Vital Space NewsLetter #4 | August 2013

Vital Space is founded on the belief in the power of art to change the world. At a time of major confluence of economic and environmental crises,Vital Space deploys the artist's perspective so as to dissolve the polarisation typifying the current dialogue on our relationship with Nature and with one another. Vital Space is dedicated to the initiation of art projects designed to reach and influence a wide and diverse audience. It strives to demonstrate in the most practical manner that art has its finger on the planet's pulse and can mediate human deliberation on the course of our future.
 
1. 4TH ATHENS BIENNALE

Vital Space is pleased to announce its participation in the 4th Athens Biennale - AGORA.

The 4th Athens Biennale - AGORA will turn, largely, on multidisciplinary collaborative projects, roundtable discussions, film screenings, workshops and educational programs. Vital Space’s contribution fits well into the biennale’s spirit.
In addition to presenting its mission, perspective and activities in the 4th Athens Biennale - AGORA, Vital Space will screen, as well as debate, the winning entrants to its open-call video competition entitled Raising Awareness in 60.
 
 
2. VS VIDEO COMPETITION NEW DEADLINE: 1ST OCTOBER

For the reasons of Vital Space's participation in the 4th Athens Bienalle the deadline of the VS Video Competition is extended until the 1st of October.



Vital Space invites all artists to participate in the first of a series of open call competitions in the context of our 'Raising Awareness' theme. For our first competition we invite short, one-minute video submissions under the broad title EAST | WEST - NORTH | SOUTH : Imperiled Viatl Spaces.

DEADLINE:MIDNIGHT (EST) 1th October 2013

THE THEME

EAST | WEST - NORTH | SOUTH: Imperiled Vital Spaces

ABOUT THE 60" VIDEO COMPETITION

 
 
 
3. IMAGE COMPETITION

Vital Space invites all artists to participate in the second of a series of open call competitions in the context of our 'Raising Awareness' theme. For our second competition we invite participants to submit one image, under the broad title We Are All P.I.G.S. NOW!


DEADLINE:MIDNIGHT (EST) 1st December 2013
THE THEME

We Are All P.I.G.S. NOW!

ABOUT THE ONE-IMAGE COMPETITION

Participants are requested to submit an original image that reflects the theme’s spirit and helps raise awareness on our common predicament in this time of global crisis. Indeed, submissions from all over the world are encouraged, with our theme acting only as a general guide to the idea of a ‘local collapse’ following a global crisis.

Participants are asked to complete and to submit this electronic Registration Form. The deadline expires at midnight (EST), 1st December 2013.

PRIZES, AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS: THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

ROUND 1 – Images go live: Vital Space will upload the approved images on vitalspace.org by 1st December 2013. The images will remain on our site for two months.

ROUND 2 – Viewers’ Prize: The general public will then be invited to vote amongst the contenders for the Vital Space One-Image Competition Viewers’ Prize for 2014. The vote will be completed by, and the winner will be announced on, the 1st of February 2014.

ROUND 3 – Panel Prize: On 1st February 2014, a five-member panel of jurists (drawn from Vital Space’s Board of Advisors) will announce the winner of the Vital Space One-Image Competition Panel Prize for 2013, as well as two runners-up. These three images (including the winner of the Viewers’ Prize) will then be added to the permanent collection of Vital Space’s Art Projects.

ROUND 4 – EXHIBITION: The winners of both prizes in all competitions, and possibly the runners up will be exhibited, during 2014. Athens will be the starting point of an exhibition series in Greece and abroad. Vital Space will announce details about the exhibition as soon as all competition results are announced.
 
Terms and Conditions

Submitted images must have 300 dpi resolution and must be less than 4MB and more than 800KB.

The image must not contain gratuitous violence, profanity, or defamatory statements (including racism or sexism) on individuals or organizations. Any entries deemed gratuitously offensive will be immediately disqualified.

Images submitted must be original works.

Submitted images must not infringe on any third party rights.

Submitted images that are the result of a group effort need to have a nominated representative.
 

3. WDW REVIEW

To read the WDW Review please click on the image below.
 

 
The second edition of the online magazine is released. Yanis Varoufakis and Vital Space contributed the article "Birthplace of our Globalizing Wall".
 
To read the article "Birthplace of our Globalizing Wall" please click on the image below.