Organized and directed by
with the Patronage
contemporary ceramic art competition
The Ceramic Sculpture interprets the Wine
SHAPE, COLOR AND MATTER
The Shape of Wine
EXPO from 16th October to 28th November 2021
Galleria di Villa Mondragone - M.P. Catone | Scuderie Aldobrandini per l'Arte - Frascati
CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC ART COMPETITION
Aimed to artists and designers, the BACC Prize - The Shape of Wine was created for enhancing, promoting and giving new impetus to the clay and wine sectors, organic elements that have maintained strong ties between them over the time.
The subject of the art work can start from the concept of wine container, without proposing the already known forms of glass, decanter or bottle as they are. What we want to look for is a NEW FORM of container, where aesthetics plays a prominent role on its functionality, because this is the thin line that divides the object from being "functional" to being Art.
For these reasons, the BACC Prize is for Artists and Designers, whose works will be brought to the attention of a qualified jury, made up of critics, museum directors and representatives of Industrial Design. All of the works will be documented in the exhibition catalogue.
A prize pool of € 8,500.00 will be awarded to the winners together with Artist Residencies, with the possibility of accessing to the selections of the 5th edition of the BACC2022 Contemporary Ceramic Art Biennial.
The deadline for REGISTRATION to the Competition is 16 July 2021, while the deadline for the DELIVERY of the Works is set for 16 September 2021.
Registration fee € 20.00
The registration fee, as a
guarantee fund, will be returned
upon delivery of the work in competition
(subject to the requirements,
as indicated in
point 2 of this Guidelines)
Payment can be made via
PayPal and credit card
Deadline for submitting works in contest
Deadline for receipt of works with descriptive materials (photos and description sheet)
Start of Exhibition.
End of Exhibition and Prize Ceremony.
Registration in the Competition implies acceptance of these Guidelines in all its 11 points.
The Art Work in Contest
Each artist can present a work with a maximum size of 1 m³ and a weight not exceeding 70Kg.
The work must be carried out mainly with clay (at least ⅔).
Other materials can be used to supplement and complete the work, as long as they do not exceed ⅓ of the total. Any technique is allowed.
It is mandatory for the artists to declare that the displayed works are materials (products) of their own genius, made in the last two years and not presented in other contests.
Submission and deadline of the Application Form
Artists who want to take part in the competition must send the Application Form by 16th of July 2021, sending IT together with the payment of € 20.00 for the registration fee.
The printing of the catalogue will be an exclusive care of the CONTEMPORARY Association to which the artists assign all the reproduction rights of the works upon participation. Likewise, the artists authorize the photo-, film-, tv- or digital- shooting of their works, and the uses that the Association will decide for the purpose of promotion (posters, postcards or other) of that competition and other cultural activities.
It will be upon responsibility of the Artists to forward adequate photographic documentation before the shipment of them works, together with a technical-descriptive sheet of them.
Send three (3) color images of the work: these must be in professional HD format, on a white background and in TIF format not larger than 5Mb (300 dpj, base of 20 cm), via www.wetransfer.com to email@example.com
Name the photo files according to the following string: "Surname, Name, Title of the work, sequence number of the image" for Example: Rossi Mario vasella 01.
The photographic quality must be such as to allow a clear overall vision and a defined reading of the three-dimensionality of work.
The deadline for sending photographic material is 16th of September 2021.
The exhibition set-up
The exhibition set-up will be the sole responsibility of the CONTEMPORANEA Association.
In the case of installations or works particularly complex, the artist is required to participate or send indications that clearly illustrate the methods of arrangement of the work directly to the Head.
The CONTEMPORANEA Association provides the insurance policy of the places and the exhibited works.
The CONTEMPORANEA Association DOES NOT provide in any way to ensure the works during the ALL transport (r/r), nor during handling and preparation that may be edited by the Authors.
The Authors will be able to provide, at their own expense, to ensure the works at a Company of their liking against any damage they may suffer for transport, handling and preparation.
In the absence of insurance, the artists must renounce any claim against the Organizers, and the places / exhibition spaces for any damage that the works may suffer during transport and for the entire period of the event
Shipping of the Work
The work must arrive by 16th of September 2021 at the deposit: Domus Park Hotel, Via Tuscolana 15 Frascati (RM)
Shipments are paid by the authors.
Simultaneously with the receipt of the works, the authors will be informed of their suitability based on the requirements stated in point 1.
The art work in contest of this Guidelines.
If the piece of art is NOT suitable, the organizers reserve the right to exclude it from the exhibition.
The excluded works can be recovered by the authors.
In the shipment, as well as for the direct delivery of the works, compliance with the minimum safety standards in the handling of the same is required, and to pay particular attention to the packaging methods (it is preferable to use wooden crates with adequate packaging protection), as well as to comply with international directives (regarding customs transit) for works arriving from non-EEC countries.
For Extra EEC shipments it is mandatory to follow the legal provisions.If a work arrives at the contest in conditions such as to compromise its vision, it will not be exhibited. The authors can recover the work in competition only at the end of the Exhibition.
Waiver of Return
In cases of renunciation of the return, these works will be taken over for free indefinitely by the Association which will dispose of them in total autonomy and with full ownership.
- The will to donate the work can be exercised only after admission to the final phase of this competition and communicated to CONTEMPORANEA Association and IRVIT which reserves the right to accept donations or not.
The works will be judged and awarded by two different commissions: The first one, consisting in the Prize Jury. The second one, consisting in Popular Jury, which will be able to express its preference during the exhibition.
The works will be evaluated during the course of the event and the prizes assigned in the closing ceremony dated on 28th of November 2021.
The prizes differ by "judging commission" as follows:
1st classified IRVIT Prize - assigned by the Prize Jury
of € 3,000.00 and Artist Residence, for a total period of one month in the first half of 2022.
The winning works will be taken over for free indefinitely by the Association which will have them in total autonomy and with full ownership.
All personal data of the competitor of which the Association has come into possession during the completion of the competition procedure will be used for the performance of the Prize. The data will be used and processed, both with traditional and digital procedures, in compliance with the "Code regarding the protection of personal data" by the Association as can be seen from the content of the Guidelines itself.
To exercise the rights inherent in the use and storage of personal data established by art. 2 of the aforementioned Code, the interested party may contact the President of the Association.
Changes and cancellations
Exhibition dates and venues may be changed, as well as the event itself may be postponed or canceled at the sole discretion of the CONTEMPORANEA Art and Culture Association and IRVIT which are exempt from any recourse, as well as exhibition venues, institutional and commercial partners. are exempt from any recourse for cancellation or modification of the BACC Prize - The Shpe of Wine event.