CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANVAS | OUT OF BALANCE | ITSLIQUID

CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANVAS | OUT OF BALANCE

Calls | September 18, 2020 |

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CALL FOR ARTISTS
CANVAS | OUT OF BALANCE

THE LINE Gallery, London | October 22 – November 20, 2020
Extended deadline: September 25, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Mercato Metropolitano and YMX Arts, is pleased to announce the open call for the exhibition OUT OF BALANCE, second appointment of CANVAS – London International Art Fair. Curated by Arch. Luca Curci, the exhibition will be presented in London at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space from October 22 to November 20, 2020.

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.

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The word “canvas” was used for the first time in Italy in the 14th century and it has become the most common support medium for oil painting, replacing wooden panels. During the centuries, the canvas’ meaning has changed, starting from paintings, throught the photographic and cinematographic film, exploring the human body, to the digital world. Canvas is the creatives’ common ground, on which they can express themselves. We invite all the artists to share their personal artistic research through any kind of media, from painting to sculptures and installation, from photography to videoart and live performance.

The concpet of OUT OF BALANCE deals with the fact that the world in which we live shapes our identity and personal evolution inevitably. Everyday we meet and deal with a multitude of different identities and roles: we face the public life creating and adapting our social identities; our body and aesthetic tastes modify and are modified by our physical and sexual identities; our whole being evolves as well as contemporary cultures and modern cities do. We invite artists to explore the concepts of Entropy, Disorders, Obsessions: entropy is conceptually defined as the measure of the level of disorder in a changing system. Starting from this fascinating concept, each person can be considered as a changing system, as the same as for a specific culture, city or country, until the whole universe. These continue changes find in the inevitability of evolution their measure of order.

CANVAS consists of 3 main events: THE SKIN PROJECT (September 03 / October 09, 2020), OUT OF BALANCE and MIXING IDENTITIES. We are now selecting artists for the following upcoming exhibitions:

– OUT OF BALANCE from October 22, 2020 to November 20, 2020
Extended deadline for applications is September 25, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)

– MIXING IDENTITIES from December 03, 2020 to January 15, 2021
Deadline for applications is October 23, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)

To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks by e-mail to director@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

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Image courtesy of Olga Volodina

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 live interview on MM Radio, published also on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests

Artists interested in taking part in our shows, are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments and their representers; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events. Artists are free to take part in one or more events.


Extended deadline for applications is September 25, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)


To take part in the selection fill the form below

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Artists, photographers, video makers, architects and performers are invited to submit their works. To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures via e-mail to director@itsliquid.com

The number of works you can submit is unlimited. The participation in the festival requires an entry fee only for selected artworks. Participation is open to: artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.


Extended deadline for applications is September 25, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)


To take part in the selection fill the form below




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COVID-19 Protection Concept – ITSLIQUID Group

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.



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ITSLIQUID ESSENTIALS

Every artist need core elements to allow his profession to grow, to find a market for his artworks, to realize the vision he has for his own business. That is our goal. ITSLIQUID Group knows that, as an artist, your first concern is the production of art and that you need more than good advices to transform your passion into a successful business: you need experienced specialists that provide you guidance and direction your efforts. In the last 20 years, ITSLIQUID Group has connected more than 5000 artists with leading museums, galleries, art spaces and art lovers; our team of professional consultants will assist you in growing relationships with a wide range of contacts all around the world, in the selection of works that reflects markets’ personal taste, in finding creative solutions to become profitable, both artistically and financially. Starting from a free consulting, we will help you finding the plan that best fits your career, whether you are an emerging or an established artist: we will provide you the necessary professional tools to drive the growth you are looking for.

For more information, click here.



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ABOUT US
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.

ITSLIQUID is based on fluidity, motion, connection and accessibility. Making things easy to do. Welcome.



OUR LOCATION

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THE LINE Contemporary Art Space

Located in the heart of London, 5 minutes’ walk from Elephant & Castle and Borough station, the Gallery is less than 1 km far from The Shard and TATE Modern and 2 metro stops from London Eye and Big Ben. THE LINE Contemporary Art Space is uniquely positioned at the second floor of Mercato Metropolitano, London’s first sustainable community market for food lovers, which promotes a healthy approach by focusing on artisans and local producers. With its 4800 square feet floor plan and natural light, THE LINE Contemporary Art Space offers inspirations to a new generation of creatives: a wide open space in which to experience contemporary art and where artists, curators and art lovers connect themselves in a unique network by sharing their knowledge and exchanging ideas.

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ABOUT MERCATO METROPOLITANO

Mercato Metropolitano started with a pilot project in 2015 during the World Expo in Milan, regenerating a 150,000 sq.ft. disused railway station. The development of the first Mercato Metropolitano was carefully planned to retain the site’s original appearance, which nurtured the local community’s affection for a special part of their urban history. Over a four-month period, we saw in excess of two million visitors and our customer spend was over €8 million. The concept evolved from this success, and we opened our first site in Elephant & Castle, London in 2016.

Our MMarketplace is where selected food suppliers and our trading partners connect with our visitors to breathe life into healthy living that helps local communities grow strong together. MM brings diverse food practices and ingredients from different countries, cultures and traditions into urban environments. We take a “Glocal” approach: global reach with a local focus. While you will find dishes from around the world in our marketplace, we encourage the use of locally-sourced, natural ingredients.



SOME OF OUR LAST EXHIBITIONS

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Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
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Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
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Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
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Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
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Image courtesy of Luca Curci | THE LINE Contemporary Art Space

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