CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019
ITSLIQUID International Art Festival
Deadline: April 7, 2019
ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL will be presented in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2019, during the same period of the 58th International Art Exhibition, curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia 2019, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues. The Biennale is going to be held from May 11th to November 24th 2019, with the press preview on 8th, 9th and 10th May 2019.
ANIMA MUNDI consists of 3 main events:
– RITUALS from May 09 to July 05, 2019 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and from May 12 to July 05, 2019 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi (with a Press Preview on May 11 – RSWP +39.3387574098 | firstname.lastname@example.org)
– CONSCIOUSNESS from July 25 to September 20, 2019 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and from July 26 to September 20, 2019 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
– VISIONS from October 03 to November 24, 2019 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and from October 04 to November 24, 2019 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
During these main events, will be presented works of photography, painting, sculpture/installation, design and architecture, video-art and live performance.
The festival focuses on the concept of ANIMA MUNDI, that according to several historical cultures, religions and philosophical systems, is an intrinsic connection between all living entities on the planet, which relates to the world in a similar way as the human soul is connected to the human body.
Plato expressed his thought about the ANIMA MUNDI in the Timaeus, “this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence… a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related”.
The festival aims to discover these multiple forms of hidden connections between the soul and the body, the mankind and the natural elements, the natural spaces and the cities. We invite artists to show their reflections about the various ways in which the ANIMA MUNDI expresses the relationships among all the existing entities and the natural and cultural systems, and to represent by their artistic works the processes of the evolution of the world in which we all live. Artists, designers and architects are invited to talk about ANIMA MUNDI through photo reportage of cities, hidden places, photographic documentaries, personal experiences, presenting their works of photography, painting, sculpture/installation, design and architecture, video-art and live performance.
ANIMA MUNDI festival is organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (founder and director of THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, ITS LIQUID GROUP and LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS), in collaboration with Venice Events at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, and organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci in other prestigious venues and historical buildings.
Deadline for applications is April 7, 2019 (11.59 PM of your local time)