Call for Submissions: Bodies – Surfaces Festival

It's Liquid Group

Entry Deadline: Apr. 18

The Room contemporary art space
Venice, ITL 30121

ITS LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival
Deadline: April 26, 2018

ITS LIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with Venice Events and Ca’ Zanardi, is selecting all interesting photo, video-art, painting, installation, performance art works, and design/architecture projects to include in BODIES – ITS LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival, that will be hosted in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from May 26, 2018 to July 12, 2018.

BODIES is the first appointment of SURFACES FESTIVAL which will be organized in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space (from May 26, 2018 to November 25, 2018) and Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi (from May 27, 2018 to November 25, 2018), and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, during the same period of the BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2018 – 16th International Architecture Exhibition, with a rich program of different events until November 2018. We will give audience the possibility to have private meetings with artists, architects and designers, to meet them personally and share their art and experience. Each exhibition will have a strong program of video art screenings and premiers, art residencies, talks, workshops, live dj set, live experimental dance and art performances.

SURFACES FESTIVAL is organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (founder and director of THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, ITS LIQUID GROUP and LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS), in collaboration with Venice Events at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, and organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato (director of Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi) at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.
The BODIES structure is a research about the human physical identity, conceived not only as a material organic system, but also as an evolving organism with peculiar sensations, feelings and characteristics, in constant connection with other bodies and spaces. The human body connects us to the world.

The festival focuses on the concept of SURFACES, borders and structures between body, mind and soul, the human identity and the city, the space and the ground. The festival analyzes the idea of human and urban places, how people live them and how they are modified in contemporary society. Every human being lives in a world in which surfaces shape their attitudes and behaviors, limiting freedom and creating a sense of alienation. The man reacts breaking the limits and finding a new way of life. We imagine a world of “liquid bodies and cities“, where differences create new possibilities, developing new structures, phisical, intellectual and spiritual. The festival aims to analyze the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time.
Each exhibition 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 festival 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.

Deadline for applications is April 26, 2018 (11.59 PM of your local time)
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, architects, designers, photographers, video makers, performers, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.
Artists, designers and architects interested in taking part in the festival, 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, architects and designers are free to take part in one or more programmed events.

Selection is open to design/architecture, 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.

To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of projects/videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks and architectural projects by e-mail to [email protected]


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