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Arte Laguna Prize promotes the reuse and sustainability of plastic materials together with Corepla Consortium and Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Together to award sustainable, original and creative art, this is the aim of the synergy born among Arte Laguna Prize, Corepla (National Consortium for the Collection and Recycling of Plastic packages) and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, through the Ca’ Foscari sostenibile program.

Since 2015 Arte Laguna Prize has created a special section dedicated to Art and Sustainability promoting a sensitization of the artistic gesture, of creativity, of design and in general of the visual and performing arts towards the Reuse Recycle Reduce strategies. The Prize receives the moral patronage of the Ministry for the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea.

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Entries are open for the 13th edition of Arte Laguna Prize

The jury has been announced and among this year's news there is a section dedicated to design

VENICE, 7th SEPTEMBER 2018 - Arte Laguna Prize has been promoting contemporary art for thirteen years, collecting thousands of applications from artists from all over the world, selected by a jury of excellence for the great exhibition in March in the evocative spaces of the Arsenale of Venice.

The Prize has obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic and the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritagel, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the European Institute of Design among others. This year it opens its doors to design, dedicating to it a new important section.
This change, strongly endorsed by the prize management, “is the natural continuation of the growth of Arte Laguna Prize and the expression of the blurred boundaries between design and art that we have been observing for a long time” states Laura Gallon, one of the founders.

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Arte Laguna Prize at Venice Glass Week

For the Venice Glass Week Arte Laguna Prize presents the glass installation by Cecil Kemperink, realized by Fornace Mian.

Images: Cecil Kemperink

Lines of colored glass, modeled in a dance movement worn by the artist, an installation that becomes a performance to dive completely into the creation made of Murano glass.

VENICE, SEPTEMBER 4th 2018 - On the occasion of the Venice Glass Week, Arte Laguna Prize presents, on Friday September 14th at 4pm in the spaces of Fornace Mian, the glass installation by the artist Cecil Kemperink.

Fornace Mian will open its spaces to show to the public the work created by the Dutch artist and made in the furnace, together with the Murano glass masters. Cecil Kemperink had the opportunity to spend a period of residency in Venice as the winner of one of the "Artist residencies" programs of the 12th Arte Laguna Prize, awarded in March 2018.
Murano Glass Art Residency is a project dedicated to the valorization of Murano glass conceived by Arte Laguna Prize, contemporary art contest among the most important and established in the international scene, to reward the creativity of an artist who has the desire to experiment and work with this precious material known all over the world.
In 2018 Murano Glass Art Residency is realized in partnership with Fornace Mian, leading company in the production of Murano glass furnishing accessories and Pentagram Stiftung Foundation.

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