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  3. Call for Ideas: The Wall

Call for Ideas: The Wall

  • 04:00 - 25 September, 2017
Call for Ideas: The Wall
Call for Ideas: The Wall

CODE (COmpetitions for DEsigners) and con-fine Art have launched “The Wall,” a design competition aiming at a re-interpreting the concept of “wall.” The initiative, in cooperation with Regione Emilia Romagna, the Municipality of Bologna, and the University and the School of Fine Arts in Bologna has a cash prize of € 10,000, and winning projects will also be exhibited. The jury comprises renowned personalities of the design and art international scene, including among others Arnaldo Pomodoro, Edoardo Tresoldi, Massimo Iosa Ghini, Franco Purini and TAMassociati.

A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE + 6

Brief

From the Great Wall to Pink Floyd, the wall has been present throughout the history of humankind, acquiring a symbolic meaning broader than any other architectural element.

The wall is an element of division. It marks a boundary and defines a space. It is an expression of the human mind itself. The mind itself considers reality as divided into opposites, into abstract and intangible taxonomies, building imaginary walls between different descriptors of the known world. Hot and cold, black and white, good and bad; physical or abstract concepts separated by a psychological border that distinguishes one entity from the other.

The wall is a breaking element, an impassable limit, or a community perimeter. It has influenced painting, science, and literature, suggesting and encouraging cultural production of unequaled fascination and importance. Walls are a canvas for artists from Raphael to Bansky. Walls enhance movies and literature. Walls, again, marked and still mark extremely painful moments of international political strife (from Berlin to Mexico).

For these reasons, the wall will be the protagonist of “The Wall,” the next exhibition organized by con-fine Art, a cutting-edge publishing house in the organization of high-cultural profile international exhibitions. con-fine Art has already curated “Dalì Experience” and the current “Bologna Experience.” With 100,000 visitors, both exhibitions successfully inaugurated a new exhibition concept: an exhibition closer to the users, an exhibition that offers an immersive experience of the work of art.

A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE
A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE

A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE A previous exhibition organized by Con-fine. Image Courtesy of CODE + 6

Through the exhibition of works of art by artists like Gianbattista Piranesi, Arnaldo Pomodoro, and Hitomi Sato, The Wall will delve into the role of the wall in history, analyzing the meanings, connotations, and the tangible and abstract aspects that created the imagination behind this fascinating architectural element.

With a constantly changing artistic perception, con-fine Art invites all designers to envision a series of installations. They have to be imagined in the most significant places in Bologna in order to involve the city in the thinking about the wall which is promoted by the exhibition.

“The Wall” gives designers a unique opportunity. With their creative contribution, they can take part in one of the most engaging exhibitions of the contemporary cultural scene. They will boast a prestigious showcase to exhibit their work. With their ideas, they can also contribute to the international debate regarding the role and the meaning of one of the most inseparable protagonists in the history of humankind: the wall.

Jury

Prizes

  • 1st PRIZE 5.000 € + EXHIBITION
  • 2nd PRIZE 2.000 € + EXHIBITION
  • 3rd PRIZE 1.000 € + EXHIBITION
  • 4 GOLD MENTIONS 500 €/each + EXHIBITION
  • 10 HONORABLE MENTIONS
  • 15 FINALISTS

Calendar

  • 25/09/2017 – “Early bird” registrations - start
  • 15/10/2017 (23.59 GMT) – “Early bird” registrations - end

  • 16/10/2017 – “Late” registrations - start
  • 12/11/2017 (23.59 GMT) – “Late” registrations - end

  • 13/11/2017 (12.00 - midday - GMT) – Materials submission deadline

  • 14/11/2017 – Jury Summoning

  • 20/11/2017 – Results publication

More information at: www.competitionsfordesigners.com
Contact us at: code@competitionsfordesigners.com

  • Title

    Call for Ideas: The Wall
  • Type

    Call for Submissions
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    12/11/2017 23:59
  • Submission Deadline

    13/11/2017 12:00
  • Price

    € 50
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Rene Submissions
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Cite: "Call for Ideas: The Wall" 25 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/880185/call-for-ideas-the-wall/> ISSN 0719-8884