Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, e-flux and Kadist Art Foundation offer the possibility for artists and writers to travel to the 2013 Venice Biennale and to follow the Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale 2013, a project by artist Jonas Staal.

Application deadline: 30 June 2013

The Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale 2013 is a free iPhone and Android app that provides insight into the political, economic and general ideological infrastructure of the Biennale. The guide offers critical reflections by prominent artists, curators, and theoreticians that help the user to explore the ideological framework of each national pavilion. Additional data provides further commentary on the political background, selection procedure, and financing of each of the exhibitions on display and their relation to each other.

Free download of the Guide: www.ideologicalguide.com

Supported are three applicants by covering their travel costs, including a return flight, four nights’ accommodation and daily per diems. The selected travelers are in turn asked to submit a travelogue to be published on the e-flux online publishing platform. With these writings, we hope to share and extend possibilities to engage—and interfere—with one of the most predominant contemporary art infrastructures.

If you are interested, please send your motivation to opencall@ideologicalguide.com. The motivation should be maximum 1500 words, inclusive of introductory information on yourself. The deadline is 30 June 2013.

Selection criteria:

  • Criticality
  • Intersectional views on national representations within a wider political, social and artistic scope
  • Speculation and engaging writing 

For inquiries, please email us at opencall@ideologicalguide.com.

Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale 2013 is a project by Jonas Staal and supported by Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; Center for Visual Art, Rotterdam; Farook Foundation, Dubai; PhDArts, Leiden; and Promoveren in de Kunsten, Amsterdam. The travel grant is a co-initiative of Casco, e-flux and Kadist Art Foundation.

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