Arte Laguna Prize Call for Artists

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.

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The V edition of the Prize is enriched with two new sections - Video Art and Performing Art - which are additional to those established: Painting, Sculpture and Photographic Art. The Prize presents really a lot new opportunities and main innovations. Among them there will be a Collective exhibition of finalist Artists.

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, Director of MAMbo of Bologna; Chiara Barbieri, Publications Director Peggy Guggenheim Collection; Ludovico Pratesi, Director of Visual Arts Centre Pescheria of Pesaro, Luca Panaro, Art Critic; Rossella Bertolazzi, Director of IED; Maja Skerbot, Art Critic and curator; Valentina Tanni, Critic and one of the Exibart Founders; Monika Burian, Director of the International Contemporary Art Festival Tina B in Prague; and Matteo Zauli, Director of Zauli Museum in Faenza.

The final exhibition - which displays the 110 finalists selected by judges – is scheduled on March 2011, involving again the prestigious venue of the Arsenal of Venice. In addiction, there is the Special Prize "Tina B", in collaboration with the same festival in Prague, for sharing a performance with the Prize. And the Special Prize “Open” that offers the participation to the XIV edition of the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations that will take place in Lido of Venice during the Venice International Film Festival.

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. These are: Special Prize "Art Stays" Art Residence in Slovenia + final exhibition; Special Prize “Claudio Buziol Foundation” Art Residence in Venice + final exhibition; Special Prize "Carlo Zauli Museum” Art Residence in Faenza + final exhibition.

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.

Moreover the Prize can start new and unexpected synergies between the contemporary art world and the companies through the Special Prize “Business for Art”. In this new edition it will start a new collaboration with ReiL enterprise, in the real estate field, that offers the Special Prize “Reil for young talents”, a stay in Brazil for one artist that will work in a resort for making it an unique artistic space.



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