28th International Biennial Exhibition of Humour in Art, Tolentino, Italy

Tolentino August 27 – September 27, 2015..

Tolentino / ITALY
May 27, 2015
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28th International Biennial Exhibition of Humour in Art, Tolentino, Italy
The Municipality of Tolentino convenes and organises the 28th International
Biennial Exhibition of Humour in Art – a prize contest focused on satire.
The contest is divided into two sections:
“City of Tolentino Award” - for satirical art on the theme of “Die laughing”
"Die laughing" is a proverbial expression, a figure of speech, as well as a call to
artists to reflect on the key role of laughter within the critical issues of
contemporary world. Because today more than ever before freedom to
satirize is synonymous with essential freedom of expression.
“Luigi Mari Award” for caricatures of illustrious figures.
The contest comprises:
– a selection of a selection of works sorted out by a qualified jury later to be
displayed at the 28th International Exhibition of Humour in Art, that will run in
Tolentino from August 27 through September 27 2015;
– a prize awarding event;
– publication of a complimentary catalogue that will be presented to the
authors of the exhibited works.

The contest is open to contemporary artists of any nationality and any age,
who are allowed to enter a maximum of three works which must be unreleased
and authentic, free in size and technique, and performed in whatever form of
visual art, material and support – pictorial, graphics, sculpture and installation,
photography and video.

The deadline to enter the contest is May 27th 2015, by which time all entries
will have to have been sent to the address below:
Segreteria della 
“28a Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte”
Palazzo Sangallo, 
Piazza della Libertà, 
18 - 62029 TOLENTINO (Italy)

After having filled out and signed the entry form, the contestants are
requested to attach it to their works prior to shipment. Artworks must be
authentically signed and provided with the special coupon. The works must be
shipped carriage free - they will only be accepted on condition that they are
not subject to any taxes or customs fees - the local municipality will not bear
any fees due.

Admission of the works, their selection for display, and the awarding of prizes
are exclusive competence of the jury nominated by the Municipality of
Tolentino in consultation with the Artistic Director. The jury's decision is final
and irrevocable.

The Jury will award below prizes:
"Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino" (City of Tolentino International Award)
for satirical art on the theme of “Die laughing”
– 1st money prize - € 2.000,00, will be awarded to the winner of the Exhibition.
In case of a tie, the prize money awarded will be split among the winners.
– 2nd Prize - Commendation
– 3rd Prize - Commendation
“Luigi Mari Award” for caricatures of illustrious figures
– 1st Prize - Commendation
Audience Award
– It's a special commendation awarded to a work that gets the most public
appreciation among those on display, based on the preferences shown by
the visitors.
Other special commendations may possibly be awarded by the jury.

The prize winning works will not be returned, they shall remain the property
of the Municipality of Tolentino and will become part of the collection of
MIUMOR the International Museum of Humour in Art.
As clearly shown on the coupon, the works that are expressly donated by the
artist shall remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino, that is
entitled to make a discretionary use of them.
The works not expressly donated can be collected from the MIUMOR by March
31, 2016 personally by the artist or their delegate; alternatively they can be
returned, not earlier than the thirtieth day after the scheduled closing date of
the Exhibition, unless extended, if specifically indicated on the coupon
attached to the work.

The Municipality of Tolentino, in its capacity as organizer of the event,
pledges to the greatest care, custody and supervision over the length of time
they will be at the venue of the Biennial Exhibition and during transportation,
but declines all responsibility for theft, fire, damage or loss that may occur as
a result of any unforseen causes.

Contestants allow the Municipality the right to reproduce any of the selected
works free of charge for publication in the official catalogue of the Exhibition,
in as many copies as the Municipality shall deem appropriate, including
publication on the website and any other form of communication and
The City is authorized to publish the works on any support, even for commercial
purposes. In case of reproductions, the author will be mentioned in the
habitual ways. The author allows free use of their work for popularisation,
cultural and recreational purposes, as well as for public enjoyment. The
author must expressly renounce all rights to any compensation.

Contestants expressly authorize the Municipality of Tolentino to process the
personal data in its possession in accordance with the personal data
protection law, so as to include them in databases operated directly by the
local administration or a third party appointed by it.
As organizer of the 28th Biennial Exhibition, the Municipality is entitled to
adopt final decisions on all matters not mentioned in these Regulations.
These are published on the website www.biennaleumorismo.it in Italian,
English, French and Spanish. In case of controversy, the Italian text shall
prevail. Participation in the 28th International Biennial Exhibition of Humour
in Art implies unconditional acceptance of all items contained herein.
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