ARGENTINA, AZCUY AWARD - NATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
In its 2nd edition, individual and collective artists from all over the country will be able to participate in the contest, which will select an artwork to be located in DONNA Acqua, the new residential building developed by Azcuy. The winner will be awarded an amount of $ 800,000, in addition to the production of the work. Deadline August 2, 2020.
Azcuy, a Real Estate company that develops, projects, constructs and markets residential buildings, in alliance with the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, announce the launch of the Second Edition of the Azcuy Award, their annual contemporary art competition.
The open call, with a national scope, is addressed to individual and / or collective artists of legal age, emerging or established, Argentine or foreign with a minimum of three years of residence in the country.
From the set of presentations, a jury of experts will select five finalists, each of whom will receive $ 60,000 pesos and an approximate period of one month to develop their proposals in depth. During this period, they will have technical and curatorial advice from the Azcuy studio and the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires. From the final delivery, the winning project will be chosen. This will receive a prize of $ 800,000 and the production of the work will also be entirely paid for. Those interested should enter HERE, where they will find the Detailed Terms and Conditions, and access all the necessary documentation to start the registration and research process.
This year, the contest invites participants to submit an unpublished piece conceived especially for the DONNA Acqua ground floor, where the winning work will be installed. DONNA Acqua is one of the buildings that the company is building in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Caballito.
The Azcuy 2020 Prize. Donna Acqua Edition Jury is made up of Victoria Noorthoorn (Director of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires), Fernanda Brenner (Founder and Director of Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil), Mónica Giron (artist), Carlos Huffmann (artist and director of the Art Department of the Universidad Di Tella), Javier Villa (Senior Curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires), Alejandra Aguado (Curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires) and Sol Juárez (Architect, Creative Project Manager, Azcuy).
"This year, more than ever, we want to support artistic production, contributing our recognition and promotion to the creative processes of artists across the country," said Gerardo Azcuy, Founder and CEO of Azcuy.
“It is a great honor for the Museum to announce a new edition of the Azcuy Award in such a particular context. This contest is a reaffirmation of our support, along with Azcuy, to the Argentine artists of the most diverse generations”, said Victoria Noorthoorn, Director of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires.
The Azcuy Prize is an annual contemporary art competition with the objective to recognize and promote national artistic production, encourage the presence of the visual arts in the urban and residential environment, and explore a link between art and architecture that generates a positive impact on the local community. It is an initiative of Azcuy developed in alliance with the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, by virtue of the company's participation in the Museum's cultural sponsorship program as an allied sponsor.
In the First Edition of the contest, which took place in 2019, 304 proposals were evaluated, among which the project Mutanti by the artist Diego Bianchi, currently in production to be placed on permanent exhibition in the garden of the DONNA Terra building, won.
“Without a doubt, we are in a complex moment. And it is in situations like these that we most need to reinforce our commitments as social actors. Azcuy’s aim is, and will continue to be, beyond the current situation, to provide the national artistic community with a space in which to express their ideas, creating a work that elevates the experience of those who live in our buildings, "concluded Gerardo Azcuy .