the Festival

Magmart | video under volcano is an international videoart festival, which over the years has seen the participation of more than 1400 artists from +80 different countries, with thousand submitted videos.
Along past years, Magmart also presented video selections at Biennale Mediterraneenne d'Art Contemporain d'Oran - Oran (Algerie), Fonlad - Coimbra (Portugal), Fadjr - Teheran (Iran), Fonlad - Coimbra (Portugal), Konvent.0 - Barcelona (Spain), IVHAM - Madrid (Spain), 7 Noches Capitales - Sevilla (Spain), Videoakt III - Barcelona (Spain), Fonlad - Coimbra (Portugal), Oslo Screen Festival - Oslo (Norway), Small Projects - Tromsø (Norway), and Take C - Caldas da Rainha (Portugal).
Has organized the screening show Frame #5 - African glance (2018), Frame #3 - Videosguardi al femminile (2018), Frame #1 - Gaza mon amour (2018), Næpolitan Videoart (2011), Women's glance, Animation videoart, Videoart from/on Gaza, E-Merging Thought Process, Næpolitan Videoart (2010), Magmart @ artic49, L'occhio Elettronico, Næpolitan videoart (2009), NapolInVideo, The best of Magmart (2008).

In 2013, realized the first special project, 100x100=900 (100 videoartists to tell a century), to celebrate 50th of videoart, that involved:
- 100 videoartists from Iran, Austria, Germany, United States, Serbia, Brazil, France, Italy, Netherland, Peru, China, Norway, Mexico, India, Egypt, Estonia, Sudan, Russian Federation, Argentina, Spain, United Kingdom, Israel, Lebanon, Portugal, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Hong Kong, Japan, Bosnia, Etiopia, Cile, Turkey, Hungary, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Nigeria, Vietnam;
- 39 curators from Iran, Spain, Canada, Argentina, China, United States, Russian Federation, Hungary, Albania, Romania, Italy, Brazil, India, Philippines, Poland, Mexico, Ukraine, Portugal, Bulgaria, Bosnia and herzegovina;
- 57 partners.
The project totaled 67 screenings, 29 countries reached, and 452 days total of screenings.

In 2014 Magmart organized the second project, F.I.V.E. (Feelings International Videoart Experience), a project on 5 senses, based on an open call, with 25 video artworks selected by an international jury, five for each sense.
The project involved:
- 193 videoartists (participants) and 233 videos (submitted) from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Togo, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam;
- 25 selected artists from Austria, Belgium, Benin, France, Italy, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United States;
- 47 curators from Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States;
- 32 partners.

In 2016, Magmart organized the third project, Foods, born with the aiming to coincide with the universal EXPO, which he was held in Milan (Italy) in 2015, on theme "Feeding the planet - energy for life".
The project involve few videoartists:
Gerard Cairaschi (France), Marcos Bonisson & Khalil Charif (Brazil), Didier Feldman (France), Francesca Fini (Italy), Barbara Hertiman (Venezuela), SSMIDD (Germany), Francesca Llopis (Spain), Lina Alejandra Pulido Barragán (Colombia), John Sanborn (United States), Venugopal V.G. (India).
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In 2018, Magmart organized the fourth project, Bodies. In the history of human civilization, the body has always had a significant role in culture and art, and Man has never stopped looking at himself - his own physical structure - before and more than anything else, till to imagine, and to represent, even the Gods in human form.
From the prehistoric callipigs venuses, to Botticelli's Born of Venus, to the anorexic models of the 21st century, even in the changing of the idea of beauty, this special attention to material, tangible himself, has never failed. And this cultural relationship with the body has marked the history of art.
But this relationship is not - or has ever been - exclusively aesthetic.The project invites artists to investigate this relationship, from classical antiquity - as represented in the arts - to the near future, tomorrow's cyborg, not only enriched with mechanics prostheses replacement, but with implemented expansive electronic grafts, and involve 11 videoartists:
Alessandro Amaducci (Italy), Dragan Mileusnic & Željko Serdarevic (Croatia), Eleonora Manca (Italy), Fenia Kotsopoulou (Greece), Francesca Fini (Italy), Fran Orallo (United Kingdom), Igor Imhoff (Italy), Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain), Jose Vieira (Portugal), Sara Simeoni (Italy).
The project is currently on the run.

On 2014, Magmart festival become biennal.

The eleventh edition of Magmart | video under volcano, started on october 2018.

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