Saturday, March 22, 2014


Deadline: April 30, 2014 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE)

Isola Borromeo - NATURAL PARK

Cassano d'Adda, Milan, Italy
15rd June and 28rd September 2014

ECOISMI 2014 is a contemporary art event that aims to be a meeting point between contemporary culture and the deep roots of the territory. The review involves the construction of No. 12 (twelve) site-specific works in complete harmony with the area of the Park. The projects will be able to create a natural and osmotic relationship between art and the environment, culture of local identity and will have an aesthetic and cognitive value, in relation to the processes and transformations that affect the environment and the present condition, to trigger a reflection on the dynamics of ecological and sustainability.

The leitmotiv of ECOISMI 2014 is a combination of three words: "Habitat, Re-generation, Memory"

ARTICLE 1 – Theme and conditions
Leitmotif of Ecoismi 2014 consists of three words: "Habitat, Re-generation, Memory". Each participant, in the elaboration of the project, will be guided by any sense freely based on them, in compliance with the objectives outlined.

The theme of this edition identifies the topics of great breadth, extending in a multiplicity of possible forms: reflections on the individual and collective memory, to the social and sustainable environment, the sharing of space, up to the aspects relevant than ever in the relations between man and nature. Around this very wide topic, the young artists are invited to express themselves through their freedom of expression, sensitivity and planning.

- The jury will select twelve (n° 12) projects from the ones received in form of texts, sketches and pictures.
- The works will have to represent a real enrichment for the “Isola Borromeo” Natural Park in Cassano d'Adda and will have to harmonize with the environment without damage in any way the local vegetation or modify morphologically the local sites;
- The materials used to create the art's work will have to be mostly natural;
- The mounting time is thought as “work in progress” and can lasts 4 days maximum;
- Besides the technical feasibility, the reward criterion, during evaluation, will be the ability of create a dialogue with the character of the Natural Park site.

ARTICLE 2 – Requirements for submission
Participation in ECOISMI 2014 is open to artists of all nationalities under 35 years old (born after January 1, 1979).
Each participant can submit only one project. Candidates are invited to make a survey in the area where the artworks will be realized. All those artists who are unable to reach Cassano d'Adda are invited to view the virtual map and related photographs on the website:

The open call can be downloaded from the website: and on the website of the Municipality of Cassano d'Adda in the notices section:

For more information, please contact: | Tel +390363/366217 - +39333/6477416