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La Ville Ouverte

La Ville Ouverte
La Ville Ouverte
The Mediterranean landscape as a subject of a transnational call for young artists
La Ville Ouverte
La Ville Ouverte | The Mediterranean landscape as a subject of a transnational call for young artists

A transnational call for artists under 34 from Italy, Belgium, Slovenia, Tunisia and Lebanon: the winning artists will have the opportunity to reside in Italy and Slovenia. The subject is a careful reflection on the collective and public space in the Mediterranean. The invite is to think carefully on how the landscape affects human imagination.

Mediterranean Landscapes is a collaborative project of the Network BJCEM-Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, promoted by Arci Nazionale and edited by Giuditta Nelli and Marco Trulli, in collaboration with A-POIS Art Projects to Overcome Impossible Sites, Pelagic and Skuc Slovenian association.

A supranational route, thus, linking three villages and six artists from different countries and highlighting the main traits of the Mediterranean landscape, in an attempt to create a common geography of reference points, a shared identity-related migrations and transformations. The overlap between unrelated elements will be the focus of a focus on the landscape conceived as a superposition of layers of local, cultural and geographical.

La Ville Ouverte is a multidisciplinary project with the aim of read the public space and its dynamics through unusual interpretations and points of view. The first step of the project involves a residence in the territories of Tigullio and Tuscia. Ten days of explorations and meetings with both local communities and artists, curators, architects, urban planners and geographers. A path of observation, classification, re-reading and re-activation of the territories, combining fictional and real elements, starting with the concepts of identity and migration.

The second step involves a residence in Ljubljana, which will be an opportunity for sharing and discussing for the six artists and their curators. The results of the residence will be exhibited during the Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean - Mediterranean 18 - to be held in Tirana and Durres (Albania) in May 2017.

The deadline for application is 11 September 2016, and the residences will be held from October 21 to 30 in Tuscia and Tigullio (Italy) and from 31 October to 7 November in Ljubljana (Slovenia).