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 >>>
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.
development of an artistic project with the winning artist of the virtual art section.
2 NEW ART RESIDENCIES by submitting two artworks in the same section
- Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section till October 23, 2012
"Technymon ARTresidency": Art residency in Mumbai for 1 month: 1 artist + 1 final exhibition at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
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, studio, 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, studio, curatorial assistance, open day
The artwork will remain the artist’s property. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.
"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.
"Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute in Venice"
A+A Gallery, Venice
Amy-d Arte Spazio, Milan
Bianca Maria Rizzi Gallery, Milan
Dafna Home Gallery, Naples
Lab 610 XL, Sovramonte (Belluno)
Diana Lowenstein, Miami
Federica Ghizzoni Gallery, Milan
Gagliardi Gallery, San Gimignano
Giudecca 795 Art Gallery, Venice
L'Occhio Art Gallery, Venice
Largo Baracche, Naples
Leo Galleries, Monza and Lugano
Maelstrom Art Gallery, Milan
Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome
PrimoPiano Gallery, Naples
Silbernagl&Undergallery, Milan and Varese
Spazio Surreale, S.Paolo Brazil
Zaion Gallery, Biella
Personal exhibitions include setting-up, opening and press releases that will be organized by each Gallery. Each Gallery is responsible for the setting up and the organization of Exhibitions. Artists are responsible for covering transportation (round trip) expenses and any insurance costs for artworks. Artists will have to contact the gallery within 1 month from the Opening of the main exhibition, on penalty of loss of the prize. The artworks will remain the Artists' property. Each gallery will arrange with the artist the rate of the commission on possible sales. Arte Laguna is only responsible for publishing the winning artworks and some information on the exhibitions in the dedicated section of the website of the Prize.
For the partial support of the organization expenses, the application fee is 50 Euros for 1 work and 90 Euros for 2 works submitted in the same section; for every additional work (in the same section) the fee is 45 Euros, to be paid as specified in ART.6.
ART. 6 - CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
All the artists can apply by:
- November 27, 2012: deadline of applications by mail (date as postmark)
- December 5, 2012: deadline of applications on-line
Artists can apply by using one of the following methods:
by filling in the form at:
PAINTING SECTION: http://www.premioartelaguna.it/enrollment.php?tipo=paint
SCULPTURE SECTION: http://www.premioartelaguna.it/enrollment.php?tipo=sculp
PHOTOGRAPHIC ART SECTION: http://www.premioartelaguna.it/enrollment.php?tipo=photo
VIDEOART SECTION: http://www.premioartelaguna.it/enrollment_video.php
PERFORMANCE SECTION: http://www.premioartelaguna.it/enrollment_performance.php
VIRTUAL ART SECTION: http://www.premioartelaguna.it/enrollment_virtualart.php
2) By mail:
sending the application in an envelope or giving the application to:
Head Office of the Prize: ARTE LAGUNA - Via Roma, 29/A - 31021 Mogliano Veneto (TREVISO) - ITALY
with the following materials: - application form filled in (http://www.artelagunaprize.com/modulo.pdf), - a short biography, - a picture of each work (minimum size: 15x20 cm; maximum size: 20x30cm) witten on the back the name, surname, country, title of the work, dimensions, technique, year, - copy of the payment of the application fee. The documentation and the photos won’t be given back.
The payment of the application fee can be made in these ways:
1) By bank transfer addressed to Cultural Association MoCA, Preganziol (TREVISO) Italy. Bank data: BANCA ANTONVENETA - IBAN: IT64Z0504061800000000866402 - BIC / SWIFT: ANTBIT2PV19 with the reason “Application Prize 12.13 - name, surname and telephone number of the artist”. We do not accept any transfer costs charges, on penalty of the cancellation of your registration.
2) By bank transfer addressed to Cultural Association MoCA, Preganziol (TREVISO) Italy. Bank data: POSTE ITALIANE - IBAN: IT38F0760112000000080409584 - BIC / SWIFT: BPPIITRRXXX
with the reason “Application Prize 12.13 - name, surname and telephone number of the artist.
We do not accept any transfer costs charges, on penalty of the cancellation of your registration.
3) On-line with credit card: PAYPAL http://www.premioartelaguna.it/pagamento_online.php
(if the credit card is not registered with the artist’s name it is mandatory to specify the name the name of the owner of the credit card in the Application form - payment section)
4) WesternUnion to: Name: Laura - Surname: Gallon - Address: Mogliano Veneto (TREVISO) - Country: Italy
The transaction fees are up to the sender. It is mandatory to specify the transaction code in the application form.
5) Personally in the Head Office of the Prize: Arte Laguna – Via Roma 29/A - Mogliano V.to (TV) Tel. +39 041 5937242 from Monday to Friday during the following hours: 9.30am -12.30am and 2.30pm-6pm.
Charges of transaction fees are not accepted, if happens we will cancell your registration.
Bank cheques are not accepted
ART.7 – SELECTION PROCESS AND THE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
The Judging Panel will select 200 artworks. The selected artists will have to send an email with a folder with a detailed dossier and a maximum of 10 arworks for the final selection of 110 finalist artworks that will participate in the prestigious Collective Exhibition at Venice Arsenale and of other artworks which will be selected among the Under-25 artists and which will be on display at the Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute in Venice.
The results of the selections will be published on the website www.artelagunaprize.com. The names of the winners of each section will be announced during the Exhibition Opening. The organization and the setting-up of these two exhibitons will be done by Arte Laguna. Each artist is responsible for covering transportation (round trip) expenses and any insurance costs for the artworks.
ART. 8 – RESPONSABILITIES
Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna, while guaranteeing the greatest care and custody of the works, will not be liable for any thefts, fires or any damages to artworks or people that could occur during all the stages of the event. Any insurance request is the responsibility of the Artists. Each Artist must keep informed about the news of the Prize, that will be updated on the website www.artelagunaprize.com. The organization will send all the relevant communications and any possible changes to this Notice by e-mail to all mailing-list subscribers. Therefore artists have to give the organization a valid e-mail address, add
to their email list and read the email daily.
ART. 9 – AGREEMENT
The decisions of the Judging Panel are irrevocable and unquestionable. The awarded artists have the right to renounce the prizes, but without asking Arte Laguna and MoCA any kind of compensation. In that case the prize will be re-assigned according to the ranking made by the Panel. Each Artist gives to Arte Laguna the rights of reproduction of the works and texts for the realization of the Catalogue, the archive of applications, the publication of the artworks on the website of the Prize and other forms of communication and activities of the organization.
Each Artist gives to Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna the authorization to the treatment of personal data according to the “privacy law” (Legislative Decree n° 675/96 and n° 196/2003), also for data entry into data banks.
The participation in the Prize implies the knowledge and the complete acceptance of these Regulations and of the charter of Cultural Association MoCA.