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SMART Cities & HYBRID Identities
Where:  Venice, Italy - Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora, Castello 3811/B – Campo della Bragora (map it)
When:   Saturday, January 26, 2013 - Monday, January 28, 2013

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SMART Cities & HYBRID Identities, an International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Architecture and Performing Art, will be held in the city of Venice, during the fabulous Carnival of Venice. The Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora, the venue of the event, wll open its doors on Friday 25th of January, until Sunday 27th of January. Thirty-five artists, from different countries, have been selected to be part of this project.

The selections has been based on the main concept of hybridization between identities and urban environment to create a smart life. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. Mixing sustainable transport; modern (ICT) communication infrastructure; sustainable economic development; and wise management of natural resources, human, intellectual and social capital, is the key to reach a future better life quality. Be smart. Be hybrid. Be better.

During the event will be presented the Solo Show of the performer Ji-Eun Lee, and the video “Chromatic Revelry” by Evann Siebens,  winners of “ID / Identities” Istanbul 2012.

International ArtExpo in collaboration with It’s LIQUID, will offer to all the participants in the exhibition opening (students, artists, architects, designers), the FREE SUBMISSION for It’s LIQUID International Contest | Second Edition! You will find the free submission form at the Venue in Venice.

After the event, our organization will select the winning artist of 1 year of participation (6 events) in International art exhibitions organized by International ArtExpo, all over the world.

organizer: International ArtExpo
curators: Luca Curci
exhibition & screening place: Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora, Venice

dates: January 25/26/27, 2013 from 9 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm
opening: January 25, 2013 at Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora at 6:00 pm, Castello 3811/B – Campo della Bragora, Venice – Italy

Prize: 1 Year of participation in International art exhibitions organized by International ArtExpo, all over the world

..video-artists
Laura Potrovic and Darko Jeftic . Croatia | Yuko Asai . Japan | Mar Garrido . Spain | Clara Ruiz . Spain | Gregory Steel . USA | Kyle Trowbridge . USA | Tsai Haoji . Taiwan | Nikki Lam . Australia | Manuel Schiavi . Italy | Kadet Kuhne . USA | Colleen Alborough . South Africa | Misawa Daichi . Japan | Andreas Mares . Austria | Roberta Orlando . Italy | Valerie Barnes . USA | Mat&AleCo; - Matteo Licitra e Maria Alessandra Columbu . Italy | Johannes Knoops . USA | Kieran Healy . Ireland | Evann Siebens . Canada (winner of “ID / Identities” Istanbul 2012)

..photo-artists
Antonella Iovinella . Italy | Ipek Yeginsu . Turkey | Nirit Zer . Israel | Liene Straupe . Latvia | Frédérique and Raphael Roung . France | Linda Riseley . Australia | Nita Zeqiri . Kosovo | Christian Mélot . France | Annamaria Capicchioni . Italy | Ozlem Paker . Istanbul

..architects
Chryssanthi Dafopoulou . London | Xiaoqiang Liu . China | Pedone Studio . Italy | Dan Hutchins . USA

..computer graphics artists
Miwa Kaneoya . Japan | Yalda Keramati . Iran | Antonella Iovinella . Italy

..performers
Ji-Eun Lee . UK (winner of “ID / Identities” Istanbul 2012) | Mat&AleCo; - Matteo Licitra e Maria Alessandra Columbu . Italy

Featured Artist
International ArtExpo is proud to present the video “Solipsist” by Andrew Thomas Huang, from the “Autour de Minuit” selection.

Andrew Thomas Huang is a filmmaker and artist living in Los Angeles. His film career is preceded with a love of drawing and painting, paralleled with experimentation in animation, fashion and puppetry. These interests culminated in his short film “Solipsist”, which was honored at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes Lions and won Best Experimental Short Film at the Slamdance Film Festival. The film caught the attention of Icelandic polymath Bjork, leading Andrew to direct her music video for “Mutual Core”, premiering at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Andrew’s work has also been showcased at the Hammer Museum, MOCA Taipei, ZKM Media Museum, ASVOFF at the Centre Pompidou, as well as various publications including Interview Magazine, DAZED&CONFUSED;, Paper Magazine, The Atlantic, Motionographer, SIGGRAPH’s electronic Theater, and Creativity Magazine’s “Directors to Watch.”

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our efforts. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.

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