CALL FOR ARTISTS! 8th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE IS OPEN
Painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art and performance, virtual and digital art
Collective exhibition finalist artists: March 2014 – Venice Arsenale
Deadline for entries 30 October 2013
The International Arte Laguna Prize, based in Venice, Italy and dedicated to contemporary visual art, offers an exhibition in one of the most popular venues for contemporary art in the world, the Arsenale of Venice, the opportunity to live unique experiences of professional growth in different creative locations thanks to the organization of exhibitions in international art galleries, art residencies, collaborations with companies, and the publication in the official catalogue.
Total Prize amount: € 180,000 / £ 234000
Participation: the contest is open to all artists, with no age restrictions, the subject is free
5 sections of the contest: painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art and performance, virtual and digital art
You can apply by mail or directly online by 30 October
CASH PRIZES OF 35,000 €: 7,000 Euros for the overall winner of each section*
(*the winning artworks will remain property of the artists and will be collected in a bilingual catalogue)
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PRIZES: Artistic Foundry Battaglia – Milan, Glass School Abate Zanetti – Venice, India ArtResidency – Mumbai, Art Stays – Slovenia, Norimberga ArtResidency – Nuremberg
BUSINESS FOR ART PRIZE: Riva 1920
The historic furniture company Riva will select the most interesting project in order to create it in briccola wood and present it at Salone del Mobile 2014 in Milan
ARTIST IN GALLERY PRIZES
A new collaboration formula with galleries opens. Five extremely selected and exclusively international galleries will select the artist with whom they will organize a personal exhibition together with a grant of 500 Euros.
SPECIAL PRIZE OPEN: Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations of Venice
EXHIBITIONS IN VENICE – March 2014
The 110 finalist artists will exhibit their work in one of the most popular art venues in the world,Venice Arsenale.
The virtual and digital art section will be on view at Telecom Italia Future Centre in the center of Venice, near Rialto.
Another special selection of under 25 artists will exhibit at the Institute of Romanian Culture of Venice.
The selection of the submitted artworks will be made by an international jury made of directors of museums and foundations, art experts and independent curators, with the art direction of curator Igor Zanti.
Enrico Bettinello (Italy, Director of Teatro Fondamenta Nuove)
Silvia Ferri de Lazara (Italy, Director of Fondazione March)
Victoria Lu (China, Creative Director of the Museum of Contemporary of Taiwan)
Domenico Quaranta (Italy, Critic and Curator)
Veerangana Kumari Solanki (India, Independent curator and Art writer)
Miguel Amado Tiago (Portugal, Curator of the Portuguese Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale)
Sabrina Van Der Ley (Norway, Director of Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo)
Andrea Viliani (Italy, Director Museum MADRE in Naples)
Jonathan Watkins (Great Britain, Director Ikon Gallery)
Claudia Zanfi (Italy, Art Historian and Cultural Manager)
DETAILS OF THE OPPORTUNITIES
Every year the prize gives artists the opportunity to live unique educational and professional experiences in different creative locations through exhibitions in international art galleries, art residencies, and collaborations with companies.
BUSINESS FOR ART – collaboration with the companyArte Laguna Prize creates connection and contamination between the world of art and the one of business.RIVA1920 – MilanThe historic furniture company Riva will select the most interesting project in order to create it in briccola wood and present it at Salone del Mobile 2014 in Milan.
ARTIST IN GALLERY
The Prizes “Artist in Gallery” are the new collaboration formula with five selected international galleries. These galleries will organize an exhibition as well as a personal catalogue.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
LOFT MIRAMARMI – Vicenza / Marble District 1 month
2 artists will get to know marble for the creation of new works in collaboration with the experts of company Miramarmi in Vicenza.
FONDERIA ARTISTICA BATTAGLIA – Milan – 1 month
The artist will work with the guide of the experts of the Foundry for the creation of his project in bronze.
INDIA ART RESIDENCY Mumbai – 1 month
Creative journey in Mumbai, rich in new impulses for the creation of new works that will be presented in a final gallery exhibition.
Artist in Residence SCHOOL OF GLASS ABATE ZANETTI Murano – Venice 1 month
The artist will learn the glass working techniques and will create his project with the glass masters.
NORIMBERGA ARTRESIDENCY Nuremberg – 1 month
The castle of Almoshof and the city of Nuremberg will host a Venetian artist who will create new works that will be presented in a final exhibition.
ART STAYS – Slovenia – 7 days
During Art Stays, the international Festival of Contemporary Art in Slovenia, 2 selected artists will present a new work to the public.
OPEN – Venice
participation in the international exhibition of sculptures and installations at Venice Lido during the Venice Film Festival 2014
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