The selected artists will have the opportunity of getting to know the hosting area in a very independent way. They will be given the opportunity to get in touch with the Campanian contemporary art system creating an important synergy for their own cultural and artistic growth as well as a moment for comparing themselves with young local artists.
A project by Exposito - Osservatorio Giovani Artisti Napoli
EXPOSITO - Osservatorio Giovani Artisti Napoli is a project conceived and realized by the Association Arteteca, sponsored and co-financed by the Assessorato alle Politiche Giovanili della Provincia di Napoli; its purpose is to constantly promote the young artists, placing them in a permanent international collaboration network.
The project has the purpose of creating a network which should grow from a local to a regional, national and finally international level; furthermore, we purport to create and stimulate a complex system of cultural exchange with the international promoters of young artists, such as documentation centres, foundations, institutions, cultural associations, art schools, artists’ residences and so forth.
Among the many initiatives already on our agenda:
exhibitions of young artists from all over the world, so as to establish a dialogue between different cultures and modes of expression; conferences, seminars, conventions and workshops with artists, curators and art dealers from all over the country and beyond; curatorship projects entrusted to young curators, in order to offer them working and research opportunities; residences for young artists coming from abroad, with the aim of producing new work, developed in close relation with the new local reality Information about the activities of EXPOSITO can be found at www.exposito.na.it; the database, currently containing the profiles of young artists from Campania, will be enriched by those of young foreign artists who will reside in Naples with relation to the events organized by EXPOSITO.
The 15th of October will start the first international artists residency in Naples that will last two months and will host three artists. The residency program aims at creating an exchanging network between Campania and other international centers of contemporary art promotion (documentation centers, foundations, cultural associations, art academies, residency centers for artists). The program, developed in three residencies for artists who come from foreign countries and three international residencies for Campanian artists aims at creating a relationship between young artists operating in Campania and young artists operating in other territories.
Campanian residencies for Euro-Mediterranean artists It is an international program of artistic residencies which involves foreign young artists in a residency of two months. The selected artists will have the opportunity of getting to know the hosting area in a very independent way. They will be given the opportunity to get in touch with the Campanian contemporary art system creating an important synergy for their own cultural and artistic growth as well as a moment for comparing themselves with young local artists. Such comparison will be realized through a series of cultural activities related to the single residencies:
- An introduction conference
- Seminars at Mediterraneum, the Multimedia Library at C.mare di Stabia (NA)
- Workshops at the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples
- a web site that will have the characteristics of an innovative research diary and will be periodically filled in by the artists with texts, images and frame videos in preview thus expressing in public their own research experiences.
The expenses of the selected artists concerning the travel, accommodation, board will be fully covered and a studio will be provided. The artists will stay at Beds in Art, a 170 square metres apartment and a laboratory of visual production, situated in the historical centre of Naples. The house is made up of three independent double rooms provided with a private entrance, a private bathroom and the possibility to use a common kitchen. The rooms open onto the studio, where guests can work and use the services and the equipment offered by beds in art. Residency main target is to realize new works which will be produced by foreign artists according to the places they got in touch with.
The documentary materials produced during the residency period will flow into:
Video Art section of Mediaterraneum - Mediateca di Castellammare di Stabia
Archive of the documentation centre of PAN-Palazzo Arti Napoli
Archive of Care of – Milan.
Presentation of the artistic research results At the end of the residency all the works realized by the artists will be showed in public institutions.
How to apply:
Artists living in the Euro-Mediterranean area, under 35. The applications must be send by 6 August 2007 by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org The applications must include: curriculum vitae (with name, surname, nationality, age, postal address, email, phone), a portfolio in PDF format; a motivational statement of the applicant illustrating the general project to be developed during the residency (max 2.000 characters). The selected applicants will be contacted via email by 1 September 2007. According to art. 13 del d.l. 196/03, personal data of the applicants will be exclusively used for the Course selection procedures and will not be communicated to others.