The Cultural Association MoCA announces the outdoor sculpture prize "ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea" on behalf of the Municipality of Caorle. The Prize is aimed at enhancing the town of Caorle and especially the cliff dividing the Adriatic sea from the town center. The contest, now in its 19th edition, aims to enrich Caorle's heritage by transforming the cliff into a veritable open-air contemporary art gallery, whose changes will be given by time and natural agents. The purpose of the competition is to further enrich "ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea" through the creation of works of art carved on the large rocks of Euganean trachyte posed to defend the town and curb the waves of the sea.
The competition is open from 30 March to 15 May 2018.
The competition is open to sculptors from Italy and from all over the world, with no age or sex restrictions of any kind.
The theme is free. Each artist can choose the subject and the theme to be proposed for the enhancement of the cliff "ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea" in Caorle considering that the winning artists will have to sculpt the proposed work directly on the Euganean trachyte rocks and that each sculpture can occupy a surface of about 1 - 2 square meters.
Each artist can present his/her own project for a work to be carved on the cliff of Caorle. The project must be accompanied by at least 1 sketch in scale and a descriptive text that specifies the intervention techniques on the trachyte boulders and the meaning of the work. The artist's curriculum vitae and a portfolio of additional works are also required.
The selection of the submitted projects will be made by an Awarding Jury consisting of prestigious names in the Contemporary Art scene:
Paolo De Grandis (Venice, Italy | Curator and creator of exhibitions)
Simone Pallotta (Rome, Italy | Curator of public and urban art),
Matteo Zauli (Faenza, Italy | Director of Carlo Zauli Museum)
The jury will select the 3 winning artists who will have to implement the project submitted in the town of Caorle during the event "Scogliera Viva. Sculpting the Sea". The time to complete the work is 9 days, from 21 June to 30 June 2018.
The competition will award 3 cash prizes of € 2,000 euro to each of the 3 winning artists selected by the awarding jury. The cash prizes will be awarded by the Consortium of Tourism Promotion of Caorle and Eastern Venice, in the week after the awards ceremony, via bank transfer on the bank account.
For each of the 3 winning artists board and lodging are included (only for the winning artist, any accompanying persons are at their own expenses) for the entire period of stay in the town of Caorle, from 21 to 30 June 2018, for the creation of the work on site. Each artist must bring his/her own equipment. The following will be supplied: compressor and electric current.
Participation in the contest is free of charge.
Artists can register by May 15, 2018 using one of the following methods:
1) On-line: by filling in the registration form on the website www.scoglieraviva.com
2) By mail: by sending the following in a sealed envelope to the Competition Organization c/o Arte Laguna, via Roma 29/a 31021 Mogliano Veneto (TV):
the application form that can be downloaded here, the document with the technical description of the project and the meaning of the work, at least one sketch of the work to be submitted, a brief biographical statement, a dossier consisting of at least 3 sculptures already made (maximum size of each photo 20x30 cm).
This documentation (including photos) will not be returned.
The winning works will be presented to the public on the occasion of the event "ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea" to be held on the evening of 30 June 2018 in the town center of Caorle.
The Cultural Association MoCA and the Municipality of Caorle decline any responsibility for any thefts, fires or damages of any kind, to the works or persons, that may occur during all the stages of the event.
The decisions of the Awarding Jury are final and unappealable. Each candidate gives the Cultural Association MoCA and the Municipality of Caorle, without any compensation, the rights of reproduction, exhibition, publication, translation and communication to the public, in any way and without exception, for their own works and for the descriptive texts submitted to the contest. The Cultural Association MoCA and the Municipality of Caorle, in full respect of the moral copyright law, will exercise these rights for all the institutional communication activities related to the competition. Each candidate expressly authorizes the Cultural Association MoCA, the Municipality of Caorle, as well as their direct delegates, to process the personal data transmitted pursuant to Law 675/96 ('Privacy Law') and its subsequent amendments of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 (Privacy Code), also for the purpose of inclusion in databases managed by the aforementioned subjects. The works created, due to their intrinsic nature, will remain the property of the Municipality of Caorle. Projects that are not selected will not be used in any way and will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Participation in the Prize implies the knowledge and total acceptance of these Terms.
Date: 20 March 2018