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Autofocus – Young Art Competition

VANNI eyes the world of art with a mixture of curiosity and passion, wishing to keep the link with contemporary creativity alive and vibrant.

Our interest in art is not a device to hook a public, but a way of considering creativity: an area in which, despite practical differences, the muse of design inspiration and that spawning works of art range freely.

VANNI has invested in art for a decade. Back in 2006, before promoting contemporary art became a fashion, VANNI spent three years supporting the most important art fair in the sector, Artissima. In 2009 we created the competition Autofocus, banking on young emerging artists.

Now at the 10th edition of this event for talented young creative artists, we have opened entries to an International field. Autofocus is promoted in liaison with GAI – the Association for the Circuit of Young Italian Artists.

Competition entries are welcome in any artistic media, genre or technical application. Entries must be received by midnight of 16 September 2018.

Autofocus 2018 call to entry

We are kicking off the 10th edition of AUTOFOCUS, inviting entries to VANNI’s international competition dedicated to young European artists and creative talent with the support of GAI.

Entries must be received by midnight of 16 September 2018.

The Calendar of 2018 Autofocus events

3 May: Project Space of Autofocus at VANNI showroom in Turin: inauguration of the exhibition of the winner of the  Autofocus prize for photography “Out of the Left Field”

12 May: Project Space of Autofocus at VANNI showroom in Turin, Turin’s Nights of Photography, special opening  of the exhibition,  as part of the Fo.To Fotografi a Torino circuit

May: launch of the 2018 Autofocus call to entry

16 September: deadline for submitting 2018 entries

24 September: publication of the results of 2018 call to entry

October/ November (date to be defined),  Project Space of Autofocus at VANNI showroom in Turin: inauguration of the Autofocus 2018 winning exhibition project

3 November: Turin’s Nights of the Arts, special opening  of the exhibition of the Autofocus 10 winning project

Autofocus9 winners

Autofocus8 winners