Living Reef. Sculpting The Sea

ON JUNE 26, 2021
Living Reef. Sculpting The Sea
Registration for the 20th edition in the City of Caorle is open

The historic international outdoor sculpture event is back, with direct interventions by sculptors on the seafront cliff of the city of Caorle, a historic village a few kilometers from Venice, as protagonists.

Registrations are now open for the new edition of the international “ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea “. The Award is aimed at enhancing the city of Caorle and embellishing the cliff that divides the historic center from the Adriatic Sea, transforming it into a real open-air contemporary art gallery.

Participation in the competition is free and open to sculptors from all over the world. The theme is free, each artist can choose the subject to propose for the enhancement of the cliff.
Applications must be received by May 17, 2021. Registration here.

three winning artists will each win a cash prize of 2000 euros and will sculpt their project on the rocks of Euganean trachyte. For each of the three winners, board and lodging are also included from 17 to 26 June 2021 for the construction of the work on site. During the period of stay of the international sculptors, tourists and visitors will be able to follow all the phases of creation of works of art and interact with the artists. The winning works will then be presented to the public on the occasion of the “ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea ”which will be held on the evening of June 26, 2021 at the historic center of Caorle and will enrich the beauty of the promenade by the sea, adding to the other rocks sculpted in past editions of the Award.

The three best proposals will be selected by a jury of experts from the world of contemporary art:
Michelangelo Galliani – sculptor and professor of Marble and Semi-precious Stone Techniques at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Danilo Premoli – architect and designer, member of the Scientific Committee of ADI Design Index 2020 and 2021 for the Compasso d’Oro 2022 and Pietro Valle – architect, founder of Studio Valle Architetti Associati of Udine.
Caorle – The little Venice
With its golden sandy beaches that gently descend towards the sea and its houses with the bright colors typical of the Venetian tradition, Caorle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Upper Adriatic. A city to be discovered where sea and nature blend with history, art, fishing and traditions. The large boulders of Euganean trachyte laid to defend the town and curb the waves of the Adriatic Sea, have become over time one of the most important attractions for the city and for visitors to Caorle. The works sculpted by the artists who have participated in ScoglieraViva over the years make the pedestrian path along the sea one of a kind, offering a unique and enchanting “art walk”.

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