VENICE VENDING MACHINE 4 GOES TO HAMBURG KUNST ALTONALE 18
CALL OUT for International Artists
Exhibition: 16/17 of JULY 2016
DEADLINE FOR DELIVERY of work is MIDNIGHT 20th of June 2016
Artists are invited to create and submit a small work piece of work to be encapsulated within a 100mm sphere around the idea of:
“The Sea Has No Boundaries: Stories of Travellers and Dreamers”.
Hamburg is a town that has always been thriving for being a port and the Altonale is a fascinating multicultural area of Hamburg where the important Art festival Kunst Altonale takes place yearly and is visited by important collectors, art lovers and artists.
Boundaries are only in the mind of politicians, but travellers and adventurers through out the world and centuries have contributed to progress of ideas, exchanges of goods and cultures.
What would Italians eat without Marco Polo providing us with pasta from China?
Whether we travel because of necessity, or wishes, we all have dreams of a better life; of a new tomorrow.
Historically the sea has provided inspiration and adventure through stories of sailors, myths fantasies and real encounters. Now through the limitations inspired by an inward and limited horizon, promoting unnecessary fears and it has become for many synonymous of death.
Travel is for the free spirits and should never be stopped but on the contrary instigated to promote new understanding and better exchange in humanity cultural baggage. Artists are true promoters of this fulfilling their need for curiosity, knowledge and social justice.
Opportunity for visual artists to create small scale work and be part of an installation sited at a prestigious location in Hamburg as part of the Kunst Altonale, one of the biggest and most important art festivals in Germany, responding to the theme of:
“THE SEA HAS NO BOUNDARIES, STORIES OF TRAVELLERS AND DREAMERS”
The work, in any media, maximum dimension 9cm diagonally will be packaged with the artist' name and contact details in a 100mm transparent plastic sphere. This can include; Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, mini-Installation, Video in the form of memory
stick & less then 3 minutes long. Musicians, Poets and Writers are also encouraged to collaborate with Visual Artists and present their works ensemble in a visual form.
The works will be placed in the vending machine and will be available through random selection ONLY by engaging in a conversation with the curator of the machine who will actively promote the artists.
Artists may enter a maximum of 2 pieces of work.
The Venice Vending Machine project is a “collaborative, participatory, inclusive live art public installation”, conceived by Venetian artist Marina Moreno. Its aim is to question the role and the value of Art in our society, whilst aiming to promote emerging artists alongside some famous and established ones. It creates an intriguing game for the participants who feel compelled to enjoin and involve
themselves in a dialogue that the artist Marina creates in posing the question:
“How do you value Art?”
Since the first Venice Vending Machine installation it has involved over 250 artists from all over the world and has attracted professionals such as curators, art historians and art collectors while extending the possibility of an encounter with people that normally would not be interested in “Art”.
Artwork can be either original or a limited copy and must have been produced within the past three years. ART-E-MOTION will transport & install the work, produce an online catalogue, market, promote & curate the participant artists.
A £10 fee for administration is asked upon entry of 1 work and £15 for 2 works.
For further information:
contact: Marina Moreno: cell +44 (0)7453278283