Contemporary Venice – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art 2016, Italy

Publish Date: Oct 18, 2016

Deadline: Jan 15, 2017

Submission deadline extended until 15 January 2017

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS, is selecting all interesting architectural projects, photos, paintings, video art, installations/sculptures and performance art works to include in the next event: CONTEMPORARY VENICE – It’s LIQUID International Art Show, international exhibition of architecture, photography, painting, video art, installation and performance art, will be held in Venice, in the prestigious Palazzo Flangini, from December 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017.

CONTEMPORARY VENICE is an exhibition of contemporary art, an opportunity for international artists and architects to show their works in one of the most important exhibition place in Venice. The main theme is based on contemporaneity as a source of inspiration and a starting point for new visions of the world. The exhibition aims to analyze the contemporary human lives and behaviors, the relationship between man and urban/natural backgrounds.

The metidation about the daily contacts between humankind and contemporary phenomena is always object of artistic investigation. Art starts from the material and psychological aspects of the human life in specific time and contexts. We invite artists and architects to share their works, ideas and researches based on the theme of the event.


Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, architectural project, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, architects, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works and projects by e-mail to

CONTEMPORARY VENICE is organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (director of It’s LIQUID Group).

How to take part

To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks via e-mail to

Artists and architects interested in taking part in our shows, are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments and their representers; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events. Artists and artists are free to take part in one or more of the programmed events.

Deadline for applications is November 20, 2016 (11.59 PM of your local time)

The number of works you can submit is unlimited. The participation in the festival requires an entry fee only for selected artworks. Participation opens to: artists, architects, designers, photographers, video makers, performers, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.

Palazzo Flangini, located in the heart of Venice, nearby Santa Lucia railway station and overlooking Grand Canal, is a luxury, elegant and noble palace, a typical expression of the Venetian Baroque. Built since 1644 and projected by the famous architect Giuseppe Sardi, the palace is still finely decorated with sculptures, “stucchi”, frescos and paintings, with a monumental façade on Canal Grande. It is perfectly and entirely restored and fully equipped for hosting any type of events and exhibitions. In addition to an exclusive entrance directly from Campo San Geremia, it has a private water entrance and a dock alongside the facade. The total area of about 850 sq/mt is divided in ground floor (the typical Venetian Fondaco) and the noble first floor (Portego).

Previous history of the exhibition

Starting from 2001, Luca Curci with It’s LIQUID Group, has curated and organized more than 150 contemporary art events, with the participation of about 5.000 international artists from all-over the world (UK, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Portugal, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Germany, Turkey, Poland, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Israel, UAE, Russia, Thailand, etc.) with an average of 45 artworks exhibited in each show (with a maximum of 108 artists involved in the great MORPHOS festival held in Venice during the Architecture Biennale 2014). The organization has international partnerships with art venues in Italy, Turkey, USA, Spain, Argentina, UK, Middle East, etc., and collaborates with museums, galleries and institutions such as MuMo – Museum Montanelli in Prague, Laura Haber Gallery in Buenos Aires, MIXER gallery in Istanbul and MECA art center in Almeria.

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