CALL FOR ARTISTS: VISIONS – ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL
It’s LIQUID International Art Festival
Deadline: August 27, 2017
It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with Ca’ Zanardi, is selecting all interesting video-art, painting, photo, installation and performance art works to include in VISIONS, International Art Festival, that will be hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from September 14, 2017 to November 26, 2017.
Selection is open to all artworks of video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, architects, designers, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works and projects by e-mail to email@example.com
The first appointment of ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL, started on May 13, 2017 and opened until July 02, 2017 in Venice atPalazzo Ca’ Zanardi.
VISIONS is the third appointment of ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL, which will be organized in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2017, during the same period of the 57th Venice Art Biennale, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, curated by Christine Macel and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues.
ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL is organized and curated by Luca Curci (architect, professor of Urban Planning and Interior Design at the Bahcesehir University BAU in the department of Rome, founder and director of LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS and It’s LIQUID Group) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Ca’ Zanardi).
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.
During these main events, will be presented works of photography, painting, sculpture/installation, design and architecture, video-art and live performance.
The festival focuses on the concept of ANIMA MUNDI, that according to several historical cultures, religions and philosophical systems, is an intrinsic connection between all living entities on the planet, which relates to the world in a similar way as the human soul is connected to the human body.
Plato expressed his thought about the ANIMA MUNDI in the Timaeus, “this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence… a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related”.
ANIMA MUNDI is the invisible energy behind all the natural and the artificial elements that allows the planet to live. Thanks to the hidden connections of ANIMA MUNDI, all the ecosystems of the Earth, before and after the appearance of the mankind, found their equilibrium, their ways to live and to develop themselves, to transform and to evolve. All the beings of the planet, plants, minerals, animals are permeated by a secret force that has always stimulated the human thought and research.
The festival aims to discover these multiple forms of hidden connections between the soul and the body, the mankind and the natural elements, the natural spaces and the cities. We invite artists to show their reflections about the various ways in which the ANIMA MUNDI expresses the relationships among all the existing entities and the natural and cultural systems, and to represent by their artistic works the processes of the evolution of the world in which we all live. Artists, designers and architects are invited to talk about ANIMA MUNDI through photo reportage of cities, hidden places, photographic documentaries, personal experiences, presenting their works of photography, painting, sculpture/installation, design and architecture, video-art and live performance.
For more information or to take part in the selection, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications is August 27, 2017 (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 opens to: artists, photographers, video makers, performers, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.
It’s LIQUID Group is a web based information platform dedicated to worldwide distribution of information about calls for entries, exhibitions and events at some of the world’s leading art galleries, museums and foundations selected. Founded in 2005, It’s LIQUID has already built a readership of more than 200,000 qualified subscribers. Among them architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the International art, architecture and design world.
It’s LIQUID Group includes a section dedicated to international art events’ organization that manages exhibitions of photography, video art, installation and painting; it organizes solo and collective shows, art residencies and international contests. Its object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect artists working in every part of the world. Since its beginning, the group has organized more than 150 events all around the world, involving more than 5.000 artists, in more than 60 international venues in Mexico, Poland, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, Italy, Australia, USA, Portugal, Colombia, Croatia, Greece, India, etc. Most of the last events have been realized in museums (CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in Spain, NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, etc.), galleries and private foundations.
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Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi (Cannaregio 4132, Venice) is a residential palace dating back to the 16th century which, over the centuries, has been added on to by various noble Venetian families and is one of the most evocative and beautiful palaces in the city of Venice. Sumptuous and possessing particular charm, Ca’ Zanardi is located in a most peaceful setting and has its own delightful private garden as well as a magnificent terrace full of sun and colour. Ca’ Zanardi is located close to the Ca’ D’Oro, the splendid 15th century gothic palace along the Grand Canal. It is easily reachable by foot, after a two minute walk from the Ca’ D’Oro water bus stop, or by boat using the palazzo’s private pier positioned along the fetching Santa Caterina canal. The refined elegance of the palazzo’s halls and common areas and the delicacy of its original 16th century furnishings create a fascinating setting.
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