(Excerpt from “Hybrid Body – Poetic Body” posted on art&education. Found on http://www.artandeducation.net/announcement/the-1st-venice-international-performance-art-week)
VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK is a live art exhibition project dedicated exclusively to audacious Performance art, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary Performance art.
The 1st Venice International Performance Art Week, under the title “Hybrid Body-Poetic Body,” will take place in Venice from December 8th to December 15th, 2012, showcasing works by 31 international artists. Pioneers alongside established and emerging ones will trace an itinerary of still vivid past influences and current tendencies in the field.
Consisting of a dynamic program of live performances, installations, photographic and video documentation, daily artist talks, and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators, the event focuses on concepts such as authenticity, interconnectivity, empathy, struggle, love, political and social habits, and how the Self relates to them.
The purpose is also educational. The 1st Venice International Performance Art Week is in fact conceived as a long-term project, aiming to promote series of workshops and seminars on Performance art issues along the year on international scale, in cooperation with other cultural institutions of the city, such as the Academy of Fine Arts. Already for this first edition, 40 students of the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice have been selected and invited to present their works and researches on the topic during the Art Week.
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