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The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Seventh Edition of the International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art.



Fope Gioielli has confirmed its collaboration with the International Art Prize Arte Laguna also for this year.


This important event will take place in Venice in March 2013 and will contemplate prizes in money, a collective exhibition in Venice Arsenale, a special exhibition at the Romanian Institute for Arts Culture and Research, a number of exhibitions in art galleries and an official catalogue.

The total value of the Prize is 170,000 Euros. The Prize is open to all Artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in one or more sections.

  • Painting
  • Sculpture and installation
  • Photographic art
  • Video art and animation
  • Performance
  • Virtual Art

This year again, Arte Laguna has a very prestigious jury:

Prize Curator:
Igor Zanti (Italy, Art Critic)


Umberto Angelini (Italy, Director of Festival Uovo)
Gabriella Belli (Italy, Director of Musei Civici of Venice)
Adam Budak (United States, Curatorr of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of Washington)
Cecilia Freschini (China, Independent Curator; founder and director of lab-Yit | the Italian Contemporary Art Platform in China)
Mario Gerosa (Italy, Senior editor of AD, Digital Art Curator)
Lina Lazaar (Great Britain, Expert in International Contemporary Art for Sotheby’s)
Kanchi Mehta (India, Founder and Chief Curator of Chameleon Art Projects & and India Editor for Flash Art)
Sabine Schaschl (Switzerland, Director and Curator of Kunsthaus Basel)
Felix Schöber (Germany, Independent Curator)
Claudia Zanfi (Italy, Art Historian and Cultural Manager)

Here are the different prizes:


PRIZE Painting: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Sculpture: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Photographic Art: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Videoart and Animation & Performance: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Virtual Art iFOPE: 7,000 euros*
* The awarded artworks will remain artists’ property. Withholding taxof 25% on money prizes. The money prizes will be given during the awarding ceremony.


Within this event, Fope supports Business for Art, a special prize dedicated to the section of virtual art, which was established by the company from Vicenza last year. It includes artworks entirely created with computer software, graphics and 3D animation, virtual installations, net art, and artworks made through smartphone or tablet applications, and net art productions. The winner will receive an award, as well as a prize in money, and will have the chance to participate in an art project made in collaboration with Fope Gioielli.

FOPE is an Italian goldsmith that since 1929 has been a symbol of elegance, artisanal skill and continuous experimentation.

FOPE was founded by Umberto Cazzola in 1929, in Vicenza where he opened his jewellery workshop. Now in its fourth generation, this family-owned company proudly continues to keep its production, management and headquarters in Vicenza, staking itself on the solidity of timeless values such as Made in Italy (from conception to creation), product quality, originality of design and material innovation.
FOPE has always been astonishing for more than 80 years: the creative and innovative footprint is recognizable in every jewel which is at the same time unique and distinctive.

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In addition to the handcraftsmanship with which every jewel is created, FOPE is also distinctive for a most surprising approach to communication: new projects and frequent forays into the world of art make the Vicenza brand a dynamic business, with a strong worldwide image. You can learn more about this very elegant brand and its collections by visiting the official website:

We will keep you posted on the winners!


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