Arte Laguna Prize: a comparison on International Contemporary Art and on Design. Now in its thirteenth edition, aimed at promoting and enhancing Contemporary Art, the Prize works with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, the European Institute of Design and it obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic.
SATURDAY MARCH 30TH 5PM
Nappe Arsenale Nord
the proclamation of the absolute winners of the 13th edition of Arte Laguna Prize
Venice, March 30th 2019 - Arte Laguna Prize offers an overall radiography of the current state of contemporary and can be considered an alternative tool for reading various international social, economic and cultural realities, inviting the public to not only enjoy the aesthetic, but also the ethics of the works and encouraging a sensitive approach towards major global themes, such as ecology and social inclusion.
The thirteenth edition of the Prize looks beyond the borders of contemporary art, giving space also to Design that arrives at the final exhibition with 5 very different works, real objects that at the same time retain their dreamy dimension of wanting to build worlds and communicating with us by telling a story.
Saturday March 30th at 5pm the winners of the 13th edition of Arte Laguna Prize will be announced and they will exhibit their works in Venice, at the Nappe of the Arsenale Nord until April 25th 2019. A selection that has seen the International Jury at work in a careful analysis and research on over 8,000 works from all over the world (only the finalists cover 33 countries).
Arte Laguna Prize, now in its thirteenth edition, has a total prize money of 200,000.00 euros divided among the 6 cash prizes of 7,000 euros each for the absolute winners of the categories: Painting; Sculpture and Installation and Virtual Art; Photographic Art and Digital Graphics; Video Art and Short Films, Performance; Land Art and Urban Art; Design and the opportunities that the Prize creates for the enhancement of contemporary art and of finalist artists through Artist in Gallery 4 solo exhibitions with a digital catalogue, thanks to the collaboration with international art galleries; with the Sustainability and Art Prize, creative projects to support sustainability, this year dedicated to the recovery of plastic with the ARS Prize (Arte Reuse and Sustainbility) in collaboration with Corepla - National Consortium for the Collection and Recycling of Plastic packages- and Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile, Ca' Foscari University of Venice; with the 9 art residencies in Italy and abroad with the aim of enhancing the artistic experience in multicultural contexts; with the 4 Business for Art Prizes meant to connect creativity with the production sector; with the 6 prizes linked to Festivals, Organizations or Art Platforms to promote the visibility of artists, projects and build collaborative networks.
The 120 finalist works are presented by Igor Zanti, curator and President of the Jury together with the other jurors, divided as follows:
Painting Section - Alessandra Tiddia - chief curator at Mart Museum of Trento and Rovereto; Vasili Tsereteli - director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art;
Photography and Digital Graphics Section - Richard Noyce - writer, scholar and art critic and Enrico Stefanelli - artistic director of Photolux Festival in Lucca;
Video art and performance section - Filippo Andreatta - theatre-maker and co-curator of Centrale Fies; and Maxa Zoller – film curator for Art Basel and artistic director of the International Women’s Film Festival of Dortmund;
Sezione Land Art e Urban Art - Mattias Givell - co-director of Wanås Konst in Sweden e Simone Pallotta, Italy, curator of public and urban art;
Sezione scultura, installazione e arte virtuale - Flavio Arensi - director of the Museums of Legnano and Eva González-Sancho, co-curator of the first Oslo Biennial in 2019;
Sezione Design - Alfonso Femia, architect and founder of AF517 and Danilo Premoli, architect and designer, member of the Scientific Committee for the final selection of ADI Design Index 2018 and 2019 and for the Compasso d'Oro 2020.
The common thread of the Arte Laguna Prize’s exhibition is the clear perception behind each creation, and the fact that behind every thought and every dream, there is a person, an artist or a designer with their emotions, intuitions, knowledge and story.
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