9 Sep 2016

Call for Submissions 1st Antarctic Biennale International Art Project 2017

Antarctic BiennaleVenezia, Veneto, Italy


Opportunity Description

International Deadline: October 3, 2016 – The Organizing committee of Antarctic Biennale invites young and courageous creators to compete for joining the first art expedition beyond the Antarctic Circle as part of the 1st Antarctic Biennale. Artwork applications should be submitted by artists who are 18-35 years old as of May 01, 2017, and work in any field of art (installation, performance, new media, etc.).

Projects may be implemented on land, ice, water, onboard the biennale’s expedition vessel or on the Antarctic shore. Applicants should take into consideration unique and severe conditions of the Antarctic region and perform in line with the biennale motto Mobilis in Mobile. According to Biennale policy, no materials can be left in Antarctica after the expedition.

The winner will implement his/her project as part of the international Antarctic Biennale in March 2017 and will join the expedition team of famous artists, scientists and visionaries, including Tomás Saraceno (Argentina), artist and architect Hani Rashid (Canada), artist Matthew Ritchie (UK/USA), and other famous creators. The main artistic group members will be invited by the Artistic Board of the Antarctic Biennale and the commissioner Alexander Ponomarev, regardless of their age, sex or nationality.

Along with the winner who will become a member of expedition team, fifteen finalists will receive invitations to participate in a group exhibition at the Antarctic Pavilion (Venice, Italy 2017).

We also invite you to submit videos for the Antarctic Biennale Cinema screening program to be displayed onboard the biennale expedition vessel (curated by Nadim Samman). Up to 30 selected video works will be included in subsequent exhibition projects.

APPLY – $25 Application Fee
Application form and terms and conditions are available on the website of Antarctic Biennale

Finalist announcement: October 2016
Winner announcement: December 2016

If you have any questions, please, contact us via e-mail opencall@antarcticbiennale.com

The Antarctic Biennale is an international socio-cultural phenomenon that uses artistic, scientific, and philosophic methodologies to address shared spaces such as Antarctica, the Ocean, and Outer Space.

The expedition on the research ships will culminate in these inspiring interdisciplinary activities. The ship will become a vehicle for the generation of art and ideas, a travelling platform for dialogue between artists, researchers, and thinkers.

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Call for Submissions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Exhibition – Group, Exhibition – Solo, Exhibition – Traveling, and In-Kind Benefit. Opportunity expires in 5 days.

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