28th International Biennial Exhibition of Humour in Art, Tolentino 2015, Italy
ART. 1 - SCOPE
The Municipality of Tolentino convenes and organises the 28th International Biennial Exhibition of Humour in Art – a prize contest focused on satire.
The contest is divided into two sections:
● “City of Tolentino Award” - for satirical art on the theme of “Die laughing”
" Die laughing " is a proverbial expression, a figure of speech, as well as a call to artists to reflect on the key role of laughter within the critical issues of contemporary world. Because today more than ever before freedom to satirize is synonymous with essential freedom of expression
● “Luigi Mari Award ” for caricatures of illustrious figures.
The contest comprises:
- a selection of works sorted out by a qualified jury later to be displayed at the 28th International Exhibition of Humour in Art, that will run in Tolentino from August 27 through September 27 2015;
- a prize awarding event;
- publication of a complimentary catalogue that will be presented to the authors of the exhibited works.
ART. 2 – HOW TO PARTICIPATE
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.
ART. 3 - DEADLINE
The deadline to enter the contest is May 27th 2015, by which time all entries will have to have been sent to the address below:
Segreteria della “28a Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte”
Piazza della Libertà, 18
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.
ART. 4 – JURY
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.
ART. 5 – AWARDS
The Jury will award below prizes:
"Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino" (City of Tolentino International Award) for satirical art on the theme of “Die laughing”
1st money prize - € 2.000,00, will be awarded to the winner of the 2015 Exhibition. In case of a tie, the prize money awarded will be split among the winners.
2nd Prize - Commendation
3rd Prize - Commendation
“Luigi Mari Award” for caricatures of illustrious figures
1st Prize - Commendation
Audience Award It's a special commendation awarded to a work that gets the most public appreciation among those on display, based on the preferences shown by the visitors.
Other special commendations may possibly be awarded by the jury.
ART. 6 - RETURN OF WORKS
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 by March 31, 2016 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.
ART. 7 - LIABILITY
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 Biennial Exhibition and during transportation, but declines all responsibility for theft, fire, damage or loss that may occur as a result of any unforseen causes.
ART. 8 - USE AND REPRODUCTION OF WORKS
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.
ART. 9 - CONSENT
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 28th Biennial 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 28th International Biennial Exhibition of Humour in Art implies unconditional acceptance of all items contained herein.
phone : 0733 901365/0733 901326 /0733 - 969797
ENTRY FORM and regulation in languages on source.