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Arte Laguna 12th edition open a new contest's category for Urban Art .

The Arte Laguna Prize once again leads the way for an ever broader and more diverse cultural offer.
Innovative and unique among national art competitions: the 12th Arte Laguna Prize opens with a new contest section dedicated to Urban Art. The call for artists is now open
Always keeping up with contemporary artistic trends, the international contest opens its twelfth edition, extending the competition sections also to Urban Art.

Images: Arsenale of Venice (location of finalists exhibition); exhibition opening of the past edition, March 2017

VENICE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 - Always keeping up with contemporary artistic trends, the international contest opens the twelfth edition, extending the competition sections also to Urban Art.
The art categories of the international competition thus increase to nine : these conventional categorizations are becoming increasingly intertwined, but allow to map the current state of art: painting, sculpture and installation, virtual art, photographic art, digital graphics, video art and short films, performance, urban art and land art.

"This novelty makes us stand out in the panorama of art competitions, and not just national ones", says Igor Zanti, Prize curator and chair of the jury. "We have always wanted to be anticipators, and we did this last year by dedicating a special prize to sustainable art. We are continuing to do so, in order to provide an ever broader and more diverse cultural offer".

Artists can submit to this new section works or art projects for urban redevelopment, street art and graffiti, where the artistic intervention is specific to the urban fabric it has been conceived for. All the works will be evaluated by a specific panel for Urban Art and Land Art composed by Igor Zanti, Simone Pallotta, curator of public and urban art, and Emanuele Montibeller, artistic director of Arte Sella - the contemporary mountain. Among the ten finalists, the jury will select the best work that will be awarded a prize of 7,000 euro, in addition to the four cash prizes assigned to the overall winners of the other categories, for a total prize of 35,000 euro.

Since 2010, the Arte Laguna Prize has given artists the chance to exhibit at the Venice Arsenale, a sought-after location that makes the Venetian contest a prestigious acknowledgment for those who make it to the final shortlist after the careful selection by the international jury. There will be 115 on display at Tese, Arsenale North from March 17 to April 9, 2018..

Artists from all over the world are eligible with no restrictions and an open theme, applications must be submitted by November, 16, 2017.
More information and the competition terms are available at www.artelagunaprize.com



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11. ARTE LAGUNAPRIZE: the 6 overall winners announced at the Arsenale of Venice

Images:
ELÍAS PEÑA SALVADOR | Madrid Spain 1992 | Argos, 2016, Oil on canvas
MARÍA GABRIELA CHIRINOS | Caracas, Venezuela 1964 | Waiting, 2016, Digital photography
ELENA BERTUZZI & LAURE CHATREFOU | Biella, Italy 1959 & Tours, France 1983 | Le labyrinthe du Debaa, 2015, Projections on a cube of transparent veils
ELIZA SOROGA | Greece 1988 | Women in Agony, 2015, Performance in public space
HILL KOBAYASHI KOBE | Japan 1977 | Radioactive Live Soundscape, 2016, Satellite communications based live microphone in radioactive area
BRANKO STANOJEVIĆ & MILENA STRAHINOVIĆ | Serbia 1983 & 1984 | Border, 2014, Monument made of mirrors and steel substructure

Exhibition of finalists and winners
125 artworks
Nappe dell'Arsenale an TIM Future Centre, Venice
26 March – 9 April 2017 open 10am -6pm daily

Guided tours: Sunday, March 26

- h. 11am Nappe Arsenale
- h.3pm TIM Future Centre - virtual art and digital graphics section

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Opening and awards ceremony, Arsenale of Venice, March 25, 2017

IMAGES:
CHRISTOPHER BOHA Canada 1978, In my Shoes, 2015, Cast concrete, optical crystal glass, 100x64x200cm
INGE VAN HEERDE The Netherlands 1996 - Wood, from the series: Magic Tragic, 2015, Digital photography,100x70cm
SILVANA MALDONADO FOITZICK Chile 1977 - Humanoides 7, 2015, digital photomontage, 70x100cm
STEFANO SERAGLIO Vicenza, Italy 1975, Vase and stone that stop the movement of a ball in space, 2016, 350x50x150cm

Exhibition of finalists and winners
125 artworks
Nappe Arsenale and TIM Future Centre, Venice
26 March – 9 April 2017 hours 10am - 6pm daily

Opening ceremony: Saturday, March 25, at 6pm
Guided tours: Sunday, March 26

- 11am Nappe Arsenale
- 3pm TIM Future Centre - virtual art and digital graphics section

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