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Pescatori di Porte - 2nd Edition

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PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION. The TAMBÚCA Cultural Association is running an international artist competition with the goal of redeveloping an area of the port of Viareggio that is adjacent to the new fish market. The area in question is that of the sheet metal warehouses of the Cittadella dei Pescatori that land at the port, specifically the overhead doors of the corrugated sheet warehouses. In 2019, seven out of thirty-five were decorated, while for the year 2020, another ten will be decorated.

What Makes this event different?

STRONG POINTS OF THE PROJECT INTEGRATED VALORIZATION STRATEGY OF THE TERRITORY, of the cultural heritage and of the Citizen, who must play a central role in the action. As MIBACT suggests us: "Cultural identities have taken on new values ​​and specificities also thanks to the implications of an intangible nature, such as those linked to traditions, knowledge and creativity, which have enriched the notion of heritage." "In essence, they conclude that if the process of "conservation" and enhancement of the territory is supported by system strategies and therefore addressed to other resources that characterize and represent the distinctive signs that history has sedimented in a territory, and not only to cultural heritage , can play an important function of preservation, promotion and support in economic development and in the local community. The involvement of the Community in fact raises awareness of cultural heritage, understood as the ability to recognize oneself in the identity of that heritage, to recognize it as one's own and therefore to collaborate and cooperate for its conservation, and thus develop a sense of RESPECT for that place. URBAN REDEVELOPMENT of a meeting area. A type of revaluation that aims at the meticulous and creative recovery of the doors of the fishermen's kiosks, currently in a state of decay. This is a place, however marginal to the Viareggio activities, but not to the port ones, which however has a visual potential that should not be underestimated. Redeveloping an area, or regenerating it, is not only a way to restart the energies of a place that retains potential and vitality, but is a new and comprehensive approach that aims to improve the quality of citizens' existence, starting from what it occupies the soil and can revive it and increase its VALUE. The port and its market are the "portal" of entry into the belly of Viareggio, it could be the business card for a new image. VALORISATION OF THE TERRITORY which is directly proportional to the tourism promotion. Promoting territorial identity through modern and unusual methods, actions and solutions is the idea of the project which aims to restore cleanliness and aesthetic attention to the port. The creation of a vertical pictorial carpet on the doors is an image that can be used for the city as a POSTCARD, and a new portrait for visiting and non-visiting tourists. To all intents and purposes a NEW image promotion."

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CALL FOR ARTISTS > Painting

PESCATORI DI PORTE | 2° Edition / Year 2020

The TAMBÚCA Cultural Association renews Pescatori di Porte project and announces the second edition for the year 2020: an international painting competition for the decoration of the fishermen's doors behind the new Viareggio Fish Market to promote contemporary art.

A permanent open-air exhibition, which is a gift to the sea and its caretakers.

THEME OF THE COMPETITION > “The sky over fishermen”

The area in question is that of the sheet metal warehouses of the Cittadella dei Pescatori which land at the port, specifically the overhead doors of the corrugated sheet warehouses.  10 doors will be created in 2020.

The competition includes the selection of 10 finalists (including 3 winners), who will have the opportunity to realize their artwork on the doors of the fishermen's warehouses, and 10 special mentions that will take part, together with the finalists, in the collective exhibition in a historic villa in Viareggio.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

The competition is open to all artists, of all nationalities, starting from 16 years of age (the participation of underage artists is subject to the authorization of those who exercise their fatherland).

In particular, the competition is dedicated to:

- Artistic high schools and national and international Fine Arts Academies.

- Independent artists of any nationality and level.

PRIZES

For the second edition of the Pescatori di Porte competition 10 finalists will be selected, who will have the opportunity to create the decoration on the doors, and 10 special mentions, who will participate in the group exhibition of the prize.

SPECIAL MENTION PRIZES

  • Free participation in the group exhibition in locations to be defined; the award ceremony will take place on Friday 12 June, where certificates of participation in the competition will be awarded.

  • Inclusion in the paper catalog and publication of the artworks on the website.

  • N. 1 free copy of the catalog.

FINALISTS PRIZE

  • Realization of the pictorial decoration with materials provided by the sponsor CROMOLOGY, which must be carried out in a maximum of 6 consecutive days in the weeks 29 May / 3 June, or 8/13 June 2020. The Tambúca cultural association will provide free accommodation for the finalists for a maximum of 6 nights in a partner facility or at your location.

  • Free participation in the group exhibition in locations to be defined; the award ceremony will take place on Friday 12 June, where certificates of participation in the competition will be awarded.

  • Insertion in the paper and online Catalog with photos of the selected artwork and photographic documentation of the work in progress of the decoration.

  • N.1 free copy of the catalog

WINNERS PRIZE

  • CASH PRIZES:

1° PRIZE: € 400

2° PRIZE: € 300

3° PRIZE: € 200

  • Realization of the pictorial decoration with materials provided by the sponsor CROMOLOGY, which must be carried out in a maximum of 6 consecutive days in the weeks 29 May / 3 June, or 8/13 June 2020. The Tambúca cultural association will provide free accommodation for the finalists for a maximum of 6 nights in a partner facility or at your location.

  • Free participation in the group exhibition in locations to be defined; the award ceremony will take place on Friday 12 June, where certificates of participation in the competition will be awarded.

  • Insertion in the paper and online Catalog with photos of the selected artwork and photographic documentation of the work in progress of the decoration.

  • N.1 free copy of the catalog

 

For more information about this opportunity for artists, please visit the Event Website.

 

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