02.06.2017

viadellafucina16 condominium-museum (Italy) > call for residencies

This is in Turin the first international experiment of a condominium-museum. viadellafucina16 is a new artist-in-residency programme which will take place in a condominium in the heart of the historical district of Porta Palazzo in Turin, Italy. Through an international open call, open to multidisciplinary proposals, artists will be invited to spend residency periods in the 19th-century building, which has been abandoned in a state of decline for thirty years now. During the residency, selected artists will have the power to realize their artworks into the common spaces of the condominium, with the purpose of promoting its retraining and activating a dialogue among the different communities (and cultures) of its inhabitants. Winning projects will be selected by the tenants of the condominium (over 200 people of various nationalities, living in 53 apartments) mediated by a board of curators and insiders. Selected proposals will have to involve the community of the building and of the district in the design and realization of the artworks, to interpret their desires, to activate new and durable forms of sociality and collective care of the common spaces.

The condominium – a place where we experience the first form of democracy as well as intersection point between the private and public dominium – opens itself to the artistic practice as an element of an aesthetic, social and cultural regeneration. It will become a symbolic place where a community can represent itself, in the same way as historical nobles’ palaces, thanks to the works of the artists, used to represent the prestige of noble families.

The Artists (below 35 years)  selected in this category will be entitled to:
a) accommodation in the condominium-museum and insurance coverage
b) budget to cover the costs related to the production of the work (materials and equipment) which will be defined by the organization (up to a ceiling of 1500 euros) on the basis of each project.
c) refund for travel expenses (up to a ceiling defined by distance) and meals (up to a weekly ceiling)
d) technical assistance in the realization of the project
e) tutoring and curatorship
f) studio visits programme with local institutions, curators, gallerists, art collectors and other artists
g) the organization of workshops, exhibitions and collateral events which engage the local community

Deadline: 25 June 2017

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