Inauguration Ceremony | 18.07
Award Ceremony | 28.07
The Prize is open to all Artists, with no restrictions of age, sex, nationality or any other qualifications. Each artist can participate in more than one category with three published or unpublished artworks maximum.
Artworks made in any style and technique and on any support. The maximum size allowed is 120 cm base, 150 cm height.
artworks made of any material, may also include sounds, lights, video and mechanical or electric movements. The maximum size allowed for artworks to be placed in uncovered spaces is: 3m base, 3 m depth, 3m height. For artworks to be placed in covered spaces, the maximum size allowed is: 1 m base, 1m depth, 2m height.
photos taken with analog or digital device, printed on bidimensional supports made of any material. The maximum size allowed is 120 cm base, 150 cm height.
images and artworks created or manipulated with computer software, tablet, smartphone, applications, wherein image manipulation is prevailing. This category includes digital painting artworks and photos as long as they show visible signs of image manipulation. Artworks shall be presented on bidimensional supports made of any material. Maximum size per side shall not exceed 120 cm base, 150 cm height.
bidimensional drawings, created also through printmaking techniques (engraving, intaglio carving, etching, aquatint etc.). Pen and ink calligraphy artworks are included in this category. The maximum size allowed shall not exceed 120 cm base, 150 cm height.
creative projects made by one or more artists centered on the body, making use of any expressive technique and any other material provided by the artists themselves if needed. The selected artists will present their performance during the kermess, according to a previously established schedule. Each performance shall be a ten-minute maximum adaptation of the whole project.
Il MEDITERRANEAN CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE | EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019
For the Prize’s first edition, in 2019, to best celebrate the role of Matera as European Capital of Culture, Porta Coeli Foundation offers the “Mediterranean Contemporary Art Prize | European Capital of Culture 2019”. The “Mediterranean Contemporary Art Prize | European Capital of Culture 2019” will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place artists in each categories.
EXHIBITION OF SELECTED ARTISTS
FROM 18 JULY TO 28 JULY 2019
CASTELLO DI LAGOPESOLE
The artworks admitted to the “Mediterranean Contemporary Art Prize” will be part of a group exhibition to be held in the prestigious medieval Lagopesole castle (Municipality of Avigliano, in the province of Potenza, Italy).
Why the Prize?
The Prize was conceived to ensure a primary role to contemporary art within the framework of artistic and cultural European events of interest involving the town of Matera and the Basilicata region.
Matera - Basilicata 2019
From 19 January 2019, the day of the opening ceremony and until 20 December 2019, Matera and Basilicata will be at the center of the world as the European capital of culture, a showcase to say the least prestigious for those who want to be part of it.
Thinking “Mediterranean” equals recognizing the undeniable value of diversity and seeing cultural contamination as the only instrument for individuals and communities’ evolution, not as a risk for each single identity.