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About VA15: Crossing Boundaries

Venice Agendas 2015 is a programme of breakfast events and performances, curated by workinprogress, during the preview week of the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia followed by a series of outcome events that take place internationally throughout 2015. The theme for this edition is Crossing Boundaries; an open brief, which considers the many ways art not only trespasses geographical territories but how it crosses cultural, political and artistic boundaries. Since 2011 Venice Agendas has also included live art presentations.

 

VA15: Crossing Boundaries Locations

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VA15 Discussions

VA15: Crossing Boundaries Discussions brought together artists and professionals to share, discuss and consider the many ways art not only trespasses geographical territories but how it crosses cultural, political and artistic boundaries and included topics such as Closed Borders: Whose Boycott is it Anyway? and Open Borders: Where are you From?

 
 
 
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VA15: Speed Dating

 

Participants included  Yvannoé Kruger, Tony Heaton, Louise Camrass, Jean Wainwright,  Katie Jolin, Gill Hedly, Voilet MacClean,  Piloted at VA13 and subsequently in Norway, Speed Dating successfully gets people talking and involved in the project. With 60 questions relating to the idea of identity and crossing boundaries, each deal specifically with how we connect to ‘local’ culture and how that interfaces with the wider international agenda.  Meet, discuss and exchange ideas with some of the worlds leading artists, curators, critic, directors and collectors.

 Speeding dating at the Globe Gallery, Newcastle

Speeding dating at the Globe Gallery, Newcastle

 Speed dating in Venice

Speed dating in Venice

 Speed dating in Athens

Speed dating in Athens

 

 

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VA:15 Publication

Curated by: Jean Wainwright, Oliver Gapper, Martin Garwood, Katie Jolin and Hala Morris George.

A unique publication where 100 individual art books will be assembled and constructed on site from work by 23 international artists who have produced signed photographic art works as a ‘one off’. Each book with the 23 signed prints is made to order and available to purchase. The selected artists address complex issues of individual identity, territorial borders, society, economics, and immigration.  The artists include: Martina Bacigalupo, Roger Ballen, Bernd Behr, Valérie Belin, Adam Chodzko, Shezad Dawood, Ori Gersht, Shaun Gladwell, Glenna Gordon, Nina Katchadourian, Steffi Klenz, Martin Kollar, Karen Knorr, Sohei Nishino, Max Pinckers, Charlie Shoemaker, Laurie Simmons, Heidi Specker, Terry Smith, Julian Stallabrass, Daniel Traub, Sue Williamson and Catherine Yass.