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06 May 2011

Pirate-Camp in Venice Biennale. Call for applications.

CONIGLIOVIOLA / Pirate Attack on Venice Biennale / performance - 2007.

Pirate-Camp. Artists'itinerant Campsite
Start edition at Venice Biennale.
kaninchenhaus & CONIGLIOVIOLA


Deadline: May 10
A new itinerant artists in residency program in a campsite 1st edition:
MAY 31 – JUNE 6_2011 - Venice Biennale theme: THE STATELESS PAVILLION apply now on the website!

Antonella Torriglia
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PIRATE CAMP is the first itinerant artists' camping program created to give free hospitality to a selection of young international artists during the most important contemporary art events worldwide.

The project was conceived by the Italian art group CONIGLIOVIOLA ( and it involves a network of international artist-run spaces.

Following Coniglioviola PIRATE ATTACK TO THE BIENNALE IN VENICE, performed by the group in 2007, PIRATE CAMP represents the next step in this story.After the attack, time has come for the pirates to halt on the mainland: colonize the territory and share the treasures stored during their long trip, before taking the Sea route again.

The pirate camp – filling up the ideal gap between the sea, the pirates dominion, and the land, the system's dominion - is first and foremost a work of art itself. It is the metaphorical representation of the natural and necessary condition of being-an-artist.

The analogy between the artist and the pirate/encamped is the pivot concept, both from a symbolic and a philosophical point of view: a status of extra-territoriality which grants the artist a privileged point of view to critically observe and depict the world.

Pirate Camp wants do be an answer to young artists' needs since going to the great arts biennals, the most important art fairs and exhibitions can be very expensive. Hence, the creation of a campsite totally free of charge that will allow a specific number of artists – selected through a public competition – to experience these events.

The first PIRATE CAMP edition will be held during the 54th Biennale d'Arte di Venezia from May 31 to June 6, 2011 breaking for the first time the notorious 'no camping' law in the City of Venice!