The 30th International Biennial Exhibition of Humour in Art, Tolentino 2019-2020, Italy

30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte
Tolentino November 23, 2019 - January 26, 2020
The Municipality of Tolentino convenes and organises the 30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte (30th Festival of Humour in Art) – a prize contest focused on humour in art.
The contest is divided into two sections:
“Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino” (“City of Tolentino International Award”) - for humorous art on the subject of “Hatred"
Hatred is a deep-rooted feeling.
Hatred expresses passionate repulsion.
Hatred yearns to destroy the most despised thing.
Hatred makes you feel a decent human being whilst destroying the thing you loathe.
Hatred can be directed at a nation, an ideology, a faith, a race, a policy, an individual.
Hatred allows for finding the bond that strengthens social cohesion in a common enemy.
Hatred is fiercely spread through social media.
Hate speech thrives on social media and via the internet a large part of society is infiltrated by contempt and resentment.
The theme of the 30th Biennial forces us to take a critical look at the culture of vileness in contemporary society through the lens of humour which, albeit futile and purposeless, can play with the most disturbing stereotypes in modern times.
“Premio Luigi Mari” (“Luigi Mari Award ”) for caricatures of illustrious figures.
The contest comprises:
a selection of the competing entries by a qualified jury. The artworks so singled out will be exhibited at the venue of the 30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte , from November 23, 2019 throughout January 26, 2020.
publication of a complimentary catalogue that will be presented to the authors of the selected works;
a prize awarding event;
Against the backdrop of the festival is a commendation for Humour on the internet awarded for products at the cutting edge of communications technology that shatter the stereotypical patterns typical of traditional comedy.
The contest is open to contemporary artists of any nationality and any age, who are allowed to enter a maximum of three works which must be unreleased and authentic, free in size and technique, and performed in whatever form of visual art, material and support – pictorial, graphics, sculpture and installation, photography and video. Computer-aided digital visuals, as well as photographic source artworks with purely structural digital fix are also allowed to enter the contest as long as they are produced in paper format and are autographed and numbered by the authors.
The deadline to enter the contest is October 4, 2019 (EXTENDED:) October 14, 2019, by which time all entries will have to have been sent to the address below:
Segreteria della “30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte ”
Palazzo Europa
Via Tambroni n. 4
62029 TOLENTINO (Italy)
After having filled out and signed the entry form, the contestants are requested to attach it to their works prior to shipment. Artworks must be authentically signed and provided with the special coupon. The works must be shipped carriage free - they will only be accepted on condition that they are not subject to any taxes or customs fees - the local municipality will not bear any fees due.
Admission of the works, their selection for display, and the awarding of prizes are exclusive competence of the jury nominated by the Municipality of Tolentino in consultation with the Artistic Director. The jury's decision is final and irrevocable.
The Jury will award below prizes:
“Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino” ("City of Tolentino International Award”) for humour in art on the theme of “Hatred”
1st money prize - € 3,000.00, will be awarded to the winner of the 2019 Exhibition. In case of a tie, the prize money awarded will be split among the winners.
2nd Prize - € 1,000.00
3rd Prize - € 500.00
“Premio Luigi Mari” (“Luigi Mari Award”) for caricatures of illustrious figures
1st Prize - € 1,000.00
2nd Prize-€ 500.00
Other special commendations may possibly be awarded by the jury.
The prize winning works will not be returned, they shall remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino and will become part of the collection of MIUMOR - the International Museum of Humour in Art.
As clearly shown on the coupon, the works that are expressly donated by the artist shall remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino, that is entitled to make a discretionary use of them. The works not expressly donated can be collected from the MIUMOR as from 8 February 2020 personally by the artist or their delegate; alternatively they can be returned, not earlier than the thirtieth day after the scheduled closing date of the Exhibition, unless extended, if specifically indicated on the coupon attached to the work.
The Municipality of Tolentino, in its capacity as organizer of the event, pledges to the greatest care, custody and supervision over the length of time they will be at the venue of the Biennale Exhibition and during transportation, but declines all responsibility for theft, fire, damage or loss that may occur as a result of any unforseen causes.
Contestants allow the Municipality the right to reproduce any of the selected works free of charge for publication in the official catalogue of the Exhibition, in as many copies as the Municipality shall deem appropriate, including publication on the website and any other form of communication and promotion.
The City is authorized to publish the works on any support, even for commercial purposes. In case of reproductions, the author will be mentioned in the habitual ways. The author allows free use of their work for popularisation, cultural and recreational purposes, as well as for public enjoyment. The author must expressly renounce all rights to any compensation.
Contestants expressly authorize the Municipality of Tolentino to process the personal data in its possession in accordance with the personal data protection law, so as to include them in databases operated directly by the local administration or a third party appointed by it.
As organizer of the 30th Biennale Exhibition, the Municipality is entitled to adopt final decisions on all matters not mentioned in these Regulations. These are published on the website www.biennaleumorismo.it in Italian, English, French and Spanish. In case of controversy, the Italian text shall prevail. Participation in the 30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arteimplies unconditional acceptance of all items contained herein.
phone : 0733 901365/0733 969797
E-mail: info@biennaleumorismo.it
Source: biennaleumorismo.

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