International ArtExpo announces an open call for its upcoming exhibition “Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities”. The non-profit organization asks for artists to analyze the hybridization of physical and social identities in the contemporary cities. The exhibition will open on July 6, 2012 and will host a screening of Luisa Zanzani’s video work, “Adria” and a talk with the artist, Franco Belsole and Shaun Gladwell on July 7, 2012.
“The colors of the hidden cities with his hybrid Identities merge: the day and the night, the neon light that illuminates the facades, the patchwork of contaminations, the passers, layers from top the bottom, undergrounds, built geometric shapes in which to play and invent memories. The urban landscape, and his human bodies, is not only formally captured but also perceptually. Its dynamics and features: into excess, in the immobile, or in the unfinished. Migrations and transformations are self generated in these cities. We can see them as voracious bodies which reconstruct utopias. Seductive idiosyncrasies in which the imitation, the repetition, the symbol and the sublime are connected to the estrangement of modern alienation. Image yourself in these streets, between the blocks and the buildings, portrayed as an unexpected passer by of the filmic flow of an unstable and polymorphic scenery”. Camilla Boemio, 2012
The deadline for applications is June 21, 2012.
The number of works with which you can participate is unlimited.
All video works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. The maximum length of videos should be 10 minutes.
All photo works on every kind of support are accepted. The maximum dimensions allowed per each image are 100 cm per side.
Exhibition opening: July 06, 2012 at Ripa Hotel & Riparte Cafè, via degli Orti di Trastevere, 3 – 00153 Rome – Italy (www.ripahotel.com)
Talk: July 07, 2012 at Ripa Hotel – ‘Profili inediti delle metropoli’ edited by Camilla Boemio with the intervention of Shaun Gladwell, Franco Belsole and Luisa Zanzani
Speaker: Luisa Zanzani – Franco Belsole – Shaun Gladwell
Hidden Cities are the first point analysis of this talk. With the screening of Luisa Zanzani’s video. The photographic serie “Adria” presents, in a pure documentary genre, a province which has never been so well narrated. The absence of man is the hallmark of the documentary genre.
Exhibition & Screening places: Riparte cafè & Spazio Suite
Dates: photo exhibition: July 06 – August 05, 2012 / video screenings: July 06–07–08, 2012
Send your works submissions with a CV/biography, videography and some still images (only for videoartists) and some samples of photo works (only for artists):
Luca Curci Architects
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy
**The participation in International Videoart Festival and Photo Exhibition requires an entry fee for every artwork submitted and selected. Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)
Blog entry by Monica Salazar in Berlin; Thursday, May 24, 2012.