OPEN ART WEEK 2020 will take place in Tunis and on-line from 19 October to 11 December 2020.

As an answer to pandemic crisis, the themes explored this year are creativity and technology, social and virtual communities, visions and imagination of the future to come.

The founding questions that guided the preparation of the present edition were focused on how to support a production and a creative offer really meaningful and critical, paying special attention to the digital format.
Among which:
*What role can play technology beyond the simple reproduction, documentation and diffusion of works and cultural contents ?
*How and what sort of public and shared spaces can be reactivated in compliance with social distance ?
*How and what sort of social, community and cultural networks can be identified, supported and activated inthat context ?
*How can we concretely support the artistic scene and its performers, in the delicate transition to a normal resumption of cultural activities ?

This year the artistic subjects privileged fashion, art edition – comics and illustrations -, considered among the creative industries more affected by health and economic crisis.

The invited artists include over 30 international creatives, from Europe (Italy, Switzerland, France, Romania) and from Northern Africa (Tunisia, Algeria), with two-thirds under 30. This edition welcomes also the participation of well-known and established professionals from the Italian and North-African fashion area.

For the first time, there will be a mixed presentation and fruition method: live and on line. A new special section will be launched on web and social media (facebook, instagram, youtube), dedicated to 3 projects coordinated by teams of international curators: La nuova frontiera (The new frontier), Fashion Conversation, Fashion Breaks. At the same time, by the Italian Institute of Culture in Tunis will take place the exhibition of comics The new frontier.

The projects will live in a dynamic cross-media space, articulated between social media and the OPEN ART WEEK website that will act as an archive and a place for the deepening of each single project. The layout of the website will be immediate and easy to navigate: landing on a welcome page, since 19 October you will find the programme and three sections, each one with a dedicated page, containing additional material. The visitor will discover and appreciate the exhibited works not only by seeing it, but he will also discover their creative genesis with the help of images, video and interviews with artists and curators. Some contents will be directly produced by artists, while others will be in collaboration with the editing team of OPEN ART WEEK.

The projects will be presented and uploaded on-line in a progressive fashion throughout OPEN ART WEEK 2020 from 19 October to 11 December.

THE THREE CURATED PROJECTS

19.10 - 19.11.2020

La nuova frontiera

on line from 03.10.2020

Fashion Conversations

on line from 05.10.2020

Fashion Breaks

PROGRAM

19.10 - 19.11.2020

on & off line

The new frontier

Exhibition
Italian Cultural Institute in Tunis
mon – fri: 9:00 – 13:00 e 15:00 – 18:00
sat: 15:00 – 18:00
on line exhibition: www.openartweek.com

19.10.2020

streaming

The new frontier

Virtual Opening
meet the artists in streaming
facebook: openartweek

22.10.2020

streaming

The new frontier

“Comics and the world to come”
meet the artists – webinar
facebook / youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com
moderated by Fabio Sei and Raimondo Fassa

03.11.2020

on line

Fashion Conversations #1

The Fashion Director
in conversation with Massimiliano Giornetti
moderated by Duccio Bosio – coord. Saint Laurent Institute
video release
19:30 CET
facebook / instagram / youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

05.11.2020

on line

Fashion Breaks / round 1

An on-line exhibition of fashion video clips
video release
19:30 CET
facebook / instagram / youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

10.11.2020

on line

Fashion Conversations #2

The Patternmaker
in conversation with Cristina Cordero
moderated by Duccio Bosio – coord. Saint Laurent Institute
video release
19:30 CET
youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

12.11.2020

on line

Fashion Breaks / round 2

An on-line exhibition of fashion video clipsa
video release
19:30 CET
facebook / instagram / youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

17.11.2020

on line

Fashion Conversations #3

The Product Manager
in conversation with Enrico Leonardi
moderated by Duccio Bosio – coord. Saint Laurent Institute
video release
19:30 CET
youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

19.11.2020

on line

Fashion Breaks / round 3

An on-line exhibition of fashion video clips
video release
19:30 CET
facebook / instagram / youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

24.11.2020

on line

Fashion Conversations #4

The Merchandiserr
in conversation with Caterina Migliore – in coll. with IED-Istituto Europeo di Design
moderated by Duccio Bosio – coord. Saint Laurent Institute
video release
19:30 CET
youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

26.11.2020

on line

Fashion Breaks / round 4

An on-line exhibition of fashion video clips
video release
19:30 CET
facebook & instagram: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

01.12.2020

on line

Fashion Conversations #5

The Buyer
in conversation with Massimiliano de Marianis – in coll. con IED
moderated by Duccio Bosio – coord. Saint Laurent Institute
video release
19:30 CET
youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

03.12.2020

on line

Fashion Breaks / round 5

An on-line exhibition of fashion video clips
video release
19:30 CET
facebook / instagram / youtube: openartweek
on line: www.openartweek.com

08.12.2020

on line

Fashion Breaks / vincitori

Announcement of the winners of the contest Young Fashion Designers Video Contest
finalists of on-line exhibition Fashion Breaks

ART SPACES

CURATORS

LA NUOVA FRONTIERA / COMICS

FASHION CONVERSATIONS / FASHION BREAKS

FASHION BREAKS JURY

ARTISTS

THE NEW FRONTIER

FASHION CONVERSATIONS

FASHION BREAKS

PARTNERS


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