AiR 351 in November: Open Call, conference, and Open Studios

AiR 351 is a non-profit organization, based in Cascais, aiming to welcome artists, curators, and thinkers, organize debates and reflection programmes on contemporaneity and the arts, and establish a network of collaborations, networking and experiences between residents, universities, and the community.

With a strong international outlook, AiR 351 already has over 50 artists and curators from around the world, including Gary Hill, Ellie Ga, Vittorio Santoro, Emily Wardill, Veit Stratmann, Ohan Breiding and Shoghig Halajian, Katarína Poliačiková, Thiago Honório, Cécile Bourne-Farrell and Mathilde Walker-Billaud.

As such, AiR 351 presents an Open Call for artists from Portuguese-speaking African Countries (PALOP), to award three DgArtes/AiR 351 scholarships. With a four-month duration, taking place in the first semester of 2023, this scholarship is an opportunity to diversify practices and experimentations, including artists in the arts system. Those interested have until November 12 to submit applications; relevant information here.

The organisation is also promoting a conference with Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, currently curator at MoMA and director of the Africa group in the C-MAP research programme. Nzevi is one of the most followed names in African and Diaspora art, with a renowned curriculum and presence in several North American museum institutions. The conference takes place on November 3, at the headquarters of the Luso-American Development Foundation, at 6 pm, with the theme MoMA and Africa: Looking Back, Moving Forward.

Finally, AiR 351 also announces the Open Studios on November 27 with the artists and curators currently in residence. Featured in this initiative are AnaMary Bilbao, Ian Soroka, Daphane Park, Paula Malinowska and curator Yomna Osman, who will open the studios’ doors to talk about their investigations. Also included in the programme of the Open Studios, Michael Marder’s conference on The Phoenix Complex, which will happen at 3:30pm, at the AiR 351 premises.

More information about this project and its future programmes here.

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