CO.ME.L., a company based in Latina and a leader in the trade and processing of aluminum, and the art gallery Spazio COMEL, officially open the new call for the “International COMEL Prize for Contemporary Art 2014.” It is a new opportunity for those who love to create artworks using aluminum. Established in 2012 in memory of Vanna Migliorin, one of the first female entrepreneurs in the province of Latina (associated with the Co.me.l company) and an art patron, the prize has quickly gained critical acclaim and popularity. Its ambition is to maintain the relationship between art and business.
Thirteen artists will be selected among the many proposals coming from every European country, representing the atomic number of aluminum, the material of choice for the artworks. At the end of the competition, one winner will be determined by the jury (with a cash prize), while another will be chosen by the public.
All adult artists who use aluminum as the primary medium for their works are eligible to participate in the competition, and registration is free. The theme for this edition is “Mutations in Aluminum“. The artists are therefore free to express themselves through the possible transformations and symbolic meanings they will give to the material, imprinting their original metamorphic mutation.
The deadline for registration to the COMEL Prize 2014 is December 15, 2013.
The jury members are Giorgio Agnisola (art critic, teaches Sacred Art and Spirituality and Contemporary Art at the Pontifical Faculty of Southern Italy), Marcello Carlino (professor and scholar of literature and visual arts, La Sapienza University, Rome), Agnès Martin (director of the St. Stephen’s Cultural Center Foundation), Augusto Pieroni (professor of contemporary photography history and scholar of contemporary art, La Sapienza University, Rome), and Maria Gabriella Mazzola (manager of the COMEL company).