ANNA MORETTINI PRIZE, Deadline Dec 1 2017
SECOND EDITION OF THE ANNA MORETTINI PRIZE
THEME: THE DECAMERON
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2017
PRIZE: 20,000 EURO AND AN EXHIBITION IN PARIS OR
The Anna Morettini Prize will be assigned by highly esteemed members from the world of art and culture. The aim is to bring forth an artist whose work demonstrates a close look at Florence, the Florentine Renaissance and the questions that one can find in contemporary art.
THEME OF THE YEAR 2017/2018
The theme of the second edition of the Anna Morettini Prize is the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio.
Written in the Fourteenth Century, this work contains 100 tales told by young men and women who, in order to escape the Black Death, took shelter in a villa on the hills of Florence.
This book has been widely criticized and its author considered heretical but with hisDecameron, Boccaccio pays tribute to life. The stories written in the vulgar tongue are characterized by a naturalistic dimension. It is about love, life in the countryside and simple pleasures.
Boccaccio wrote his greatest literary work at a time of great agitation. Europeand Florence of the middle of the 14th century are struck by the Black Death, the bankruptcy of the Bardi and Peruzzi families and the Hundred Years War.
Boccaccio allows the reader and his young protagonists to escape in a bucolic setting. The garden is depicted as a space that escapes the evils and the rules of the city, where one can live and remake the world as he pleases.
The theme may inspire a reflection on the concept of evasion. The method used by Boccaccio - the story in the story - as the painting in the painting, gives candidates the necessary distance to illustrate the threats weighing on our society and express how they escape from it.
Savonarola - a predicator who lived a century later, theme of the first edition of the Prize - and Boccaccio seem opposed. One condemns the earthly pleasures while the other denounces the catholic bigotry. But one thing brings together these two men who marked the History of Florence: the quest for his own sanctuary.
ARTICLE 1 : PRESENTATION
The Prize will be awarded by Anna Morettini in 2018.
ARTICLE 2 : OBJECTIVE
The aim is to reward an artist who has strong intellectual and artistic bonds with the city of Florence. Inspired by the year’s specific theme, the candidate will present an artwork which expresses a contemporary interpretation of an historic subject.
ARTICLE 3 : PRIZE
The winner will receive a prize of 20,000 euro and his or her work will be exposed in Paris or Florence.
ARTICLE 4 : PARTICIPATION RESTRICTIONS
Candidates must prove that they are represented by one or more galleries or that they have exhibited their own work in cultural institutions.
Because the jury wants to nurture emerging talents, it will focus its attention on the candidacies of artists under 45 years old. All traditional artistic techniques, as well as new media, are accepted.
ARTICLE 5 : PARTICIPATION TERMS AND PROCEDURE
Applications to the Prize will open on Monday, July 31, 2017.
Applicants must return duly completed and signed application form (to be downloaded on the website www.prixannamorettini.com/en) along with their full application file via registered mail, with a return receipt, addressed to:
Mademoiselle Anna Morettini
157 boulevard Saint-Germain
AND via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (in .pdf format).
Candidates must send their full application file before December 1, 2017.
ARTICLE 6 : AGREEMENT
Each competition participant grants the Anna Morettini Association free rights to reproduce the works and texts released for the Prize for possible inclusion in the catalogue, publication on the website and for other forms of communication, promotion and organization-based activities.
The documentation submitted will not be returned.
ARTICLE 7 : THE ARTIST’S COMMITMENTS
- Participation implies the unconditional acceptance of all the regulations presented in this document.
- The winner agrees to communicate about the Anna Morettini Association once the work is exhibited.
- The winner agrees to participate in the official artistic event in Florence, in presence of the Anna Morettini Association, to which the press and all nominees will be invited.
- The winner agrees to remain supportive of the Anna Morettini Association for 4 years after his or her reception of the Prize.
- If a project is selected as the winning work:
- The artist commits to finishing the work within the following year after the prize is awarded
- The artist agrees to provide an outline of the project’s stages because the jury may set aside the full sum or divide up the prize according to the production timeline.
ARTICLE 8 : JURY AND SELECTION
The decisions of the jury are secret, final and incontestable.