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ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE
The International Prize “Arte Laguna” starts the new edition with the goal to promote young contemporary art. Remaining consistent to the original purposes of its two creators, Laura Gallon and Beatrice Susa, Arte Laguna Prize continues its course as “incubator of Italian and international young art”, with the will to discover new talent, to support emerging artists in promoting their creativity and to develop their careers. Deadline extended to 20th December 2010.
The final exhibition – which displays the 110 finalists selected by judges – is scheduled in March 2011, involving again the prestigious venue of the Arsenal of Venice. And the total value of the Prize is about 100.000 euros.
In particular, the Prize presents three main innovations. The first one is represented by a special prize, the Press award, whose jury is composed of seven journalists from the art field: Daniele Capra (Exibart), Elisa Delle Noci (Artkey/Teknemedia), Lorella Pagnucco Salvemini (ArteIn), Cristiano Seganfreddo(Innov(e)tion Valley), Chiara Somajni (IL Sole 24 Ore), Gloria Vallese (Arte), Maurizio Zuccari (Insideart).
The second one is the Special Prize “Artist in Residence”, assigned to the artists choosen between finalist ones and it provides three artist’s residencies with the specific intent to promote and encourage the creativity of young artists.
Finally, there is the Special Prize “Tina B”, in collaboration with the same festival in Prague, dedicated to performance. Moreover the Special Prize “Open Arte Communication” that offers the partecipation to the XIV edition of the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations that will take place in Lide of Venice during the Venice International Film Festival.
Surrounding the figure of the main curator of the Prize, the art critic Igor Zanti, the Jury presents new important art professionals for increasing new perspectives in the selection of works: Gianfranco Maraniello – Museum Director MAMbo Bologna; Chiara Barbieri – the Guggenheim Foundation in Venice; Matteo Zauli – Director of the Museum Zauli in Faenza; Luca Panaro – art critic; Ludovico Pratesi -Director Visual Arts Center Pescheria in Pesaro; Rossella Bertolazzi – Director European Institute of Design in Milan; Maja Skerbot – art critic and curator; Valentina Tanni – art critic and one of the founders of Exibart; Monika Burian – Director of the International Festival of Contemporary Art Tina B in Prague.
Also for its fifth edition, the Prize offers Special Prizes in collaboration with the Galleries Partners, a network of more than 30 Italian and foreign galleries, that host personal exhibitions for the selected artists among the finalist ones. those represent more opportunities and visibility linked with nationally and internationally important events and institutions in the art field.
The deadline for apply is the 16th November 2010, by mail, or the 10th December 2010, for online applications.
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