Open Call | ECOISMI 2014

The City of Cassano d'Adda presents the new edition of ECOISMI a contemporary art event, now in its third edition, which takes place in the Natural Park of the Island Borromeo.
Leitmotif of Ecoismi 2014 consists of three words: "Habitat, Re-generation, Memory". Each participant, in the elaboration of the project, will be guided by any sense freely based on them, in compliance with the objectives outlined.
The theme of this edition identifies the topics of great breathing, extending in a multiplicity of possible forms: reflections on the individual and collective memory, to the social and sustainable environment, the sharing of space, up to the aspects relevant than ever in the relations between man and nature.
Around this very wide topic, the young artists are invited to express themselves through their freedom of expression, sensitivity and planning.
ECOISMI is an award dedicated to best twelve 12 projects by young contemporary artists. Participation is free and open to artists of all nationalities aged up to 35 years (born after January 1, 1979).
The call includes a contribution of € 1,000 for the realization of each project, plus food and accommodation for the 4 days of residence - work in progress.
ECOISMI includes the creation of 12 (twelve) site-specific projects in full harmony with the area of Island Borromeo, a wonderful piece of land between the river Adda and the Muzza canal. Public park and natural area that will come to life for the summer months by hosting the best works of young artists, selected by a jury of experts on the basis of projects submitted.
ECOISMI wants to be a meeting point between contemporary culture and the deep roots of the territory. The art works will be able to create a natural and osmotic relationship between art and the environment, culture of local identity and will have an aesthetic and cognitive value, in relation to the processes and transformations that affect the environment and the present condition, to trigger a reflection on the dynamics of ecological and sustainability.
The steps of Ecoismi 2014:
22 March 2014 - Visit to the Island Borromeo
30 April 2014 - Close open call
12 May 2014 - Publication of selected projects
11-14 June 2014 - Residence & work in progress ecoismi 2014
15 June 2014 - Opening
28 September 2014 – Closing of Ecoismi
The open call can be downloaded from the internet, on the website: and on the website of the Municipality of Cassano d'Adda in the notices section:
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