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.

The competition is open to both Italian and foreign artists.

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 Natural Science. 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.

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