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id-art
10-03-2006, 04:47 PM
I've been invited to participate in this big show in Italy, Dec. 2007. Does any one know anything about it? Anybody been to it? Should I go or forget it?

http://www.florencebiennale.org/home_eng.htm

amurphy
10-03-2006, 08:00 PM
It's Italy. In December. To show your art. What's to think about?

Lady Carol
10-03-2006, 11:14 PM
How did they get in contact with you?

id-art
10-03-2006, 11:22 PM
"How did they get in contact with you?" Carol

By email.

dreamz
10-04-2006, 12:08 AM
Personally Id confirm it was for real and then hit up everyone and their kids piggy banks for travel money!

id-art
10-04-2006, 12:30 AM
Pears to be for real. Heard back from a guy who went last year. Don't expect to sell anything, but you can make gallery contacts, etc. Most people find a sponsor for the fee and travel, I guess.

Enchanted
10-04-2006, 10:53 AM
I've been invited to participate in this big show in Italy, Dec. 2007. Does any one know anything about it? Anybody been to it? Should I go or forget it?

http://www.florencebiennale.org/home_eng.htm

Here's just for starters if you intend to be a participant/exhibitor:


The shares paid by the Artists Euro 2400 (Euro 2000 + VAT 20% 400) .


It's not a "sport" for hobby artists, for sure. :)

Lady Carol
10-04-2006, 11:05 AM
Well, actually they haven't contacted me at all.
Was this out of the blue. It says that they select from pics sent of your works. So, you sent them 4 slides of your work and they selected you?

It just seems a little odd to me, but then I have a tendency to be suspicious of this sort of thing particularly if it is out of the blue. At least their website seems professional.

You could always email one of the past participants

Café LoLa
10-04-2006, 11:15 AM
Why not google Florence Biennale - you'll come across some articles and commentaries - it's legit, but not always good experience for some.

connievanwinssen
10-04-2006, 01:53 PM
I think it's legit, but also very expensive and there are not that many visitors.
You have to get your work there and back again. We, in Holland, get these Emails very regularly and for the most part consider it spam. It does look good on your CV, but I should only do it, if I had lots of money and didn't need sales.

id-art
10-04-2006, 02:08 PM
"It just seems a little odd to me, but then I have a tendency to be suspicious of this sort of thing particularly if it is out of the blue. At least their website seems professional. You could always email one of the past participants. So, you sent them 4 slides of your work and they selected you?
" Carol

I'm suspicious, too. That's why this post. Emailed a couple participants and heard from one who seemed satisfied with the overall experience. Found the websites of others who won metals. You can submit slides for consideration. In my case the "Internal Committee" reviewed my website on their own.

"Why not google Florence Biennale..." Laurie

Good idea! I'll do that. Meanwhile I've sent for the documents.

"It's not a "sport" for hobby artists, for sure. Euro 2400 (Euro 2000 + VAT 20% 400)" Enchanted

Yeh, that's $3,000 us. Plus shipping, handling, plane fare, hotels, etc. Even so it's tempting because Florence is in Italy and we'd love to go back.

id-art
10-10-2006, 12:14 AM
Found this thread on the '03 event. I'm not inclined to go so far.

http://artscuttlebutt.com/phpBB200/viewtopic.php?t=1263&highlight=florence

karen m
10-11-2006, 01:07 AM
Personally I don't really know a lot about it but was contacted by an internet artist friend who'd been invited in a previous year. My thought was that, even if it was legit, it would be terribly expensive and mightn't accomplish much. May be I was wrong to discourage him.

Here are a couple of references to artists who did participate...might give you a better idea of what you would like to do. Also perhaps you could contact them to ask further questions:

http://www.helenlucas.com/biennale/biennale.htm

http://www.trishalambi.com/b_i_o_g_r_a_p_h_y.htm

Just a thought. :)

id-art
10-11-2006, 01:20 AM
Karen - Thanks, now I'm less certain. Maybe...

id-art
10-11-2006, 01:21 AM
By the way, if anyone wants to go you can ask to be jured. See their website.

karen m
10-11-2006, 01:28 AM
Well, actually....if you go to the artists' index starting here...

http://www.florencebiennale.org/sito_biac/eng/indexArt_eng.htm

underlined artists' links would likely give you places to ask more questions...those names have all been participants, I think.

Interested to know what you ultimately decide. I see some pretty fabulous work on your website and much of it related to Italy. Might be a very pleasant trip especially for you. :cat:

Laurenart
10-13-2006, 07:22 AM
http://www.editionsnoosa.com/

This artist participated in this exhibition and wrote about her experiences with photos. You might find it helpful. :thumbsup:

id-art
10-13-2006, 02:21 PM
Thanks Lauren...it was helpful and I emailed her.

Thanks Karen.