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Arte Laguna Art Prize, the Future of Contemporary Art
Studio Arte Laguna and the Cultural Association MoCA have officially opened the registrations to the 4th edition of the International Arte Laguna Art Prize.
VENICE.- Arte Laguna Art Prize is an important international competition - in its 4th edition - that is slightly changing the approach towards the contemporary art, giving an original look on the works of the young artists’ new generation, the “bigs” of tomorrow.

Since just a few days Studio Arte Laguna and the Cultural Association MoCA have officially opened the registrations to the 4th edition of the International Arte Laguna Art Prize, patronaged among others by the Ministry of Foreign Countries, from the Veneto Region, from the European Institute of Design, and from Nikon, and the website dedicated to the prize - www.premioartelaguna.it - has already signed a real registrations’ boom, that is a good premise to achieve and go over the 4.000 works registered at the end of the competition.

The interest that this prize, authentically venetian but with an international resonance, succeeds to originate in the contemporary art’s world is incredible, and is attributable in the first place to the innovative formulation chosen by its founders, that let it be a really accessible competition to any category of artist - just think that in the past edition among other artists appeared a horse - but it’s deserved above all to the concrete Prize’s range: the possibility to gain not only a monetary acknowledgment, but the only opportunity for any artist to see his own works exposed in the collective dedicated to the Arte Laguna Art Prize, than will be carried out in the Venice Arsenale in March 2010, and more ahead in the exclusive circuit of national and international Art Galleries, that have been involved in this competition.

Arte Laguna Art Prize is divided - like in the previous editions - in three sections: Painting, Sculpture and Photographic Art, each of which is presided from a quoted Italian critical and curator. This year Igor Zanti for Sculpture, Viviana Siviero for Painting, and Alexander Trabucco for Photographic Art, supported by Stefano Coletto, curator of the Fondazione Bevilaqua La Masa of Venezia, Lorenzo Respi, curator of the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro of Milano, and Rossella Bertolazzi, director of the European Institute of Design, will be engaged since the registrations’ closing (15th of November for the post registrations and 26th of November for the on-line registrations) in the selection of the 90 finalists - 30 for section - that will display their from the 6th to the 27th of March 2010 in the Venice Arsenale, after the official prize-giving event that will be carried out just in those immense spaces that during the last few years have watched the intense works of the greatest contemporary artists and architects.

Waiting for this date, Arte Laguna Lagoon anticipates times for the conclusion of the Special Prize “Collezione Tenuta S.Anna - Business for Art”, that offers the possibility to all the artists who registered with two works to the Painting Section of the Arte Laguna Art Prize, to participate for free also to this competition, with the topic: “The Earth’s Colors”. Registrations to this “wine” prize are opened until the 30th september 2009 for a very precise reason: the winner will receive not just a money prize of € 5.000,00, but above all the possibility to see its own works reproduced on the Tenuta S.Anna more prestigious wine labels, in limited edition and introduced in a very special occasion: Vinitaly 2010, the more important international wine exhibition.





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