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The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Seventh International Art Prize 'Arte Laguna' aimed at promoting and enhancing the contemporary art.
Participants can choose the theme of their artworks and enter into six categories:
• Painting – works realized with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on whatever support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.). The maximum dimensions allowed per each work are 150 cm per side.
• Sculpture and installation – any organic or inorganic material. In the works sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements can be used. The maximum dimensions allowed per each works are: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 4 meters, weight 150 kg. The artist, if selected as finalist for the collective exhibition, has to provide to the Organization all the necessary material in order to exhibit the artwork and supervise personally the setting up.
• Photographic Art - color and b/w analog photos, color and b/w digital photos, color and b/w digital elaborations, works entirely created by computer. The maximum dimensions allowed per each works are 150 cm per side.
• Video Art and animation - film, video and works with all the animation techniques on any digital and analog support. The works has to last as maximum 15 minutes, opening title and closing credits included. For the exhibition the artist has to send original works saved on DVD in high quality and in formats compatible with mastly used reading systems.
• Performance - any technique, expressive form and with any support materials (video, music, etc.. to be provided and arranged by the artist in the case of being selected as finalist) can be used. Each performance can last a maximum of 10 minutes and can involve no more than five artists.
• Virtual Art - artworks entirely created using computer softwares, graphics, and 3D animations; artworks and videos created using smartphone or tablet applications; virtual installations, net art.
For the partial support of the organization expenses, the application fee is 50 Euro for 1 work and 90 euros for 2 works in the same section, for additional works (in the same section) the fee is 45 Euro each.
For under 25 artists the application fee is 45 euros for 1 work and 80 euros for 2 works in the same section, for additional works (in the same section) the fee is 40 euros each. Artists who subscribe at least 2 artworks can participate also in the Special Prizes "Artist in Residence" and “Business for art”.
The Prize is open to all artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in one or more sections.
The total value of the awards is 170.000 Euro (approx 215,000 USD). Arte Laguna offers:
• Money prizes
• The organization of an important collective exhibition in Venice
• Exhibitions in Art Galleries
• Art Residences and the publication of the official Catalogue