International art prize dedicated to ceramics - first edition
The first edition of the Premio Internazionale d’Arte dedicated to ceramics, (the International Art Prize) an initiative promoted by Fondazione Iris Ceramica Group to highlight new projects and works in ceramics, supporting the work of professionals in the sector and promoting the ideas and visions of new generations of creative artists, is now underway.
"Culture, innovation and sustainability"are the founding values of Iris Ceramica Group, values that are reflected in the Group's production and projects, as well as in the Foundation's work committed to identifying and implementing projects that develop innovative models of sustainability, protect the beauty of human and cultural heritage, and contribute to an evolution of civil awareness and social growth.
It is therefore not surprising that the formula of an international award was conceived to identify and support new forms of creative and cultural research in the field of ceramics. This competition aims to preserve “s ceramic know-how” enhancing Italian and foreign talents and thus expressing the Group's intention to promote a new poetry of ceramics with cultural and artistic projects.
The Award is divided into two sections: under and over 25. The first section is aimed at students enrolled in the AFAM circuit who may participate with a piece of work resulting from an academic project (dissertation or other academic paper) in compliance with the detailed requirements of the competition. For the over 25 section, the prize "is intended for artists and designers who choose ceramic to create a work or prototype". This will not reward an existing project, but will give participants the opportunity to develop new ideas.
Competitors will be judged on certain parameters, such as: "originality of the piece, technical, aesthetic or conceptual innovation, sustainability of production in the choice of complementary materials and final installation display". The jury, composed of: Federica Minozzi (CEO of Iris Ceramica Group), Pietro Cantore (gallery owner), Giovanna Cassese (art historian and ISIA Faenza president), Tommaso Corvi Mora (gallery owner and ceramicist), Antonia Iannone (gallery owner), Judith S. Schwartz (professor emeritus at New York University), will award the prizes for each category and select the best ten projects to be exhibited together with the winners in Iris Ceramica Group's Flagship Store in Milan and subsequently also in the Group's international Stores.
. The deadline to register and participate in the award is 30 September 2022. All information can be found in the announcement available on the website:
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