Santorini Biennale, Peace Mechanisms

SANTORINI BIENNALE 2014 THEME IS PEACE MECHANISMS

The Organizing Committee of the Santorini Biennale 2014 is going to organize the 2nd Biennale, from July 05 2014 to October 05 2014, under the theme Peace Mechanisms aiming to study the harmony between people, the mutual understanding and the respect of differences. Peace and War have been the subject of debate for thousands of years in many countries, cultures and philosophies and both of them have led to serious moral questions.

Political systems have always viewed Peace as a state of balance and harmony between individuals and populations in which respect means acceptance of differences, in which conflicts are resolved through dialogue, in which people’s rights are respected and their voices are heard and everyone is at their highest point of serenity, bearing always in mind that systems usually consider warfare as an inevitable and integral aspect for the creation of human culture (which is also inevitable under certain socio-cultural or ecological circumstances!).

The Santorini Biennale, is calling artists to study and explore causations and reasons of violent actions (crisis – conflict – war development), and how the arts can create “a mechanism” against them.


IMPORTANT DATES – SANTORINI BIENNALE 2014 – PEACE MECHANISMS

Registrations period → 26 September 2013 to 30 May 2014
Selected artists public announcement → 31 May 2014
Artworks delivery period → 01 June 2014 to 30 June 2014
Opening Ceremony → 05 July 2014 – 20:00 ↔ 23:30
Exhibitions Opening → 05 July 2014 to 05 October 2014
2012 & 2014 Awards Night & Closing Ceremony → 21 September 2014 | 21:00 ↔ 24:00
«Peace Mechanisms» artists events & workshops → 22 September 2014 to 05 October 2014
Biennale last tour & exhibitions closing → 05 October 2014
Artworks packaging & return → 06 October 2014 to 30 October 2014


REGISTRATION DEADLINES, FEE

• Standard period registration
Period → 01 November 2013 to 30 May 2014.
Registration fee → 550€
Students (up to 25 y.o.) registration fee → 350€
Artists participated at the 1st Biennale → 350€
Artists participating at the «Design a Wish for Greece» → 125€
Artists of the Permanent Santorini Biennale Exhibition → 0€
Official Letter of acceptance to the artist → 31 May 2014


FUNDING SUPPORT

Sponsors of the Santorini Biennale can fund a part of artist’s registration fees. Artists with special needs can send their request to: info@santorinibiennale.gr


JURORS – VOTING

At this 2nd edition, the Biennale of Santorini will not appoint a Jury Commission. Visitors to the exhibition venues will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work via an electronic system.


AWARDS

1st Winner from all sections → Gold IBEX
2nd Winner from all sections → Silver IBEX
3rd Winner from all sections → Bronze IBEX


ART CATEGORIES & SUBMISSION FORM

The Organising Committee of the 2nd Santorini Biennale is to accept artworks in the following categories: Painting, Architecture, Industrial Design, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing – Graphic – Illustration, Cinema, Installation Art, Ceramic Art, Paper Art, Mixed Media, Literature, Poetry and Gastronomy.


INTERNATIONAL SPONSORS – PEACE MECHANISMS

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