Arte Laguna Prize Opens New 19th Edition 2024

After 18 years now comes the double formula The new edition of Arte Laguna Prize, Prize for Contemporary Art, kicks off

Events - published on 22 March 2024

Source: press office Arte Laguna Prize

For 2024, the exhibition is scheduled for a double edition at the Arsenale Nord in Venice, in November and December.

VENICE – Arte Laguna Prize announces that the exhibition will include the finalists of the 18th and 19th editions together in the historic spaces of the North Arsenal in Venice. This year the works of more than 200 international artists will be exhibited from 16 November to 8 December 2024, a period of great artistic and cultural fervour. With the Double Public Exhibition of Arte Laguna Prize Venice is ready to welcome even more visitors with the benefit of the water connection between the South Arsenal and the North Arsenal.

Double edition, Double audience, Double visibility: the 120 finalists of the 18th edition are already official HERE, while for those of the 19th edition the call is now open.

The numbers of the just concluded edition: 18th edition, entries from more than 80 countries worldwide, 20% increase, 90% from outside Italy. Arte Laguna Prize welcomes artists of all ages: in the 17th edition a 99 year old – Rinaldo Frattolillo, from New York, was registered, in the 18th the youngest artist: Daniil Burakhovich (in art Lern), only 14 years old, mentioned by partner IED Group for his graphic skills, used to convey the considerations of the war in Ukraine.

The Prize, as every year, offers the winning artist €10,000, as well as the opportunity to participate in the various Special Prizes organised with high-level partners from all over the world, who have chosen to firmly believe in and invest in Contemporary Art.

With double the turnout, already welcomed during the last exhibition, the artists are directly contacted by enthusiasts, interested parties, collectors, gallery owners, curators, museum directors and institutions.

The finalist artists are selected by an exclusive jury, different every year to ensure the highest level of democracy, which votes in 3 different ways with mathematical sums and group discussions, both online and in person in front of the works. And the holders of the Special Prizes are also judges in their field: they can be founders, entrepreneurs, owners, directors of galleries, festivals, institutions, companies ready to offer the most varied opportunities to their favourite artists, from artistic residencies, to exhibitions, to collaborations, to real contracts.

Values: the Special Awards for Sustainability are confirmed, promoting works made from recycled or environmentally friendly materials related to the transformation of paper, glass, plastic, aluminium, cork, textiles, etc.

The Inauguration Evening will be Saturday 16 November 2024 from 5.00 p.m. at the Nappe in the North Arsenal of Venice. There will be live performances and the Award Ceremony for the absolute winners of the two editions.

Arte Laguna Prize continues with its aims of inclusion without distinction, welcoming works and artists of all nationalities, genres and styles. A much broader approach also with regard to digitisation, which continues with the project to replicate the exhibition in Virtual Reality and increase the space and visibility of the artists’ works: from the physical to the Metaverse.

To participate in the competition

ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 18th and 19th Edition
North Arsenal of Venice

16 November 2024 – 5 p.m.
Vernissage – Performance – Award Ceremony

17 November – 8 December 2024
Exhibition open to the public every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(Updates about Talks and events will follow)

8 December 2024

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