19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil || Southern Panoramas > Open call

The 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas will take place from October 6 to December 6, 2015 at Sesc Pompeia, in São Paulo, Brazil, consolidating the event’s experimentation and innovation-oriented approach. For the first time, the Festival is issuing two separate calls for entries.

In addition to artworks, the Curatorial Committeeformed by Solange Farkas and the guest Bernardo José de Souza, Bitú Cassundé, João Laia e Júlia Rebouças - is selecting four (04) projects to receive up to R$ 30,000 in funding for their production. Each project will be overseen by a different curator up until its presentation at the Festival. Artists may submit up to three (03) artworks and/or one (01) project, in keeping with the terms of the calls for entries available on the Videobrasil website during the registration period, from September 15 to November 16, 2014.

Artworks and projects will be accepted in all media, artistic expressions and techniques, from artists born or resident for more than five years in the regions covered by the Festival – Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia and Oceania.

In addition to its novel focus on projects, the 19th Festival will see an enhanced geopolitical approach. Southern Panoramas becomes the overarching theme of the entire program’s curatorial sections, rather than only the competitive show’s title. The Festival’s very core becomes the South and its myriad issues – which somehow provide inspiration and reference for the selection of artworks and projects – and concern hybrid identities, diasporas, migration flows and travels, personal accounts, memories, isolation, social fabric and insularity, among others.

Prizes and Residencies

Based on the award jury’s selection, the 19th Festival will grant one (01) cash prize of R$ 75,000 and nine (09) two-month artist residency prizes to be undertaken at Videobrasil Residency Network partner organizations around the world All winners will also receive trophies designed for each new edition by established artists. Previous collaborators include artists such as Carmela Gross, Erika Verzutti, Luiz Zerbini, Raquel Garbelotti, Rosângela Rennó, Tunga and others.

Deadline: 16 November

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Source: Univeses in Universe