WE LOVE AND SUPPORT AMBITIOUS PROJECTS
Working in the field of arts is challenging, but the reward is to be part of a variety of situations and extremely interesting aspects of life. We enjoy the close cooperation with artists and to make their ideas come true. We support ambitious projects and young artists because we believe in cultural exchange, and we love to see a power able to create so much awareness about art.
PERFOMANCE ART WEEK
A PROJECT BY VestAndPage
CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY—Prologue 1
European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora
Strada Nova, 3659, Venice, Italy
14 - 16 December 2017
Founded on the principles of artistic collaboration, cooperation and temporary artistic community, CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY—Prologue 1 is born to be an artistic experience of a different kind. Adhering to the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK core mission and its Educational Learning Program, the project aims to empower 72 international artists from 27 countries, who have been selected through an open call, to develop their individual praxis during ten days within an independent temporary autonomous zone of co-creation. Under the tuition of internationally recognised artists with a consolidated pedagogical experience: Marilyn Arsem, VestAndPage and Andrigo & Aliprandi.
VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2016
BEHIND THE SCENES
A photography project in collaboration with two young artists: Caterina Ragg e Mattia Fabbri.
A pursuit to capture the work behind the curtains of the Venice International Performance Art Week, an ambitious project that combines exhibition set-ups, live performances and durational live performances.
The outcome is a sneak peek on the connection between all people involved in the process.
Caterina Ragg is a photographer currently based in Milan.
Using a conceptual approach to documentary photography, she is interested in telling stories about social and personal issues, especially dealing with themes connected to identity and transformations.
She is also the co-founder and graphic designer of Homie House Press, a platform that produces and distributes zines and photo books.
Mattia Fabbri is a visual artist born in Thiene. He is currently based in Venice where he studies Visual Arts at University Iuav of Venice.
His research focuses on photography and illustration, and cross border disciplines such as performing arts and 3D computer graphics.
He worked as a performer with international artists such as Tania Bruguera and Franko B.
SUMMER COURSE IN CURATORIAL PRACTICE
Venezia | July > September, 2017
Curated by A+A Gallery
The School for Curatorial Studies Venice is an ambitious and challenging project promoted since 2004 and conceived as a school committed to experimentation and interdisciplinary thinking. The main goals are to spread knowledge in the field of visual arts and to introduce the students to the professions related to the art world, focusing on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology. The School’s activities are meant for all those interested and passionate of art, graduate students or professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical skills. The staff is formed by Italian and international professionals, scholars, historians and art critics of recognized experience.
The Summer course in Curatorial Practice is an English-taught, intensive program on the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, taking place during the 57th International Art Biennale of Venice. Through interdisciplinary lectures, the course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals, artists and critics. The course is designed to increase the students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure related to the set up of exhibitions and projects. The lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from History of Exhibition to Exhibition Management.
The students participate in weekly activities such as artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events, and workshops with a variety of experts and practitioners. The program culminates with the set up of an exhibition or an art event and the publication of a printed catalogue.
1ST OPEN CALL
FOR YOUNG ARTIST
Venezia | Gennaio 2016
Curated by We Exhibit
In order to celebrate our new offices, we organized the 1st Open Call for Young Artist, a whole exhibition dedicated to young artists settled in Venice.
The exhibition follows a symbolic path between the most representative spots of the city.
The visual journey goes from the St George icon represented by “St. George lost the spear that killed the dragon” - a 2015 work by Alessandro Fogo, to the St. George Island, shooting location for “Songdelay”, 2015, a video by No Props Collective. The exhibition continues passing by Chiesa della Salute, interpreted by Boris Contarin in “Ridiculous freedom”, 2015, and it shows the ageless ruins of the Hospital of Lido, key location for “(a) temporary work”, 2015, by Rob van den Berg.
The artistic trip later unfolds the most hidden corner of Murano and St.Michael Cemetery, captured by “The Ground Properties” mosaic by Anna Elena Paraboschi, 2015, and the textures of the city walls engraved on “Seuils”, 2015, by Caterina Morigi.
On the other side, Miriana Calabrese unveils San Secondo Island as a privileged explorer, and she presents her personal vision in “Traslato (Un Luogo Oltre), o ancora, Cosa Accessibile”, 2015, while on Pellestrina Island, Milena Zanetti modulates chaos in “Diminuzione di Entropia”, 2015.
Everything is looked over by “St Lucy”, portrayed by Marzia Avallone, 2015, and the “Herorats”, by Giovanni Dal Sasso, 2015, which surge as silent guardians of the city.