9 Feb 2017

Call for Submissions Brave New World: 57th Venice Biennale

Arte PonteVenezia, Veneto, Italy

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: March 12, 2017 – Arte Ponte is excited to announce a series of group exhibitions to take place during the Venice Biennale May-November 2017, at the Palazzo Corner Spinelli, a 15th century palace located on the Grand Canal.

The exhibition will be held for 4 months on the 3rd floor in Arte Ponte gallery space,  All artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply.

Brave New World: Utopia versus Dystopia: Abundance. Freedom. Peace. Our model of a perfect society has been continually updated over the five centuries since Thomas More wrote Utopia, but those three elements are always central. In our contemporary world, Utopia has been recreated by science fiction; visionary business plans and political talks that promise to “change the world”. However, perhaps the most influential must be the use of art, our creative expression to highlight how a Utopia could –or should – look like.

So is utopia within our grasp? Carefully selected Artists will offer their views on how a perfect world may look like. And critique of what is/was lost; as well as a group of hopeful voices that shout out that all is NOT lost.

These exhibitions endeavors to provide a platform for a diverse pool of artists, who influenced by their own culture, personal history and environment have succeeded in creation that invites us to ponder, converse and hopefully act. The regions of the Asia Pacific, Middle East , Africa and the Caribbean come to us bearing gifts: gifts that make us look from a different perspective, and to show us how our world is still full of wonder.

Artists focused on their career via networking with art professionals (curators, museums and collectors), wishing to gain recognition and increased awareness of their work and seeking inspiration to further their art, should apply. Due to the high demand among artists and volume of applicants, ARTE PONTE has a strong curatorial vision for the exhibition as a criteria in the selection process.

Artists are invited to submit work with a strong curatorial link to the theme. Any media, technique or genre are welcome to apply. Only unique art created during the last three years will be accepted.

An application form and guidelines are available on our website. Please read the guideline document carefully, before applying. You will find all your questions answered, regarding wall size availability, what the package includes and logistics.

For information read the guidelines first, then email hello@arteponte.org.

ARTE PONTE is a Swiss non-profit association and institute that supports its members who are emerging and established visual artists, curators, designers and architects as well as and professionals within the art-world by fostering connections to a network of opportunities. Since 2009, the association has been promoting artists during selected art fairs in Paris, Venice, New York, Miami, Basel and Austria.

ARTE PONTE is present in three countries; with administrative offices in Basel, Switzerland; its global HQ (as of Jan 2017) cultural institute and exhibition space is in Venice, inPalazzo Corner Spinelli; and since 2013 in New York, where Arte Ponte hosts exhibitions with support of JanKossen Contemprary gallery in Chelsea, for selected curated exhibitions during Summer.

Arte Ponte istituti culturali
Palazzo Corner Spinelli
San Marco,
30124 Venice, Italy

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Call for Submissions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Exhibition – Group and In-Kind Benefit.

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