casTiNg organises a competition for visual artists. The winner(s)
will be selected by a specifically chosen committee based on their personality,
their image and their ability to interact within a social context. The
participation is open to all artists above the age of eighteen. The
artists can participate either with their real name or with a pseudonym.
2. The participating artists must send to casTiNg by the
21st of January 2005 by email (email@example.com)
or by fax (+39 02700406968) the following material:
- up-to-date biographical note (format: Microsfot Word .DOC)
- registration module, downloadable from the site artcasting
- three photographs (low resolution for the first selection: JPG format,
72dpi, largest side 800 pixel) which represent themselves, of which
one has to be a portrait, the other a full body view and the third at
ones choice. The chosen candidate(s) must provide the same photos
in high resolution so they can be used for the making of posters (jpg
format, 300 dpi, smallest side 1000 pixels). For the reason fore mentioned
they must be representative of the artists personality and attitude.
All of the sent photos must be free of third parties copyright issues.
- answers to the attached questionnaire. Some of the answers will be
used in the design of the posters and may be published in a catalogue.
3. After the first selection phase that will be carried out by
the group casTiNg (Mara Ambrozic, Nemanja Cvijanovic, Anna Longo,
Lucia Maggio, Natasa Radovic, Max Seibald, Veronica Voltolina, Thanos
Zakopoulos) based on the sent material, the artists will be contacted
in order to present themselves before the jury which will decide their
adequacy with regard to the competitions requests. The meeting
with the candidates selected by casTiNg will be held 30 days after the
closing day of the competition in the studios of casTiNg (Magazzino
7 Banchina di Ciò, Dorsoduro 1827 San Basilio,
The jury will constist of:
casTiNg - a group of artists working in Venice
Face & Place - casting and location agency from Milan
Sebastiano Giorgi - journalist
Carlo Montanaro - director, writer and professor of audiovisual
Antonì Muntadas - artist
Giacinto di Pietrantonio director of GAMeC - Bergamo and
Art History professor at the Fine Art Academy of Brera - Milan
Cesare Pietroiusti - artist
Pierluigi Sacco - expert in art economy
Saverio Simi de Burgis - art historian and critic
Angela Vettese - art critic
4. casTiNgs role is to find the best means of promotion
necessary for the chosen artist(s) and follow him/her/them through all
the promotional stages. The candidates consent to casTiNg the liberty
to act according to the competitions needs during the meeting;
casTiNg, members of the jury and the candidate himself/herself can document
the entire procedure by means of one or more video cameras, photographic
cameras and instruments for audio recording retaining afterwards the
rights of the registered material.
5. The posters will be designed in the way casTiNg sees best
fit in order to achieve the maximum desired effect intended by the competition.
The poster may be created using the photos sent by the artist(s). casTiNg
retains the right to elaborate on the final photos together with the
artist(s) and to create others during the meeting with the jury. The
images and the poster will be considered property of casTiNg which holds
the right to use and publish, in whatever form, the material for the
promotional necessities of the competition.
6. The winner(s) (minimum 1 - maximum 3) will be exhibited through
the media of posters placed throughout the city of Venice, various
participations in events and his/her/their presence in radio/television
transmissions during the 2005 Biennale. At the same time the internet
site of casTiNg
) will be updated daily gathering all related material.
7. Participating in the competition denotes the acceptance of
the right of casTiNg to use exclusively the sent material regardless
of space and time conditions. The participating artists though maintain
the right of authorship for their respective material.
8. The costs for the sending of the material along with the travel
expenses (should the participant be chosen) are not covered by casTiNg.
Furthermore, any form of material sent will not be returned to the senders.
9. The request to participate in the competition implies the
full acceptance of the regulations described above.