APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR part-time Volunteer Position: Head of Digital Communications

Archivio Queer Italia is searching for a Head of Digital Communications to promote the vision and activities of AQI. This candidate will be in charge of the research and delivery of the AQI listings and newsletter as well as managing the press database and contacts. More info below.

About

The Archivio Queer Italia (AQI) project was founded by Giulia Casalini (co-director of CUNTemporary) with the support of CUNTemporary in London in September 2013. AQI is the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism.

Current Projects

  1. The incorporation of a database to create a virtual archive of artistic, theoretical and activist expressions related to gender & sexuality in Italy (online in January 2015, on-going project).
  2. Creating spaces and mobile events for the display of such activities (e.g. art fairs, museums, institutions, street interventions).
  3. 3. Publishing news on queer and feminist topics and listing events and activities taking place in Italy (Facebook/Twitter).
  4. 4. Organisation of “Teoremi”, a bi-annual itinerant performance festival against sexual and gender discriminations in Italy.
  5. Working towards the production of a journal to be launched January 2016

Job description

  • Support the development and implementation of a social media and communications strategy
  • Researching cultural spaces/galleries/museums that showcase queer and feminist aesthetics in Italy
  • Researching Italian-based queer and feminist exhibitions and events on a weekly basis and promoting them on our social media
  • Managing and updating AQI’s website and social media (Facebook and Twitter accounts) and the weekly listings
  • Contributing to AQI with theoretical insights and organizational endeavours
  • Writing and editing of press releases and publications

Person specification

  • Passionate about themes at the intersection of feminist and queer theory, politics, art and activism
  • Passionate about contributing and shaping the future of a very promising project
  • Is able to commit to a minimum of 6 months, ideally this is a long-term collaboration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Italian
  • A good knowledge of Italian organizations that work with the arts, feminism and queer
  • Able to volunteer 6 to 8 hours a week (home-based research and work) and 1 monthly meeting.
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to travel to conferences, festivals and events where AQI will participate. Flights and accommodation will be covered.

Apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to info@archivioqueeritalia.com and editor@cuntemporary.org (please use both addresses) by the 4rd January 2015. Please use “AQI application” as subject line.

The team will get back to you by the 6th of January 2015.

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OPEN CALL for DEEP TRASH ITALIA#4 Carnivalism

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at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London (Saturday 31 January 2015)

CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for the fourth episode of the unique exhibition and performance club night “Deep Trash Italia”, recently nominated Live Art Associate UK by the Live Art Development Agency.
Calling for performances, performative lectures, dance, videos and interactive artworks to be shown on Saturday 31 January 2015. “DEEP TRASH ITALIA#4 Carnivalism” will take place at the East London venue Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in support of Archivio Queer Italia – the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism.
We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers responding to the call either in a written form (theory, auto/biography, poetry or fiction) or through a performative lecture. A collection of texts from this and all other Deep Trash Italia exhibition/club nights will be published in 2015.
Coinciding with the start of the Carnival in Venice, this event’s themes may include, respond to, be affected by, but not restricted to:

  • Feminist reflections on “womanliness as masquerade”
  • How masquerade generates non-binary ideas of gender and sexuality
  • Carnivalism and the disruption of power structures
  • Sonic anarchies: mash-ups and appropriations as critique of neo-liberal culture
  • Subversive drag and anti-drag queens
  • Dissident travesties: strategies for subverting normative discourses
  • Neopaganism and creative synthesis in artistic practices
  • Reconsidering the sacred and the profane in contemporary artwork
  • Carnivalistic misalliances: working through contradictions and paradoxes
  • Non-sense and chaos as carnivalesque strategy

To apply please email Giulia Casalini at info@archivioqueeritalia.com with the heading “DEEP TRASH APPLICATION” and include the following information:

1)      Name and surname
2)      Place of birth (city and country)
3)      Place of residency (city and country)
4)      A written proposal (no more than 500 words) and, if available, images of the work
5)      Website of the artist/collective or portfolio
6)      Up to 5 high res images with credits (for press use)
We will aim to respond to all applications as soon as possible. Selected artists will be notified by Sunday, 28 December 2014. Deadline is Wednesday, 24 December 2014.

About Archivio Queer Italia
The Archivio Queer Italia (AQI) project was founded by Giulia Casalini (co-director of CUNTemporary) with the support of CUNTemporary in London. AQI is the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism. The two strands of this project consist of:

  1. The incorporation of a database to create a virtual archive of artistic, theoretical and activist expressions related to Italy.
  2. Creating spaces and mobile events for the display of such activities (e.g. art fairs, museums, institutions, street interventions).

Parallel to these activities AQI regularly publishes news on queer and feminist issues and lists events and activities taking place in Italy. AQI also organises “Teoremi”, a bi-annual itinerant performance festival against sexual and gender discriminations in Italy.

Contact information
info@archivioqueeritalia.com
www.archivioqueeritalia.com/

FB EVENT
https://www.facebook.com/events/901230889911583/

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CUNTemporary December 2014 Newsletter

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CUNTemporary November 2014 Newsletter NOW OUT!

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CUNTemporary November Newsletter

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DEEP TRASH ITALIA #3 is… NOT FOR SALE

DEEP TRASH ITALIA#3 is NOT FOR SALE

Saturday 29 November 2014

DEEP TRASH ITALIA #3 is NOT FOR SALE!

at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, East London

£7 adv. / £10 door

h 20:00-02:00 (last entry midnight)

> FULL PROGRAMME HERE <

Deep Trash Italia exhibition-cum-performance-club night is back at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s club with their third – NOT FOR SALE – episode.

Ready-to-wear happiness, all-you-can-eat disposable relationships, work exploitation, CCTV surveillance, credit card slavery, pleasureless commodities… For one night ONLY Deep Trash Italia is REDUCED TO CLEAR – with an assortment of our BEST capitalist failures.

Tear off your price tags because tonight there is NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE.
If diamonds cannot be your best friends… WE CAN!

MUSIC: Benedicta and DJ Fantoni & LoGatto pumping all night the beats of international hits and more underground tunes, with a twist of Italian camp classics. TRASH N’ FRESH from Disco to the present.

PERFORMANCES: Feminist Women’s Institute, Angel Rose & Oozing Gloop, Go! Push Pops, Pablo Pakula and Eloise Fornieles & Dan White.

VIDEO, WORKS and INSTALLATIONS: Phil America, Chiara Bertin, Cristine Brache, Francesca Fini, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Rona Geffen, Stephan Gross, Nisha Meshvania, Yumiko Ono, Emma O’Rourke, Yole Quintero & Lamprini Tzanaki, Empress Stah.
Time Out (Critics’ Choice) says:
“Pizza. Silvio Berlusconi. Italy’s contributions to history have been
both awesome and… not-so awesome, and this fun-filled night
invites you to celebrate both categories in brilliantly trashy style…
So, head to Bethnal Green and find out what it’s like to live la dolce vita!”

Deep Trash Italia is a fundraiser night in support of the queer-feminist organisations Archivio Queer Italia and CUNTemporary (London). Curated by Giulia Casalini with the CUNTemporary Team.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.workersplaytime.net/TICKETS.htm

Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/855245167828054

General Information and Press
info@cuntemporary.org | www.cuntemporary.org

Venue Information
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB
0207 739 7170 | info@workersplaytime.net | www.workersplaytime.net

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CUNTemporary October 2014 Newsletter NOW OUT!

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OPEN CALL for “DEEP TRASH ITALIA is NOT FOR SALE”

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DEADLINE SAT18OCT 2014

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS & WRITERS fundraiser night “DEEP TRASH ITALIA#3 is… NOT FOR SALE” at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London (Saturday 29 November 2014)

CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for the third episode of the unique exhibition and performance club night “Deep Trash Italia”: calling for performances, performative lectures, dance, videos and interactive artworks to be shown on Saturday 29 November 2014. “DEEP TRASH ITALIA is… NOT FOR SALE” will take place at the East London venue Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in support of Archivio Queer Italia – the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism.

We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. We are also keen to hear from writers responding to the call either in a written form (theory, auto/biography, poetry or fiction) or through a performative lecture. A collection of texts from this and all other Deep Trash Italia exhibition/club nights will be published in 2015.

This event’s themes are connected to capitalism and the value of money, commerce and production in society. Proposals may include, respond to, be affected by, but not restricted to:

  • Queer-feminist anarchism
  • Queer failures, alternatives to the dominant ideas of success, dethroning the serious
  • Art and post-fordism: branding, market and globalized art
  • Art and the commons: activism and socially engaged practices
  • Objects and the poetics of consumption
  • Non-capitalism and community-based economies
  • Zombies of capitalism: loss of identity and physical slavery
  • Invisibility and working conditions in capitalist societies
  • The socioeconomic implications of affective labour
  • Precarity, unpaid labour and the economic crisis
  • Controversial relations in colonial exploitations
  • The impact of advanced capitalism and biogenetic technologies on humans and environment
  • Pleasure and its discontents: disrupting the neoliberal body
  • (Homo)sexual consumption and technology
  • Can sex work or pornography resist the production-consumption chain?
  • No future: queer perspectives on family and (re)production
  • Subversive motherhoods
  • Mainstreaming subcultures and queer practices

To apply please email Giulia Casalini at info@archivioqueeritalia.com with the heading “DEEP TRASH APPLICATION” and include the following information:

1)      Name and surname

2)      Place of birth (city and country)

3)      Place of residency (city and country)

4)      A written proposal (no more than 500 words) and, if available, images of the work

5)      Website of the artist/collective or portfolio

We will aim to respond to all applications as soon as possible. Selected artists will be notified by Friday, 24 October. Deadline is Saturday, 18 October 2014.

About Archivio Queer Italia

The Archivio Queer Italia (AQI) project was founded by Giulia Casalini (co-director of CUNTemporary) with the support of CUNTemporary in London. AQI is the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism. The two strands of this project consist of:

  1. The incorporation of a database to create a virtual archive of artistic, theoretical and activist expressions related to Italy.
  2. Creating spaces and mobile events for the display of such activities (e.g. art fairs, museums, institutions, street interventions).

Parallel to these activities AQI regularly publishes news on queer and feminist issues and lists events and activities taking place in Italy. AQI also organises “Teoremi”, a bi-annual itinerant performance festival against sexual and gender discriminations in Italy.

Contact information info@archivioqueeritalia.com | www.archivioqueeritalia.com/

FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/1543609005872040

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