A new synergy dedicated to sustainability and art has started.
The 11th Arte Laguna Prize launches the award "RRR Paper (Reuse
Recycle Reduce) as Art and Design", promoted and developed with the
Archives of Sustainability of Ca' Foscari University Venice and
implemented with the support of Comieco (National Consortium for the Salvaging and Recycling of Cellulose-based Packaging).
A commission composed of the Prize curator Igor Zanti, Professor Giorgio
Conti, Scientific Director of the Archives of Sustainability and the
representatives of Comieco will choose the best submission that enhances
paper/cardboard and cellulose packaging as part of the RRR strategies
(Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).
The winner will be awarded a prize of 3,000 euro during the opening ceremony of the finalists exhibition of the Arte Laguna Prize at the Arsenale of Venice on March 25th, 2017.
The award is open to artists, designers, photographers, video artists
and performers who are expected high originality and creativity in
dealing with the proposed theme. The commission hopes that the Award is
not simply declined as a "new aesthetics" of recycling,
but rather expects the unexpected from the entrants, since as argued by
Jean Dubuffet: "Art doesn't go to sleep in the bed made for it".
Prof. Conti explains that this collaboration has the aim of creating an
innovative and profitable relationship between the academic world and
the world of production, thanks to the support of Comieco, and Art, in
the name of shared eco-ethical and aesthetic principles. A new model of
sustainable development cannot do without the strategic and creative
support from the artists.
The Archives of Sustainability (ArcSOS) of Ca' Foscari University Venice
are a center for the documentation, education, research and
dissemination relating to the issues of integrated sustainability:
eco-ethical, economical and socio-cultural. The institutional
representatives of ArcSOS are Professors Giorgio Conti and Guido Perin.
The ArcSOS organize meetings, conferences, debates, workshops, and
promote exhibitions and events nationally and internationally
Comieco is the National Consortium for the Salvaging
and Recycling of Cellulose-based Packaging, founded in 1985 by a group
of companies in the paper industry who were interested in promoting the
concept of "sustainable packaging", which became a National Consortium
as part of the CONAI consortium system for the management of packaging
with the entry into force of Legislative Decree 22/97. The main purpose
of the Consortium, through an incisive policy of prevention and
development of recycling of paper and cardboard, is to achieve the
recycling of waste paper and cellulose packaging required by European
legislation (Directive 2004/12/EC, which integrated and amended the
Directive 94/62/EC). Comieco is among the founders of the newly formed
National Council for Green Economy, composed of 53 company
organizations, and formed in February 2013 to foster the development of
green economy in Italy (www.comieco.org).
Entries must be received by November 16, 2016.
More information and the competition notice are available at www.artelagunaprize.com
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