Inscriptions for the fourteenth edition of the Combat Prize, the international contest finalised to the continuous research of the different paths and talents characterising contemporary art, are open. Recognised among the most important awards of the contemporary art system in Italy, it will be held again this year in a new format.
The Giovanni Fattori Museum in Livorno - Granaries of Villa Mimbelli, the main venue, will host the final exhibition of the eighty finalists, which will be held from 17 June to 8 July 2023.
The absolute first prize worth ten thousand euros, which will be awarded by the jury to one artist among the eighty finalists, is confirmed, in addition to the cash prizes for each individual section and the Gallery Special Prize where six galleries and an independent space, leaders in the contemporary art system will each select, independent of the prize jury, an artist from the finalists to start a new collaboration which will take the form of a solo or group exhibition, or a site-specific project, in their own spaces in the 2023/24 season.
The Poliart Award has also been consolidated, with the company leader in the processing of expanded polystyrene, to support the production of a work by an artist selected from the finalists, thus strengthening the fruitful dialogue between art, business, and the territory, which is fundamental for the development and knowledge of contemporary artists.
PARTICIPATE IN THE FOURTEENTH EDITION OF THE COMBAT PRIZE! 10.000 euros (ten thousand) to the winner of the COMBAT PRIZE Section’s prizes: 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Painting section* 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Sculpture and Installation section* 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Photography section* 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Graphic Arts section* 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Video - Performance art section* * (the winning artwork will remain property of the artist) Gallery Special Prize – Realisation of solo or group exhibition or a site-specific project in the exhibition season 2023-2024. Special Prizes will be realized in collaboration with the following galleries and independent spaces:
A+B gallery, Brescia IAGA contemporary Art, Clunj, Romania Galleria Studio G7, Bologna
Lunetta 11, Borgo Lunetta, Cuneo Magazzeno, Ravenna Marina Bastianello Gallery, Venezia
SAC Spazio Arte Contemporanea, Livorno
Poliart Special Prize* - with the company, leader in the processing of expanded polystyrene, will award an artist from the finalists supporting the production of a work.
Deadline 6 May 2023