It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with Ca’ Zanardi, is pleased to announce the open call for ANIMA MUNDI 2017, the International Art Festival. ANIMA MUNDI festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2017, in the same period of the 57th Venice Art Biennale, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, curated by Christine Macel and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues.
ANIMA MUNDI consists of 3 main events: RITUALS, CONSCIOUSNESS and VISIONS and the special event ELEMENTS.
Each event of ANIMA MUNDI festival is focused on different themes:
- RITUALS, from May 13 to July 02, 2017 (deadline April 23, 2017)
- CONSCIOUSNESS, from July 13 to September 03, 2017 (deadline June 25, 2017)
- VISIONS, from September 14 to November 26, 2017 (deadline August 27, 2017)
ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE is a special event of ANIMA MUNDI festival, curated by Arch. Luca Curci, that will be realized in Venice, in the Misericordia Archives, an historical suggestive location adjacent to the Scuola Grande della Misericordia, from May 09 to July 09, 2017. The deadline for the submission is April 09, 2017.
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”.
ANIMA MUNDI is the invisible energy behind all the natural and the artificial elements that allows the planet to live. Thanks to the hidden connections of ANIMA MUNDI, all the ecosystems of the Earth, before and after the appearance of the mankind, found their equilibrium, their ways to live and to develop themselves, to transform and to evolve. All the beings of the planet, plants, minerals, animals are permeated by a secret force that has always stimulated the human thought and research.
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 Luca Curci (architect, professor of Urban Planning and Interior Design at the Bahcesehir University BAU in the department of Rome, founder and director of LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS and It’s LIQUID Group) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Ca’ Zanardi).
Artists, designers and architects interested in taking part in the festival, are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments and their representers; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events. Artists, architects and designers are free to take part in one or more of the programmed events.
Services provided by the organization: artworks’ receiving and installation; technical equipment for your exhibition (digital projector, DVD player, computer and audio system, mounting tools); global and local press office before and during the event; creation, printing and diffusion of invitation cards and promotional materials; realization of the event page and event dedicated article; opening organization and ceremony; invitation of collectors, institutions, art critics and interested public to the show; hostess service and collaborators during the opening and for the whole duration of the show; dismounting service and packaging of the artworks ready for the shipping back, and the publication of a printed catalogue that will include all the participants in ANIMA MUNDI festival.
The festival will be presented by It’s LIQUID international press office service that will spread the news all around the world. For the organization of the event will be printed 5,000 branded bags, 50,000 invitation cards, posters and many different promotional totem placed all around the city of Venice.
During and after the exhibitions’ openings, artists, photographers, video/film makers, architects, designers and galleries’, museums’, institutions’, universities’ and art professionals’ representatives will be interviewed and published on our official press office website It’s LIQUID, with more than 200,000 readers and subscribers, and on our social networks.
TitleAnima Mundi (Venice, May-November 2017)
TypeCall for Submissions
Submission Deadline23/04/2017 23:59
VenuePalazzo Ca' Zanardi