ARS Cork | Arte Laguna Prize

The special Prize dedicated to Art and Sustainability is part of the 17th International Arte Laguna Prize.
The prize is promoted and created in collaboration with the support of Contarina with Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and for this year it is realized. To participate, it is required the presentation of works, products and art projects including design, photography, video art and performance, etc. which enhance cork as part of the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).

Contarina, founded in 1989, deals with waste management and other environmental services in 49 municipalities in the province of Treviso. The public company offers its services to over half a million inhabitants.
Recognized by the European Community as one of the best examples in integrated waste management. Over the years Contarina has reduced the production of non-recyclable waste per capita, reaching 43.60 kg / inhabitant a year in 2019, exceeding 88% of recycling rate.
Contarina’s core business is based on an integrated waste management system that starts from the production of waste and considers its entire life cycle with the aim of being sustainable in all its phases and concretizing the circular economy process, thus representing an example of a state-of-the-art public company in services and results.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Since 2010 Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, through the Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile program, has been promoting sustainability, including it as a perspective within all the University’s activities.
Every year Ca’ Foscari is committed to encourage actions and behaviors that reduce the impact of the university on the environment and natural resources, and to promote community welfare, social equity and economic development.
Moreover, the Venetian University creates engagement projects for internal stakeholders and for the entire community, involving diverse subjects – local, national and international – in order to promote the dissemination of a model of sustainable development, through the exchange of best practices and the union of different scientific and operational skills.
Since 2013 Ca’ Foscari develops the theme of Art and Sustainability, working with national and international institutions for the realization of projects that emphasize the connection between sustainability and art. Among these is the Arte Laguna Prize which, through art, aims to raise awareness within the local and international community to the issues of sustainability, specifically enhancing the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).

Amorim Cork Italy
Amorim Cork Italia is the Italian subsidiary of the Amorim Group, leader in the sale of cork stoppers. With over 667.000.000 caps sold in 2022, Amorim Cork Italia ensures scientific avant-garde and sensory perfection to its customers. Protagonist in the world of closures for wine, beer and distillates, it makes its products a powerful vehicle of sustainability. It has closed the virtuous circle of circular economy with SUBER, design line born from the granule of recycled cork stoppers. There is also a strong emphasis on human resources, with 14 work-life balance initiatives for employees, training for and on the territory, projects aimed at supporting non-profit organizations and the social sector. Amorim has been investing for years in the sustainable development of its supply chain and knows that people are the beating heart of every activity that really wants to look to the future. Working for a global and shared awareness that starts from the community, young people and work, represents for Amorim a natural ethical evolution, values that are networked and, like any shared good, are seeds destined to grow exponentially.


Daniel Espinosa | Arte Laguna Prize
Silvia Canton | Arte Laguna Prize

Silvia Canton
(Conegliano, Italy)

Special mention of 17th edition

Akihiko Sugiura | Arte Laguna Prize

Akihiko Sugiura
(Hyogo, Japan)

Winner at 13th edition