Call For Artists - Lucca Biennale Cartasia Outdoor Exhibition
Submission deadline: 31st October 2021
LUBICA - Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the biggest worldwide art event dedicated to Paper as an artistic and architectural means. LuBiCa takes place every two years in Lucca, Tuscany. Founded in 2004, the event is committed to promoting tradition, culture, sustainability and innovation in art and design, and next year marks XI edition. Due to COVID-19, the tenth edition was held in 2021 but in 2022, Lucca Biennale Cartasia will be held as usual in even years. This Call for Entries invites artists from around the world to express their vision by using paper and its by-products. The goal of LuBiCa is to promote dialogue amongst the artists who choose to push their limits by breaking away from their patterns and moulds and to help create new points of view.
The contest is open to professional and emerging artists. Its goal is to select works of art that involve the use of paper and its by-products highlighting the original, bold, unique and innovative use of this material. The Biennale will exhibit finalists’ works in the main squares of Lucca, Tuscany, during the open event (August-September 2022) and at the end of the event the artworks will continue to be exhibited inside the historical wall ramparts, thus becoming part of the Biennale’s permanent collection.
“The White Page” is the theme of the XI edition. What does a White Page represent? On the one hand, a blank page represents the possibility of a different future, of a dream that can come true, of an ambition, a different perspective and the possibility of an alternative to routine. A white page gives you the feeling of being able to draw a new, different, and better world. Endless possibilities. On the other hand, a white piece of paper can represent the anxiety of it all, the negative possibilities, the unexpected implications and a leap into the unknown. The inability to act and the reality of being faced into an inevitable change, from which – despite being afraid, one cannot escape. A White Page is a bridge between the past and the future, an opportunity for free writing or the anguish of the unknown, the courage of making a choice or the loss of a comfort zone.