[artinfo] palya

Kiss-Pál Szabolcs kspal@aramszu.net
Mon, 3 Jun 2002 11:28:43 +0100 (MET DST)

Sesto Senso, an alternative exhibition space in Bologna, Italy, is organizing an open show on the theme of the self-portrait. All artists are invited to send in one bidimensional artwork for this exhibition to be held in July 2002. There are no particular requirements for the work, apart from its size, which must be European A4 (210 x 297 mm) or US letter size (8,5 x 12 inches) and in VERTICAL position. You may send the work by post to: Stefano Pasquini, Via B. Cesi 6, I-40135 Bologna ITALY, or by email to stefano.pasquini7@tin.it. If you wish your work to be returned please include 2 International Reply Coupons. Alternatively your work will be kept in the Sesto Senso Archive. Works must arrive by July 1st, 2002. Please include your contact address or email. You will receive documentation of the show.

Cuckoo Collective calls for performance artists, Auckland, NZ
The Cuckoo collective is calling for participants for a one off performance art programme (including spoken word, video, most any "time-based medium", of course). we will host it in Auckland, Aotearoa, sometime around the first week of July 2002, at a flash city venue (to be confirmed).
See the new cuckoo website at http://www.cuckoo.org.nz
Tirana Biennale, Prague, seeking curators and ideas.

I am currently working on the second edition of the Tirana Biennale that will take place in Prague next July 2003 at the beautiful site of Contemporary Art Museum of Elektrisny, a massive rationalist structure that is one of the most fascinating buildings in the world. I feel my extraordinary experience with the city of Tirana is exhausted. The Tirana Biennale 1 was made possible thanks to an enthusiasm and energy that is without equal, and in spite of the stress and the  conditions of absolute emergency. The logistic difficulties (a non-existent budget, frequent lack of power and materials to install the show) was brilliantly overruled by the spirit of cooperation between artists and curators. The fact that Tirana Biennale 1 opened last September 14-15 - three days after the WTC attack - didn't prevent the participation of large number of artists, curators, and visitors from the whole Europe, but  the trauma of those days limited the great flux expected from the every corner of the world. At the moment we are working on this new TIRANA BIENNALE IN PRAGUE, that will be realized with a brand new formula in comparison to all the other international big art events.* You know well my interest and passion work only when pressured by hard times. The Presidents of the second edition of the Tirana Biennale will be Milan Knizak, director of the Contemporary Art Museum, and me, Giancarlo Politi, publisher and editor of Flash Art. We will probably nominate a director and team of curators, who will have the duty of conceiving and designing this biennale. The Biennale will open during the first week of July 2003. At the moment we are forced to work within a very low budget (though it will increase to acceptable limits), but we feel the TIRANA BIENNALE IN PRAGUE will be the greatest cultural event in 2003. The formula will certainly be in tune with the times and the cultural changes currently on course - unlike all the other events. Further information will !
follow shortly.
Best wishes,
Giancarlo Politi

* Meanwhile, all those who wish to submit non-expensive and new curatorial ideas are more than welcome. You could be part of our curatorial staff. A big exhibition today can take place only with different ideas and diverse input, and not with a show-off referee and a little one-idea oriented staff. That's why I'm here. I am looking forward a confrontation of ideas with you.

The best proposals we will receive, even if not considered for the exhibition, will be published on the catalogue. Please send us address and email addresses of people interested in our newsletter.
Giancarlo Politi
email: giancarlo.politi@tin.it


The World Inter-Action Mondiale (WIAM)
One World Film Festival

invites submissions, from film-makers up to 30 years old, to our G8 Video
To enter, please send one VHS copy of your video
By July 31st, 2002
WIAM, 323 Chapel Street, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, ON K1N 7Z2
web: http://www.web.net/~wia

Deadline: ongoing
Artists - artwork for WORKS ON THE WALL
exhibition, Spoke the Hub, Brooklyn, NY 

Spoke the Hub, one of Brooklyn's longest-running community arts centers, is now accepting submissions for "Works on the Wall," a monthly rotating exhibit of solo shows. 

Applicants should send slides and a resume to
Elise Long
Spoke the ReCreation Center
748 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215