06 maggio, 2011

Pirate-Camp in Venice Biennale. Call for applications.

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Pirate-Camp in Venice Biennale. Call for applications.
Pirate-Camp. Artists'itinerant Campsite
Start edition at Venice Biennale.
kaninchenhaus & CONIGLIOVIOLA

CONIGLIOVIOLA / Pirate Attack on Venice Biennale / performance - 2007.
Antonella Torriglia
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Deadline: May 10
A new itinerant artists in residency program in a campsite
1st edition:
MAY 31 – JUNE 6_2011 - Venice Biennale
apply now on the website!

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PIRATE CAMP is the first itinerant artists' camping program created to give
free hospitality to a selection of young international artists during the
most important contemporary art events worldwide.

The project was conceived by the Italian art group CONIGLIOVIOLA
(http://coniglioviola.com) and it involves a network of international
artist-run spaces.

Following Coniglioviola PIRATE ATTACK TO THE BIENNALE IN VENICE, performed
by the group in 2007, PIRATE CAMP represents the next step in this
story.After the attack, time has come for the pirates to halt on the
mainland: colonize the territory and share the treasures stored during their
long trip, before taking the Sea route again.

The pirate camp – filling up the ideal gap between the sea, the pirates
dominion, and the land, the system's dominion - is first and foremost a work
of art itself. It is the metaphorical representation of the natural and
necessary condition of being-an-artist.

The analogy between the artist and the pirate/encamped is the pivot concept,
both from a symbolic and a philosophical point of view: a status of
extra-territoriality which grants the artist a privileged point of view to
critically observe and depict the world.

Pirate Camp wants do be an answer to young artists' needs since going to the
great arts biennals, the most important art fairs and exhibitions can be
very expensive. Hence, the creation of a campsite totally free of charge
that will allow a specific number of artists – selected through a public
competition – to experience these events.

The first PIRATE CAMP edition will be held during the 54th Biennale d'Arte
di Venezia from May 31 to June 6, 2011 breaking for the first time the
notorious 'no camping' law in the City of Venice!