Wednesday, September 01, 2010

International Prize "Arte Laguna"

Two Deadlines:
16th November 2010 (POSTMARK)
10th December 2010 (ONLINE)

5th International Art Prize Arte Laguna: OPEN CALL

The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Fifth International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, aimed to the contemporary art promotion and valorization. The Prize is organized with the patronage of, among others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the European Institute of Design.

The Prize offers: money prizes; the organization of an important collective exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice; many exhibition in Art Galleries/Exhibition Spaces; the possibility to stay in Art Residencies and the official Catalogue pubblication.

The Prize is divided in five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture, videoart and performance. Participants can choose the theme of their artworks.

Eligible media
The Prize is open to all artists, without any limits of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or two works, at one or more sections. Technical details:

Painting – works realized with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on whichever support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.).
The max dimensions allowed per each work are 150x150 cm.

Sculpture and installation – whichever organic or inorganic material. In the works you can use sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements. The max dimensions allowed per each works are: base 4 meter, depth 4 m, height 4 m, weight 150 kg.

The artist, in case of being selected as finalists for the collective exhibition, has to provide to the Organization all the necessary materials in order to exhibit the artwork and he should supervise the setting up.

Photographic Art - color and b/w analogical photos, color and b/w digital photos, color and b/w digital elaborations, works entirely created by computer. The max dimensions allowed per each works are 150x150 cm.

Video Art and animation - film, video and works with all the animation techniques on any digital and analog support. The works has to last as maximum 15 minutes, opening title and closing credits included. For the exhibition the artist has to send original works saved on DVD in high quality and in formats compatible with popular reading systems.

Performance - Each artist or group of artists can participate with one or more performances that can be performed using any technique, expressive form and with any support materials (video, music, etc.. to be provided and arranged by the artist in the case of beeing selected as finalist). Each performance has to last as maximum 10 minutes and to involve as maximum five artists. Should be provided all copyright and SIAE rights.

The Jury
The selection of the artworks will be carried out by the Jury composed by experts and important professionals of Contemporary Art:
Prize Curator: Igor Zanti – Art Critic
Chiara Barbieri – Publications Director Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Rossella Bertolazzi – Director of IED
Monika Burian – Director of the International Contemporary Art Festival Tina B in Prague
Gianfranco Maraniello – Director of MAMbo of Bologna
Luca Panaro – Art Critic
Ludovico Pratesi – Director of Visual Arts Centre Pescheria of Pesaro
Maja Skerbot – Art Critic and curator
Valentina Tanni – Critic and one of the Exibart Founders
Matteo Zauli - Director of the Zauli Museum Italy

Application fee
For the partial support of the organization expenses, the application fee is 50,00 euro for 1 work and 90,00 euro for 2 works proposed for the same section.

For the student under 25 and if they are attending in Art Schools, Fine Arts Accademies and IED, the application fee is 45,00 euro for 1 work and 80,00 euro for 2 works (Certificate of enrollment and attendane is required).

If the artists participate with 2 works in the Prize in wichever section they can also participate, without any additional charge, in the Special Prize "ReiL" and in the “Special Prizes Artist in Residence” as written in the art.4. Artists must keep a copy of the payment. Application fees are no-refundable.

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