The 7th International Arte Laguna Award in the Arsenal of Venice: 110 finalists will be presented at the exhibition on March 17 - 31.
The opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 16 at 6 pm.
The Venetian Arsenal has already opened its doors to the finalists of the Arte Laguna international award for the fourth year in a row: from March 17 to March 31, in Arsenale di Venezia, 105 artists from around the world will be exhibited, selected in the disciplines: Painting, Sculpture and Installation, Video Art and Performance, Photo art.
Also 5 works in the Virtual Art category will be presented at the new Telecom Italia Future Center, a stone's throw from the Rialto Bridge.
Another group of finalists - young artists under 25 will be exhibited at the Romanian Institute of Venice, with an impressive showcase in the direction of the tourist flow to San Marco.
During the opening ceremony, on Saturday, March 16, will be announced 5 absolute winners in each discipline. Each of them will receive a premium of 7,000 Euros. Also, the winners of special awards will be announced, including participation in national festivals and exhibitions, solo exhibitions in 21 galleries around the world that are part of the international network created by Arte Laguna, the "Business for Art" award, which includes cooperation with companies- investors in art, selection in 6 art residences in Venice, in Vicenza, Basel, in Ptuj (Slovenia), in Mumbai and in Beijing.
General information The amount of premiums reaches 180.000 Euros.
The following events are expected during the exhibition:
- On Sunday, March 17, Arsenal, at 11.30 - a tour of the exhibition with a guide, a debate with guests and authors;
- On Sunday, March 17, the Romanian Institute, at 15.00 - the opening of the exhibition "Under25", interviews with young artists;
- On Saturday, March 23, Telecom Italia Future Center, at 15.00 - a meeting "new ways to make art and new technologies";
- On Saturday, March 30, Arsenal, the meeting "a new use of former industrial sites."
A full list of finalists you can see on the site of the award: THE NAMES OF THE 110 FINALISTSPhotogallery Total | 13 pictures