THE MAGNIFICENT FOUR
Fire Earth Water Air
OPEN SKY CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL
19.20.21 APRIL 2024
Curated by Massimo Casagrande
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15
The International Cultural Association Vernice Contemporanea presents in collaboration with the Salema Eco Camp “The Magnificent Four”, an international open sky contemporary art festival. The project on the theme of the four natural elements: Air, Fire, Earth and Water, elements that well characterize the south of the Portuguese coast. The event will be hosted in a part of the Salema nature park, one of the best eco-sustainable campsites on the Vicentina coast. For the occasion the affected area will be set up following the model of the best art fairs.
The international selections therefore open for artists already accredited by official critics and emerging talents who will have the task of realizing the proposed theme through contemporary art. This project aims to focus on how the harmonious interaction between the four elements has al always been the basis of life and survival on Earth and how this has inspired artists, scientists and thinkers in their field to face and portray the beautiful and dark sides of Fire, Earth, Air and Water.
Thanks to our main sponsor Archeometra "The Magnificent Four" will not only be an important collective exhibition but will also be a prize that will be awarded to 3 artists who have distinguished themselves for the quality and originality of the work presented. Each of the three winners will be awarded an exclusive design plaque of merit and a refund of the participation fee.
Interested artists can apply through painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, installations, video art, performance, sound and light design, interactive projects and any other art form as long as it is consistent with the proposed theme.
THE PARTECIPATION INCLUDE
- Art prize nomination
- Press and communication office
- Design and printing of catalogues, flyers, posters, banners and gadget
- Reception of works
- Exhibition set up
- Exhibition space dedicated to the artist
- Staff responsible for guarding the works
- Inaugural party
- Disassembly Exhibition
- Assistance in shipping the work to the sender
Vernice Contemporanea is a non-profit cultural association founded in Italy in 2009.
It promotes contemporary art in all its forms by organizing events and exhibitions of the highest level in public and private spaces, presenting artists already accredited by official critics and young talents to the public. It collaborates at European level with Public Institutions, Museums, Foundations and Companies. Is currently concentrating his projects in the south of Portugal.
It proposes its curatorial activity on themes of historical-artistic, social and environmental importance by selecting the best artistic projects related to the proposed themes through international open calls and taking care of every detail in every design phase of the exhibition. Each exhibition is accompanied by the publication of catalogs and promoted through sectoral and marketing channels.
It is dedicated to artists who intend to promote their work following every detail of all cultural, technical and commercial aspects. A 360° path that provides for the enhancement of the artistic work and of the artist through the participation in exhibitions, fairs, reviews and special projects and all the advertising hype that follows. Through our open calls, artists will be able to submit their works and, in case of selection, participate in the exhibitions we organize.
ART AND BUSINESS
It intends to be a virtuous example of synergy between the artistic and entrepreneurial worlds, which will aim to make two areas interact erroneously perceived as distant and instead able to give life together to new and profitable paths to generate development and relaunch the economy, thanks to the “universal” language of art.
Exhibition set up at the Palladian complex of Villa Caldogno-Vicenza
The art curator Massimo Casagrande and the French artist Jeremy Magniez
Art work created by one of our artists for the Caterina Zardini winery in Verona