THE 7° INTERNATIONAL ART PRIZE ARTE LAGUNA
ART. 1 - Goal
ART. 2 - Techniques
ART. 3 - The Jury
ART. 4 - Prizes
ART. 5 - Application fee
ART. 6 - Conditions of participation
ART. 7 - Selection Process and the Collective Exhibitions
ART. 8 - Responsibilities
ART. 9 - Agreement
ART. 1 – GOAL
The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Seventh Edition of the International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The total value of the Prize is 170000 Euros.
The Prize obtained a medal by the President of the Italian Republic, with the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, Cà Foscari University of Venice, and the European Institute of Design among others. The contest features the awarding of cash prizes, the organization of an important collective exhibition in Venice, exhibitions in Art Galleries, Art Residencies and the publication of the official Catalogue. The Prize is divided into five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture and installation, video and performance, and virtual art. Participants can freely choose the subject of their artworks.
ART. 2 – TECHNIQUES
The Prize is open to all Artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in 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 whatever support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.). The maximum size allowed for each work is 175 cm per side. It is possible to submit polyptycs as one single work, as long as they fall within the overall 175 cm; they must be submitted as multiple works if the total size exceeds 175 cm.
Sculpture and installation – works created with any organic or inorganic material. Sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements can be used in the works. It is possible to present the works as a digital photographic project. The maximum size allowed for each work is: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 8 meters, and no weight limits.
The authore of the sculpture or of the installation, if selected as a finalist for the collective exhibition, will have to provide the Head Office of the Prize with all the necessary material in order to exhibit the artwork.
Photographic Art – color and b/w analog photos, color and b/w digital photos, color and b/w digital elaborations, works created on the computer. The maximum size allowed for each work is 175 cm per side.
Video Art and Animation – videos, films and works made with all the animation techniques on any digital and analog support. Works must last 15 minutes at most, opening titles and closing credits included. For the final exhibition artists have to send the original works saved on DVD in high quality and in formats compatible with the mostly used reading systems.
Performance – Every artist or group of artists can participate with one or more performances, using any technique, expressive form and with the use of any support materials. Finalist artists will perform live on the opening night and will have to provide all necessary materials for the realization of the performance. Each performance can last 10 minutes at most. Copyright and SIAE rights must be provided for works that include non original music or images, if necessary.
Virtual Art - iFOPE: artworks entirely created using computer softwares, graphics, and 3D animations; artworks and videos created using smartphone or tablet applications; virtual installations, net art. Examples of App >>>
ART. 3 – THE JURY
The selection of the artworks will be carried out by the Jury composed by experts and important professionals of Contemporary Art:
Igor Zanti (Italy, Art Critic)
Umberto Angelini (Italy, Director of Festival Uovo)
Gabriella Belli (Italy, Director of Musei Civici of Venice)
Adam Budak (United States, Curatorr of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of Washington)
Cecilia Freschini (China, Independent Curator; founder and director of lab-Yit | the Italian Contemporary Art Platform in China)
Mario Gerosa (Italy, Senior editor of AD, Digital Art Curator)
Lina Lazaar (Great Britain, Expert in International Contemporary Art for Sotheby's)
Kanchi Mehta (India, Founder and Chief Curator of Chameleon Art Projects & and India Editor for Flash Art)
Sabine Schaschl (Switzerland, Director and Curator of Kunsthaus Basel)
Felix Schöber (Germany, Independent Curator)
Claudia Zanfi (Italy, Art Historian and Cultural Manager)
ART. 4 – PRIZES
The endowment of the Prize is thus divided:
PRIZE Painting: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Sculpture: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Photographic Art: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Videoart and Animation & Performance: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Virtual Art iFOPE: 7,000 euros*
* The awarded artworks will remain artists’ property. Withholding taxof 25% on money prizes. The money prizes will be given during the awarding ceremony.
SPECIAL PRIZE "BUSINESS FOR ART"
development of an artistic project with the winning artist of the virtual art section.
SPECIAL PRIZES "ARTIST IN RESIDENCE"
- Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section till October 23, 2012
"Technymon ARTresidency": Art residency in Mumbai or Chicago for 1 month: 1 artist + 1 final exhibition
The residency includes: journey, accommodation, an art grant of 500 Euros (a grant to sustain the artist in carrying out the project), final exhibition in a Gallery. One of the works created during the residency will be the property of Technymon. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.
"Glass School Abate Zanetti": Art residency in Venice for 1 month for 1 artist + development of a project with master glassmakers + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, workshop, development of a project with master glassmaker Giancarlo Signoretto, open day.
Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section; at the end of the application period, you will be asked to send a project that will be evaluated in order to choose the winner. The work created will be signed also by master Giancarlo Signoretto and will be the artist's property; one copy will remain to the School.
"Art Stays": Art residency in Slovenia for 7 days for 1 artist + final exhibition
The residency includes: accommodation, board, study, curatorial assistance, participation in the festival and final exhibition.
ART STAYS, an International Festival of Contemporary Art and the main annual event of visual arts in Slovenia. One of the artworks will be Art Stays's property. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.
"iaab": Art residency in Basel for 3 months for 1 artist + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, study, curatorial assistance, open day
The artwork will remain the artist’s property. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.
SPECIAL PRIZES "COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS"
"Open": Participation in the exhibition in Venice for 1 month for 1 artist
The participation includes: curatorial assistance and participation in Open, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations in Venice, which will exhibit in 2013 during the Venice Film Festival. Reserved to artist who apply to the sculpture & installations section.