Reflections on the 59th Venice Biennale. Part 2: Delirium in the Giardini, Exhaustion in the Arsenale

by Henrietta Landells

In this bubbling forth of a kind of collective unconscious, Venice seemed renewed to me as a potent setting for the Biennale ritual gathering. Both the new commissions (alchemy on demand?) and the rediscovery of already-existing webs of knowledge and practice perhaps more easily take on a kind of ‘global’ existential resonance, when re-contextualised and re-purposed here. At the least, they suggest new alternative futures remain available, via these alternative pasts-within-the-present.
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Festival Director

Festival Director for Glasgow International

Glasgow international is currently inviting applications for the role of Festival Director, to lead the festival through the next edition that will take place Friday, June 7–Sunday, June 23, 2024. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for the week beginning 15th August.
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59th Venice Biennale

Reflections on the 59th Venice Biennale. Part 1: Alchemical visions, suspended in milk

by Henrietta Landells

Amidst the disorientation that follows our re-emergence from an extended period of isolation and uncertainty, curator Cecilia Alemani presents Milk of Dreams, a large-scale matriarchal gathering bringing the work of over 200 contemporary artists from 58 countries to Venice, together with works by a selection of historical female artists from the 19th century onwards.
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Research Residency Fellowship at Steirischer Herbst

Steirischer Herbst is initiating a fellowship program aimed at established as well as emerging researchers who would like to delve into the festival’s rich history. The newly inaugurated Research Residency Fellowship seeks to make the festival’s archive resources accessible as part of its mission to place the history of Steirischer Herbst in dialogue with contemporary academic work. The fellowship supports and encourages innovative scholarly, creative, and interdisciplinary inquiries into the festival’s practices and history. It supports and encourages new perspectives and readings of its legacy.
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VIDEONALE.19

VIDEONALE.19 Call for Entries

The CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 19th edition of the Videonale is open and we cordially invite artists and filmmakers, distributors, universities and galleries worldwide to submit their works for the competition. The VIDEONALE.19 competition is open to all types of experimental time-based artistic works – single and multi-channel video, video installations, performances, sound art and virtual reality.
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Call for Papers

OBOE Journal Call for Papers

OBOE Journal invites proposals for articles that examine National Pavilions at the Venice Biennale from diverse perspectives. Many scholars have discussed the National Pavilions in the Venice Biennale, but their potential and contradictions still need to be fully addressed. A complex web of interests and administrative matters raises a whole set of questions: What advantages do National Pavilions bring to the show? How much do national political agendas matter? Can we dismiss them for simply being an obsolete formula?
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Biennale Matter of Art 2024

Biennale Matter of Art 2024 Open Call for curators

Tranzit.cz announces an open call for curators for the 2024 edition of the Biennale Matter of Art. Both individuals and collectives are welcome to apply. Biennale Matter of Art is a large-scale interdisciplinary platform that comprises new art commissions in connection with artistic residencies, a three-month exhibition held in Prague, Czech Republic, in summer 2024 including a community program, and the publication of a reader.
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Prospect New Orleans

Prospect is hiring!

Prospect New Orleans is in search of a Programming Assistant to work with the Programs & Community Engagement Manager to support public events, artist-led programs, youth and education programs, and …
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