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HUMANS LANDSCAPES

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. October 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

Ever since the 18th century, the world of art has given us landscapes that attest to the urban changes imposed by the industrial and technological development of that time.
With this call LoosenArt wants to collect photographic, video and digital visual design works capable of offering visions of present-day landscapes dominated by human presence.
The works on display will address the theme through the many aspects that concern the relationship between man and environment, all this from a perspective that focuses on different levels of interest, such as anthropological, social, historical, cultural, political and environmental.

Deadline July 26, 2024 │SUBMIT HERE

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BROKEN FORMS

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. November 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers, visual designers and video artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

Fragments of matter or of an idea, broken and interrupted, or inter-ruptured, forms, disintegrated by human behavior or by nature, an action-effect that makes the nature of its composition and its existence even more concrete, manifesting its fragility and its ephemeral utilitarian and/or meaningful function.

Starting with the cubist aesthetics, the fragmentation of forms became the object of analysis of perception: such a fragmentation and reorganization of forms meant that a work no longer had to be seen as a window through which the image of the world is seen, rather it is a physical object on which a subjective response to the world is created.
The selected works will display form and the loss of its functional entity, with the constitution of new visual compositions and new meanings.

A further interpretation of this call sees the breaking of the form as the trace of a cause and effect that is testament to a violent act: an act that represents the urgent need for change.

Deadline August 29, 2024 │SUBMIT HERE

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CINEMATICS PICTURES

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. December 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 up to 3 photos addressing the theme.

The works collected thanks to this call will put into evidence the most intrinsic meaning of the photographic medium within the cinematic narrative/visual scene.
Fragments and extrapolations of contexts, settings, characters, details etc. which highlight the aesthetic value of a narration or place emphasis on the salient features of a story.
The position of the spectator in viewing the cinematographic product is always determined by the photographic/filmic eye that captures, and the exhibition will therefore highlight the role of the photographer with his technical and aesthetic choices in determining the involvement of the user in the construction of a story.

Deadline September 27, 2024 │SUBMIT HERE

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CONTACTS AND CONNECTIONS

Call for Exhibition Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. January 2025

FREE ENTRY Photographers, visual designers and video artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

Bauman’s vision has allowed us to see the world we live in as an interconnected fabric, as the same technologies that we use daily determine our existence in the world, where space and time are less and less experienced as an obstacle, and where someone’s actions in a certain place can have immediate repercussions in another place.
Every discovery, invention or creation, reveals the innate human need to create contacts and establish connections with others, with self and with reality, in the form of objectives and interests.
The works collected in the exhibition will express, as a whole, a shared feeling, a common participation, a feeling of participation and cohesion of intent.

Deadline October 30, 2024 │SUBMIT HERE

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ECHOES OF YESTERDAY

Call for Exhibition Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. February 2025

FREE ENTRY Photographers, visual designers and video artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

The collection that will be presented at LoosenArt’s next exhibition will be dedicated to the memories and experiences of the past. Fragments of yesterday inviting us to reflect on what has been, who we were and changes in the state of things. The theme is open to works that involve us on different levels of existence, and tell about the self, about one’s own life and biography, but also about "us" and our collective memory, through the historical documentation of our culture, of our spaces, habits and customs.
The call "Echoes of Yesterday" will collect photographic, digital and video works capable of involving the visitor in a wide spectrum of emotions, stimulating interest and curiosity.

Deadline December 3, 2024 │SUBMIT HERE

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SOMEWHERE

Call for Online Exhibition / Paper Exhibition Catalog Release

Accepted media: Photography, Video, Visual Design

Online Exhibition Publication August 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Video Artists and Visual Designers are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

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The theme of our online exhibition - and for which it sees the paper release of its catalog - refers to those indefinite places and contexts, fantastic places in which to get lost, places of escape from reality where freedom is experienced by rediscovering that sense of union and harmonious cohesion with the environment. Places that reveal the personal perception of the world and the authentic emotional experience, where the "self" is transported by osmosis into a timeless and "placeless" space.
The call is aimed to artists, photographers, video makers and visual digital designers, open to any style, genre and subject.

Deadline June 12, 2024 │Expired

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NATURE EXPOSED

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. September 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

As theories of visual culture demonstrate, since ancient times the iconographic image has been a very important form of transmission and diffusion of human knowledge.
Starting from the late Victorian period, photography became a fundamental medium for scientific research, fully responding to the need to catalog and bear witness to inquiries into the natural world. Being photography considered a means that offers an objective vision of reality, when combined with data and texts, it is welcomed by the academic environment as an ideal means for the documentary transmission of scientific results.
In the fields of botany, anatomy, and in the study of behavior, micro/macroscopic observations, etc., contemporary technology offers more and more tools that help us understand the world, tools that broaden our perception and determine our awareness of it.
The call for the exhibition Nature Exposed intends to collect photographic, video and digital visual works that offer a glimpse into the natural world through the display of elements, flora, fauna, organic processes and behavioral dynamics.

Deadline May 9, 2024 │Expired

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MYTHOLOGY-INSPIRED

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. July 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers, visual designers and video artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

From the classical to the contemporary period and all throughout the history of art, mythology has inspired artists in their representation of universal ethical and moral values. Such values have accompanied the development of civilizations since ancient times.
These are stories of heroes, mermaids, nymphs, monsters and creatures, and they have survived the changing of time and represented human fears and hopes, giving life to pages of books and legends handed down from father to son. These are the stories that give explanations to historical and natural events the causes of which or the extent of are unknown, mysteries of the undetermined and of the night, of darkness and of silence.

Thanks to mythological stories we can grasp profound meanings belonging to human nature, behavior, social life and psyche, clarifying meanings that help us to not forget who we are.

This call is addressed to photographers, video makers and visual designers who are inspired by mythological tales, their figures and characters, as well as to those who, with a documentary approach, offer an anthropological-cultural vision of what the traditions have passed down to us through habits and customs.

Deadline March 12, 2024 │Expired

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METAMORPHOSIS

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. June 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers, visual designers and video artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

Metamorphosis as a process that manifests itself through mutation and change, as a process determined by the passage from one state to another, and finally as one that in the biological cycle coincides with the breath of nature. Metamorphosis is here a phenomenon that instills the perception of becoming; it is where the transience of the state of things contains the deepest meaning of existence.
Beginning with myths in Greek mythology, probably inspired by natural phenomena, literature has built narratives based on mutations and transformations of people, animals and things, presented as entities that change shape but not their identity. Stories, tales and artistic productions have followed one another over the centuries up to the present day, permeating the phenomenon of Metamorphosis with meanings involving the broadest spectrum, ranging from the philosophical to the technical-scientific, from the biological to the psychological and social fields.

Photographers, Video Makers and Digital Visual Designers are invited to submit works responding to the theme, without limit of genres, techniques and styles.

Deadline February 14, 2024 │Expired

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BLURRED VISIONS

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. April 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

Lines, shapes and figures that are undefined and out of focus: these are the aesthetic traits that will unite the works selected for the exhibition entitled "Blurred Visions".
The call is open to works created using any technique, style and photographic/video genre.
Images that refer to the collective imagery and imagination, that recall personal experiences through memory and even works of conceptual value.
The main interest of the exhibit will therefore be the perception of the out-of-focus image, the relationship between the observer and the image, and the observer's participation in the creation of the work through a mental definition of meaning and/or in their emotional response.

Deadline January 11, 2024 │Expired

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INTO THE NIGHT

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. March 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

The collection of works displayed will exhibit ambiences and experiences lived during nighttime. We are immersed into the night where the deepest self manifests itself in a relationship with darkness and silence. Empty contexts where time leaves space for contemplation of places where the diurnal rhythm is marked by the productive and consumerist frenzy of human beings. The night is also told by those who offer evidence of social contexts - places, people and events - linked to nightlife and the fascination it evokes.

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Deadline December 8, 2023 │Expired

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NOSTALGIA

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. January 2024

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

Nostalgia is a feeling that mixes up pleasure and sadness in a perfect balance. Sometimes we feel nostalgic when we experience or see something vaguely familiar, some others when we re-live a collection of memories coming from the past. Studies say that we can become nostalgic even for places we have never visited before. This call wants to collect all the photographic, digital and video works revolving around the concept of nostalgia. Close your eyes and think about… what makes you feel nostalgic?

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Deadline October 20th, 2023 │Expired

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POSTCARDS

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. December 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 up to 3 shots addressing the theme.

We have almost lost the habit of sending postcards to our family and friends when we are on holidays. Postcards are not only nice pictures of a touristic place, they also represent social, architectural and economic changes through time, years, and decades. Portraying a precise place in a specific time means giving a unique interpretation of what is shown in that picture. This call would like to reflect and select photographic works somehow working with the concept of the postcard (they can include postcards, can be archive-based research, remake postcards with a modern touch…).

Deadline September 17th 2023 │Expired

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CLOSE-UP

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. November 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

 Photographers and videomakers are invited to submit works that respond to the execution mode of Close-Up shooting. An open call without limits as far as the genres, styles and stories that could be told. The Close-Up is a technique that allows the revelation of details, particulars and traits that characterize the person portrayed, and identify them as unique and singular, just as their stories, their personality and their emotions are. The collection of works on display will therefore be the expression of an act and of the fruition of a product that offers itself as an opportunity for relationship with others. All of this in a warm, personal and empathetic encounter, where author, subject and user are all called to participate.

Deadline July 25th 2023 │Expired

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FORGOTTEN PLACES

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Video, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. October 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

The Forgotten Places call will collect photographic, video and visual design works that will constitute an exhibition/exploration excursus of abandoned, forgotten and rediscovered places, which will lead to a reflection on environmental, historical/social aspects and individual memory.
With the advent of photography, a new documentary approach intervenes in giving a testimony of human kind, through the direct recording of behaviors, but also through the traces they leave.
One of the most representative approaches in the photographic and video world is that of the phenomenon of Urbex - Urban Exploration - an activity of exploration of abandoned places, its objective being that of documenting the history of those who have lived there, through traces and objects which seem to be fixed and frozen in time.
A further focus of the exhibition is to shed light on the evocative charm of places where nature makes itself manifest by redeeming its spaces, asking questions and offering opportunities for reflections on our relationship with the environment, starting from the need for a more organic relationship with it.
Forgotten Places are also those personal places that pertain to each of our biographies, places that require a return to observe the images of our memories with new eyes, or to rekindle memories of an experience in order to better understand who we are.

Deadline June 22nd 2023 │Expired

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MONOCHROMES

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. September 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

This call aims to collect monochrome photographic, graphic and video images containing tonal scales of gray or other chromatisms. Beginning with the black and white photographic images, the monochrome product is always intended as an abstraction of reality and as a representation of certain levels of human perception, of the visible and not, through which we gather information on the relationship of humankind with the world.
The Call "Monochromes" also intends to recall the aesthetic-artistic trends that arose from the 50s and 60s, in which color has a primary function in conveying or reinforcing messages and meanings, aimed at arousing emotional reactions on the part of the observer.

Deadline May 19th 2023 │Expired

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THE FAMILY

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. July 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

The collection of the works on display will expose the meaning of the term "Family", through stories and thoughts. Such a broad topic, "Family", grants the authors multiple approaches within the experiential and autobiographical sphere - which makes the diaristic component implicit - but also documentary and conceptual, as the result of a reflection on the meaning of the "Family" in the modern age.
"Family" is understood as a social nucleus made up of several individuals who live and share domestic environments, linked together by kinship and/or by an emotional relationship. The selected works will answer questions such as "What are families nowadays?", "How do traditions and cultures affect our way of living them, in them and with them?", "What testimonies do we have of new ways of understanding the family?" - a reference to immigrant individuals who create new social and sharing groups and the request by homosexual women and men who want the right to create their own family recognized.
History of Art offers a further starting point to reflect from, and it concerns a human behavior made manifest through the pictorial genre of the portrait: to remember oneself by becoming testimony and historical root for his descendants, a behavior that is followed through photography with the exposition in the frame or the family album.

Deadline April 16th 2023 │Expired

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I WANT TO BELIEVE

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. June 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

Art and iconography were the first channels of communication that aided the spreading of collective imaginaries capable of inspiring the beliefs of several different peoples of diverse cultures and religions.
The call "I want to Believe" intends to collect images that represent a conscious trust in a narration, story, thought or idea in which we see a way to hope and/or an alternative to the present reality.

Deadline March 13th 2023 │Expired

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MIMESIS

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. May 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

"Mimesis", Greek word for "imitation", designates a human and animal behavior aimed at the manifestation of an aesthetic cohesion - figurative and/or behavioral - with another subject or with the environment from which, through linguistic codes, we grasp a certain degree of adhesion and participation.
Imitation and Mimicry recall instinctive behaviors that act as defense and survival mechanisms, but also respond to the desire to establish a connection and approach each other between living beings and the environment. Man, art and technology make this objective manifest, through the production of visual representations, and even through productions that recall the biological processes of the natural world, and social and psychic dynamics.
Photographers, visual designers and video artists are called to present works corresponding to the concept of "Mimesis", in its representation, documentation and reflection.

Deadline February 10th 2023 │Expired

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NIGHT SKIES AND ASTRO IMAGING

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. April 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

Since the days of ancient Greece, the contemplation of the night sky has stimulated thoughts on our existence, on our being in the world and on the unknown infinity outside of it.
The evolution of Western thinking lays the foundations of the relationship with the universe according to a philosophical and scientific vision, supported by the technological evolution of the past centuries, have provided answers and shaped the awareness of our being.
From Giotto to Van Gogh and even Anselm Kief in painting, from Henry Draper in the field of astrophotography to Thierry Cohen's starry skies, the history of images has expressed our relationship with the sky, and these traces through which we are able today to grasp the different interpretations it has been subject to over the centuries. A mysterious space, or according to the ancients a divine kingdom, that reminds us of our origins and our destiny.
On the historical - phenomenological level, an artistic and scientific approach, in which the two aspects are in dialogue with each other, is today increasingly prevalent in the field of research on different scientific-cultural fronts, through new technological-digital tools aimed at stimulating new ways of perceiving and experiencing reality.
For the upcoming Night Skies and Astro Imaging exhibition, curated by Loosenart, photographers, video makers and visual designers are called upon to present works corresponding to the theme.

Deadline January 8th 2023 │Expired

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A SHARED TABLE: IMAGES OF CONVIVIALITY AND CULTURE

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. March 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

The representation of food has continuously been over the centuries at the center of the interest of artists and, subsequently, of photographers: first off through still lifes, then with the use of photography and even Eat Art. Food declares who we are and suggests the habits we have - gastronomical, social and cultural. This call intends to collect photographs, digital works and videos that gravitate around the theme of food, conviviality and domestic hospitality.

Deadline December 12th 2022 │Expired

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VISIONS OF SOUND: Noises, Rhythms and Acoustic Ambients

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. February 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

The theme of this call plays on the overlapping and substitution of different registers and interchange among senses. How could sound be illustrated through photographic representation and digital media? How can two-dimensional visuality replace the fullness of harmonies, or even the sounds of the spaces we inhabit every day? This call is for all the photographers and digital artists who are interested in the documentation of sound through its iconographic, literal, symbolic, computerized representation, etc.

Deadline November 12th 2022 │Expired

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MIGRATIONS AND THE SHIFTING BORDERS

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. January 2023

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

The current events that provoke mass migration, as shown by the war in Ukraine, or those involving millions of people driven by hunger or, as is also happening in more developed countries, driven by the search for working opportunities, well testify such a human behavior inherent in its own nature, a behavior that explicits the need and urgency of a universal recognition of a right which is still too often opposed today by a widespread cultural xenophobia.
Mobility, transition and structural collapse of barriers, these are perhaps some of the presuppositions that allow a contact, an exchange, an enrichment and an evolution of the human species.
Through this call, the field of visual arts proposes itself as a place in which testimony and manifestation of ideas, concepts and visions on the theme of migration and geo-political borders are given.

Deadline October 7th 2022 │Expired

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PROGRESS. ON CONTEMPORARY AND FUTURE SOCIETY

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. December 2022

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

What is progress? On what ethical and moral basis does man undertake the evolutionary path that determines his being in the world, his relationship with the environment and with his fellow men? On what foundations and through what purposes does man undertake his scientific research? What are the outcomes and testimonies that have contributed to a qualitative improvement in human life? What are the outcomes and testimonies of the errors committed, and that man continues to commit?
Although in a continuous re-evaluation and alteration of behavioral orientation, and in response to his own needs and necessities, man creates that linear evolutionary path that leaves traces of himself and from which it is possible to detect the most intrinsic nature of him.
This call asks these and further questions. These are open questions to which authors engaged in the various digital media respond by addressing the issue in various humanistic and scientific areas.

Deadline September 7th 2022 │Expired

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EXPERIMENTA. THE OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. November 2022

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 up to 3 photos addressing the theme.

Paradigm of modernity, since the first half of the 20th century, photography has become a means through which authors such as Florence Henri, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, and many others, offer new visions of reality: all this is done by observing, analyzing and asking questions on several levels, such as a scientific, cultural, and social one, regarding objects / subjects, but also regarding the role and the deepest meaning of the photographic act.
Thanks to the advent of the digital world, its applications and its operational transversality, new techniques, procedures and conceptual approaches to the "writing of light" are today in continuous evolution. Contemporary experimental photography proposes new languages and new aesthetics concerning the experience of man in the relationship with the environment and its perception.

Deadline July 7th 2022 │Expired

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MINIMAL. SIGNS AND FORMS OF THE ESSENTIAL

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. September 2022

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

The aesthetic perception of the matter man relates to in his environment conditions his existence on a daily basis determining his own behavior, choices, ideas and vision of the world.
This call asks for an analytical reading, a visual-conceptual extraction of the things of the world, a minimal reduction aimed at extracting those essential signs, shapes, traces and contrasts that create those structures - often invisible - from which we gather information about their own existence, exposing their nature, their function, and which enrich our knowledge of the world.

Deadline June 7th 2022 │Expired

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OPEN THEME. FREE EXPRESSIONS

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Video, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. August 2022

FREE ENTRY Photographers, Video Artists and Digital Visual Designers are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works.

Loosenart announces the first open theme call for exhibition.
Photography and digital visual design works of any theme, artistic technique, style, genres, experimentation, all perspectives on visual and photographic creativity.
Loosenart welcomes innovative languages and original approaches to contemporary visual and photography.

Deadline May 8th 2022 │Expired

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CO-RELATIONS ON DIPTYCHS

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. July 2022

FREE ENTRY Photographers and Digital Visual Designers are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme.

Images in dialogue with each other through narrative, conceptual and aesthetic-formal languages. Images connected both to the communicative methods adopted by the cinematographic world and by those of the art world. The Diptych, a pictorial representation form that has spread since the Middle Ages, assumes in photography and the visual arts world functions aimed to strengthen symbolic meanings, create narrative continuums that define temporal moments or different places, enhance the aesthetic sense of shapes, colors and details, create dynamism etc ..
Diptychs and visual correlations are the means and channels of expression that will unite the works selected for the next group exhibition curated by Loosenart.

Deadline 7th April 2022 │Expired

 

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