26th March 2012
This annual art prize, Premio Combat, now into its third edition, is open to any contemporary artist, graphic designer or photographer worldwide. It is organized by cultural association and contemporary art gallery, Blob ART, in Livorno.
The competition aims to investigate the most interesting ideas in international contemporary art, "to go to the frontline to search for different trends in the international art world and to document at the same time the new artistic languages as they develop".
The deadline for entries to the competition is 21st April 2012, and there are three categories: Painting, Graphic Arts, and Photography. Seventy works will be selected to form an exhibition of finalists that will take place from 22-30th June at the prestigious Granai gallery, a section of the Museo Fattori art gallery in Villa Mimbelli, Livorno, and the final award ceremony will take place at the end of this exhibition, on 30th June 2012 (see website for full details).
The competition has already attracted many entries from artists of many backgrounds and styles, and these can be seen on the excellent Premio Combat website. Many of the artists are Italian, and Tuscany is well represented. In particular, several artists from Livorno have submitted entries to the competition: Manola Aringhieri (Castiglioncello), Dino Danti, Riccardo Giorgi, Gruppo G4, Silvia Menicagli and Eleonora Salvo in the Painting category. In the Graphic Arts category, Livornese entries so far have been made by Eleonora Genua and Rossocorallo Art.