locus+ and the venice biennale

locusplus_logolocus+ the tyne­side based site-spe­cif­ic and instal­la­tion art pro­mot­ers are cel­e­brat­ing their 20th anniver­sary at the venice biennale.



Locus+ are cel­e­brat­ing 20 years of inno­v­a­tive visu­al arts projects and pub­li­ca­tions at the 2013 Venice Bien­nale. At the Ludote­ca La Luna nel Poz­zo, we will be launch­ing a spe­cial lim­it­ed edi­tion print port­fo­lio by five out­stand­ing artists as a fundrais­er to enable us to com­mis­sion more excit­ing projects in the future.

Since 1993 we have had the priv­i­lege of work­ing with some of the world’s most inter­est­ing artists to realise over 170 ambi­tious and thought-pro­vok­ing projects from the ground-break­ing Search by Wendy Kirkup and Pat Nal­di, and the heart­break­ing­ly beau­ti­ful water­colours of Cor­nelia Hesse-Honeg­ger’s Nach Cher­nobyl, to the ephemer­al Repens by Anya Gal­lac­cio and the sheer won­der of Chris Bur­den’s Ghost Ship.

The beau­ti­ful­ly pro­duced Print Port­fo­lio fea­tures com­mis­sioned lith­o­graphs by Fiona Ban­ner, Chris Bur­den, Mark Dion, Cor­nelia Hesse-Honeg­ger and Richard Wright.

Each print is in an edi­tion of 30. There will be 15 port­fo­lios avail­able con­tain­ing all five artists’ prints and 15 prints avail­able indi­vid­u­al­ly. The prints have been pro­duced by Hole Editions

We are also delight­ed to be launch­ing a new mul­ti­ple by Dou­glas Gor­don enti­tled I was born with… com­mis­sioned espe­cial­ly by Locus+ and Lit­tle & Large Editions

From the Locus+ Archive will be a selec­tion of pho­to­graph­ic por­traits by John Kip­pin includ­ing the two above of Dou­glas Gor­don (2012) and Mona Hatoum (1986).

We would be very pleased if you could join us:

Wednes­day 29th, Thurs­day 30th, Fri­day 31st May. Noon until 3pm each day.

Ludote­ca La Luna nel Pozzo
Calle San Giocchino
(off via Garibaldi)
Castel­lo, 450
30123 Venezia

Near­est Vaporet­to: Giardini

A map of our loca­tion is here.

Locus+ are proud to announce that in part­ner­ship with Great North Run Cul­ture, we have been suc­cess­ful in our appli­ca­tion to Arts Coun­cil Eng­land’s Cat­a­lyst Arts: build­ing fundrais­ing capac­i­ty scheme.

Inter­est in the scheme was par­tic­u­lar­ly high with the Arts Coun­cil receiv­ing over 164 appli­ca­tions. The scheme was open to organ­i­sa­tions work­ing in a con­sor­tium to devel­op fundrais­ing skills. There are 62 suc­cess­ful appli­cants ben­e­fit­ting 217 organisations.

Ali­son Clark-Jenk­ins, Region­al Direc­tor, Arts Coun­cil Eng­land said:

Locus+ and Great North Run Cul­ture will be using the Arts Coun­cil’s Cat­a­lyst invest­ment to attract income from new exter­nal part­ners and fun­ders, along with explor­ing sources of poten­tial invest­ment which are unique to each organ­i­sa­tion. The Arts Coun­cil’s Cat­a­lyst scheme is aimed at fos­ter­ing the inno­va­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion need­ed in the arts sec­tor to safe­guard its future — this part­ner­ship will go a long way to help­ing two north east-based visu­al arts organ­i­sa­tions to achieve this.”

Fur­ther details are on the Arts Coun­cil’s website


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