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Coniglioviola art group and the non-profit organization Kaninchen-haus are promoting the international OPEN CALL for the 1st edition of Pirate Camp that will take place in Venice during the 54th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia.
“The Stateless Pavillion” is the title and theme of the 1st Pirate Camp: an invitation to focus on the theme of extraterritoriality seen as a natural and necessary condition for being-an-artist. A theme which finds it symbolical representation in the project’s two key-figures: the pirate and the encamped. The status of not-belonging-to-any-place (wheter real, common, cultural or symbolical), living on the edge, on the one hand consigns the artist to a condition of marginality, on the other it grants him a privileged point of view in representing and discussing the world.

The statelessness theme earns a special meaning when related to the context of La Biennale di Venezia, whose absolute peculiarity resides in the representation of national identities.

The Stateless Pavillion theme will develop as follows:

*) the 16 pirate-camp artists will be invited to develop specific art projects related to the theme
*) the 16 pirate-camp artists will follow a dedicated seminar with relevant guests which will also be open to an external public audience.
The competition is open to artists from all over the world between 20 and 35 years old, currently working in the specific sector of visual arts, without restrictions of approach or medium.
2.Place of Residence
The “Pirate Camp” program has a peculiar nature as a residency and takes place in a campsite.
The first Pirate Camp will host 16 international artists in as many pirate-tents.
Each and everyone of the 16 selected artists will be able to design the inside of the tent according to his/her work and identity.
3.Site, Length and Period of Stay
For the first stage of the program, the Pirate Camp will be held in Venice.
The exact place where the camp will rise will be announced on 31st of May.
The period of stay is between May 31 and June 6, 2011 during the opening of the 54th Biennale di Venezia.
meetings and discussions with the press, the public and the art professionals.
Each artist selected by the open call will be given: 1 tent to set up and personalize inside, coverage of travel expenses, breakfast (at least…).
6.Requested Documents
1. artist’s contact details
2. artist’s personal details and studies
3. artist’s profile including: CV and a letter of motivation
4. a selection of significant artworks (you can upload from a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 10 jpeg images and, optionally, a maximum of 3 links to your video/audio projects)
5. copy of an ID document/passport or a valid stateless document.
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
On submitting the application, the candidate agrees to the terms and conditions of the call itself: consent for the use of personal details, consent for reproduction by any means of his/her artwork in order to publish it or/and advertise the event itself.
7.Way of application and selection criteria
In order to APPLY the candidate has to LOGIN/REGISTER on website and has to fill the on-line participation form with the requested documents.
Every project and/or artwork sent by the candidate will be stored in the archives of the pirate-camp project and may be used only to promote the event itself.
The selection board will adopt the following criteria to evaluate the applications:
quality of the submitted works, relevance to the theme of the open call.
The application deadline is Sunday May 8, 2011
Selected applicants will be announced, via e-mail and website, by May 15, 2011.
9. Infos
For furher informations you can contact us using the on-line form.

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