CALL FOR ARTISTS: BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021
Barcelona, Spain | June 24 – July 11, 2021
Deadline: May 30, 2021
BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 2nd edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.
BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY, organized by ITSLIQUID Group, will be held in Barcelona, at Valid World Hall Gallery from June 24 to July 11, 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.
BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY provides 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
BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021 analyzes the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time, through two main sections: MIXING IDENTITIES and FUTURE LANDSCAPES.
MIXING IDENTITIES analyzes the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness. 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.
FUTURE LANDSCAPES are abstract, infinite and conceptual, associated with a sense of freedom and infinite extension. Primarily experienced with the mind, spaces redefining their limits and borders, transforming surfaces in open flow of pure ideas. This section focuses on the concept of the borders and the structures between body, mind and soul, the human identity and the city, the space and the ground.
Deadline for applications is May 30, 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. Among the last great shows, SURFACES Festival, ANIMA MUNDI Festival, BORDERS Art Fair 2020, SELF Festival, and seven editions of CONTEMPORARY VENICE International Art Show, 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.
We invite artists, architects and designers to be inspired by the magical power of Barcelona, exploring the connection between desires, needs, fears through rituals that brings human kind to change, to transform and to evolve their inner world.
The number of works you can submit is unlimited. The participation in the art show requires an entry fee only for selected artworks. Participation is open to: artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.
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.
Deadline for application is May 30, 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.
ITSLIQUID is based on fluidity, motion, connection and accessibility. Making things easy to do. Welcome.
Valid World Hall
An international meeting point for those interested in culture and all forms of artistic expression. A place where we strive to find a new form of cooperation in the human universe, a place that acts as a catalyst for creative initiatives and expressions in the search of innovation and excellence. A place where everything is possible.
With more than 250 m2 space, our aim is to create an innovative platform supporting all sorts of cultural initiatives in the city.
Valid World Hall Gallery is located in the heart of Barcelona, 5 minutes’ walk from the Arc de Triomf, less than 1 km far from the Sagrada Familia and Casa Milà. Playa De la Barceloneta and the Porto Olimpic can also be reached in less than 10 minutes by walk. Arc de Triomf metro station is 2 minutes walking distance.
SOME OF OUR LAST EXHIBITIONS
Carmela Rizzuti, Italy
“ITSLIQUID GROUP is an excellent platform that gives artists, architects, sculptors, painters and photographers the opportunity to participate in various competitions and events in different galleries and museums at an international level. At the same time, it also gives the opportunity to get to know the artists who participate.“
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Roderick Camilleri, Malta
“I believe that ITSLIQUID Group presents a unique opportunity to all those innovative and forward-thinking artists interested in exploring new creative scenarios to showcase their work and artistic projects.“
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Gary Logan, USA
“It has been an absolute pleasure to participate in THE BODY LANGUAGE 2021. From the images and videos that I saw, I have been continuously impressed by the quality and diversity of work featured in this exhibition. My only regret was that I was not able to attend the opening and other exhibition festivities due to a recent relocation in the USA and travel restrictions related to the pandemic. This organization is providing a great service to the visual art community, and I was touched that the ITSLIQUID Group has been determined to make sure art continues to thrive despite these dismal times.“
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Liz Stubbs & Penny Treese, USA
“We resonate with the innovation we see ITSLIQUID GROUP create for artists across the globe in exhibitions, features and partnerships. Most impressive is the passionate commitment we experienced first-hand as the team pivoted with shutdown delays but insured the exhibition mounted at the first opportunity. We felt informed at every step of the process and we’re grateful for your guidance in shipping our works internationally. Most importantly, we felt appreciated as artists in all our communications with the ITSLIQUID team. You all are DELIGHTFUL and a breath of positivity.“
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