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OPENING: Venice International Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival 2

Art, Events | July 14, 2015 |

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Venice International Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival II
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice: July 16-25, 2015

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo and Ca’ Zanardi, is proud to announce the opening of:

Venice International Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival II, international festival of experimental cinema, video art and performance art, hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi from the 16th to the 25th of July 2015. It will be the second event of a cycle of 3 appointments organized in June, July and August 2015.

The festival consists of three days dedicated to live art performances and experimental movies screenings; video art works will be screened until July 25, 2015 during “FRACTAL IDENTITIES – Entropy . Disorders . Obsessions” exhibition.

The opening of the event will be on July 16, 2015 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, starting from 06.00 PM (free entry).

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organizers: It’s LIQUID Group & International ArtExpo
partners: Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House
curators: Luca Curci, Andrea Chinellato

project coordinator: Carmela Loiacono
collaborators: Domenico Fallacara, Desiree Sisto, Elena Artuso, María Bermúdez Ramírez, Veronica Comisso, Caterina Corrata, Ylenia Pizzardin, Adua Martina Rosarno, Arianna Santi
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venue: Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Cannaregio 4132 – 30121 Venice, Italy
dates: from the 16th to the 25th of July 2015; from 11.00 AM to 06.00 PM; closed on Monday; free entry

The event is organized and curated by Luca Curci (director of It’s LIQUID and International ArtExpo) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House). The festival’s program will include video art screenings, movies’ projections, live performances and meetings with artists involved.

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The festival is focused on the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time. People, backgrounds, societies, progress, cities and all their inputs create hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. The Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival aims to conduct a research and to offer to artists and audience a complete experience about the body.

Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival II is part of SELF festival, organized in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, from the opening day of Venice Art Biennale (May 9, 2015), with a rich program of different events until November 2015. More: www.itsliquid.com/self/

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FESTIVAL PROGRAM

.July 16-17-18, 2015, from 03.00 PM to 06.00 PM
FEATURED ARTISTS – EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA / VIDEO ART
Drake Avila . Canada – “PRIMAL ABSOLUTION” – “THE HAIRLESS APE” – “THE TALKING APE”
Damien Krisl . France – “URBAN HIPPIE” – “AMPHITRITE” – “MELANCHOLIE”
Babette Mangolte . USA – “Je-Nous-I or Eye Us”
Mikey Peterson . USA – “Born Again”

VIDEO ART
.July 16-17-18, 2015, from 11.00 AM to 03.00 PM | July 18/25, 2015, from 11.00 AM to 06.00 PM
Valerio De Bonis . Italy – “Caverei i miei occhi”
Alexandre Rangel . Brasil – “Palace, Deliberation, Horn, Manifestation, Wing”
Leni Smoragdova . Israel – “AMPHITHEATRE – THE HISTORY OF THE INTERIOR”

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Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi (Cannaregio 4132, Venice) is a residential palace dating back to the 16th century which, over the centuries, has been added on to by various noble Venetian families and is one of the most evocative and beautiful palaces in the city of Venice. Sumptuous and possessing particular charm, Ca’ Zanardi is located in a most peaceful setting and has its own delightful private garden as well as a magnificent terrace full of sun and colour. Ca’ Zanardi is located close to the Ca’ D’Oro, the splendid 15th century gothic palace along the Grand Canal.  It is easily reachable by foot, after a two minute walk from the Ca’ D’Oro water bus stop, or by boat using the palazzo’s private pier positioned along the fetching Santa Caterina canal. The refined elegance of the palazzo’s halls and common areas and the delicacy of its original 16th century furnishings create a fascinating setting.

Starting from 2001, Luca Curci with International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID Group, have curated and organized more than 80 contemporary art events, with the participation of about 2.500 international artists from all-over the world (UK, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Portugal, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Germany, Turkey, Poland, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Israel, UAE, Russia, Thailand, etc.) with an average of 45 artworks exhibited in each show (with a maximum of 108 artists involved in the great MORPHOS festival held in Venice during the Architecture Biennale 2014). The organization has international partnerships with art venues in Italy, Turkey, USA, Spain, Argentina, UK, Middle East, etc., and collaborates with museums, galleries and institutions such as MuMo – Museum Montanelli in Prague, Laura Haber Gallery in Buenos Aires, MIXER gallery in Istanbul and MECA art center in Almeria.

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