What's Canova Prize?
Waiting for the award completely dedicated to contemporary art.
It is now customary that Canova, promoter of the homonymous prize, identifies itself, in an important international city, making it a cultural HUB and a center of appreciation for artists from all over the world. In this edition the attention has been focused on the city of New York that with its characteristic underground life, will host the selected artist with their creations.
Several languages of contemporary expression will be allowed among which fifty works will be selected, which have always constituted the heart of the Canova Prize.
The idea that underlies Canova Prize is to summarize in New York, the new artistic and cultural infuences coming not only from the western world and from Europe but also from Russia and the Asian continent, to give life to a comparison and a choral dialogue that can be expressed through the all-encompassing language of art: this is precisely in the nerve center of a complex system, that of contemporary art, which finds its bulwark in the Big Apple.
Therefore, Canova Prize stands as the idea of a bridge between the different world artistic cultures, mediated by an Italian team of experts and professionals in the art sector, which actively operates in the field of events and cultural projects with the only objective to promote art in all its forms and to do it in a place that is the symbol of freedom of expression.
Even for the artists that won’t be selected to participate to the exhibition, will be guaranteed great visibility through the CANDIDATE DISPLAY on www.canovaprize.com, which will contain all the works proposed in the selection, available until June 31st 2020.
Pathos, the collateral exhibition of Canova Prize, by the artist Paola Romano. Paintings and sculptures - which blend in a materiality that makes them unique and recognizable - complete the exhibition of the 50 artists from all over the world. An "italian" event - regarding both conception and spirit – is accompanied by an exhibition of an established italian icon. Cinema, entertainment, and famous private collections, contemplate the works of this artist who celebrates the symbolic shape of perfection between bronze moons and spheres. Always a goal of great attention from the media public and critical, Paola Romano, with her presence, adds, as always, pathos and sensibility to this great event.
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The Jury will be chaired by Emanuele Lamaro, Co-Founder and Director
Participation in the Canova Prize is open to all contemporary artists, regardless of age, sex, nationality or other qualications. Each artist can apply with one or more works even in several sections, registering through the website , and thus perform all the formalities (payment of the registration fee included).
Among all the candidates, the scientific committee, composed by important exponents of the art world (museum directors, curators, artists, etc.) will select 50 works (one for each artist) that will be exhibited from June 20 to 24.
The works will be evaluated by the committee taking into consideration the characteristics of contemporary international art and the various artistic strands, according to qualitative standards, research and technical skills.
The winner of previous edition
The winner of previous edition
The prevoius Edition has been won by Alfred Milot Mirashi, emerging albanian artist, already known for his monumental sculptures, that with the work “7 keys” has been awarded with the title of Contemporary Excellence.
Look at the gallery of 50 selected artists who run for the prize
Look at the gallery of all artists signed in to the contest
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