International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art
The 57th International Ceramics Competition with the aim of helping to stimulate research, the renewal of techniques and materials, forms and modes of expression, of the new generations was reserved for artists no older than 40 years of age. Each competitor could present a maximum of three works performed.
At the Competition, with € 37,000.00 of prizes, in addition to honorary ones, 248 artists representing 42 countries competed, with a total of 537 works.
A first choice of works, based on the images submitted, was made from 6th to 12th December 2010 by the international jury, composed of experts in the field of art, ceramics and culture. 98 works submitted by 68 artists from 22 countries (Argentina, South Korea, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Argentina, South Korea) were admitted to the second selection.
The second selection, with the awarding of the prizes, took place on May 7th evaluating directly the works received, with the exclusion of those seriously damaged during the expedition. The works winning the Faenza Prize and the purchase awards remained the property of the city of Faenza and deposited at the MIC.
The award ceremony took place at the MIC on 18th June in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition. The works remained on display from 19th June to 25th September.