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CALL FOR ENTRIES - International Prize for Performance


// CALL FOR ENTRIES
// International Prize for Performance, 3rd Edition
// Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento
// Deadline: 12:00 AM on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 (Italian time)

The official announcement of the International Prize for Performance, organized by the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento, in collaboration with centrale FIES is out. The Prize, which counts its third edition this year, can be characterized as the first and only prize for performance that exists in the world and proposes the same formula as last years, which saw high participation numbers from both the public and the artists.

All artists of all nationalities, from all formative backgrounds (visual arts, dance, music, poetry, etc.) and born from January 1st, 1972 are invited to participate. The first prize is fixed at 5,000 euros and there will also be minor prizes awarded.

The initiative aims to select among the participants twelve young performers from all over the world, who are invited to realize a never before seen performance on the evenings of October 5th and 6th, 2007 at the former hydroelectric power station Centrale di Fies in Dro (Trento). Performances will run under the eyes of a jury composed of some of the most absolute names in the Italian and international contemporary art world, one of whom will be president, the artist and performer Jimmie Durham.

Other members of the jury are specialists with different backgrounds, in order to guarantee the Prize a multidisciplinary character; they are: Giacinto Di Pietrantonio (art critic and Artistic Director of Galleria di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Bergamo), Rune Gade (Associate Professor at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen), An-Marie Lambrechts (Artistic Director of Toneelhuis Theater, Antwerp), David Weinstein (Director of Programs of P.S.1, New York), Barbara Boninsegna (Artistic Director of drodesera FIES), Fabio Cavallucci (Artistic Director of Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento).

Applications must include all materials, as specified in the official announcement, and be sent via email to performance@galleriacivica.it (posted materials will not be accepted).

The expiration date for the application form and materials is fixed at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 (Italian time).

The official announcement is available at http://www.workartonline.net

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