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.
Award categories are visual art, performance, video and photography.Competition entries are welcome in any artistic media, genre or technical application. Entries must be received by midnight of 10 September 2017.
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. Award categories are visual art, performance, video and photography.
The FULL CALL will be on-line from May 1st. Entries must be received by midnight of 10 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
1May: launch of the 2018 Autofocus call to entry
10 September: deadline for submitting 2018 entries
21 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 and staging of the Autofocus 10 winning performance