call: Share Prize 2011
Call for entries
Deadline: 20 August 2011
Share Prize 2011
2 – 6 November 2011* – Regional Museum of Natural Science Torino/Italy
Piemonte Share is announcing a new edition of the *Share Prize*, the
international competition designed to discover, promote and support art
in the digital age.
Entries for the Share Prize can be submitted from *25th June *to *20th
August 2011*, by completing the entry form on the website www.toshare.it.
The Share Prize this year will focus on the theme for the 7th Share
Festival, entitled */*Cops & Robbers*/.*
The theme takes its inspiration from the use of *appropriationism*,
*activism *and *plagiarism *in art, which today has turned *fakes*,
*mash ups* and *remixes *into an avant-garde artistic stance that flirts
with what customarily is the wrong side of the law.
A theme that fits perfectly with the sort of ‘networking’ that, ever since its beginnings, has straddled the dialectical line between legality and illegality, between theft and giving, between openness and closure, between intellectual property and sharing, and hence between widespread participation and a position of dominance.
An international jury will short-list six finalists for the prize, who
will be invited to take part in the 7th Share Festival, to be held in
Torino from *2nd* to*6th November 2011*, at the Regional Museum of
The winner will receive a cash prize of EUR 2,500.00.
The names of the short-listed finalists (maximum six nominees) will be
announced by the end of August 2011.
The entrants short-listed for the prize will be invited to take part in
the 7th Share Festival, to be held in Torino from *2nd* to *6th November 2011*, at the Regional Museum of Natural Science.