DEADLINE FRI28MAR 2014
OPEN CALL for CUNTEMPORARY and ARCHIVIO QUEER ITALIA fundraiser night “DEEP TRASH ITALIA” at Bethnal Green working Men’s Club, London (Friday 2 May 2014)
Call for performances, video, artworks and other acts for the fundraiser club night “Deep Trash Italia”, in support of Archivio Queer Italia – a sister organization of CUNTemporary (London), the first Italian platform on queer art, theory and activism. This unprecedented event will take over the epic East London venue Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on 2nd May 2014. Curated by Giulia Casalini.
The funds raised for this event will support Teoremi Performance Festival, 12-14 June 2014 (the first Italian festival against discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity) organized by Archivio Queer Italia.
We accept proposals from Italian and non-Italian artists who want to show works around the theme of “Italianness”. Themes include, but are not restricted to: socio-cultural commentary, questions of identity, queer affects, critiques of nationalism, transgender, gender, homosexuality, pornography, minorities and marginalisation, critique of Catholicism, fetishism, racism, violence and the body.
To apply for the event please email Giulia Casalini at email@example.com including the following details:
1) Name and Surname
2) Place of birth (City and Country)
3) Place of residency (City and Country)
4) A written brief proposal (no more than 500 words) and, if available, images of the work
5) Website of the artist or portfolio
We aim to respond to all applications as soon as possible. Selected artists will be notified by 30 March. Deadline is Friday 28 March 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 about queer and feminism and lists events and activities taking place in Italy.