CALL FOR ARTISTS: ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH
London | November 04 – 25, 2021
Extended deadline: October 21, 2021
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts, is pleased to announce the open call for ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH 2021, part of LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space (click here to learn more about our location) from November 04 to November 25, 2021.
COVID-19 Protection Concept – The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after the lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice.
ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH 2021 will provide artists and exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their works to an international audience of professionals as curators, gallerists, collectors, editors and publishers who seek to acquire, publish and encourage the best contemporary art talents.
The participation includes the following services
– exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
– assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
– assisting in finding accommodation for artist
– the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters
– the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
– the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases
– mounting and dismounting of the exhibition
– exhibitions opening event with drinks and food
– a one day dedicated presentation, talk or workshop focusing on the artist’s career
– a dedicated interview published on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests
ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH 2021 is an exhibition of contemporary art focused on the concept of transformation, starting from the alchemical processes, that aim to purify the nature elements: earth, air, water and fire. The alchemists, recognized as the ancestors of modern chemists, worked to discover the way the world is made and to modify its structure. The mysterious practice of alchemy always influenced the art and the artists from all the centuries. Alchemists and artists are fascinated by the concept of transformation and they both work to discover and create new possibile worlds.
The human body is a changing system that connects us with other bodies and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality; a strong communication system with its own language and infinite ways of expression.
We invite artists to analyze the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness.
Extended deadline for applications is October 21, 2021 (11.59 PM of your local time)
ITSLIQUID Group has produced until today more than 250 exhibitions worldwide and 10 impressive art and architecture festivals during Venice Biennale and Frieze London. Among the last great shows, SURFACES Festival, ANIMA MUNDI Festival, BORDERS ART FAIR, SELF Festival, and seven editions of CONTEMPORARY VENICE, presenting more than 5000 talented artists, from the emerging to the iconic.
Ever since 2001, ITSLIQUID Group has presented an high quality selection of collective and solo shows in our locations, creating an unique opportunity to exchange new ideas, increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalist and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all.
We work in collaboration with a talented network of publishers, dealers, curators and arts professionals, providing artists with customized services and opportunities to have their works exhibited, published and represented through various platforms.
Exteded deadline for application is October 21, 2021 (11.59 PM of your local time)
The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after the lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice. Read more.
ITSLIQUID is a web based information platform, founded in 2001 by Luca Curci, dedicated to world wide distribution of information about calls for entries, exhibitions and events at some of the world’s leading art galleries, museums and foundations selected. ITSLIQUID has already built a readership of more than 250.000 qualified subscribers. Among them architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the International art, architecture and design world. It provides advertising services, press office services for events and projects, articles and specials published on the website, media partnerships services.
During the last 20 years, ITSLIQUID Group has became a cultural hub between creatives, exhibition spaces and art lovers. Among our international partners, Art Now Fair, Art Vancouver, Design Tokyo, INDEX Qatar, INDEX Saudi, The Big 5 Construct Dubai, The Big 5 Construct Qatar, Photo LA Los Angeles and international magazines like Art Style. ITSLIQUID Group supports some of the most important no-profit organizations, like UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, SSCS – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, One Tree Planted, The Ocean CleanUp and Plastic Oceans, with the goal to increase public awareness about environmental issues. Click here to find out more.
ITSLIQUID GROUP includes a section dedicated to the organization of international art events, managing exhibitions of painting, photography, video art, installation and performance; it organizes solo and collective shows, art residencies and international contests. Its object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect artists working in every part of the world.
ITSLIQUID Group manages a variety of art spaces all over the world; among them THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space in the heart of San Marco Square in Venice and different historical buildings, THE LINE Contemporary Art Space in the London city center and other different partners worldwide. Since its beginning, the group has organized more than 250 events all around the world, involving more than 5.000 artists, in more than 60 international venues in Italy, USA, Canada, UK, Spain, France, etc. Most of the last events have been realized in museums (CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in Spain, NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, etc.), galleries and private foundations.
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THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
artFix, located in the heart of Greenwich Market, is a one-stop platform cherishing art from conception to execution. artFix is the combination of a café, a co-working space, a learning center and a popup venue. It is always on the look for aspiring and skilled artists to join and showcase their artwork. Being inside the vibrant Greenwich Market it showcases the best London and local designer makers, interesting collectibles and the food court in the market delivers mouth-watering food to go. This unique covered market with its vibrant atmosphere and commitment to showcasing designer makers, is fondly regarded as one of London’s best markets. The market has a cobbled stone floor, a statuesque portico at one end and the lanes leading into the market are very quaint.
Greenwich has excellent public transport connections and artFix is just 8 minutes from London Bridge train station and 20 minutes from Bank station via DLR. Visitors can choose from a varietyof travel options including riverboat, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), train, tube, bus or even a cable car.
SOME OF OUR LAST EXHIBITIONS
Sabina Georgescu, Romania
“As an artist, I sometimes struggle with finding the appropriate channels to communicate my art through, so that it reaches the intended public. This is where your organization helps the most, I believe, because it acts as an intermediary between the artist and the general public, or the other creatives. It has been lovely and I am greatly thankful for the opportunities. I hope this goes on.“
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Ceren Tekin Karagöz, Turkey
“I am very happy that you contacted me, and I had this possibility to be part of the Borders Art Fair. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I could not come to the exhibition physically this time and see it myself, but I watched all your posts on social media with interest. I hope I have a chance to come. Working with the ITSLIQUID group has been a very good experience for me. It informed me a lot about opening to international platforms and provided me to have a very good experience. I would like to thank all the teams here for their intense efforts and sensitive approaches. I will be happy to participate in many art events with the ITSLIQUID group in the future.“
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Consuelo Palma, Chile/Croatian
“The Itsliquid platform is very interesting, documentative and varied. It is a very good space to know what happens in art and its various areas, from fashion to architecture. I like its contemporary, current and integrative concept. In addition to giving us artists the opportunity to exhibit and make ourselves known, we can connect and learn about what is happening and at the same time meet more artists, other inspiring works. I also love the concept of liquid, an element that adapts to shapes but is only one, it speaks of freedom as I mention many times, it is adaptable but flexible, it flows, it has movement…like art.“
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Peter Woodburn, UK
“ITSLIQUID seems driven by a serious sense of purpose plus a strong appreciation of all that art means for individuals and the world. As an organization, it seems to value emerging artists individually and personally and to offer support and encouragement, without encouraging any kind of delusions of having ‘made it’ too easily or glibly. Working with this team definitely has felt like a new opportunity, and I’ve enjoyed all aspects of the process, especially the clear communication. Like many emerging and/or self-taught artists, I have a long way to go in the journey and the Itsliquid organizational approach seems to be based on a tacit understanding that those setting out on journeys need staging posts. I have been pleased to be communicated with so professionally and to be given the opportunity to show in the center of Venice. I like the impartiality and objectivity of the organizational approach that goes hand in hand with the alluring prospect of showing in famed European cultural centers, places once on the Grand Tour. Covid restrictions kept me in Holland and away from the show’s opening, and I regret this, but this inconvenience is trivial in the larger scale of things. The theme of the festival (Borders) called out to me at once: I have long lived near a border and have documented the landscapes and light on that invisible discontinuity for many years.“
Click here for the full interview.