Mitologie Digitali is an artistic exchange imagined in a peculiar moment of global change and uncertainty. The geopolitical and technological domains, perceived by many as subject to a fast and unpredictable development are carrying a sense of anxiety and helplessness to humanity. Mitologie Digitali is an invitation to assimilate change as a healing process and a way to proactively look out for agency.
The theme of the exhibition is digital mythologies, a work where digital technology and human archetypes interact in order to recognize each other, to understand humanity and to understand progress.
Analyzing phenomena such as contemporary mythopoiesis – that is the formation of new mythologies and, by extension, how they transform, act and what they produce – is central and urgent in addressing issues related to the dimensions of politics, society, economy, identity, imagination, memory, history, beliefs.
For millennia, from East to West, from ancient China to ancient Greece, myths, legends, fables, fairy tales and superstition have always reflected the present time of the peoples that gave rise to them.
On the occasion of the third edition of the SETA Festival, Contemporary Matters opens a call for artists aimed at the realization of two exhibitions of digital art that will be held simultaneously in Italy and China, respectively in the cities of Prato and Taizhou. Submissions of original works of multimedia art will be welcomed from August 22 till October 20, 2022.
The Mitologie Digitali exhibition will be held from November 27 – December 27, 2022 at the Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum in China and in the city of Prato, with a multi-venue exhibition, in Italy.
Artistic statement: A statement consisting of the artist’s bio and art practice of approximately 250 words as well as a portfolio in pdf.
Artwork description: A description of circa 250 words detailing your artistic concept and ideas.
Artwork technical description: List the hardware and software you used, particularly the parts you designed or coded. Please specify physical dimensions, if available as well as possible installation requirements.
Work presentation: Please upload a primary image and a link to a video that best represents your work. In addition, three supporting images can be uploaded. Videos should be hosted on Youtube, Vimeo or YouKu.
Eligible artists: Chinese and Italian artists as part of the cultural collaboration “2022 Year of Culture and Tourism Italy – China”. All international artists whose practice is deeply influenced by Italian and Chinese culture are welcome to participate to Mitologie Digitali contest and exhibition.
Eligible works: Artworks require use of digital devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets and digital cameras. Physical artworks are only acceptable if the concept or execution of the work represents a significant factor of a digital element. If you have any questions regarding whether your work suits Mitologie Digitali, please check our Terms and Conditions entry 1.5 – 1.6 – 1.7 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equipment or software: There is no limit to the types of equipment the artists can use.
AUGUST 22 – OCTOBER 20
Judging & Awards
Judging: There are two phases of judging in Mitologie Digitali. In the first phase the longlist is determined by Contemporary Matters curators. In the second phase the Jury Panel, reviews the longlist to select the finalists and the winner of the competition. Our Jury Panel is composed by fine art academy professors, contemporary art museum directors, artists and art critics. Meet the Judges here.
Awards: At least twenty artists will be shortlisted on October 31, 2022. The selected artists and will take part in Mitologie Digitali exhibition at the Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum and in the multi-venue exhibition in Prato.
The three finalists, selected by the Jury, will be eligible for three prizes.
First Prize: The winner will be offered the opportunity to attend NoName Studio art residency in Zhujiajiao, Shanghai ending with a solo exhibition in 2023; during the Mitologie Digitali show the winner will have the opportunity to run a workshop in one of the exhibition venues (see the venues here) according to the country they compete from; an art interview to be featured on international art media platforms; a permanent virtual exhibition hosted on Mitologie Digitali website (www.mitologiedigitali.com); the Mitologie Digitali award certificate.
Second Prize: During the Mitologie Digitali show the finalists will have the opportunity to run a workshop in one of the exhibition venues (see the venues here) according to the country they compete from; an art interview to be featured on international art media platforms; a permanent virtual exhibition hosted on Mitologie Digitali official website; the Mitologie Digitali award certificate.
Third Prize: The finalists will be awarded with an art interview to be featured on international art media platforms; a permanent virtual exhibition hosted on Mitologie Digitali official website (www.mitologiedigitali.com); the Mitologie Digitali award certificate.
CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
NOV 27 – DEC 27, 2022