Sunday, March 23, 2014

Venice International ARTE LAGUNA ART PRIZE - 2014 - The Winners

Interior Arsenale Novissimo
(Venice, Italy) The Arte Laguna Art Prize, now in its eighth year, continues to evolve, growing more international and prestigious every year. With strong support from Veneto Region, the Provinces of Venice and Treviso, as well as the Comune of Venice, the Arte Laguna Art Prize has built a network of collaborations with foundations, museums, galleries, art residencies and private companies all over the world to invest in emerging contemporary artists, helping to launch their professional careers.

PAINTING - The Four Seasons by Bianca De Gier (Netherlands)
The exhibition space for Arte Laguna is the immense Arsenale Novissimo. It is a fun adventure to go down there -- the vaporetto stop is at Celestia -- and see a part of Venice way off the beaten track. Last night at the opening reception, the space was lit with a very cool light show, with very cool music playing in the background, and, as usual, the place was packed. I've known Beatrice Susa, co-founder of the Prize, along with Laura Gallon, since the beginning, and these two ladies continue to impress.

SCULPTURE: Raum by Elaine Byrne (Ireland)
The works of the 105 finalists selected among thousands of entries in Painting, Sculpture & Installation, Photographic Art, Video Art, and Performance are on display through April 6, 2014. The finalists come from all over the planet, from the United States, Brazil, Mexico and all of Europe to Hong Kong, Israel, Russia and the Republic of Korea. In addition to zipping to the top of the heap in terms of international recognition, each winner receives €7,000, a nice bit of change that can really make a difference in an emerging artist's life.

The winners of the five Insitutional Prizes are:

Section: Painting
Overall winner prize: 7.000,00 Euros

Selected artist: Bianca De Gier
Gouda | Netherlands 1966

Selected Artwork:
The Four Seasons (nr.56), 2013
Mixed media on canvas


VIDEO ART & PERFORMANCE - Not Swiss Made by Apiyo Amolo (Kenya)
Sezione: Video Arte e Performance
Premio Vincitore Assoluto: 7.000,00 Euros
 
Selected artist: Apiyo Amolo
Kenya, 1978

Selected Artwork:
Not Swiss Made, 2012
SONY HVR-Z5E HDV and Adobe Premium Pro, 3'


Section: Sculpture and Installation
Overall winner prize: 7.000,00 Euros

Selected artist: Elaine Byrne
Dublin | Ireland 1970

Selected Artwork:
Raum, 2013
Wooden construction bolted together, sound, text and found objects


PHOTOGRAPHY - Gardens by Victoria Campillo (Spain)
Section: Photographic Art
Overall winner prize: 7.000,00 Euros
Selected artist: Victoria Campillo
Barcelona | Spain 1957

Selected Artwork:
Gardens, 2013
Lambda print on aluminium




VIRTURAL ART - Dérives by Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion (France)
Section: Virtual Art - iFOPE
Overall winner prize: 7.000,00 Euros

Selected artist: Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion
Nancy | France 1984 – Forbach | France 1982

Selected artwork:
Dérives, 2011-2013
Algorithmic cinema installation


It's interesting that all five winners happen to be women this year. There are all sorts of other prizes, such as artist residencies and collaborations with galleries, and different categories, including under-25, so please visit the Arte Laguna Art Prize for all the details.

Congratulation to all the finalists and winners!

Ciao from Venezia,
Cat
Venetian Cat - The Venice Blog 


ARTE LAGUNA ART PRIZE
March 22 to April 6, 2014
Arsenale Novissimo
Vaporetto: Celestia (Line 52)
Daily 10AM to 6PM
Entrance: free
 

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  1. The Arte Laguna Art Prize, now in its eighth year, continues to evolve, growing more international and prestigious every year. With strong support from Veneto Region, the Provinces of Venice and Treviso, as well as the Comune of Venice, the Arte Laguna Art Prize has built a network of collaborations with foundations, museums, galleries, art residencies and private companies all over the world to invest in emerging contemporary artists, helping to launch their professional careers.

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