V Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art which will be held in Odessa (Ukraine), from August 26 till September 30, 2017 invites you to take part in the main event of Biennale – “Turbulence Area” project.
Individual authors, groups and institutions are welcome. The works and projects must correspond to stated theme.
Odessa Biennale will be hosted by Museum of Odessa Modern Art. Commissar of Biennale is Semen Kantor.
Presentation of the project will take place at the sites of museums and galleries and also in alternative spaces.
The draft program provides for conferences, round tables, panel discussions, educations programs.
Curator of the main project Odessa Biennale 2017 is Mikhail Rashkovetsky.
Further information about Odessa biennale, please, see here: http://odesa-biennale.org.ua/en.html
Proposals for participation in this project must be sent on follow address:
The deadline for applications is December 31, 2016
The proposal should be accompanied with:
• CV (curriculum vitae) and contacts ( tel., e-mail, web site);
• a brief description of the proposed work and projects;
• photo or sketches of work in .jpg format with the name of the file mentioning name, size, technique, year (for completed works);
• videos should be upload to video hosting. We recommend you also to send a link to the material or play list.
Half a century later after “Future Shock” by Alvin Toffler outstanding sales manages discovered that we turned out in turbulent flow of V.U.C.A., volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
Easy to see that the times of turbulence are periodic phases in the state of human culture.
And they occur as a result of the culture activity itself. So the eidos of certainty and perfection in the Renaissance are replaced by turbulent eddies of Baroque.
But if earlier turbulence in the culture has been defined as crises or transitions with their spatial-temporal boundaries, now the state of turbulence claims to be the boundlessness. Ancient curse “May you live in era of change” is losing its meaning because contemporary culture does not assume any eras of stability. Output from turbulent area is considered as a catastrophe that ends human existence as a whole.
Unity and opposition to the private and the general come into the most danger zone of risk. Radical means of design modeling are urgently needed in a permanent change accelerates exponentially. One of such means has been art. A daily challenge of the art at all times has been work with universal relationship including dynamic one. Value of this function in turbulent zone seeks to infinity.
We once again call to look into the essence of social problems through the specific and universal art optics.
We exist at the turn where isolation of audience of contemporary art (which is a generation of post industrial society) becomes unbearable.
Odessa Biennale once again confronts the artists the global problem. That, according to many authoritative experts, is one of the signs of provincialism or marginality. However, in the era of fundamental crises, and even more so - a crisis of fundamentality - true outline of the future often encountered in the margins of canonic texts, at the boundaries which are melting in the fire of innovations.