Since 2015 Arte Laguna Prize has created a special section dedicated to Art and Sustainability, in order to raise awareness among artists towards the Reuse Recycle Reduce strategies. The Prize receives the moral patronage of the Ministry for the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea and the cooperation with Recovery Consortium and Ca' Foscari Sostenibile.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 8th 2018
The special Prize dedicated to Art and Sustainability is part of the 12th International Arte Laguna Prize. The contest is promoted and ideated in collaboration with Archivi della Sostenibilità (Sustainability Archives), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and it is realised with the support of CoReVe (Glass Recovery Consortium).
To participate, the contest requires a presentation of works or products and artistic projects including design, photography, video art, performance, etc which enhance glass as part of the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).
The jurors of this project will be:
- Igor Zanti art curator and head of the Arte Laguna Prize jury
- one or more representatives of CoReVe
- one representatives of Archivi della Sostenibilità (Sustainability Archives), Ca’ Foscari University, Venice
CoReVe is the non-profit Consortium that aims to achieve the goals of recycling and recovery of glass packaging waste produced in Italy. It has been established on 23rd October 1997 by the main glass companies in compliance with the Legislative Decree 22/97 to organize the recovery of the glass waste which come from the separate collection, in order to set up the guidelines for the prevention activities and to ensure the recycling of recovered glass. In particular CoReVe deals with information about recycling and glass recovery issues which are useful for citizens and it organizes the specific prevention plan with the guidelines to reach the recycling goals.
The Consortium considers the communication activities for citizens extremely important, as citizens are the protagonists of the waste separate collection. According to this concept, the ideation of the special prize wants to create another occasion for the recycling awareness.
The works’ originality and effect will be important as they have to represent the glass features, a material that is the circular economy’s perfect representation.
RRR Paper (Reuse Recycle Reduce) as Art and Design
Reuse, Recycling and Reduction of paper and cellulose packaging as Art and Design
Prize of € 3,000 for the winning proposal
Special award organized as part of the 11th International Arte Laguna Prize 2017.
Promoted and developed with the Archives of Sustainability, Cà Foscari University of Venice.
Made with the support of Comieco (National Consortium for the Recovery and Recycling of Cellulose Packaging).
The tender calls for the submission of works, products and art projects extended to design, photography, video art and performance, etc. which enhance paper/cardboard and cellulose packaging as part of the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).
The judging panel will be composed as follows:
- Igor Zanti, art curator and chair of the Arte Laguna Prize jury
- Prof. Giorgio Conti, Scientific Director of the Archives of Sustainability, Cà Foscari University, Venice
- one or more delegates appointed by Comieco
September 27 - December 2016: call for entries period
January - February 2017: assessment of projects and selection of the winner
March 25, 2017: awards ceremony at the Venice Arsenale
April 2017: payment of the prize money to the winner
Selected artists short list:
Isabella Angelantoni Geiger
Eduard Cehovin & Tanja Devetak
Cheryl Cheng & Mario Sabjlak - Concealed Studio