TENUTA DELLO SCOMPIGLIO
1 JANUARY - 30 APRIL 2012
Premio "Portali Dello Scompiglio" #1
("Portals of Scompiglio" Award #1)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A COMPETITION FOR THE SELECTION, EXECUTION AND ACQUISITION OF THREE WORKS OF ART TO BE SITED AT TENUTA DELLO SCOMPIGLIO - VIA DI VORNO, 67 / VORNO, CAPANNORI (LUCCA - ITALY)
The Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio (Dello Scompiglio Cultural Association), registered at Tenuta DelloScompiglio - Via di Vorno, 67 / Vorno, Capannori (Lucca, Italy), is launching the award,“Portals of Scompiglio” #1. The award is open to all artists of any nationality, age, qualification or résumé and consists of the selection of ten project finalists, an exhibition and three cash prizes in total of euros 22.500.
The deadline for registration is 30 April 2012.
The themes of trees, portals and water distinguish and permeate throughout the landscape of Dello Scompiglio, creating different accents within a constant and diverse musicality.
The impression of this landscape stimulates the reading of the layering of time, of the sedimentation of human action, of the complimentarity and interaction of nature and history. In particular, the space of the Dello Scompiglio estate is punctuated by a series of portals which follow the rhythms of the landscape, modulate the changes and trace multiple paths and transition zones between forest, agriculture and architecture of the landscape. A succession of portals, established through the contradictory and sometimes conflicting demands of nature’s equilibrium and functional human interventions, be they agricultural or cultural, should be accentuated in visual art installations that enable the reading and interpretation of their disposition. A number of limitations dictate the power of movement as opposed to the reassuring identity of the coordinates, as argued by Judith Revel in the essay “Il limite di un pensiero del limite
” (“The Limit of Thought about Limit”), through which it is possible to argue the paradox of their ontology, split between union and division.
Following the rationale of transversality which characterises the entire Dello Scompiglio project, the winning works will be presented to the public through performance, so as to elicit possible interaction with the works, during September 2012.