Inscriptions for the thirteenth edition of the Combat Prize, the international contest finalised to the continuous research of the different paths and talents characterising contemporary art, are open. Recognised among the most important awards of the contemporary art system in Italy, it will be held again this year in a new format.
The Giovanni Fattori Museum in Livorno - Granaries of Villa Mimbelli, the main venue, will host the final exhibition of the eighty finalists, which will be held from 17 September to 8 October 2022. Highlights include the new Combat Prize, to the value of ten thousand euros, that will be assigned from the jury panel to an artist from the eighty finalists, in addition to cash prizes for each section, and the Gallery Special Prize where seven galleries, leaders in the contemporary art system, and an independent space will select, each, an artist from the finalists to start a new collaboration which will take the form of a solo or group exhibition, or a site-specific project, in their own spaces in the 2022/23 season, thus giving continuity to the debate opened during participation in the Prize. The Poliart Award has also been consolidated, with the company, leader in the processing of expanded polystyrene, supporting the production of a work by an artist selected from the finalists, thus strengthening the fruitful dialogue between art, business, and the territory, which is fundamental for the development and knowledge of contemporary artists.
HERE'S THE PRIZES OF THE THIRTEENTH EDITION OF COMBAT PRIZE 10.000 euros (ten thousand) to the winner of the COMBAT PRIZE Section’s prizes: 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Painting section* 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Sculpture and Installation section* 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Photography section* 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Graphic Arts section* 1.500 euros (one thousand five hundred) to the winner of the Video - Performance art section* * (the winning artwork will remain property of the artist) Gallery Special Prize – Realisation of solo or group exhibition or a site-specific project in the exhibition season 2022-2023. Special Prizes will be realized in collaboration with the following galleries and independent spaces: Add-art, Spoleto, Italy IAGA contemporary Art, Clunj, Romania Labs Gallery, Bologna, Italy Lunetta 11, Borgo Lunetta, Cuneo, Italy Magazzeno, Ravenna, Italy Marina Bastianello Gallery, Venezia, Italy Matèria, Roma, italy SAC spazio arte contemporanea, Livorno, italy Poliart Special Prize* - with the company, leader in the processing of expanded polystyrene, will award an artist from the finalists supporting the production of a work.