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International “Contemporary Generation” Award

Now in its sixth edition, the International Prize ” Contemporary Generation”, promoted by the Luiss Creative Business Center, aims to promote contemporary Italian and foreign art, support artists under 35, and expand the permanent art collection of the Luiss Business School.

International Award “Contemporary Generation”

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The competition requires that candidate works develop a specific concept, which will also be the subject of the final exhibition of the eleventh edition of the Luiss Master of Art, scheduled for December.

Candidates may submit only one work, published or unpublished, which clearly demonstrates adherence to the theme. The competition is open to works created using all the languages of visual expression (painting, sculpture, installation, photography, graphics, video, with no limit on techniques).

The competition is open exclusively to artists under 35. The deadline for submitting applications is 11 October 2021 by 12 noon. Participation is free.

For more information visit the Luiss Business School website.

The theme of the contest

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The theme chosen for this year is “Reactions”. The competition involves the awarding of a cash prize worth 4,000 euros to the first prize winner as a purchase of the chosen work. The first three finalist works will be included in the final exhibition of the Master of Art – Reactions and its catalogue.

The term “reaction” refers to acting in response to another action and/or in the opposite direction. This contrary sense has affinities with the concept of irony, understood in terms of simulation and dissimulation.

In literature, irony is a rhetorical procedure in which words take on a meaning contrary to that which is actually intended. This kind of attitude offers, through art, one of the possible antidotes against an age that requires not only the individual, but the entire community to accept the sense of abandonment of their freedoms and ideals.

The Jury

The works will be judged by: Peter Benson Miller, adjunt professor Luiss Business School; Achille Bonito Oliva, contemporary art critic; Roberto Cotroneo, Italian journalist, writer and photographer; Pia Lauro, independent curator and Luiss Master of Art graduate; Gianfranco Maraniello, art historian and curator; Giovanna Melandri, president Fondazione MAXXI; Mons. Paolo Nicolini, deputy director of management and administration of the Vatican Museums; Domenico Piraina, director Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Milano; Luca Pirolo, director Luiss Master of Art; Guido Talarico, director InsideArt.
 

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