premio recontemporary: open call

Apr. 29, 2024

On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, Recontemporary launches the Premio Recontemporary with the aim of supporting emerging artistic talent, offering new talents an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Recontemporary is a non-profit cultural association dedicated to video art, the first independent space in Italy dedicated exclusively to new media art. Rec promotes exhibitions and multimedia artists and develops educational projects on contemporary art and digital technologies.

Recontemporary’s intention is to build, through the support of an international jury and special mentions, a network of collaborations and exchanges that can amplify the resonance of the selected artist’s work.

The artist or collective/group selected based on the submitted projects will have the opportunity to have a solo exhibition curated by Recontemporary at its premises in Via Gaudenzio Ferrari 12/B, Turin, Italy. Recontemporary will cover the costs of installation, organisation of press previews, opening events, and cultural mediation throughout the exhibition's duration. The exhibition will take place from June 19 to August 3, 2024, with a public opening and press preview on June 19. Recontemporary will promote the winner's work and professional development through a one-year consultancy program aimed at the artist's professional and creative growth. The winner will be supported in seeking open calls, applying to calls for submissions, and organising exhibitions on a local and international level, thanks to the network of collaborations established over time by Recontemporary.

After the exhibition, in support of the selected artist's work, Recontemporary commits to acquire, in agreement with the artist, one of the video works selected and exhibited in the show, investing a total value of €1000 (one thousand euros) with the aim of integrating the work into the collection and the contemporary art market circuit. Furthermore, the artist will receive a participation fee for a total value of €200 (two hundred euros), in addition to board and lodging, which will be covered by Recontemporary. The contribution is aimed at supporting the artist's stay during the opening and installation days. The established network of collaborations includes a series of special mentions of various kinds. Specifically, the following entities will be involved:

Contemporary Cluster (Rome): Founded in November 2016, it is a space dedicated to experimentation in contemporary art through various approaches and modalities. The cultural offer focuses on interdisciplinary interests, exchange, and research. Inspired by avant-garde movements of the 19th and 20th centuries (such as Wiener Secession, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Futurism), the gallery promotes a new concept for its artistic and cultural production, paying attention to different aspects of visual cultures: fluidity, cross-mediality, cooperation, and co-working. The gallery commits to hosting a collective exhibition in January-February 2025 with the works of the prize finalists.

Club Silencio (Turin): An organisation that supports projects of social utility, aimed at promoting culture and active participation among young people under 35 years of age. Distinctive features of Club Silencio's experiences are the 2.0 communication strategy and the dialogue between cultural enjoyment and social sharing. Club Silencio will select some of the candidate artists to create audio/video installations during its event at a prestigious location in the city of Turin.

Associazione Gheddo (Turin): A Turin-based collective of curators and artists born among former students of the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, established with the aim of spreading art and culture and bringing young artists closer to the cultural institutions of the city of Turin and beyond. Together with Recontemporary, the partnership already established through collaboration for the organisation of a future exhibition-event will be strengthened. Associazione Gheddo will also contribute to the dissemination of the open call through its channels.

The winner will be contacted at the email address provided at the time of registration. The prize is not transferable to third parties and is considered disbursed on a strictly personal level.

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