Alperoa, "Tattoo for Venice" (2012). Tattoo by Daniel Campos | 13Agujas Tatuajes.
Photograph by Cristian Beroíza
the first edition “Hybrid Body – Poetic Body” that took place in
December 2012 at Palazzo Bembo, the 2nd VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE
ART WEEK will take place at Palazzo Mora in Venice from 13th to 20th
December 2014 under the focus "Ritual Body - Political Body".
live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art
will showcase in its second edition works of over 50 international
performance artists from around the globe, some of which are presented
in cooperation with cultural institutions and foundations. Pioneers of
this art discipline will exhibit alongside established and emerging
artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field.
project consists of a vibrant program of live performances,
installations, photographic and video documentation, conferences, daily
round tables talks, a Study Room, a Movie Room and meetings with the
participating artists, researchers and curators.
the second edition with the focus “Ritual Body - Political Body” the
VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2014 aims to investigate a
wide range of concepts such as: art as a space for civil negotiation
where human ethical values are the core; interconnectivity; political
confrontation; utopia; ecological issues; social and individual
conflicts and responsibilities, and how the self relates to them, at the
same time concentrating on the fact that the presence of the human
beings in this world is always more than a temporary condition.
communication that can be triggered between artists and the audience is
an essential element. The topics addressed during the week will relate
to the need to look at social relations and the lives of individuals
with greater care.
to the specificity of the theme of this second edition “Ritual Body -
Political Body”, the live performances and works on display will also
seek to provide reflection and further considerations on how to find
meaningful mechanisms to foster positive change through contemporary art
and culture in a clearly vital way.
VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK wishes to enrich the highly
renowned art scene in Venice with the audacious art form of performance
by VestAndPage and organized in collaboration with Studio
Contemporaneo, Venice Open Gates, Weexhibit and Global Art Affairs
Foundation, which hosts the event in its prestigious premises at Palazzo
Mora on Strada Nova.
November 21st - December 6th h. 3 - 8pm Kleiner Salon, Berlin, DE
Complement of Gender, 2013
Under the mentorship of gender specialist Lorena Juan Gutiérrez, Angela
Kaisers and Laura G. Jones explore the personal observations,
repetitions, and variables that describe the dynamics of measuring
romantic love by comparison with either external standards or individual
experiences. In a non prescriptive way, the artists address an unstable
metric system created by a set of elements through which they analyze
their emotions and relationships. The questions risen by this process
result in a deconstruction of romantic ideals imposed by capitalist
Europe is a continent of diverse and at times even conflicting
realities for LGBTI community.
While in some countries the long-lasting
struggle of human rights activists has succeeded in widely expanding the
range of legal recognition and social acceptance of LGBTI people, we
are witnessing a decrease of political will in pushing forward
anti-discrimination policies or even violent breaches of fundamental
rights on LGBTI people in others. Furthermore, the current
wave of crisis rapidly moving through economical,
political, and social
landscape of Europe is threatening already gained victories of LGBTI
movement. We –the leaders, members, and supporters of European LGBTI
movement - are standing at the crossroads of change.
Taking all of
this into consideration, the ILGA-Europe board believes that now is the
right moment for us to look reflectively to the past and current
developments, and of leadership strategies in the field of LGBTI
to learn from our successes and failures, and most importantly
to think together how can we create a sustainable movement working for
change that will lead us towards European society with equality for all.