International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art
The 48th edition of the International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, promoted within the framework of the International Ceramics Events in Faenza by the Municipal Administration, it was organised by a Technical Committee under the authority of the Ente Settimana Faentina.
Each competitor, single or associated, could submit a maximum of three works performed with any technique.
The competition, with prizes amounting to 32,000,000 lire, in addition to the honorary ones, saw the participation of 911 artists representing 58 nations, with a total of 2.181 works. A first selection of the works, based on the images sent, was made on 27th and 28th January by an international jury, composed of experts in the field of art, ceramics and culture. The second selection included 163 works submitted by 130 artists from 43 countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, etc.), Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Moldova, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia, United States of America, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Hungary, Venezuela).
The second selection, with the awarding of the prizes, was made on June 4th by a second international jury, directly evaluating the works received, with the exclusion of those seriously damaged during the expedition. The works that won the Faenza Prize and the purchase awards remained the property of the city of Faenza and deposited at the MIC.
The award ceremony was held at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni on 17th September to coincide with the opening of the exhibition. The works were exhibited from 18th September to 24th October.