Open Call: VISIO European Programme in Florence, Italy

Open Call: VISIO European Programme in Florence, Italy

Research and residency project for visual artists working with moving images

The 10th edition of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images is a research and residency project dedicated to artists who use moving images in their artistic practice. The program will take place from 9-14 November in Florence, Italy.

The project, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, will be held in Florence in conjunction with the 14th Lo Schermo dell’Arte – Cinema and Contemporary Art Festival (10 – 14 November 2021). VISIO consists of an exhibition and a series of seminars, round tables and meetings. By encouraging international dialogue and mobility, VISIO has fostered the development of a wide network of institutions, artists and professionals who work with moving images, creating a significant archive that maps a new generation of artists based in Europe. The participants of this edition will be 12 young European artists who work with moving images; they will be selected through an open call organized in collaboration with some of Europe’s leading art academies, schools and artist residencies.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, 26 September 2021 at 11:00 p.m. (Italian Time).

Candidates must be visual artists who:
- work with moving images as part of their artistic practice
- are under 35 years old
- are citizens or residents of one of the 47 member countries of the
European Council
- have a degree (M.A. or equivalent) or have had at least a solo-show in
the last two years
- have an excellent knowledge of the English language

No fee from the artists will be required to participate

The exhibition of works by the participants, titled Thinking Beyond – Moving Images for a Post-Pandemic , is produced with NAM – Not A Museum, the contemporary art programme by Manifattura Tabacchi, and will be held from 9 November to 12 December 2021. Manifattura Tabacchi, a former industrial complex built in Rationalist style, is now the focus of a major urban renewal project meant to create a new neighbourhood: a hub of contemporary culture, art and fashion complementing the historic centre, open to the city and the world. The exhibition will feature twelve films, videos and installations and a public programme of events, also online. Thinking Beyond – Moving Images for a Post-Pandemic World is the second in a cycle of exhibitions that began in 2020 with Resisting the Trouble – Moving Images in Times of Crisis, which aims to reflect on the ways in which artists relate to the complexity of the present, going beyond established canons and models and imagining new possible worlds.

For more information and how to apply, see the detailed open call below or visit the Schermodellarte website.