Abate Zanetti
2012 Edition


2013 Murano Prize


The Abate Zanetti Glass School, in collaboration with the Association for the Study and Development of the Culture of Murano (Associazione per lo studio e lo sviluppo della cultura muranese) is promoting also this year the new edition of Murano Prize, historic Venetian event that awards Murano glass art.

The scope of the prize is to enhance and promote once again the artistic tradition of Murano glass with the aim to bring together contemporary art and Murano glassmakers.

The Abate Zanetti Glass School, in this particular moment for Murano and its glass branch, provides national and international exposure for the value of Muranese glass workers.

The initiative involves national and international designers, Murano glass masters and of course the precious participation of all the Murano schools with the specific contest Murano Junior Prize.

Murano Prize 2013 means to be an important project of involvement for all the Murano community, comparing three generations: grandfathers, fathers and sons, with particular care for the international context.

The Abate Zanetti Glass School is today a place of research and experimentation about artistic vanguard and glass design, besides the traditional teaching of glass art; it is a place where cultural events are organized and it is created a common language of glass that exalts the international vocation of Venice. For this reason a special section has been created this year in partnership with the historical Venetian University IUAV for its students to measure themselves and approach the glass matter. A precious chance for pondering on the use of this wonderful matter, glass, in interior architecture, design and other practical fields.

The 2012 edition involved more than 500 graphic projects coming from all over the world and fifty works made by thirty different master of Murano Island. Important representatives of the international artistic scene participated to the non-competing section – scheduled also for 2013 – such as: the London stylist Vivienne Westwood, the pianist Elizabeth Sombart of Fondazione Resonnance and the Nobel prize Dario Fo. The exhibition related to the Prize had almost 5000 visitors.

Westwood Sombart Dario Fo

Rules and regulations



For info: premiomurano@abatezanetti.it

Art. I SUBJECT OF THE COMPETITION

The Abate Zanetti Glass School, in collaboration with the Association for the Study and Development of the Culture of Murano (Associazione per lo studio e lo sviluppo della cultura muranese) hereby announces a competition for the creation of works reproducible in glass by the glassmakers of Murano using the techniques of their art.

Art. II SCOPE OF THE COMPETITION

The scope of the prize is to enhance and promote the artistic tradition of Murano glass, with the aim of bringing together contemporary art and Murano glassmakers.

Art. III PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION

The competition is open to artists of any nationality in the figurative arts sectors and to Murano glassmakers.
Participation may be individual or collective.
The competition will take place in four phases:
Phase 1: the artists present anonymously graphic illustrations of the works to be reproduced in glass;
Phase 2: The Panel of Judges selects a maximum of 30 works to be reproduced in glass;
Phase 3: the Murano glassmakers choose from the selected works those they intend to make in glass;
Phase 4: the Panel of Judges assigns the prizes to the artists and glassmakers.

Art. IV PRESENTATION OF THE ARTWORK

The artists must submit their artwork, at their own expense and risk, by 18.00 on 18 April 2013 to "Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti, Calle Briati 8/B, 30141 Murano – Venezia, Italy", marked "PREMIO MURANO 2013"
In the case of artwork sent by post, the posting date certified by the postmark will be considered valid as the consignment date.
The artwork must be consigned in an anonymous sealed pack identified by a motto or a six figure number.
The competition registration form can be downloaded from the website: www.abatezanetti.it. The registration form, with all parts filled in, must be sealed in an envelope (with external indications of the motto or the six figure numbers) inserted in the pack. The registration form must include the motto or six figure number.
In the case of material sent by post, the anonymous pack and sealed envelope must be enclosed in a second external wrapping bearing the information required by the postal service. This wrapping will be destroyed by the general secretary of the Abate Zanetti Glass School before the contents are passed to the Panel of Judges.
The envelope with the registration form will be opened only after the Panel of Judges has reached a verdict.

Art. V CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WORKS

There are no restrictions on conception of the work, apart from its suitability for reproduction in glass using the techniques of Murano. The work must consist of an object which may be contained in a parallelepiped measuring not more than 30x45x30 cm.
Artists are required to present their work on a 220 grams, 33X48 cm poster board sheet. All sheets of other size, as well as artworks reproduced in any other material, will be rejected.
The colours of the artwork may not be considered binding for the purposes of possible reproduction.

Art. VI PANEL OF JUDGES

The Panel of Judges will consist of nine members and will reach a decision by simple majority.

Art. VII SELECTION OF THE ARTISTS' WORKS

Taking both the aesthetics and technique of the works into consideration and ascertaining their coherence with the spirit of the 2013 Murano Prize competition, the Panel of Judges will select a maximum of 30 works.

Art. VIII REPRODUCTION OF THE WORKS IN GLASS

The Murano glassmakers taking part in the 2013 Murano Prize will choose which of the works selected they intend to reproduce in glass and will present it anonymously to the Panel of Judges, marked with a motto or number. This motto or number must also be given on the competition registration form which can be downloaded from the website: www.abatezanetti.it.
The registration form, with all parts filled in, must be signed and placed in a sealed envelope (with external indications of the motto or the six figure numbers) and consigned together with the work. A photograph of the work must also be attached to the form.

Art. IX ASSIGNING THE PRIZES

The Panel of Judges will examine the works in glass and will assign:
  • 2013 Murano Prize: € 5000.00, including € 2000.00 for the artist and € 3000.00 for the glassmaker.
  • Two Murano Prizes - Glassworks Section: € 1500,00 each, including € 500.00 for the artist and € 1000.00 for the glassmaker.
  • Two Murano Prizes - Lampworking Section: € 1500.00 each, including € 500.00 for the artist and € 1000.00 for the glassmaker.
  • Two Murano Prizes – Fusing Section: € 1500.00 each, including € 500.00 for the artist and € 1000.00 for the glassmaker.
  • Two Murano Prizes – Grinding and Decoration Section: € 1500.00 each, including € 500.00 for the artist and € 1000.00 for the glassmaker.
The prizes will not be in money, but in gold medals to the value of the prize.

Art. X PROPERTY OF THE WORKS

The prize-winning artwork and the works in glass will become the exclusive property of the Abate Zanetti Glass School which, by payment of the prize, will purchase all rights to their use and publication, explicitly reserving the right to promote them to the public with formulas associated with the School's own image.
All other non-prizewinning artwork will remain the property of the artists. In the same way, nonprizewinning works in glass will remain the property of the glassmakers who produced them.

Art. XI UTILIZER OF THE PRIZEWINNING WORKS

The Abate Zanetti Glass School reserves the right to organise exhibitions and to publish as it considers most appropriate both the prizewinning artwork and works in glass and those selected by the Panel of Judges, accompanied by the details of the artist and glassmaker, without any financial payment. By signing the competition registration form, the artists and glassmakers authorise the Abate Zanetti Glass School to display the artwork and works in glass and to publication under the above terms and conditions.
They also undertake not to withdraw or replace said artwork and works in glass before the Abate Zanetti Glass School has communicated their availability for collection. While remaining the exclusive owners of the artwork and works of art, the artists and glassmakers responsible for the works selected by the Panel of Judges explicitly acknowledge the Abate Zanetti Glass School's nonexclusive right to reproduce said works and to grant said right to third parties for the purposes of publicising the Murano Prize and associated events.
All artwork and works in glass participating in the 2013 Murano Prize will be displayed in an exhibition during the 2013 Architecture Biennial.

Art. XII RETURN OF ARTWORK AND WORKS IN GLASS

The Abate Zanetti Glass School will not return the artwork and works in glass. All artwork and works in glass must remain at the disposition of the Abate Zanetti Glass School until 31 December 2013.
Artwork and works in glass may be collected directly from the School from 15 January 2014 by the artist or glassmaker or by a person with written authorisation. Artwork and works in glass must be collected by and no later than 15 February 2014.
All works in glass must in any case remain at the disposition of the Abate Zanetti Glass School for one year from the date of awarding of the prize in order to allow the staging of exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

Art. XIII RESPONSIBILITIES

By signing the competition registration form, the artists and glassmakers acknowledge that the Abate Zanetti Glass School is absolved from all liability with regard to the entrusted and forwarded artwork. They therefore assume all liability for risks and damage, including theft, relative to the artwork from the moment of dispatch. Artists and glass masters wishing to take out insurance against said risks must do so directly and at their own cost.

Art. XIV GUARANTEES

The artists guarantee the originality of the artwork. The person indicated on the registration form must obtain acceptance of all parts of this announcement from any co-authors.

Art. XV ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES SPECIFIED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MURANO PRIZE

Participation in this competition implies unconditional acceptance of all the rules contained in this competition announcement, together with all those established by relevant legislation and regulations currently in force in Italy. In the event of controversy, the artists accept the exclusive competence of the Court of Venice.

Patronages


Event promoted by:

Scuola del vetro Abate Zanetti


In collaboration with:

Associazione per lo studio e lo sviluppo della cultura muranese
Under the patronage of:

Confindustria Regione Veneto



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Istituto Universitario di Architettura
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Murano Glass
Special thanks to:

ArteArt Prize Laguna

Contacts


Reference

Phone : +39.0412737711
Fax.: +39.0412737737
Email: premiomurano@abatezanetti.it
Skype: scuola_vetro_abate_zanetti


Address

Abate Zanetti Srl

Calle Briati 8/b I
30141 Murano Venezia

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