• Submission of Venice Biennale curatorial proposals extended

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    THE deadline for the submission of curatorial proposals for the Philippine participation at the 56th Venice Biennale is extended to September 3 at 12 midnight.

    After 50 years since its last official participation in 1964, the Philippines will again be joining the Venice Biennale through efforts of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

    To offer this exceptional opportunity to a large community of Filipino curators and artists residing in the Philippines and abroad, an open call for curatorial proposals was launched. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by a distinguished panel in the field of contemporary art. Only one proposal will be selected and will be mounted at the Philippine pavilion in Venice.

    The exhibition officially represents the Philippines at the 56th Venice Biennale opening on May 9, 2015, and runs until November 22, 2015. The Philippine participation to the Venice Biennale marks the country’s significant return to this kind of platform and further pursues an engagement in the dynamic process of defining and shaping contemporary art.

    The proposal must contain the title of the exhibition, curatorial concept (800 to 1,000 words only), exhibition layout, curriculum vitae of the curator, curriculum vitae of participating artists, budget (production of the works only), production timeline, and contact information.

    Curator must be a Filipino citizen, who has curated international contemporary art exhibitions and has sufficient grasp of the issues in contemporary art. Artists must be Filipino citizens and must have participated in one major national exhibition.

    One can download proposal form at the NCCA Web site (www.ncca.gov.ph), submit the completed form and all the necessary documents only via email, with subject heading “Curatorial Proposal,” to info@philartvenicebiennale2015.net on or before September 3. For inquiries, call 527-2206.

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