The Arte Laguna Prize once again leads the way for an ever broader and more diverse cultural offer.
Innovative and unique among national art competitions: the 12th Arte Laguna Prize opens with a new contest section dedicated to Urban Art. The call for artists is now open
Always keeping up with contemporary artistic trends, the international contest opens its twelfth edition, extending the competition sections also to Urban Art.
Images: Arsenale of Venice (location of finalists exhibition); exhibition opening of the past edition, March 2017
VENICE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 - Always keeping up with contemporary artistic trends, the international contest opens the twelfth edition, extending the competition sections also to Urban Art.
The art categories of the international competition thus increase to nine : these conventional categorizations are becoming increasingly intertwined, but allow to map the current state of art: painting, sculpture and installation, virtual art, photographic art, digital graphics, video art and short films, performance, urban art and land art.
"This novelty makes us stand out in the panorama of art competitions, and not just national ones", says Igor Zanti, Prize curator and chair of the jury. "We have always wanted to be anticipators, and we did this last year by dedicating a special prize to sustainable art. We are continuing to do so, in order to provide an ever broader and more diverse cultural offer".
Artists can submit to this new section works or art projects for urban redevelopment, street art and graffiti, where the artistic intervention is specific to the urban fabric it has been conceived for. All the works will be evaluated by a specific panel for Urban Art and Land Art composed by Igor Zanti, Simone Pallotta, curator of public and urban art, and Emanuele Montibeller, artistic director of Arte Sella - the contemporary mountain. Among the ten finalists, the jury will select the best work that will be awarded a prize of 7,000 euro, in addition to the four cash prizes assigned to the overall winners of the other categories, for a total prize of 35,000 euro.
Since 2010, the Arte Laguna Prize has given artists the chance to exhibit at the Venice Arsenale, a sought-after location that makes the Venetian contest a prestigious acknowledgment for those who make it to the final shortlist after the careful selection by the international jury. There will be 115 on display at Tese, Arsenale North from March 17 to April 9, 2018..
Artists from all over the world are eligible with no restrictions and an open theme, applications must be submitted by November, 16, 2017.
More information and the competition terms are available at www.artelagunaprize.com
Prizes Artist in Residence
It is an Art Residency program in Italy and abroad providing a growth experience in a new environment or a new culture, in order to create new works and participate in new activities in multicultural surroundings.The residencies, awarded to thirteen artists, are: San Francisco Art Residency; The Art Department in Turkey, GLO’ART in Belgium; Basu Foundation for the Arts in Kolkata; Espronceda in Barcelona; Artistic Serigraphy Fallani Venice; a residency dedicated to Murano glass in collaboration with Fornace Mian and Pentagram Stiftung; Arte Sella in Trento, Farm Cultural Park in Favara, Sicily; Maradiva Cultural Residency, in Mauritius and The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.
Prizes Business for Art
One artist will collaborate with a firm from Padua - Manifattura Zanetto - to create a vase in noble metal. The aim is enhancing craftmanship and Made in Italy. On the international level, two collaborations have been established with art platforms, one from France, Artmajeur, and one from Canada, Biafarin: they will deal with the promotion of sixteen artists.
Prizes Artist in Gallery
Organization of 3 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries including set-up, opening and catalogue. The venues are: Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister in Germany; Galeria Fernando Santos in Portugal; Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv.
Participation in Festivals and collective Exhibitions
Selection of twelve artists for participation in collective events in Slovenia at Art Stays Festival, in Beijing with the events organized by Art Nova 100 and in Venice with the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations - Open.
Prize Sustainability and Art - ARS (Art Reuse Sustainability) of glass Prize of 3,000 Euro to the winning project that enhances glass as part of the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce). Promoted and organized with the Archives of Sustainability, Cà Foscari University Venice, made with the support of CoReVe (Glass Recovery Consortium).
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