From December 20th 2016, the application for the second edition of Elena Mantoni’s IMAGONIRMIA Award is open,created and funded by Mantoni family in memory of her daughter Elena.
With the title Variable displacement, IMAGONIRMIA Award keeps in consideration the Elena’s idea, of “garden” as common good, and from here it intends to intercept the interest of artists whose work relates to the minor places, understood as the ground of civil affection in dialogue both with rootedness as with displacement. Variable displacement calls proposals able to examine routes and border areas between urban and rural world, where it’s possible to engage the poetics, the policies and the practices of the garden in its real and symbolic, generative and regenerative results.
The selected proposal wins: a residency of 5 weeks, at FARE – Open Care / Frigoriferi Milanesi Milano; one contribution for living and travel expenses; an economic contribution for the production euro; curatorial support; educational courses to agreed; connection to the project with monastery threshold | yards to the planetary garden that will be realised in Chiaravalle between May and June 2017, to have recognition, effectiveness and visibility of the final result; printed publication, bilingual (viaindustriae publishing).
IMAGONIRMIA Award opens a public call to artists currently residents in Europe, whatever their nationality, without restriction of artistic disciplines and no age limit. The application will end on February 10th, 2017.
The Award will be presented to the public on December 20th 2017 at 11 am at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Sala Baratto, 2° piano Palazzo Ca’ Foscari, Dorsoduro 3246 – 30123 Venezia) with a meeting attended by the founders of IMAGONIRMIA Association, the curator of the Prize and the founders of Terzo Paesaggio, monastery threshold | yards to the planetary garden project managers, on which the Prize is connected.
The project is created by IMAGONIRMIA Elena Mantoni’s Cultural Association (www.imagonirmia.org) in collaboration with Cultural Association Terzo Paesaggio and with Fare (www.farearte.org), AIR – artinresidence (www.artinresidence.it), Frigoriferi Milanesi (www.frigoriferimilanesi.it), Open Care (www.opencare.it)
Available online www.farearte.org