LAP | Public Art Award


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Dead line Settember 5, 2013


The Public Art Award, the first international competition dedicated to public art, aimed to explore the Basilicata region, is addressed to all of you artists and creative people in general who want to deal with the practice of public art. We believe that to breathe art in urban spaces is a necessity for all artists and users, and to stimulate the creation of ad hoc interventions on Basilicata is an opportunity to measure their art to public spaces, having a strong visibility.

This opportunity is offered by LAP | Public Art Award for artists and creative people of all nationalities, without age limit, paying a participation fee of 40,00 € only.

The Jury of the Award, composed by the President Spencer Tunick, internationally renowned artist, by Bruno Di Marino, a media critic, and Basak Malone, New York gallerist, will explore the public art Project presented by each artist, according to two basic criteria: how much Basilicata is at the centre of the project and how much it reflects the fundamental characteristics of public art, first of all, the involvement of the communities that will host the work. The Project can be carried out with all possible media, photography, painting, sculpture, digital documentation of performative actions, video, 2D and 3D animation, provided that it can be reproduced in digital print or video.

The decision to split the competition into two sections, Photography and Video does not mean in any way to penalize the different ways of making art, but is given by LAP's 2 exhibition  modes of works.

The Photography section has, as exhibition platform, the 6 exhibition spaces in Potenza (active since 2009) and the other 2 in Corleto Perticara and Calvello (opening soon), consisting of large panels of 500x250 cm hosting print images reproducing the works made with any art technique, from photography to painting, fom sculpture to installation, from digital documentation of performative actions up to the video frame.

The Video section has, as exhibition platform, the historic buildings and monuments of Basilicata on which the video will be screened with the technique of urban screen. In this case each type of work will be evaluated and exhibited through its reproduction in video projections.

The competition will award two artists regardless of age, one in the photography section and one in the video section, with prize money totaling € 8,000.00, and the exposure within the spaces of the LAP in the City of Potenza and on historical monuments of the Municipalities of the Basilicata region with the technique of the Urban Screen.

The Public Art Award, will also select 20 artists under 35 to participate in the Advanced Course in Visual Arts, from Sept. 16 to 22 with the professors Bruno Di Marino, Bianco and Valente, Emilio Fantin, Anna Detheridge Mariadelaide Cuozzo. The Advanced Course in Visual Arts relies on the partnership of DiCEM Department of European Cultures and the Mediterranean: Architecture, Environment, Cultural Heritage, which guarantees all the participants certificates of participation and credits to the members of the University of Basilicata. It's possible to enroll in the course of Visual Arts even though you exceed the age of 35, sending your curriculum and sign the fee for participation (400 €, max 20 seats)

The projects of the 50 shortlisted artists will create the Archives of LAP | Public Art Award and promoted by events of urban screen in the 131 Municipalities of the Basilicata region and not only, through publications of the project LAP & Smart Places that are expected in 8 outputs until the end of 2014.



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