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New country contributor announced for: Event: What if.../ we reconsider how we will live together? 

Scotland + Venice, in collaboration with V&A Dundee, is delighted to invite you to an online event, What if…?/ we reconsider how we will live together? - 21 October 2021 at 18:15 (BST)
"How will we live together?" was the question posed by the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Drawing on creative minds across the world, responses have been wildly different. The urgency of the question sparked ideas and made connections in unexpected and compelling ways. 
Join us online to explore some of these responses, and to hear from some of the curators, architects and creatives that have responded to this year’s theme including the curators of:
We are also delighted to announce a new contributor:  The event will be BSL interpreted. 

This event is a collaboration with the Scotland + Venice partnership, V&A Dundee and the British Council. What if…?/Scotland is showing at V&A Dundee until 21 November 2021.
Online event: 
21 October 2021 – 18:15 - 19:30 (BST)

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Image: Lori Anderson
Last call: Scotland + Venice 2022 seeks Press, PR and Digital services

Scotland + Venice has commissioned Alberta Whittle to represent Scotland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with an exhibition of new work at the Docks Cantieri Cucchini, S. Pietro di Castello. The project is a multi-partner project initiated by Glasgow International and is supported by Glasgow Life.

We now seek to appoint a Comms professional or team to provide Press, PR and Digital Media services to the project.

The contractor will be contracted by Creative Scotland and will work closely with the Scotland + Venice team and the different partners across the project to realise the commission and presentation for the Venice Biennale.

The successful contractor will have experience of securing significant international, UK national, national Scottish and local Scottish media (print, broadcast & online) in the field of arts and culture. And will have experience of delivering media campaigns and communicating the themes that are embedded in the work of Alberta Whittle, specifically; colonialism, xenophobia and anti-blackness.

The contract is expected to run from November 2021 to August 2022.

The Deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 18th October 2021 through the Scottish Government e-Tendering System, Home – Public Contracts Scotland

For more information visit our website 

Image: Alberta Whittle solo presentation with Copperfield, London at Frieze London 2021 (all art works by Alberta Whittle, furniture by David Rickard)
Alberta Whittle at Frieze London 2021

For those in London this weekend, get yourselves along to Frieze London 2021 where Alberta Whittle has a solo presentation with Copperfield, London, 15-17 October (preview 13 & 14 October).

Matrix Moves forms the focus of the booth, with a new video work at one end and the remaining walls forming a backdrop of cast bronze tongues. The film work, What is a better life (exorcised in the middle), 2021, is the first episode of an evolving multi-part work investigating the entangled links between empire building, climate catastrophe, radical softness with the Caribbean Gothic. Whittle's works look beyond the clichés and symbol politics to explore the realities of postcolonial legacies, racism, and the non-white and mixed-race experience.

The installation can be found in booth H28 in the Focus section and the viewing room includes a full version of the film.

Image: Scotland + Venice 2019 Professional Development Programme participants c/o Cove Park
Partners sought for Professional Development Programme 2022

Scotland + Venice is committed to providing development opportunities for individuals across the teams we work with as well as through a dedicated Professional Development Programme for students, graduates and early year professionals.

Working with different partner organisations including art and architecture schools and universities and colleges, who support these placements, we provide a unique opportunity for students to work in Venice at the exhibition and develop their own area of research. These opportunities have been highly valued and have seen our participants go on to exciting careers across the sector

The Professional Development Programme is a key part of Scotland + Venice. It offers fantastic opportunities for professional training, work experience and individual creative development to Scotland-based individuals, while ensuring the exhibition in Venice runs well and all visitors are warmly welcomed.

We are in the final stages of confirming our partners for the Professional Development Programme for Alberta Whittle's exhibition in 2022. If you are a university college or other arts institution and would like to sign up to be a partner we would love to hear from you. For more information visit our website on how to become a partner or email
Image: Alan Richardson
What If...?/Scotland at V&A Dundee

Scotland + Venice's commission for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia, What if...?/Scotland is still on at V&A Dundee  until Sunday 21 November 2021. 

Designed by award winning Edinburgh based architecture and design practice, 7N Architects in partnership with Architecture & Design Scotland, it was originally planned to be staged in Venice as part of this year's Architecture Exhibition. What if…?/Scotland responds to the Biennale’s theme How will we live together?, seeking to re-engage the civic role of design professionals by asking communities from across Scotland to share their hopes and dreams for the future of the places they call home.
View the exhibition walk through below
What if...?/Scotland exhibition walk through
Scotland + Venice provides architects and artists based in Scotland with a valuable platform to showcase their work on the international stage at the Venice Biennale and is a partnership between Creative Scotland, British Council Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Architecture and Design Scotland and the Scottish Government.
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