We now interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this special announcement…. by Anna Salmeron

It's rough being an american if you are not a total asshole.

Violent racism, economic desperation, hideous drone armies killing children in our name, blind kittens without homes - you know, none of this is the sort of stuff a normal person can get too excited about.

Well, tomorrow we promise to go back to watching the endless rivers of blood flow, but for today, for fucking once, we have something profoundly wonderful to celebrate.

"They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered."

 

And yes we know it is jut a start, but hey, let us have our moment here, OK?

 

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The Biennial Project

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ArtVenice Biennale III Opening Gala by Anna Salmeron

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Its been half-a-year since the Opening Champagne Reception for ArtVenice Biennale 3. We, The Biennial Project only just realized that we haven’t told you, our loyal supporters, about our time in Venice. Well, in case you were wondering, ArtVenice Biennale 3 was an astonishing success! The location on VIA GARIBALDI was better then imagined. Every big gun in the art world meandered up and down this street looking for dinner and then found us or maybe they were looking for us and then found dinner. The art work being exhibited digitally drew the best glitterati into our gallery.  The attendees got the must have Biennial Project bag, a free glass(or two, or three, or four…) of prosecco  and then stayed to admire all the art that was on view. We met hundreds of art loving hoi polloi from all over the world, ideas were exchanges, connections were made and maybe one or two people found romance. An immense triumph!!

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The evening started off with The Live Art Performance by The Biennial Project’s ArtVenice Biennale 3 Artist in Residence, Tom Estes called ‘'Parallax: Other Realms’. We were thrilled, with the help of the entrants on AVB3, to give this artist from London an opportunity and a venue to express his creativity. The performance coincided with Estes' time at the newly founded The Biennial Project Residency Project at the V70 building in Venice.

Yvonne Amolo gave an enthralling and capitvating talk, presented a video and even yodeled for us.  Yvonne Amolo, the only actual ethnic Kenyan in this Kenyan pavilion  has won awards for her film about racism. Being the only ethnic Kenyan representing Kenya in this year’s Biennale was the hottest topic of conversation during the Opening week of The 56th Venice Biennale. This very issue that sparked the debate on the socio economic and nationalistic issues involved in the process of putting together an evenly and fairly represented global art exhibit.Yvonne was kind enough to take a lot of questions from our attendees regarding this hot button issue.

We also had a stimulating and spurring performance from Leslie Rogers brought to life 'Wesley Wodgers: Camera Cop'

Leslie Rogers performs 'Wesley Wodgers: Camera Cop':

https://youtu.be/w0KA3_0SEbQ

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Though, clearly, the highlight of the show was seeing all our entrant's images shown in a digital display that ran for the entire reception. Many of the ArtVenice Biennale 3chosen artists came to Venice to attend the gala and many of them spoke about their work. Some of these included Artemis Herber, Finishing School, James Lipovac, Justin Augspurg, Katherine Sweetman, Lauren Gidwitz, Markus Blaus, Matthew Keller, Rebecca Potter,Victor Salvo, Walter Kopec and Zebbler Peter Berdovsky and a few others.

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ArtVenice Biennale 3 Winners Announced

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The ArtVenice Biennale 3 attracted an extraordinary amount of exceptionally strong art from artists from every corner of the world.

Feast your eyes on all the superlative work included in the show:

ArtVenice Biennale 3 Selected Artists

Jurying such strong work was extremely satisfying but difficult. Even more challenging was picking the winners from so much excellent work. We say all of these artists deserve prizes!

Fortunately we had the support of our illustrious group of international jurors – one chosen from each of the continents – to help us with this.

Each of these successful artists poured over all the accepted art and spent a lot of time picking their winners. As artists themselves, they took this process very seriously, and we are proud to announce their decisions:

Sui Jianguo (Asia), internationally acclaimed Chinese sculptor, represented by Pace Gallery.  pacegallery.com/artists/459/sui-jianguo

“I have reviewed all the works in the collection several times. My second choice goes to artist Szilvia Gyorgy.

My final pick goes to Hubert Dobler.  I mostly appreciate his work for combining the elements of body, space, video and other objects, with an underlying imagination, to express unique and regional characteristics, with cultural spirit, romantic yet concrete."

Marlene Sarroff (Australia) well-known artist, critic and gallerist. marlenesarroff.com

“What a fantastic line up of entries. I have chosen these two favorites:

1.  Tamara Van San. Very impressed by the organic nature of the work, the incredible play and freedom, within what sometimes is thought to be quite a rigid medium. The successful spatial arrangements of the works come together to make a most exciting installation.

2. Hubert Dobler. The marks are powerful. The suggestion of some quite aggressive action having taken place. The  unrestrained abandonment that disrupts the pristine space like a juvenile crime scene. Very masculine and youthful, but at the same time the marks have a mesmerising attraction that exudes rhythm, and movement."

Francisco Bassim (South America) 2011 Venezuela Representative to the  Venice  Biennale.  facebook.com/bassimarte

“I have chosen the work of Rachel Shatil, because it feels to me warm-hearted and it breaks with formality. It is like the summation of many things in few words; it captures a wonderful moment, causing this simple and wild image to hold all the humanity possible in an inanimate object.”

Zsolt Asztalos (Europe) 2013 Hungary Representative to the Venice Biennale, as well as a member of The 2015 Biennial Project Venice Biennale Entourage.   asztaloszsolt.com

“I choose Moira Agius. In her work the material and the inmaterial world come together in the same time. We can realise how the everyday life melts into transcendence. The artist demands the viewers to contemplate and to complete their deep absorption.”

Aissa Deebi (Africa) 2013 Palestinian Representative to the Venice Biennale and co-curator of the Palestinian Pavilion. aissadeebi.com

“This is my selection. Christine Comeau’s performance work, that has a social practice aspect. She is dealing with issues of exile, displacement and nomadism. I think her work is outstanding and she deserves to be selected for the award.”

Ian Boissonnault (North American) –  Artist and gallerist  on staff at Art New England.  facebook.com/i.boissonnault

"The Ian Boissonnault Biennial Project Its About Us North American Great Justice Primary Number One Prize goes to Christine Comeau  for her Cone People. We all wanted to know so much more about this piece, we were really drawn in, and the people involved for the most part looked like they were into the fact that they were in big conical orange outfits on carts. was it a part of a video? or a performance? the image haunted us for days in a good Patrick Swayze way. TELL US MORE.”

In addition to the work thoughtfully chosen by our esteemed international jurors, We The Biennial Project are proud to announce the following additional winners: Dara Lorenzo, Graehound,  Hildy Maze, Justin Augspurg, Megan Michalak, Paul Weiner, Svetlana Swinimer, Vladimira Sedlakova, and Walter Kopec.

Check out all the winning work:

AVB WINNERS SLIDESHOW

And it’s probably clear by now, but the AVB3 Grand Prize Triple Platinum Super Winners Best in Show Awards must go to Hubert Dobler and Christine Comeau for being the fav’s of so many.

More on both of them to come!

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ArtVenice Biennale 3 Champagne Reception by Anna Salmeron

The Biennial Project presents

ArtVenice Biennale 3 Champagne Reception

Monday, May 4, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm 

VIA GARIBALDI 1791 Sestiere Castello Venezia, Italia

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The internationally renowned artist collaborative The Biennial Project is pleased to announce the  ArtVenice Biennale 3 Champagne Reception.

The ArtVenice Biennale 3 Champagne Reception is a large screen digital presentation being held at a delightful gallery space between The Arsenale and The Giardini in Venice, Italy during the Prestigious Press Preview Week of The Venice Biennale 56!!

All the  work from selected our international call for work will be displayed all night long via large screen video projections. The Biennial Project received over 1200 entries from more than 35 countries for this exclusive show!

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Unlike most exhibition opportunities, this one is actually organized by ARTISTS – people who totally comprehend that you put your goddamned heart and soul into your work.

In addition to the winners that have been selected by The Biennial Project, ArtVenice Biennale 3 has 7 special prizes chosen by 7 internationally successful jurors representing each of the seven continents.

Szilvia Gyorgy, Frozen Explosion 2013, Installation at Willoughby Incinerator Art Space

image by Szilvia Gyorgy  http://www.szilverworks.com/

Come early at 5pm and see The Live Art Performance by Tom Estes at ‘'Parallax: Other Realms’. The performance will coincide with Estes' time at the newly founded Biennial Project Residency Project at the V70 building in Venice.

Also included in our reception will be a brief talk and images from the only actual ethnic Kenyan in this Kenyan pavilion — Yvonne Amolo, who has won awards for her film about racism.

The Biennial Project, your host of this event, is an artist collaborative whose goal is to explore the nature and understand the perception of biennials within the art world and, in so doing, to develop a collective body of work that will be exhibited in as many biennials as possible – especially the really cool ones.

ARTISTS SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE ARTVENICE BIENNALE 3

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ArtVenice Biennale 3 Jurors Announced!

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We are proud to announce that the response to the call to entry for the ArtVenice Biennale 3 has been remarkable – we have already received hundreds of entries from 24 countries! And the deadline for entries is not even until Match 15th! Here is some more info about our excellent jurors:

JURORS:  All work will be juried by the internationally known art collective The Biennial Project, plus 7 internationally successful jurors representing each of the seven continents – who will each choose a Special Juror’s Prize Artist.

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Marlene Sarroff (Australia) well known artist, critic and gallerist. Marlene is on the right in the pic on the right, having just done an interview with Critical Run organizers at the 54th Venice Biennale

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Francisco Bassim (South America) 2011 Venezuela Representative to the  Venice  Biennale – seen at left with Biennial Project member Anna Salmeron. 

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Albert Yonathan Setyawan (Asia) 2013 Indonesia Representative to the Venice Biennale (center)

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Zsolt Asztalos (Europe) 2013 Hungary Representative to the Venice Biennale (right) asztaloszsolt.com

 

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Aissa Deebi (Africa) 2013 Palestinian Representative to the Venice Biennale and co-curator of the Palestinian Pavilion.

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Person from Antarctica (Antarctica) – we are working on this.

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And of course the world famous collaborative The Biennial Project will select the recipient of The North American Prize. We will be assisted in this by artist and gallerist Ian Boissonnault – currently on staff at Art New England.

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So many great jurors – so much great art! And you too can be part of the most exiting and lively show of the Spring season. Enter your work now – remember – the deadline is March 15th!

ENTER THE ARTVENICE 3 BIENNALE NOW

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The Boston Biennial 3 Introduces You to Some Amazing Art and Artists

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The Boston Biennial 3 opened July 17th at Atlantic Works Gallery to a packed crowd of artists and art lovers!

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If for some silly reason you missed this not-to-be-missed event, here’s a link to a video of the selected work:

Boston Biennial 3 Selected Artwork

 

And here is a sampling of some of this great art with comments on the pieces by the artists, plus links to see more work:

Open Arms, by Walter Kopec

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"This land is your my land, this land is my land..." Of course we were here first and it's our inalienable right of, you know, Finders Keepers. And it's not like we are bordering on paranoia... it's just that we don't create the problems... and it's not like we are the ones who are different... and that word..." alien"... but... I say we should be kinder... let's be gentler... no need to fortify the fences, nor buttress the barricades, forget the burdensome obstacles... we'll just welcome with Open Arms.

See more at: walterkopec.com

 

 

Memories Lost/Found #1 - Memories "undergo a complex process of reconstruction during retrieval." (Damasio; Feeling of What Happens, 227), by Laura Krasnow

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For me, defining a sense of place is the allure of the photographic image.  The instant, when time and place seem to merge to catch a moment.  But it is the imperceptible connections I seek to define.....when something catches your peripheral vision, but is gone when you turn for a longer glimpse.  My photographs aim to force the viewer to look beyond the obvious....to be present and aware of the physical and spiritual light within the subtleness.....to reveal the essence beyond the normal visual spectrum.

 

See more at: http://laurakrasnow.com

 

 

Frida, by Rachel Shatil

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The pieces shown on the BB3 slide-show are part of a series which I call "The Absent Family". Every chair represent one person, usually a family member, most of whom vanished from the face of the earth during the most horrific assault performed by humans against their own kind, known as "The Holocaust". The stories of those people were told by my mother, a holocaust survivor, who embodied an incurable trauma, and dedicated her life to pass on her testimony. The chair called "Frida" represents a center figure in the story, my late grandmother and my mother's hero. She was last seen alive in the fall of 1943.

See more at http://www.rachelshatil.com

 

 

Notes on "ONE (A Space Timeline)", by Majorie Kaye

My sculpture has been about layering and piling cut pieces on top of each other, which lends itself to mirror natural forms such as pinecones, rock formations, etc.  It also is a statement and study of cause and effect, one piece's situation leading to the next, which is responsible in part, acting as magnetism, for phenomena in the natural world. In this piece, I have begun to utilize shingles, gluing them together, as they form a kind of wedge.  These are placed in between the cut plywood pieces to create an uneven area in between.  This leads to many possibilities of snake-like motions, "U", shapes, etc. The bending and warping of the layers created by the wedges signifies the warping of time, suggesting events on a timeline, and a oneness of space emerges.  This is the realization that time is an illusion, one big point in an endless stream of being.

See more at www.marjoriekayeart.com

 

 

All We Are Arises From Our Thoughts, by Carolyn Wirth

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This image is really a collaboration between me and my photographer, Teresa Coates (http://www.coatesestudio.com), who has a strong vision of the noir-ness in my sculpture. This piece is called "All We Are Arises From Our Thoughts," which is a fortune-cookie saying from my new series of the same name. In a lighthearted mood, I think of this sculpture as an encounter between Ozymandias and Chuckie. More pensively, I imagine it as embodying the divide between thought and feeling.

See more at http://cvw198.wordpress.com

 

 

Exuviae: barnacle (TAG0074), by Adamo Macri

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Exuviae is an ongoing project. The basis: an ecosystem built with a multitude of sculptural works created, then photographed. Collectively forming a photographic, abstract plantation. An allegorical narrative dealing with the delicacy of nature and its potential deceptive beauty. This particular photograph is one of the artworks in the Exuviae project.

See more at adamomacri.blogspot.ca, and facebook.com/Adamo.Macri

 

 

In Perpetuity, by Marlene Siff

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In Perpetuity is one part of 47 paintings, works on paper and sculptures that became a solo exhibition at the Walsh Art Gallery in the Quick Center at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, 2012. The exhibition entitled "Elements Of Peace" was my response to a desire to create spaces and gateways for people of all walks of life to come together to reflect on war and peace and to commemorate our "Fallen Heroes" in Afghanistan. All of the paintings entered in the BB3 are part of the series "Elements Of Peace".

See more at www.marlenesiff.com

 

 

Flirtation of meeting and parting, by Hildy Maze

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To live the wound of love and yet not become scarred by despair or cynicism is a great living secret. How to live wounded without being chased by shadows and not merely 'endure'.

 

See more at http://hildymaze.com, and

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LEGO Firearms 2014, by David Turner

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I am a Belfast-based artist who creates autobiographical work through toy mediums that reflect conflict, terrorism, and evoke critical commentary on present day violence and war.Growing up in turbulent Belfast, I was surrounded by violence and conflict. These events have had a direct influence on my life and artwork, causing me to revisit my adolescence and recreate these memories with childhood mediums such as LEGOs, Hama Beads, Plasticine, and jigsaw puzzles. My artwork presents a platform that is both a direct reflection of my childhood and the conflict I have experienced, as well as giving a voice to current atrocities, be they children of war, child soldiers, or children who have lost their lives or a loved one to gun violence. My most recent series of work have materialized in many forms, from two-dimensional depictions to fully functioning firearms, which break down contentions of representation and offer new and exploratory directions for investigating themes of conflict, war, self, and popular culture.

See more athttp://www.belfastarts.co.uk/ and

http://jungkatz.com/2014/07/03/artist-interview-david-turner/

 

 

 

3000 ans d'errance, by Christine Comeau

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3000 ans d'erranceis a performed installation, a choreographed tableau vivant. It is about the wandering of a small community of nomadic creatures pulling with them their mobile home. They are both curious and frightened by the discovery of this peculiar world. The topics of this project are about nomadism, exile, identities and networks between human being and their environment.The carts and tents have been made during a two months artists residency at Est-Nord-Est artists run center, St-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, in 2011. A photo shooting and a parade have been organized in the streets of the village and near the Saint-Laurent river, in the province of Quebec, Canada.

 See more at www.christinecomeau.com

 

 

A delicate Balance, by Nick Nazzaro

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Originally this piece was going to be specifically about student debt, since I'm a recent college goer. After a lot of brooding, it became more about the 1% on top in general, with emphasis on the harm on they can cause. Some of these guys are true cartoon characters, getting away with dastardly deeds you'd only see from a goofy villain. If it wasn't so frighteningly sad, it'd be comical. My favorite part of the piece is the face. I wanted to bring it back to reality a little bit, and show this ugly mug, with a half finished, sort of sloppy, extremely red face. This whole process presented me with the question, "Are these people at top being corrupted by the money they make, or are only the corrupt able to get to the top?" 

See more at http://nicknazzaro.com

 

The Boston Biennial 3 is up until August 21st, so come on by and take a look:

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And come to the GALA BOSTON BIENNIAL CLOSING RECEPTION AUGUST 21ST 6-9PM!!!

 

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Your Next Big Shot at Fame and Fortune!

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 About the Boston Biennial

Call for Entry

 

The Biennial Project is wicked psyched to announce an open call to artists worldwide for Boston Biennial 3- an online juried competition and digital presentation being held at Atlantic Works Gallery in atmospheric East Boston all summer long!!  

   

Now how can turn down a shot at fame and fortune like this? You might get so rich you can eat Boston Cream Pie and Lobster all week down the Cape or in your walk up in Beacon Hill!!!

 

The potential for exposure is enormous! You'll be running with the big dogs here. Duh!! It's a no brainier...we want you to enter!  

 

We want the world to see your creations. We want you to be celebrated and wealthy. You must enter!!! You can be as happy as a Boston Brahmin on graduation day from Harvard.

 

It's About US

 

The Biennial Project is an artists' collaborative whose goal is to explore the nature and understand the perception of biennials within the art world and, in so doing, to develop a collective body of work that will be exhibited in as many biennials as possible - especially the really cool ones.

 

Our Event

If your Killa work is picked it will be shown on The Biennial Project website and in a blog posting reaching 3,000 very important people of influence in the art world.  

 

You know, The Big Wigs. Ain't that a Pissa!!

 

Best of all your art will also be presented a digital display at Boston Biennial 3. That's almost as asume as BoSoxs sweeping the The New York Stankies in the series.

 

Yankees Suck!!

Eligibility

Open to all artists.  Open to all media, including 2-D, 3-D, sculpture, photography, performance, video, installation mixed media, and art from a kit.

Our Jurors

All work will be juried by the internationally known art collective The Biennial Project with special guest juror. We are working out the details with a very, very important Boston Art Big Shot.  Maybe Yaz!!

 

 

Deadline for submission is July 1, 2014.  

 

 

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