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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 ninth 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 2017 call to entry

We are kicking off the 9th 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.

Competition entries are welcome in any artistic media, genre or technical application. Entries must be received by midnight of 10 September 2017.

The Calendar of 2017 Autofocus events

16 May- 30 June The Project Space of Autofocus at VANNI showroom in Turin presents Irene Dionisio, winner of the  Autofocus prize for photography 2016

16 May, launch of the 2017 Autofocus call to entry

10 September, deadline for submitting 2017 entries

21 September, publication of the results of 2017 call to entry

October/ November (date to be defined), inauguration of the Autofocus 2017 winning exhibition project in Turin, together with the projection of the winning video.

4 November, Turin’s Nights of the Arts,  staging of the Autofocus 9 winning performance

Autofocus8 winners