Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival presents the fourth edition of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images.
VISIO consists of an exhibition and a series of seminars and meetings dedicated to expanding the vision and themes of artists, who use moving images in their artistic practice. By promoting encounters and international mobility, VISIO has favoured the development of a wide network of institutions, artists and professionals working with moving images.
The VISIO Programme, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, will be held in Florence, within the context of the 8th edition of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival (17th -22nd November 2015). The participants will be 12 young European artists, who work with moving images; they will be selected with an open call, in collaboration with some of the most important European Art Academies, Schools and Artist Residencies. Thanks to the generous contribution of our partners, this year there will be no participation fee. The deadline to apply is September 21st 2015.
This year the Programme will include for the first time an exhibition, titled VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images, and a special Acquisition Prize.
The exhibition will take place at the Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (17th November – 20th December 2015) and will present a video work for each of the 12 participating artists as an overview on the practice of a new generation of visual artists working with moving images in Europe. The exhibition is produced and organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival.
The new VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize will be assigned to one of the participating artists and consists in the acquisition of one of his/her video works by the Seven Gravity Collection, a private Italian collection that focuses on video works by contemporary artists. Through this Prize Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, thanks to the partnership with the Seven Gravity Collection, aims to support young artists by promoting the practice of collecting moving images works and video installations.
VISIO is creating a significant archive by mapping a new generation of artists working with film and video and based in Europe. Over 200 visual artists have applied to participate in the first three editions of the Programme. While maintaining its original identity as a training and networking project, VISIO has now developed into a much wider exhibition platform that is generating new opportunities and collaborations on an international level.
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