The international curator group Chamber of Public Secrets (CPS) is looking for four voluntary interns to join the team and help building the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013.

CPS curatorial team

  • Aida Eltorie
  • Khaled Ramadan
  • Alfredo Cramerotti

CPS invites competent artists / art historians to submit proposals to become part of the network and use this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and embark on new artistic perspectives. We are looking for well-informed, motivated and engaged individuals who know the mechanisms of the international art scene inside out and can help the team in fundraising, communication, promotion and coordination.

CPS is an international curatorial collective, which means that our members live or work in the UK, Egypt, Italy, Lebanon and Denmark. Therefore the assistants can be based in any country around the world.

The open call follows a two-stage process whereby applicants will be interviewed after submitting a motivated letter of interest. After the assessment of the motivated applications, the CPS team will contact the successful applicants for a skype interview.

Successful applicants are then invited to join the CPS team.
Note: The position is a voluntary internship.

Kindly send your precise and concise letter to:
E-mail: maldivespavilion@gmail.com

Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
Portable Nation
Disappearance as work in progress – approaches to Ecological Romanticism
June 1st to November 30th, 2013

The Maldivian pavilion is a conceptual artistic space, a preview on environmental hazards and Eco-Romanticism. It is a theoretical research project consisting of several public art events in the Maldives and Venice including exhibitions, publication, seminars and a documentary film.

The Maldives is estimated to disappear under the ocean in the year 2080. With this micro compact nation we are currently witnessing the direct consequences of the global ecological tragedy in progress, making the Maldives the first movable prototype nation ready to pack and elocate. In order for the Maldives to appear again as a nation at another designated location / land, the Maldivians are in the process of collecting, archiving and preserving every detail of their existence.

The pavilion debates the environmental events related to the social and cultural life, to the notion of nation without territory, climate change law and environmental politics. It presents a collection of thoughts on preserving and archiving the Maldivian memory, history, and the visual representation of the sinking paradise. Invited artists, contributors and thinkers from around the world will share with the Maldivians the concern about the process of preservation by presenting ideas and solutions to a challenging ecological situation.

A comprehensive thematic book about the Maldives Pavilion will be published during the opening of the exhibition at the Venice Biennial. It will include essays by the curators and a number of prominent theorists and thinkers like Sarat Maharaj, Henry Meyric Hughes, Sayed Hussein Nasr, Yuseph Lumbard and former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed.

For more info visit: maldivespavilion.wordpress.com

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