Contemporary Art COMEL Award 2016
The European Union artists and the aluminum challenge
Open call for the fifth edition. Submissions are free and open until 30th June.
Submissions are open for the „COMEL Award Vanna Migliorin – Contemporary Art“, a unique prize in Europe, dedicated to adult artists who work in the European Union’s countries.
The peculiarity of the prize is that participants have to submit works in aluminum (or where this metal is prevalent) of a non-industrial format (they should be max 150x150x150 cm).
The theme of this edition is the Light, to be declined freely according to the artist’s inspiration.
‚The new edition of COMEL Prize 2016 wants to allow artists to bring out the aluminum light, its ability to reverberate on the surface, reflect, mirror, illuminate, invoke clarity, emanate and then link spaces and dimensions; without considering its opposite (darkness) as a negative characteristic, and indeed making it an essential component of its expressive power.‘
‚Lucent Aluminum‘ is the title of the exhibition connected to the Prize, which will be held from 8 to 29 October 2016. It will show the works of thirteen artists – thirteen as the atomic number of aluminum – selected by the Jury. Among them the winner will be finally chosen and will be given 3500 euro and a chance to organize a solo exhibition at Spazio COMEL Contemporary Art gallery in the center of Latina (via Neghelli, 68, Latina, Italy).
The Award aims at promoting Contemporary Art and multiculturalism among the countries of the European Union, strengthening the link between Contemporary Art and business, enhancing the value of aluminum, a material that, besides its relevant aesthetic value, is also easily workable, extremely versatile, flexible and recyclable, establishing a vital and significant relationship between the public and the artists.
Registration is open until June 30, 2016