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engage invites you to The Artists' Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 29-31 May 2013

Artquest, engage and Axisweb are collaborating on The Artists Pavilion during the opening week of the Venice Biennale. 
A series of talks and events at the Pavilion will provide an alternative to the glamorous and frenetic activity of the Biennale preview days, transforming the building into a humble refuge for visiting artists.

All events at: The Artists' Pavilion, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 1809, Castello, 30122 Venice - located between the Arsenale and Giardini Biennale sites, see: arq.st/aqvenice2013

1-2pm Thursday 30 May - Artists' talk 
The artist collective Blauer Hase, founded in Venice in 2007 by Mario Ciaramitaro, Riccardo Giacconi, Giulia Marzin, Daniele Zoico, proposes experimental forms of cultural production and experience. Members will reflect on the guerrilla events and exhibitions that occur in Venice when the Biennale is not taking place. To book a place on this talk visit: http://artistspavilion-blauerhase.eventbrite.co.uk

1-2pm Friday 31 May - Artist & Curator talk
Join Arts Council Collection's Ann Jones and Macedonian artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva for an informal discussion on the role of the Venice Biennale and other high-profile opportunities in an artist's career. To book a place on this talk visit: http://artistspavilion-annandelpida.eventbrite.co.uk

5-7pm Friday 31 May - Drinks Reception 
Drinks reception for Axisweb, engage and Artquest members and their friends. Mingle with UK and international artists, find out the best things to see during your visit, and hear from Artquest commissioned artist Erica Donovan about her commission for the Pavilion. No booking required. For further information, please contact Kara Chatten at Axisweb. 

Talks and events at The Artists Pavilion are open to all engage members and the programme hopes to provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, network and collaborate with fellow members within an international context.

For further information on The Artists Pavilion visit: www.artquest.org.uk/articles/view/the_artists_pavilion

Additional information:
engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is passionate about increasing access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts. engage supports gallery education through professional development for artists, educators and gallery staff and through a wide range of research. engage projects range from supporting galleries in their work with young people to developing partnerships between schools and galleries and advocating to policymakers. 
Axisweb is the curated showcase for UK contemporary art. Supporting the contemporary art sector in the UK by giving artists and art professionals a platform to showcase their work, find work opportunities and make meaningful connections. 
Artquest helps artists to make work, sell work, find work and network. Artquest provides the information to drive creative practice and helps artists thrive on some of the lowest incomes in the creative sector. Run by artists, for artists, Artquest build a bridge from student experience to sustainable working life, and throughout your professional career.
The Blauer Hase artist collective was founded in Venice in 2007 by Mario Ciaramitaro, Riccardo Giacconi, Giulia Marzin, Daniele Zoico, proposes experimental forms of cultural production and experience. 
Erica Donovan is an artist and printmaker with a specialty in screen-printing. As part of The Artists Pavilion, Artquest have commissioned Donovan to make a new work. 
Ann Jones is a Curator of Projects at the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre where she works on touring exhibitions, regional collaborations and displays of new acquisitions, and also organises curators day events. Her freelance work has included setting up and editing catalogues for the women s art collection, New Hall, Cambridge, texts for NatWest art collection, selector for the National Eisteddfod, various texts for Ruthin Craft Centre, and she is a Council of Management panel member for Oriel Mostyn. Ann Jones is a Trustee of engage.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva was born in Macedonia and studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She was the recipient of the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Artist in Residence 2013, hosted by mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and funded by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva's work SILENTIO PATHOLOGIA can be seen at the Macedonian Pavilion, Scuola dei Laneri, Santa Croce 113/A. Commissioner: Halide Paloshi. Curator: Ana Frangovska. 

Posted on 15 May 2013

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