OPENING: CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021
Venice | November 15/16 – December 09, 2021
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space | Misericordia Archives
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events, is pleased to announce the opening of the 9th Edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space (follow the event live) from November 15 to December 09, 2021, and at Misericordia Archives (follow the event live), from November 16 to December 09, 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 Italy’s lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice.
This is the ninth edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021 – ITSLIQUID International Art Fair; the previous ones have been organized in prestigious venues and historical buildings in Venice, like Palazzo Dolfin Bollani, Palazzo Flangini, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello and THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, presenting more than 600 selected artists, coming from more than 40 countries from all over the world.
The ninth edition of CONTEMPORARY VENICE analyzes the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban context 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 redefine their limits and borders, transforming surfaces in an open flow of pure ideas. This section focuses on the concept of boundaries and structures between body, mind and soul, human identity and the city, the space and the ground.
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Synticate Art . Russia | Fani Agisilaou . Cyprus | Cristina Amezcua . Mexico | Bruce Barber . Canada | Julanne Barry . The Netherlands | Roni Ben-Ari . Israel | Maria Evseeva . Russia | Elena Gastón Nicolás . Spain/USA |Davide Magrisi . Italy | MANA . Italy | Una Marzorati (unamarz) . Italy/UK | Katerina Michalopoulou, Antonios Touloumis & Anna Mouzaki . Greece | Riitta Nelimarkka . Finland | Marc Olthoff . The Netherlands | Gulschan Rokzad . Germany | River Saunders . USA | Michael Schwan . Germany | Sharmaine Thérèsa Pretorius (SHARM.T. P) . Bulgaria/Oman/South Africa | Rafa Tom . Canada/Lebanon | Laura Tuča . Latvia | Wilma Wijnen . The Netherlands
Elena Angarita . Venezuela | Marc Aronson . USA | Synticate Art . Russia | Lida Arzaghi . Iran | Ana Paula Avila . Mexico | Bruce Barber . Canada | Fritz Bayer . Switzerland | Roni Ben-Ari . Israel | Fiammetta Bellati . Italy | Anna Betley . Poland | Tris Bucaro . USA | Rosalba Carlino . Italy | Gillian Collins . UK/USA | Sylvie Di Palma . France | Joel Douek . UK/USA | EMID . The Netherlands | Ilhan Tolga Ergün. Turkey | Ann-Sofie Eriksson . Finland | Nicola Farina . Italy | Cheryle G. Galloway . USA | Graciela Garza . Mexico | Elena Gastón Nicolás . Spain/USA |Andrea Hamilton . UK | Lynn Jaanz . Australia | Denisa Klemscheová . Czech Republic | Annette Lang . Denmark | Siyu Liu . China | Magdalena Maestri . Poland | Olga Manilov . Germany | Mathias Maumont Perafan . Canada | Katerina Michalopoulou, Antonios Touloumis & Anna Mouzaki . Greece | Shyama Nadimpalli . Singapore | Linda Naili . France |Riitta Nelimarkka . Finland | François Noël . France | Manos Paterakis . Greece | Carlo Alberto Perillo . Italy | Bernard Pineau . France | Thelma Pott . Portugal | Sharmaine Thérèsa Pretorius (SHARM.T. P) . Bulgaria/Oman/South Africa | Alexandru-Ștefan Răduţă . Romania | Federica Rodella . Italy | Letta Sed . Poland | Kerstin Sunabacka . Finland | Kristie Tebbs . UK | Anca Todrican . Italy | Gunilla Tuvin . Sweden | Valeria Vallone . Italy | Lucely Vargas. Austria/Colombia | Lise Vestergaard . Denmark | Alessandro Villanucci . Italy | Paige Wallwork . Australia | Maria Worobyova . Russia | Root Yarden . Israel
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Amaride Ferrante, Veronica Piras, Giulia Spagnuolo
collaborators Martina Melica, Michela Sperandio, Ilde Strobbe
graphic designer Marina Caracciolo
supported by Anna Betley Enamel Art | Toimana | P.H Watches
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
Calle Larga San Marco, 374 – 30124 Venice, Italy
November 16 – December 09, 2021
09:30AM – 05:30PM | Monday – Friday
OPENING November 15, 2021 | 05:00PM
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Cannaregio 3549 – 30121 Venice, Italy
November 17 – December 09, 2021
09:30AM – 05:30PM | Monday – Friday
OPENING November 16, 2021 | 05:00PM
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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 Italy’s 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 ROOM Contemporary Art Space, located in San Marco square, in the heart of Venice is available to host solo show and group exhibitions of the most talented emerging and established artists, designers and architects selected by our professional team among the numerous show participation requests.
Overlooking the unique San Marco square, THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space presents a rich program of exhibitions, talks, meetings, workshops and courses about art, architecture, design and fashion with architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the International art, architecture and design world. Being part of our program is an exciting opportunity to improve your network and get new inspirations.
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space is a fascinating and prestigious venue where our professional team will be at your disposal to assist you, offering a unique exhibition experience, giving you the opportunity to display your artworks in Venice, one of the most suggestive cities in the art world, and broadening your artistic career and exhibition background.
The Misericordia Archives are located in a suggestive and strategic position, within the vivid hub developing around the area of Scuola Grande della Misericordia. Just next to the Misericordia Abbey Church, the archives were recently restored and turned into fascinating multi-functional spaces, with a post-industrial twist, finished with wooden details, rough plaster walls, and concrete floor. They are provided with an independent access and they are composed by two rooms, which are ready to be used for exhibiting with: professional lightning system, floor heating, walls can be drilled. This space is perfect for temporary exhibitions, cultural events, small cocktails.
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