, photographers, video makers, performers, architects and designers, associate groups and studios. 

For more information or to take part in the selection, send an e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com 

It’s LIQUID Group
c/o Luca Curci Architects

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)
+39.0805234018
+39.3387574098
lucacurci@lucacurci.com
www.itsliquid.com

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DIEGO VALENTINUZZI – L’Arte Italiana dalla terra alla tavola


On occasion of EXPO 2015 and by support of the region Lombardy, the Province of Mantova and the city Castel d’Ario  MUSEO SARTORI MANTOVA, Via X Settembre 11-15, Castel d’Ario presents the exhibition “L’Arte Italiana dalla terra alla tavola” from 19. April – 31. Mai 2015.

curator: Arianna Sartori

Vernissage: 19. April 2015, 11:00 am

Works of 133 artists will be presented.

DIEGO VALENTINUZZI is represented with is painting “NATURA MORTA SILENTE” 50 x 40 cm, mixed media on canvas.

Diego Valentinuzzi, NATURA MORTA SILENTE, 50 x 40 cm, mixed media on canvas.

Diego Valentinuzzi, NATURA MORTA SILENTE, 50 x 40 cm, mixed media on canvas.

BIKKEL – BIENNIAL KUNST AAN DE KADE 2015


BIKKEL, curator and founder of Gallery Kunst aan de Kade invites to BIENNIAL KUNST AAN DE KADE 2015 from 17. April – 10. July 2015.

GALLERY GRAND CAFE VERDEROP, Westvest 9, Delft, Netherlands

opening: 17. April 2015 at 03:00 pm by Maurits Reinier Lucia

The jury selected 20 international artists. BIKKEL presents one of her glass objects.

Bikkel, Bull Yellow Eye, 41 x 39 x 17 cm, glass

Bikkel, Bull Yellow Eye, 41 x 39 x 17 cm, glass

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REGINA MERTA – BILDERWELTEN (personale)


REGINA MERTA wurde seitens der Galeristen der VILLA BAJADERE zu einer Einzelpräsentation vom 17. – 25. April 2015 eingeladen.

GALERIE VILLA BAJADERE, Neue Strasse 19, 2565 Neuhaus im Triestingtal, Niederösterreich

Vernissage: 17. April 2015, 19:00 Uhr

Regina Merta, LICHT UND SCHATTEN, Graphit, Kohlestift, Aquarell auf Papier, 50 x 40 cm, 2007

Regina Merta, LICHT UND SCHATTEN, Graphit, Kohlestift, Aquarell auf Papier, 50 x 40 cm, 2007

HYBRID EFFECTS . From Solid Body to Liquid Cities


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Palazzo Radetzky, Milan (Italy) – April 14 – 19, 2015
Opening: April 14, 2015

It’s LIQUID Group and International ArtExpo, in collaboration with VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS, are proud to announce the opening of HYBRID EFFECTS . From Solid Body to Liquid Cities, international exhibition of architecture, design, photography, video-art and performance art, that will be hosted in Milan, in the prestigious and luxurious Palazzo Radetzky, in the heart of Brera Quarter, from the 14 to the 19 of April 2015, in the same period of the renowned international fair “Salone del Mobile”, the most keenly awaited event in the world of furniture. During the event it will be also presented the exhibition Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces, international exhibition of photography, video-art, painting, installation and performance art (Palazzo Radetzky, Milan – 14-19 April 2015).

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The opening of the event will be on April 14, 2015 at Palazzo Radetzky, starting from 03.00 PM (free entry). On April 13, 2015 there will be a private preview of the exhibition. RSVP lucacurci@lucacurci.com or +39.3387574098.

organizers: It’s LIQUID Group & International ArtExpo
partners: VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS
curator: Luca Curci
press office: It’s LIQUID

venue: Palazzo Radetzky, Via Cusani 5, 20121 Milano (Italy)
dates: from the 14th to the 19th of April 2015, from 10.00 AM to 06.00 PM

Architects, designers and urban planners have been invited to analyze the evolution of the liquid architecture and the integration between reality and virtual world/technologies; the relationship between architecture and the new virtual no-places, and the possible future results. Selection was made by It’s LIQUID, VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI and ART-EVENTS.

Artists, photographers and video makers have been invited to analyze the current evolution of the physical body inside the liquid reality of the virtual world; its transformation from a concrete state to a “liquid” extension. Artworks will investigate the relationship between real cities and virtual places, and how the man lives this dualism and the disaggregation of the physical identities. Selection was made by It’s LIQUID, International ArtExpo and ART-EVENTS.

The event is curated by Arch. Luca Curci (founder of LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS, International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID Group) and organized in partnership with VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS.

ARTISTS
Lucia Flego . Italy | Paula Haapalahti . Finland | Maya Ben David . Canada | Hadar Saifan . Israel | Giovanni De Benedetto . Italy | Andreas Guskos . Poland | Anita Spooner . Australia | Yuko Asai . Japan | Daniel Pešta . Czech Republic | Marianne Mettler & Tibor Foeldes . Switzerland | Patti Grossman . USA | Amber Hammad . Pakistan | Raffaella Salcuni . Italy | Elisa Sturaro . Italy  | Demian Bichsel . Switzerland | Salvatore Balice . Italy | Mike van Veen . The Netherlands | Jim deLillo . USA | Mimmie Dana . Sweden | Joe Rickit . New Zeland | Victoria Gomez . Germany | Maria Tzoutzouli . Serbia | Simonetta Venturini . Italy | Paola Cassola . Italy | Simona Giuggio . Italy

PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
– April 13, 2015, starting from 03.00 PM (private preview)
Lisa La Pietra & Martin Verdross . Italy – “Abitare la musica. Cantare l’architettura.” – 20 min
Arianna Ilardi . Italy – “Attrazione/Repulsione” – 20 min
– April 14, 2015, starting from 03.00 PM (free entry)
Alexandra Foffano & Angelica Stecchi . Italy – “Magma” – 15 min
Riccardo Attanasio Matlakas . UK – “MY BODY / MY HOME, EVERYBODY HOMELESS” – 20 min
Lisa La Pietra & Martin Verdross . Italy – “Abitare la musica. Cantare l’architettura.” – 20 min
Jonathan Tabacchiera . Italy – “LE QUATTRO STAGIONI DI ANTONIO VIVALDI” – 20 min
Arianna Ilardi . Italy – “Attrazione/Repulsione” – 20 min

FUTURE IDENTITIES | SELECTED ARISTS
Patti Grossman . USA | Robyola Von Wünsch . Italy | Rathin Kanji . India | Daniel Toso . Italy | Susan Carnahan . USA | Ivan Filipovic . Croatia | H. Suna Sönmezalp . Turkey | Nidal Khaddour . UAE | Madelaine Flores . Chile | Paola Cassola . Italy | Maxim Wakultschik . Germany | Marco Tessarolo . Italy | Andreas Mares . Austria

 

Luxury, prestige, and comfort are the features of Palazzo Radetzky. The accurate and skilful renovation work that is still underway, will permit to transform the ground floor of the Palace in a private gallery with an exclusive courtyard located in the heart of Brera Quarter, in a unique position of Milano city centre. Equipped with all services and facilities. Designed in the second decade of the Nineteenth century by renowned architect Pietro Pestagalli and built close to the Sforzesco Castle, this palace strikes at the first glance because of its extraordinarily elegant façade in late neo-classical style with decorations and precious external finishes.

Starting from 2001, Luca Curci with International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID Group, have curated and organized more than 80 contemporary art events, with the participation of about 2.500 international artists from all-over the world (UK, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Portugal, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Germany, Turkey, Poland, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Israel, UAE, Russia, Thailand, etc.) with an average of 45 artworks exhibited in each show (with a maximum of 108 artists involved in the great MORPHOS festival held in Venice during the Architecture Biennale 2014). The organization has international partnerships with art venues in Italy, Turkey, USA, Spain, Argentina, UK, Middle East, etc., and collaborates with museums, galleries and institutions such as MuMo – Museum Montanelli in Prague, Laura Haber Gallery in Buenos Aires, MIXER gallery in Istanbul and MECA art center in Almeria.

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