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"Call for Artists: International Art Award PREMIO ARTEINGENUA 2008"
2007-10-25 until 2008-01-18
Call for Artists: PAINTING, SCULPTURE, AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ARTISTS (20-40) "IMPACT – ART
place and relationships". ARTEINGENUA Spa makes its bow on the international contemporary art scene as an
innovative space and new kind of modern patronage. It is inspired by the need to discover, understand, evaluate, and diffuse - through operative and cultural strategies – new forms of art that, more than ever today, demonstrate the force to be found in a rediscovered expressive purity, a necessary spontaneity in “art making”, in a multifaceted growth of
pictorial, plastic, multimedial, and performing languages.
The key word for this new integrated system for contemporary art is INGENUOUS, and in
it is mirrored a new methodological approach to the expressive purity of young and so of
emerging contemporary artists.
This purity is shown in various forms which, at times, have re-emerged from a past that is
both historical memory and a generational clash, but vibrating with the joy of “giving” to
everyone an awareness of the great possibilities of each artist.
For ARTINGENUA the propulsion behind art starts in less known and, in a certain sense,
less eloquent areas which are also less dominated by, and impermeable to, prevailing
ideologies: it is to this world that ARTINGENUA wishes to offer its help with an overview
that is still INGENUOUS, still open to suggestions and in search of what is yet to be born.
The organisation of competitions for young artists is not a new idea but what is innovative
about this one is the amount of the prize money. This will allow, on the one hand,
worthwhile young artists to study and deepen the languages and themes of the
contemporary art they feel most in accord with, without having to “limit” or “sell”
themselves but, rather, to concentrate on themselves without having to market their own
artistic abilities; on the other hand these prizes will allow a qualitative gain in the form of
the works presented for the eventual exhibition.
For ARTINGENUA to give an economic reward means above all “enriching” the mind
rather than the pockets of young artists: to give them, in other words, the possibility of
really concentrating on their own future without anxiety or the fear of having to sacrifice
themselves in other activities having nothing to do with their wishes or real potentiality.
The international competition “ARTINGENUA prize 2008” is placed, then, within a wider
context: ARTINGENUA is, in fact, concerned with its artists’ “full time” and aims at realising
together with them the projects and continuing collaboration so often absent in the art
system, establishing long-term, focussed strategies and moves.
In this context of initiatives and working methods identified and followed up by
ARTINGENUA is to be placed the first edition of “ARTINGENUA prize 2008” which offers a
range of prizes that is quite exceptional, even internationally, especially considering that
this is a privately organised award: in fact the first prize amounts to 30,000.00 Euros; the
second 7,000.00 Euros; the third 3,000.00 Euros, for a total of 40,000.00 Euros.
The competition plans an exhibition, a substantial catalogue with reproductions of all the
works admitted to the competition itself, biographies of the artists, and critical essays.
The show of the works, the voting, and the adjudication of the prizes will all take place in
an important venue, yet to be decided on, in Italy.
A carefully selected jury, consisting of persons of note from the following categories:
Architecture and design
Poetry and literature
All will be a guarantee for both discovering the artists’ real abilities and for giving them
concrete possibilities for becoming known and appreciated.
The theme that the ARTINGENUA prize 2008 proposes is:
IMPACT – ART
place + relationships
It is, then, a provocation more than a proposal, an attack more than an invitation, that
ARTINGENUA offers young and emergent contemporary artists, calling on them to take
part in a competition that, for the first time, aims at having an IMPACT on new expressive
languages, with yet to be discovered artistic forms, as is described in the outline supplied
with the competition notice. In this are to be found the three central themes by which the
artists are free to be inspired.
INFO "PREMIO ARTEINGENUA 2008"
Via Corfù, 106
Tel. (+39) 030.24.22.111
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