CALL FOR PAPERS
from 01 June 2019 to 31 July 2021
Santorini Biennale is in organizing its 4th edition under the artistic theme of “Neighbourhood” that it will be presented between 1st June 2019 and 31st July 2021 in 27 cities around the world (Santorini, Beirut, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Detroit, Montreal, Atlanta, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Berlin, Helsinki, Belgrade and Izmir) in cooperation with other biennials, art foundations and municipal art offices.
“Neighbourhoods” are simultaneously geographic and ideological biotopes, political, social and economic spaces. They are common places without impermeability as different societies and cultures need to interact between them, especially when they are called to solve common problems such as: climate change, environmental pollution, urbanization, social inequalities, intolerance, criminality, terrorism, sub-birth or population explosion, economic exploitation, «production of poverty», immigration and much more. Modern diplomacy seems to “run” a marathon of sovereignty and enforcement rather than a process of normalization of relations between different “neighbourhoods”, thus interrupting cultural exchange and contributing to the creation of closed and fearful ideological societies.
Aiming to help the international audience understand the power the “neighbourhood” can create towards the common problems and also the impact the “neighbourhood” can have in a person’s interpersonal relations, we would like to address a CALL OF PAPERS related to “neighbourhood” perspectives.
The collection of papers will help our artists and our audience understand this world better and so act towards a common good.
Papers will be presented at our website in a pdf format and can be of 20 pages max. They will be also distributed to exhibitions visitors in a A4 print format.