As we are going to Venice we asked for a space to host our Art.
The physical venue will be S.a.L.E. (www.sale-docks.org)
As S.a.L.E. explains
“S.a.L.E. is a permanent laboratory of piracy in the lagoon, a self managed situation active since 2007 in the struggle against all kind of privatization and exploitation of knowledge and creativity.
An exploitation which is not only visible in the resistances that copyright operates against subjects such as Pirate Bay, but that becomes immediately visible in those cities where contemporary art and culture are becoming a strategic line of economic development. This is particularly evident in a place like Venice during the period of the Biennale, where even conflictive and creative energies are channelled into a process of sad institutionalization.
S.a.L.E. wants to be something else, avoiding any naivety, S.a.L.E. produces common knowledge through the re-appropriation of what intellectual property is still stealing to all of us.
It was just obvious for us to invite the Pirate Embassy. And it goes without saying: we will, of course, refuse any pressure coming for the Italian government asking to censure the Embassy.
Besides the Embassy, S.a.L.E. is hosting other two projects: The Internet Pavilion and The Ramallah Syndrome
Come join the pirates of the Lagoon at S.a.L.E.
June 3 to 8. Opening june 3 at 12.
Adress: Dorsoduro 265,Venice. Boat Stop: Zattere or Salute
The art we prefer is the art of subversion!â€œ